High school football: Stansbury Stallions 2017 preview

13 Aug , 2017 Sports

Note: Stansbury finished with a 9-3 overall record in 2016 and tied for first in 3AA North with a 6-1 record. It lost to Desert Hills 49-14 in 3AA semifinals.

Stansbury 2016 Offensive and Defensive Stats

STANSBURY PARK — For one quarter in last year’s 3AA semifinals Stansbury held its own against eventual champ Desert Hills. That 14-14 score line, however, quickly snowballed to 35-14 by halftime and 49-14 at the end of the game.

“They had their way with us,” said Stansbury coach Clint Christiansen.

As frustrating as the loss was, simply getting to the semifinals for the first time in school history was a major accomplishment for a program with a history of heartbreaking quarterfinal losses over the previous five years.

That happy-to-be-here mentality hurt Stansbury as the game wore on against Desert Hills.

“Obviously Deseret Hills is an outstanding football team, but we wanted to put on a better performance than that with them. That’s what we’ve been stressing with the kids,” said Christiansen.

This season the goal isn’t to just be content to make it to Rice-Eccles Stadium. There’s talent to make it happen.

Christiansen believes this could be the most talented offensive line he’s every had in his nine seasons …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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