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High school football: 5A All-State teams

Published: Monday, Aug. 3 2015 1:33 p.m. MDT

Bingham's Scott Nichols runs the ball in the 5A football game against Riverton at Bingham High School in South Jordan on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.  (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Bingham's Scott Nichols runs the ball in the 5A football game against Riverton at Bingham High School in South Jordan on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

5A MVP

Scott Nichols, Bingham

Sr., 5-10, 170

242 carries, 1,832 yards, 20 TDs

5A First Team

QB: Austin Kafentzis, Jordan,

Jr., 6-1, 195

191-380, 50.3%, 2,976 yards, 20 TDs, 19 INTs … 272 carries, 1,829 yards, 30 TDs

RB: Osa Masina, Brighton

Jr., 6-4, 210

222 carries, 1,643 yards, 25 TDs

RB: Brandon Farmer, Herriman

Jordan Beetdiggers' Austin Kafentzis  looks for a cutback lane during a playoff game at Jordan High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Jordan Beetdiggers' Austin Kafentzis looks for a cutback lane during a playoff game at Jordan High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

Sr., 5-9, 185

203 carries, 1,781 yards, 18 TDs

WR: Mack Richards, Alta

Sr., 6-1, 190

65 catches, 1,089 yards, 13 TDs

WR: Mason Krueger, Jordan

Sr., 6-3, 200

60 catches, 972 yards, 7 TDs

TE: Dalton Schultz, Bingham

Sr., 6-6, 235

31 catches, 499 yards, 8 TDs

OL: Jackson Barton, Brighton

Sr., 6-8, 296

Brighton's Osa Masina as Brighton High School and Jordan High School play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City.   (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Brighton's Osa Masina as Brighton High School and Jordan High School play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

“Three-year starter, team captain, never missed a practice or play.”

OL: Andre James, Herriman

Jr., 6-5, 285

“Grading average of 92%.” "Numerous college offers.”

OL: Tyson Aldridge, Brighton

Sr., 6-0, 285

“The vocal leader of the team, team captain, three-year starter.”

OL: Aaron Amaama, Bingham

Sr., 6-2, 300

“Two-year starter. Dominant offensive lineman the past two years.”

Herriman's Brandon Farmer breaks out into the open during a run as Lehi and Herriman play Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Lehi. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Herriman's Brandon Farmer breaks out into the open during a run as Lehi and Herriman play Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Lehi. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

OL: Kenny Frison, Granger

Sr., 6-5, 295

“Nationally ranked by ESPN as 36 OT in nation, consistently graded about 90% each week.”

DL: TJ Fehoko, Cottonwood

Jr., 6-1, 285

100 tackles, 34 sacks

DL: Mahonrai Toki, Bingham

Sr., 6-0, 245

60 tackles, 7 sacks

DL: Zac Dawe, Pleasant Grove

Sr., 6-4, 280

41 tackles, 7 sacks

Bingham tight end Dalton Schultz looks on during the Utah State High School 5A Football semifinal between Syracuse and Bingham in Rice-Eccles Stadium, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (Ben Brewer, Deseret News) Bingham tight end Dalton Schultz looks on during the Utah State High School 5A Football semifinal between Syracuse and Bingham in Rice-Eccles Stadium, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (Ben Brewer, Deseret News)

DL: Mori Savini, Taylorsville

Sr., 6-0, 270

80 tackles, 9 sacks

LB: Daniel Langi, Bingham

Jr., 6-2, 220

103 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 INT

LB: Ben Richard, Herriman

Sr., 6-3, 260

133 tackles, 1 sack

LB: Isaiah Kaufusi, Brighton

Sr., 6-2, 185

92 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 INTs

LB: Nick Heninger, Bingham

Herriman's Ben Richard is tackled from behind as Highland's Calvin Keyes (22) closes in during the first half of a game at Highland High School on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.  (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Herriman's Ben Richard is tackled from behind as Highland's Calvin Keyes (22) closes in during the first half of a game at Highland High School on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

Sr., 6-2, 210

83 tackles, 5 sacks

DB: Sky Manu, Bingham

Sr., 5-11, 170

86 tackles, 8 INTs

DB: Kade Cloward, Bingham

Jr., 5-10, 160

90 tackles, 5 INTs

DB: Cooper Clark, Jordan

So., 5-10, 190

65 tackles, 4 INTs

K: Romney Harker, Syracuse

Jordan's Mori Savini (#56) and Christian Shaver (#11) chase St. John Bosco's Josh Rosen in the Xfinity High School Football Challenge at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Jordan lost by one point. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Jordan's Mori Savini (#56) and Christian Shaver (#11) chase St. John Bosco's Josh Rosen in the Xfinity High School Football Challenge at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Jordan lost by one point. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

Jr., 5-11, 170

Made 13 FGs

Specialist: Kavika Fonua, Syracuse

Sr., 6-0, 205

103 carries, 740 yards, 13 TDs … 9 catches, 214 yards, 3 TDs

5A Second Team

QB: Kyle Gearig, Bingham, Jr.

