10 high school football stories to know heading into the 2013 season

Published: Sunday, Aug. 18 2013 9:19 p.m. MDT

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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
There are 18 schools being guided by new football coaches this season — 19 if you count new school Corner Canyon — and no doubt all go into the season with lofty ambitions of either turning a program around or continuing a history of success.

Of the 18 newcomers, only three are inheriting programs that had winning records last season: Lone Peak's Mike Mower, Herriman's Dustin Pearce and Snow Canyon's Marcus Matua.

As for the other 15, most have difficult rebuilding projects in front of them. Several others, however, hope last year's struggles were just an aberration.

Delta has always been one of the elite 3A programs, and first-year coach Russ Fowles is hoping for a quick bounce-back season after the Rabbits went 3-8. Park City's Mike Shephard is hoping for the same after several disappointing seasons.

Class 5A has the most turnover this season with seven new coaches: Copper Hills' John Teuscher, Herriman's Pearce, Kearns' Matt Rickards, Lone Peak's Mower, Weber's Matt Hammer, Westlake's Steve Clements and West Jordan's Daniel Dupaix.
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Morgan, UT

Morgan did just fine in 3A football and were a yearly contender for the championship.

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