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4A high school football preview: Highland at Olympus

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 10:34 p.m. MDT

“We are excited to get it under way,” Benson said. “Hope we can earn another Monday.”

Highland statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 23.7 ppg

Scoring defense: 16.1 ppg

Passing leader: Austin Peterson (50-119, 42.0%, 873 yards, 5 TDs, 7 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Austin Peterson (18 carries, 619 yards, 6 TDs), Viliami Sekona (55 carries, 276 yards, 5 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Malcolm Card-Turner (27 rec., 516 yards, 4 TDs), Jerry Padilla (13 rec., 141 yards)

Tackles leaders: David Kocher (54 tackles), Adam Webber (46 tackles)

Sack leaders: Luti Nonu (3.5 sacks)

Interception leaders: David Kocher (5 INTs)

Olympus statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 23.3 ppg

Scoring defense: 17.7 ppg

Passing leader: Corbin Anderson (67-143, 46.9%, 829 yards, 6 TDs, 7 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Jake Jones (134 carries, 785 yards, 10 TDs), Coleman Meier (55 carries, 331 yards, 7 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Tate Benson (22 rec., 275 yards, 2 TDs), Connor Haller (10 rec., 137 yards, 1 TD)

Tackles leaders: Tanner Goates (72 tackles), Tate Benson (60 tackles)

Sack leaders: Jeff Faletoi (6.5 sacks), Tanner Goates (4.5 sacks)

Interception leaders: Tate Benson, Connor Haller (3 INTs)

Felts Facts for Highland High School

All-time record: 377-215-3 (56 years)

Region championships: 15 (1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1986, 1987, 1988 co, 1996, 1997, 2003 co, 2004 co, 2005 co, 2006 co, 2007 co, 2009)

Playoff appearances: 39 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 49-33

State championships: 5 (1959, 1961, 1963, 1989, 2010)

State championship record: 5-4

Felt’s Factoid(s): Highland holds the record for biggest comeback in state history. Down 28-0 to Bonneville in second quarter of a 1995 playoff game, Highland scored 31 straight points to win 31-28.

Felt’s Facts for Olympus High School

All-time record: 339-249-9 (60 years)

Region championships: 10 (1964, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1998, 2001 co, 2003 co, 2011, 2012 co)

Playoff appearances: 31 (including 2012)

All-time playoff record: 27-28

State championships: 2 (1984, 1998)

State championship record: 2-2

Felt’s Factoid(s): Olympus holds the championship-game record for most takeaways. The Titans revcovered four fumbles and intercepted seven passes (also a state title-game record) in capturing the 1984 Class 4A title over Alta.

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