4A high school football preview: Skyline at Bountiful

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

The Braves will be without starting quarterback Jordan Hayes for the second consecutive week after the junior underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone sustained in the loss against Woods Cross.

Senior Taylor Holman was 5 of 9 for 71 yards and a touchdown in his first start during Bountiful’s 31-9 win over Layton last weekend.

“We haven’t had a lot of turnovers and I think they’ve rallied around (Holman),” Wall said. “It’s a great opportunity for Taylor. He’s worked hard. He’s a senior. And this is his chance to shine.

"We just need to take care of the football. Our No. 1 emphasis is cleaning up the things that we do — eliminate the turnovers. They’re a good football team, so we expect a really good battle.”

Considering Holman’s relative lack of experience, its feasible Skyline could bring added pressure and mix up coverages to potentially guide him into making forced decisions. However, Marlowe explained that the Eagles won’t change anything defensively.

“You can’t underestimate perseverance in football. A lot of times, it’s kind of like Brandon Doman, an old Skyline kid. He got passed over 10 times at BYU, went to defense, back up and it was the last game his junior year before he got a start and he just (had a) great senior year,” Marlowe said in reference to Holman. “A lot of times those kids that end up starting at the end of the season and finally get their opportunity have so much mental toughness, so much drive. A lot times they end up having great games.”

Skyline statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 21.1 ppg

Scoring defense: 20.1 ppg

Passing leader: Tyler Snyder (62-113, 54.9%, 898 yards, 8 TDs, 7 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Tyler Snyder (130 carries, 735 yards, 8 TDs), Garrett England (41 carries, 263 yards, 4 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Garrett England (31 rec., 361 yards, 5 TDs)

Tackles leaders: Carter Jacobsen (54 tackles), Machi Ubani (49 tackles)

Sack leaders: Roman Salehi (5 sacks), Carter Jacobsen (3.5 sacks)

Interception leaders: Jack Larsen (2 INTs)

Bountiful statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 28.6 ppg

Scoring defense: 17.7 ppg

Passing leader: Jordan Hayes (63-92, 68.5%, 853 yards, 6 TDs, 4 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Jakob Hunt (170 carries, 1,045 yards, 18 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Sam Merrill (26 rec., 279 yards, 3 TDs), Tanner Redding (31 rec., 579 yards, 5 TDs)

Tackles leaders: Rylee Gautavai (96 tackles), Jeremy Rock (65 tackles)

Sack leaders: Junior Hamilton (4.5 sacks), Tylee Gautavai (3.5 sacks)

Interception leaders: Sam Merrill (3 INTs)

Felt’s Facts for Skyline High School

All-time record: 421-162-1 (51 years)

Region championships: 21 (1965, 1966, 1967, 1969 co, 1972, 1976, 1978 co, 1979, 1987 co, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 co, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2012 co)

Playoff appearances: 42 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 87-27

State championships: 14 (1967, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005,)

State championship record: 14-6

Felt’s Factoid(s): Skyline holds several playoff records, including most championship game victories (14), most consecutive championships (five), most consecutive playoff wins and most total playoff wins (87). ... The Eagles have never lost a home playoff game (37-0). ... Skyline holds the record for consecutive winning seasons with 24 from 1989 to the present. ... Skyline also holds the record for most consecutive scoring games (262) from 1986-2007.

Felts Facts for Bountiful High School

All-time record: 362-238-8 (57 years)

Region championships: 12 (1959, 1964, 1974 co, 1975 co, 1977 co, 1981 co, 1990, 1999, 2001 co, 2002, 2010, 2012)

Playoff appearances: 37 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 47-31

State championships: 5 (1979, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003)

State championship record: 5-5

Felt’s Factoid(s): Among active coaches, Larry Wall leads the state in games coached (308), victories (209), and seasons (27). ... Bountiful was the last large school to shut out all its opponents in the playoffs. The Braves blanked all three en route to the 1979 Class 3A title.

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