Prep football: Region 1 breakdown

The teams

Clearfield (2-9) • Season preview

Davis (7-4) • Season preview

Fremont (11-2) • Season preview

Layton (6-4) • Season preview

Northridge (4-7) • Season preview

Syracuse (7-4) • Season preview

Weber (3-7) • Season preview

Breakdown

If coaching experience means anything, Layton might be the favorite because Jim Batchelor is easily the longest tenured in the region with 13 years. Davis, Fremont, Northridge and Syracuse all have new coaches, making Clearfield’s Andre Dyson (fourth year) and Weber’s Matt Hammer (fifth year) seem like wily veterans by comparison.

The favorite

Syracuse • “I feel like we have experience back in some key spots,” coach Mike Knight says.

The dark horse

Weber • “We were that team last year where we did a lot of good things and we didn’t get rewarded because we didn’t make a few plays,” says Hammer.

Players to watch

Jaxon Mansfield, Sr., Clearfield, QB; Jace Hinton, Sr., Davis, WR; Heston Hobbs, Sr., Fremont, LB; John Hunt, Jr., Layton, QB/DE; Tavis Fitzgerald, Sr., Northridge, DL; Ty Metcalfe, Sr., Syracuse, QB; Tysen Lewis, Sr., Weber, OT

Key games

Davis at Layton (Sept. 11); Syracuse at Weber (Sept. 22); Fremont at Syracuse (Sept. 29); Weber at Fremont (Oct. 5); Syracuse at Clearfield (Oct. 6)

from The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sports/high-school-sports/2017/08/12/prep-football-region-1-breakdown

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