High school football: Grand Red Devils 2012 preview

Published: Monday, Aug. 13 2012 10:08 p.m. MDT

Bottom line: The Red Devils have a lot of room to improve on a disappointing season a year ago. Now that they have some experience, the team’s juniors are in a position to contribute and turn things in the right direction.

2012 Schedule

Aug. 17 — at Carbon, 7 p.m.

Aug. 24 — at Emery, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31 — KANAB, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 — SAN JUAN, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 — at Richfield, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — at Parowan, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — SOUTH SEVIER, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 — at Enterprise, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 — BEAVER, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19 — Playoffs

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Felts Facts for Grand High School

All-time record: 385-354-18 (91 years)

Region championships: 23(1923, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984 co, 1995 co, 2005 co)

Playoff appearances: 46

All-time playoff record: 25-45

State championships: 1 (2005)

State championship record: 1-5

Most played rivalry: 66 meetings with San Juan dating back to 1956. San Juan leads 39-27. Meet on Sept. 7.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Grand’s Tanner Brown is one of just two Utah gridders to rush for more than 5,000 career yards. He ran for 5,060 from 2003-06.

Grand coaching history

2002-Current — Dennis Wells (45-60)

1996-2001 — Ron Dolphin (21-39)

1994-1995 — Doug Thompson (13-7)

1992-1993 — Steve Hren (3-15)

1989-1991 — Doug Thompson (11-16)

1985-1988 — Bill Moore (16-19)

1983-1984 — Curtis Page (14-7)

1982 — Verplank (4-5)

1980-1981 — Bruce Burningham (5-14)

1959-1979 — Glen Richeson (134-72)

1954-1958 — Darrel Crawford (12-18)

1951-1953 — Dick Hill (8-11)

1949-1950 — Larry Palmer (12-4)

1947-1948 — K.L. Davis (7-10)

1946 – Mike McQuirk (0-4)

1944-1945 — Unknown (5-8)

1943 — Willard Devitt (2-4)

1941-1942 — Unknown (7-4)

1939-1940 — Ken Soffe (6-5)

1931-1938 — Glenn Merrill (25-14)

1930 — Joe Day (2-1)

1927-1929 — Eddie Kimball (14-5)

1925-1926 — Clem Campbell (8-4)

1921-1924 — H.B. Evans (7-5)

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Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years

2005 — Tanner Brown, RB

Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2011 — Kevin Ballard, LB

2010 — Billy Keddington, QB

2009 — Sam Demars-Conoly, LB

2009 — Trevor Robertson, QB/DB

2009 — Dallen Dalton, RB/LB

2008 — Tony Cossairt, OL

2007 — Gordon Garrett, QB/DB

2007 — Daniel Simpson, DL

2006 — Tanner Brown, RB

2006 — Gordon Garrett, QB/DB

2006 — Kelly VanArsdol, WR/DB

2005 — Zane Taylor, DL/OL

2005 — Tony Dalton, QB/DB

2005 — Andy Baker, OL/LB

2005 — Travis Stott, OL/DL

2005 — Cody Skiby, TE/LB

2004 — Zane Taylor, OL

To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.

Email: sthomas@desnews.com

Twitter: @DNewsPreps

Contributing: Jessica Wilde, Conner Johnson, Steve Mundee and prep football historian George Felt.

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