High school football: Too much Chase Hansen for Highland to handle


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    Sept. 10, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    I'd heard a lot about Hansen and seen his highlights, but after seeing him in person last night... wow. As far as scouting him, I'd say he was not that great on defense and it did not look natural to him. But then, neither did Nate Fakahafua and now he looks like he will be a stud on the Utes D. His downfield passing looked great! His shorter, touch passes not so much. But I couldn't believe his aggressiveness running the ball. He looked fearless and decisive. Judging from his talents last night, I think his best position at the next level is WR.

    On the game: Highland played with the most heart on the field and several guys like Weaver, Hicken and Card-Turner really stepped up in their stars' absence. With Fish and Houma in the game, who knows? Might have been a classic game in state history.

  • just fyi American Fork, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Great to see their offence click!! Great to see talon shumway back too

  • just fyi American Fork, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    Great to see LP come back from a heartbreaker last year with Highland. Great game Chase! Also good to see talon shumway back, he looked sharp!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    Chase, you busy next Saturday?

  • LP Fan! Alpine, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    i would agree i don't care how tough tough your O is. if i was the D coach i would be furious on both teams. Hopefully Lone Peak learned from that and it will never happen again. And the O looked amazing they were ready for this team. You could tell they came ready. Go Knights fix those pre-season mistakes and keep fighting!

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    kLone Peak and Highland's defenses are just fine, those offenses are simply tough to stop.

  • AlexHouston Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    Sounds like both teams need some new defensive coaches.

    Sept. 10, 2011 9:28 a.m.


    Well said. Having followed Hansen thus far this season, it's apparent that he is one of those special players who, in addition to being a great physical athlete, has the intangibles to make him a potential college star. (I hesitate to put too much pressure or hype on him.) But this kid knows how to win.

    I agree, at this point it would appear the future of the Utes will be Hansen/Wilson. They both are outstanding players.

    Go Hansen, and Go Utes!!!

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 8:15 a.m.

    Many people think that it's a foregone conclusion that Travis Wilson will be the Utes QB of the future when he arrives at Utah next season, but the way Chase Hansen is playing I'm not so sure that Utah is going to convert him to some other position right away; I think they are going to make the 2 battle it out for the backup QB position at camp first.

    I don't know what Utah will do with Hansen, but he's an exciting prospect and I think he's easily the best player in the state right now.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    It sounds like Highland showed well and moved the ball well with their second string QB in the game. Highland will be tough to beat in 4A but I think the favorite right now is Logan, the Grizzlies are looking tough.

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    550 yards of total offense and 8 touchdowns!! Can't wait to see him in a Ute uniform next season. Great game Chase!!