High school football: Altamont Longhorns 2017 preview

13 Aug , 2017 Sports

Note: Altamont finished with a 1-9 overall record in 2016 and was fourth in 1A North region with a 1-3 record. It lost to Kanab 47-0 in the 1A quarterfinals.

Altamont 2016 Offensive and Defensive Statistics

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Longhorns haven’t had a winning season since 2010 and came out victorious in just one contest in 2016. As such, new head coach Trint Richins acknowledges his team isn’t expected to do much this season.

Whether it be in spite or because of those expectations from the outside, Richins feels as though his squad will be able to surprise some people in 2017.

“There’s eight teams in 1A, and we’re ranked eighth, so there’s nowhere to go but up,” Richins said. “I just don’t think it’s expected, and I feel like this is the group that’s going to turn that around. I tell them every day that I expect them to compete this year. This isn’t a building year. It’s time to go, and they’re going to be ready. There’s some good teams there for sure, but we have some really, really good kids and a good group of seniors that want to compete.”

While Richins feels he’s got a good core …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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