For each prep sports season, the Standard-Examiner selects athletes to honor as the best high school players in their sport from Northern Utah. Presenting the top football players from around Northern Utah for the 2017 season.

Editor's Note: Standard-Examiner All-Area teams are selected from up to 20 schools across up to six regions in Northern Utah. Players are selected by S-E staff.

FOOTBALL MVP: AUSTIN BARTHOLOMEW

Story: Consistency leads to success for Weber's Austin Bartholomew

COACH OF THE YEAR: MATT HAMMER

Story: Matt Hammer makes football history at Weber


FIRST TEAM STARTERS

AUSTIN BARTHOLOMEW

Senior | QB | MVP
Weber

Bartholomew completed 155 of 225 passes (68.9 percent) for 2,124 yards (9.4 yards per attempt) with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also carried the ball 128 times for 446 yards (3.5 yards per carry) with three touchdowns.

CAMERON BROWN

Senior | Running Back
Viewmont

Brown carried the ball 250 times for 1,436 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and rushed for 14 touchdowns.

TRACE TUPE

Senior | Running Back
Roy

Tupe carried the ball 139 times for 800 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and rushed for 12 touchdowns. He also totaled 208 receiving yards and caught a touchdown pass.

TY BURKE

Sophomore | Receiver
Syracuse

Burke caught 31 passes for 797 yards (25.7 yards per reception) with 10 touchdowns. On defense, he had 52 tackles and five interceptions, including two pick-sixes.

NICK NETHERCOTT

Senior | Receiver
Mountain Crest

Nethercott caught 45 passes for 1,173 yards (26.1 yards per reception) with 14 touchdowns. On defense, he had two interceptions.

HUDSON SCHENCK

Junior | Receiver
Weber

Schenck caught 46 passes for 707 yards (15.4 yards per reception) with 10 touchdowns. On defense, he had two interceptions.

TYSEN LEWIS

Senior | Offensive Line
Weber

Lewis helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 2,013 yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging 5.0 yards per carry.

OWEN STEWART

Senior | Offensive Line
Fremont

Stewart helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 1,247 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

TONY BODILY

Senior | Offensive Line
Fremont

Bodily helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 1,247 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

JOSH HUFF

Senior | Offensive Line
Viewmont

Huff helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 2,001 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

MERCY MATAUTIA

Senior | Offensive Line
Roy

Matautia helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 1,454 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

IRVING GASTELUM

Junior | Return Specialist
Ogden

Gastelum totaled 800 kick return yards and averaged 40.6 yards per return. He caught 42 passes for 788 yards (18.8 yards per reception) and totaled nine touchdowns.

KOEBE WILSON

Senior | Defensive Line
Sky View

Wilson totaled 79 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and an interception.

TAVION MARTINEZ

Senior | Defensive Line
Northridge

Martinez totaled 68 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

TAVIS FITZGERALD

Senior | Defensive Line
Northridge

Fitzgerald totaled 55 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 14 sacks.

JORDAN STRATE

Senior | Defensive Line
Davis

Strate totaled 50 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

COLTON MANNING

Senior | Linebacker/TE
Clearfield

Manning recorded 95 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks. On offense, he caught 41 passes for 640 yards (15.6 yards per reception) with a touchdown.

JACE CAMPBELL

Senior | Linebacker
Weber

Campbell recorded 98 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks.

CHRIS STUBBS

Senior | Linebacker
Viewmont

Stubbs recorded 110 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

NICK HOWE

Senior | Defensive Back
Woods Cross

Howe recorded 35 tackles and 10 interceptions.

HAYDEN WILLIAMS

Senior | Defensive Back
Ridgeline

Williams recorded 32 tackles and six interceptions.

CALEB CHRISTENSEN

Junior | Defensive Back
Sky View

Christensen recorded 41 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and five interceptions.

CY DENNEY

Senior | Defensive Back
Weber

Denney recorded 43 tackles, two tackles for loss and four interceptions.

PRESTON PITT

Senior | Kicker/Punter
Viewmont

Pitt totaled 41 touchbacks on kickoffs and averaged 46.4 yards per punt. He kicked 10 field goals and was 27 of 27 on extra-point attempts.

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MORE FIRST TEAM PLAYERS

Jackson Siddoway

Sky View
Senior | Quarterback
Siddoway completed 170 of 260 passes (65.4 percent) for 2,484 yards (9.55 yards per attempt) with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also carried the ball for 353 yards and four touchdowns.

Beau Robinson

Mountain Crest
Senior | Running Back
Robinson carried the ball 162 times for 739 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. He also caught 42 passes for 729 yards (17.4 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns.

Hunter Harris

Northridge
Senior | Running Back
Harris carried the ball 166 times for 826 yards (5.0 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. He also caught 43 passes for 522 yards (12.1 yards per reception) and five touchdowns.

Mason Falslev

Sky View
Sophomore | Receiver
Falslev caught 49 passes for 919 yards (18.8 yards per attempt) with 10 touchdowns.

Chad Yorgason

Green Canyon
Senior | Receiver
Yorgason caught 64 passes for 1,433 yards (22.4 yards per reception) and 18 touchdowns. On defense, he had 70 tackles and three tackles for loss.

 

Lucas Bushey

Viewmont
Senior | Receiver
Bushey caught 23 passes for 561 yards (24.4 yards per reception) and five touchdowns.

Matt Gardner

Davis
Senior | Offensive Line
Gardner was an All-Region first-team selection

W. Taylor Money

Viewmont
Senior | Offensive Line
Money helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 2,001 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

Ryan Gunn

Box Elder
Junior | Offensive Line
Gunn helped block for an rushing attack that totaled 1,164 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry.

Dylan Bostock

Mountain Crest
Senior | Offensive Line
Bostock helped block for a running attack that totaled 2,088 yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging 4.3 yards per carry.

Oliver Taylor

Ridgeline
Junior | Offensive Line
On the field: Taylor helped block for a running attack that totaled 2,793 yards and 32 touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

 

Andrew Dean

Sky View
Senior | Defensive Line
Dean recorded 72 tackles, eight tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Nuuletau Sellesin

Woods Cross
Senior | Defensive Line
Sellesin recorded 82 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Devin Poll

Clearfield
Senior | Defensive Line
Poll recorded 43 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Chase Trussell

Morgan
Senior | Defensive Line
Trussell was named the 3A North Region’s Most Valuable Player.

Brig Johnson

Bountiful
Senior | Linebacker
Johnson recorded 107 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

Rykar Jensen

Bonneville
Junior | Linebacker
Jensen was named the Region 11 co-defensive Most Valuable Player.

Josh Powell

Mountain Crest
Senior | Linebacker
Powell totaled 141 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and five sacks.

Jackson Barber

Viewmont
Senior | Defensive Back
Barber totaled 49 tackles and three interceptions. On offense, he caught 35 passes for 504 yards (14.4 yards per reception) and a touchdown.

Orion Santiago

Clearfield
Senior | Defensive Back
Santiago recorded 42 tackles, one tackle for loss and three interceptions.

Cam Stimpson

Roy
Junior | Defensive Back
Stimpson recorded three interceptions.

Chase Butler

Ogden
Sophomore | Defensive Back
Butler totaled 90 tackles and three interceptions.

Cade Hadley

Fremont
Senior | Return Specialist
Hadley totaled 358 kick return yards while averaging 29.8 yards per return. He also caught 42 passes for 575 yards (13.7 yards per reception) and seven touchdowns.


SECOND TEAM PLAYERS

Ty Metcalfe

Syracuse
Senior | Quarterback

Brady Hall

Mountain Crest
Junior | Quarterback

Jay Scott

Fremont
Junior | Running Back

Carter Green

Weber
Senior | Running Back

Colton Jones

Weber
Senior | Running Back

Dustin Moffo

Layton Christian
Junior | Running Back

Judge Samuelu

Woods Cross
Senior | Receiver

Ryder Lundahl

Sky View
Junior | Receiver

Cameron Moser

Mountain Crest
Senior | Receiver

Tyson Handley

Viewmont
Senior | Receiver

Braxton Smith

Layton
Senior | Receiver

Tyson Hurd

Morgan
Junior | Receiver

Casey Blackley

Syracuse
Junior | Offensive Line

Andrew Skipps

Clearfield
Senior | Offensive Line

Ben Brakey

Clearfield
Senior | Offensive Line

Jeff Montague

Bonneville
Senior | Offensive Line

Drake Hamblin

Roy
Junior | Offensive Line

Austin Hayes-Carter

Bountiful
Senior | Offensive Line

Mason Fauatea

Bountiful
Senior | Offensive Line

Chris Cologna

Woods Cross
Senior | Offensive Line

Matt Adamson

Northridge
Senior | Offensive Line

Korgan Green

Northridge
Senior | Offensive Line

Kyrese Rowan

Roy
Junior | Return Specialist

Lawrence Yarbrough

Northridge
Senior | Return Specialist

Dylan Wistisen

Syracuse
Junior | Defensive Line

Jake Watkins

Woods Cross
Senior | Defensive Line

Casey Jacobson

Box Elder
Senior | Defensive Line

Easton Payne

Bear River
Senior | Defensive Line

Garrett Buchanan

Bountiful
Senior | Defensive Line

Wyatt Bowles

Syracuse
Senior | Defensive Line

Alex Harrison

Viewmont
Sophomore | Defensive Line

Jackson Strong

Viewmont
Senior | Defensive Line

Carson Stokes

Northridge
Junior | Linebacker

Zach Hoskins

Davis
Senior | Linebacker

Tucker Bartels

Syracuse
Senior | Linebacker

Sam Lawrence

Ogden
Senior | Linebacker

Trevor Hahn

Fremont
Junior | Linebacker

Heston Hobbs

Fremont
Senior | Linebacker

Josiah Kelley

Northridge
Senior | Defensive Back

Brevin Perkins

Northridge
Senior | Defensive Back

Jake Douglas

Fremont
Senior | Defensive Back

Jaxon Mansfield

Clearfield
Senior | Defensive back

Josh Gallegos

Roy
Junior | Defensive back

Jaxon Wood

Bountiful
Senior | Defensive back

Tavin Dougher

Bountiful
Senior | Defensive Back

Damian Dubon

Sky View
Senior | Defensive Back

Pierce Callister

Weber
Junior | Kicker/Punter


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Bear River: Jacob Olsen

Ben Lomond: Kade Harrop

Bonneville: Bronson Fox

Bountiful: Cameron Hansen

Box Elder: Jeremy Kaleikini

Clearfield: Justin Brown

Davis: Jace Hinton

Fremont: Dawson Sanford

Green Canyon: Brock Mortenson

Layton: Drew Ferneau

Layton Christian: Ryleigh McCombs

Logan: Brandon Dodd

Morgan: Jamesen Burraston

Mountain Crest: Eli Wells

Northridge: Jackson Murphy

Ogden: Rhyle Hanson

Ridgeline: Brady Stuart

Roy: Jax Weaver

Sky View: Brig Adams

Syracuse: Austin Kirkman

Viewmont: Davis Weir

Weber: Brandt Opheikens

Woods Cross: Tanner Miller