High school football: Top 10 storylines to watch heading into 2014 season

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 11:36 p.m. MDT

Moving past frustration Next List » 10 of 10 « Prev
Losing a state championship is never easy for any program.

For East, falling to Timpview 33-28 in last year’s 4A state championship was particularly painful after a perfect 13-0 season up until that point — and the critical watchful eye of the entire state after what unfolded the year before with an ineligible player.

The loss still stings, but the Leopards are trying to move on.

“I’m probably still not over it right now,” said linebacker Christian Folau. “But we have the same goals this year. It seems like our senior class has only experienced Rice-Eccles Stadium. We know the preparation and work our team needs to do to get back up there.”

East graduated most of last year’s offensive starters, but maybe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Timpview is the favorite in 4A this year, and maybe East will have more luck as the underdog in the big game this season.

CONTRIBUTING: Sarah Thomas and Amy Donaldson

James Edward is the Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer.
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended

I have to disagree that a program can't be turned around over night. I've seen it happen. Also I wouldn't expect the program to drop in quality, losing to Copperhills means a very rough year for West Jordan.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments