Here's a look at the Deseret News 5A All-State football team as voted on by the coaches:
Austin Kafentzis, Jordan
Sr., 6-1, 205, Sr.
221-394, 56.0%, 3,862 yards, 40 TDs, 14 INTs 273 carries, 1,842 yards, 25 TDs
5A First Team
QB: Kyle Gearig, Bingham
Sr., 6-1, 185
113-210, 53.8%, 1,625 yards, 25 TDs, 2 INTs 262 rush yards, 6 TDs
RB: Zach Katoa, American Fork
Sr., 6-1, 190
284 carries, 1,653 yards, 25 TDs 44 rec., 576 yards, 5 TDs
RB: Joseph Tiatia, Hunter
Sr., 5-10, 195
250 carries, 2,205 yards, 18 TDs
WR: Simi Fehoko, Brighton
Jr., 6-5, 180
63 rec., 1,644 yards, 24 TDs
WR: Spencer Curtis, Jordan
So., 6-2, 165
79 rec., 1,401 yards, 15 TDs
TE: Paxton Merrill, Fremont
Sr., 6-3, 212
85 rec., 974 yards, 10 TDs
OL: James Empey, American Fork
Sr., 6-4, 265
“Dominated both sides of the O and D line. Offers to Utah, USU, BYU, Boise, Wash, etc.”
OL: Andre James, Herriman
Sr., 6-5, 285
“3-year starter. Graded out above 90% in all 12 games.”
OL: Nate Wadsworth, Fremont
Sr., 6-3, 240
“Far and away our best O and D lineman. Never came off field, a true iron man. 15 Pancakes.”
OL: Daniel Gasio, Bingham
Sr., 6-1, 230
“Our only two-way starter and best O-lineman.”
OL: Demetrius Davis, Pleasant Grove
Sr., 6-4, 275
“3-year starter on OL”
DL: T.J. Fehoko, Cottonwood
Sr., 6-2, 270
121 tackles, 21 sacks
DL: Langi Tuifua, Bingham
So., 6-3, 210
82 tackles, 5 sacks
DL: Stetson Clapp, Weber
Sr., 5-10, 200
94 tackles, 13.5 sacks
DL: Kalisi Moli, Herriman
Sr., 6-2, 250
60 tackles, 7.5 sacks
LB: Daniel Langi, Bingham
Sr., 6-0, 225
116 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 INTs
LB: Osa Masina, Brighton
Sr., 6-4, 235
94 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 1 INT
LB: Nate Honey, American Fork
Jr., 6-1, 185
121 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 INTs
LB: Simeon Page, Riverton
Jr., 5-11, 195
169 tackles, 9 sacks
DB: Kade Cloward, Bingham
Sr., 5-10, 170
97 tackles, 5 INTs
DB: Cody Barton, Brighton
Sr., 6-3, 210
90 tackles, 1 sack, 4 INTs
DB: Ty Hinds
Sr., 6-0, 180
79 tackles, 2 INTs
K: Chayden Johnston, Bingham
Sr., 6-0, 160
16 FGs, 58 PATs
SPEC: Dayan Lake, Northridge
Sr., 5-11, 185
Averaged 164.4 rush/receiving yards 41.5 KR average .. Shutdown CB only allowed 4 completions. Blocked 8 kicks.
5A Second Team
QB: Tanner Smith, American Fork, Jr.
QB: Robbie Hutchins, Brighton, Sr.
RB: Cameron Smith, Bingham, Sr.
RB: Cameron Christensen, Riverton, Sr.
RB: Caden Calton, Lehi, Sr.
WR: AJ Townsend, Jordan, Sr.
WR: Coleson Worley, American Fork, Jr.
TE: Nate Heaps, American Fork, Sr.
OL: Moses Tauteoli, Brighton, Jr.
OL: Preston Holfautz, Jordan, Sr.
OL: Tevita Tauteoli, Hunter, Sr.
OL: Alex Harris, Syracuse, Sr.
OL: Myles Tapusoa, West, Sr.
DL: Jay Tufele, Bingham, So.
DL: Mufi Hunt, Taylorsville, Sr.
DL: Robert Schwenke, Brighton, Sr.
DL: Riley Phillips, American Fork, Sr.
LB: Zack Moreton, Alta, Sr.
LB: Sione Heimuli-Lund, Brighton, So.
LB: Parker Workman, Bingham, Jr.
LB: Tyler Hale, Syracuse, Sr.
DB: Kody Jarvis, Herriman, Sr.
DB: Dominieke Jones, Bingham, Sr.
DB: Keaton Kimball, Riverton, Sr.
DB: Daniel Loua, Jordan, So.
DB: Dallas Moklebust, Northridge, Sr.
K: Romney Harker, Syracuse, Sr.
5A Honorable Mention
QB: Justin Shaw, Fremont, Sr.
QB: Toa MauMau, Taylorsville, Sr.
QB: Tanner Thompson, Hillcrest, Sr.
RB: Mason White, Davis, Sr.
RB: Josh Davis, Alta, So.
RB: Kayden Strasters, Herriman, Jr.
WR: Will Unutoa, Copper Hills, Sr.
WR: Haze Hadley, Fremont, So.
WR: Mike Green, Bingham, Sr.
TE: Noah Togiai, Hunter, Sr.
OL: Cole Clemens, Bingham, So.
OL: McKay Dailey, American Fork, Sr.
OL Brock Ballard, Riverton, Sr.
OL: Brackin Stringam, Lehi, Sr.
OL: Josh Souifua, Alta, Sr.
OL: Tryce Leuluai, West Jordan, Jr.
DL: John Penisini, West Jordan, Sr.
DL: Jake Christiansen, Davis, Sr.
DL: Zach Crump, Riverton, Sr.
DL: Mason Warr, Riverton, Sr.
DL: Harris LaChance, Herriman, Sr.
LB: Connor Taylor, Davis, Jr.
LB: Fua Pututau, Cottonwood, Jr.
LB: Brantzen Romander, Fremont, Sr.
LB: Nick Bernardo, American Fork, Sr.
LB: Samoa Toiaivao, Riverton, Sr.
LB: David Lake, Lone Peak, Sr.
DB: Tanner Call, Cottonwood, Jr.
DB: Hunter Burt, Viewmont, Jr.
DB: David Lutui, Hunter, Sr.
K: Jackson Nadauld, American Fork, Sr.
SPEC: Connor Forsyth, Westlake, Sr.
Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer.