Prep football: Region 8 breakdown

The teams (Last season’s record)

Maple Mountain (7-6) • Season preview coming soon

Provo (7-5) • Season preview coming soon

Skyridge (6-5) • Season preview coming soon

Springville (12-1) • Season preview coming soon

Timpanogos (3-7) • Season preview

Wasatch (6-5) • Season preview coming soon

The breakdown

Springville, the state runner-up in Class 4A last season, returns senior running backs Bradley Nicol and Cole Bower and quarterback Ty Eriksson, which makes the Red Devils a force in the region. Wasatch could make some noise with Brock Cloward back at quarterback.

The favorite

Springville • “They have worked really hard and have gotten stronger, and we’re excited to have them on the O-line,” coach Willy Child says.

The dark horse

Skyridge • “We are still in that mode of developing the habits that will settle a foundation for the long term,” says coach Jon Lehman.

Players to watch

Kaden Bretzing, Jr., Timpanogos, C/DL; Brock Cloward, Sr., Wasatch, QB; Johnny Astle, Sr., Provo, DE/TE; Ty Eriksson, Sr., Springville, QB; Josh Hadfield, Sr., Skyridge, RB; Stetson Shuman, Sr., Maple Mountain, LB

Key games

Maple Mountain at Woods Cross (Aug. 18); Dixie at Springville (Aug. 18); Provo at Timpview (Sept. 8); Skyridge at Viewmont (Sept. 8); Lehi at Maple Mountain (Sept. 15); Springville at Skyridge (Oct. 6); Skyridge at Wasatch (Oct. 18)

Fans’ poll

Who will win Region 8 this season?

from The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sports/high-school-sports/2017/08/12/prep-football-region-8-breakdown

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