QB: Chipper Lucero, Alta, Sr.

RB: Clay Moss, Jordan, Sr.

RB: Caden Calton, Lehi, Jr.

WR: Dylan Murdock, Lone Peak, Sr.

WR: Spencer Romney, Pleasant Grove, Sr.

Brighton's Alec McArdle gets tackled by Bingham's Kade Cloward during a football game at Bingham High School in South Jordan on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Brighton's Alec McArdle gets tackled by Bingham's Kade Cloward during a football game at Bingham High School in South Jordan on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

TE: Noah Togiai, Hunter, Jr.

OL: Riley Culley, Bingham, Sr.

OL: Baron Bruce, Alta, Sr.

OL: Kaden Craig, Syracuse, Sr.

OL: Nick Giles, Brighton, Sr.

OL: Stetson Wood, Layton, Sr.

DL: Kawika Tupuola, Davis, Sr.

DL: Derek Hastings, Lehi, Sr.

DL: Tevita Loamanu, Riverton, Jr.

DL: Josh Hawes, Northridge, Sr.

LB: Sage Nelson, Brighton, Sr.

LB: Jaden Johnson, Alta

LB: Auston Tesch, Weber, Sr.

Pleasant Grove's Jeremiah Evans and Zac Dawe celebrate their 26-23 win over American Fork at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.  (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Pleasant Grove's Jeremiah Evans and Zac Dawe celebrate their 26-23 win over American Fork at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

LB: Ethan Cutler, Riverton, Sr.

DB: Matt Morrell, Davis, Sr.

DB: Quinn Fabrizio, Alta, Jr.

DB: Chandler Gee, Brighton, Sr.

DB: Connor Henderson, Riverton, Sr.

K: Alex Cody, West

Spec.: Dayan Lake, Northridge, Jr.

5A Honorable Mention

QB: Baron Gajkowski, Lone Peak, Sr.

QB: Colton Chronister, Davis, Sr.

QB: Jeremiah Evans, Pleasant Grove, Sr.

RB: Davis Marriott, Layton, Sr.

RB: TJ Wind, Pleasant Grove, Sr.

Jordon's Mason Krueger (14) deflects a pass to Brighton's Isaiah Kaufusi Brighton High School and Jordan High School play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City.   (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Jordon's Mason Krueger (14) deflects a pass to Brighton's Isaiah Kaufusi Brighton High School and Jordan High School play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

RB: Cameron Christensen, Riverton, Jr.

WR: Landen Measom, Bingham, Sr.

WR: Jordan Jaramillo, Layton, Sr.

WR: Paxton Merrill, Fremont, Jr.

WR: Jace Colby, Northridge, Sr.

OL: Nick Williams, Herriman, Sr.

OL: James Empey, American Fork, Jr.

OL: Austin Kruger, Lone Peak, Sr.

OL: Stratten Wagner, Pleasant Grove, Sr.

OL: Tione Finau, Westlake, Sr.

DL: Deryke Terrell, Lehi, Sr.

DL: Daniel Auelua, Lone Peak, Sr.

DL: Tui Pauga, Westlake, Jr.

Alta's Mack Richards makes a catch and runs for a touchdown as Alta and Lone Peak play Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Alta. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Alta's Mack Richards makes a catch and runs for a touchdown as Alta and Lone Peak play Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Alta. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

DL: Sione Lapuaho, Hunter, Sr.

LB: Davis Hanson, Davis, Sr.

LB: Teague Vigil, Syracuse, Sr.

LB: Austin Ricks, Northridge, Sr.

LB: Karsen Liljenquist, Lone Peak, Sr.

LB: Landon McMorris, West Jordan, Jr.

DB: Emilio Salvador, Taylorsville, Sr.

DB: Chase Stephan, Lone Peak, Sr.

DB: Alec McArdle, Brighton, Sr.

DB: Matthew Criddle, Lone Peak, Sr.

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