High school football: Corner Canyon Chargers 2020 preview

Here’s an in-depth look at the Corner Canyon Chargers football team heading into the 2020 season.

Note: Corner Canyon finished with a 14-0 overall record in 2019 and was first in Region 4 with a 5-0 record. It was RPI seed No. 1 in 6A playoffs, and defeated American Fork 49-14 in championship.

DRAPER — One year removed from proving one of the more dominant teams in state history, Corner Canyon doesn’t appear to be much in decline.

For starters, the offense returns almost entirely intact, although it may prove challenging to replace quarterback Cole Hagen. But given another promising quarterback, and eight returning starters around him, things appear to well on track for Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar and his team.

“We have a lot of key parts returning, from our center, Jackson Light, along with running back Austin Bell, and then some really good and productive receivers,” Kjar said. “So overall we’re feeling good that we can become a real good team again.”

Goals are necessarily high for the Chargers, given their successes over the past few seasons. Nothing short of a state championship is the goal, and a very achievable one given the amount of returning talent, coupled with the program’s built-in success.

“We have a few more guys to replace on defense, but yeah, we feel good heading into the season,” Kjar said. “We’ve established a level of play here that’s pretty high, so working to match that level of expectation isn’t easy, but we’re working to get there.”

Corner Canyon Chargers at a glance
Coach Kjar’s thoughts on how his players dealt the COVID-19 adversity in the spring and summer:

“The kids have been good with it, but the hard part is what comes at them from the media, and then figuring out what it all really means for them and their ability …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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