High school football: Defending state champs Lehi the Region 8 favorite

Lehi High School’s Jackson Brousseau throws a pass during the 5A football championship game against Springville High School at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Lehi won 35-6.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

If it seems like every other football team in 5A is chasing teams from Region 8, it’s because it’s kind of true.

Of the current teams in Region 8, at least one has captured a state title the past five years and eight of the past 10 years. There were even double winners twice during that stretch when teams were in different classifications — 2017 (Orem, Lehi) and 2012 (Timpview, Jordan).

Essentially, there may only be five teams in Region 8, but they’ve packed a mighty punch over the past decade, and don’t expect that to end anytime soon.

Timpview won the Region 8 title a year ago, but it was No. 7 seed Lehi that marched to a state championship with a wild playoff run that included an overtime win over Wasatch in the second round.

Lehi is loaded with returning starters — eight offense, seven defense — so it’s not surprising the rest of the Region 8 coaches dubbed Lehi as the team to beat.

With reigning 5A Player of the Year Isaac Terrell back on the defensive line along with standout QB Jackson Brousseau, the pieces are there for Lehi to be great from Day 1.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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