Putting in the Work: Lehi 3

Lehi junior Josiah Westover lifts weights to prepare for the season at the school in Lehi on July 15, 2019.

Preseason rankings are always dicey. And it’s always difficult to put in the first-year and even second-year schools into the rankings. There are four new schools that will sport football programs in 2019, one of which (Cedar Valley) is right here in Utah County.

Cedar Valley will compete in 4A, and most of its athletes will come from Westlake, but Lehi could also be impacted by the arrival of the Aviators. The other new schools are 5A Mountain Ridge (Jordan School District mainly taking athletes from Herriman), 4A Crimson Cliffs in St. George pulling athletes away mostly from Snow Canyon and Dixie, and Providence Hall, a charter school starting up a football program that will compete with an independent schedule.

1. Corner Canyon (6A)

Chargers won 2018 5A tourney but bump up to 6A for 2019

2. Bingham (6A)

Perennial power has the talent to get back to the top

3. Skyridge (6A)

Falcons beat 6A champs Lone Peak last year

4. Lone Peak (6A)

Knights hope to repeat in 6A

5. East (6A)

Leopards stunned by Pleasant Grove in 6A playoffs

6. Timpview (5A)

Talented T’Birds might be the 5A favorite

7. American Fork (6A)

Cavemen lost a lot of talent but school has athletes

8. Pleasant Grove (6A)

Tough-minded Vikings will be hard to beat

9. Olympus (5A)

Great coaching always makes the Titans a contender

10. Highland (5A)

Tradition-rich program wants to make a 5A title run

11. Kearns (6A)

Lots of returning starters and big expectations

12. Sky View (4A)

One of the best returning QB’s will lead Bobcat program

13. Orem (5A)

Tigers lost a lot of big-time talent but still should be good

14. Fremont (6A)

Silverwolves the favorite in Region 1

15. Davis (6A)

Darts hoping to meet


16. Jordan (6A)

Moving up to 6A but Beetdiggers should still be good

17. Roy (6A)

5A semifinalists moving up to 6A this season

18. Herriman (6A)

Mustangs hope to bounce back after off year

19. Dixie (4A)

Question marks for tradition-laden program

20. Mountain Crest (4A)

Mustangs should be tough in 4A again

21. Pine View (4A)

Panther offense led by Gary Crowton should score points

22. Provo (5A)

Bulldog faithful hopeful with all the returning talent

23. Woods Cross (5A)

Wildcats have been solid program in recent years

24. West Jordan (6A)

Jaguar program making strides

25. Springville (5A)

Red Devils are tough and want to contend in 5A

26. Alta (5A)

Hawks have a lot of returning offensive talent

27. Bountiful (5A)

Expect Braves to be solid in 2019

28. Ridgeline (4A)

Third-year school making waves in 4A

29. Viewmont (5A)

Vikings made the 5A quarterfinals last season

30. Weber (6A)

Warriors hope to back up good 2019 sesaon

31. Hunter (6A)

Wolverines hope to challenge Kearns in Region 2

32. Desert Hills (4A)

How much will new school hurt Desert Hills?

33. Riverton (6A)

Coach only wants to play with “Riverton kids”

34. Lehi (5A)

Coach Ed Larson has improved Pioneer fortunes

35. Green Canyon (4A)

Third-year school wants to make the big jump in 4A

36. Park City (4A)

Miners stunned Sky View in 4A playoffs last season

37. Box Elder (5A)

Bees know how to sting with stingy defensive schemes

38. Westlake (6A)

Thunder faithful should love new RPI system

39. Syracuse (6A)

Titans hope to bounce back in 2019

40. Juab (3A)

Wasps might be the team to beat in 3A this year

41. Stansbury (4A)

Stallions are very solid program

42. Northridge (6A)

Knights hope to make some noise in Region 1

43. Juan Diego (3A)

Returning 3A finalists want to go one step higher

44. Salem Hills (5A)

Skyhawks hope to soar in Region 8

45. Morgan (3A)

Some saying Trojans are team to beat in 3A

46. Summit Academy (3A)

Defending 3A champs want to hold on to crown

47. Spanish Fork (5A)

Dons are hoping to rattle 5A competition

48. Bear River (4A)

No one looks foward to facing the Bears in 4A

49. Maple Mountain (5A)

Can the Eagles make a run in 5A like in 2017?

50. Granger (6A)

Lancers hoping to contend in Region 2

51. Wasatch (5A)

Wasatch could be a spoiler in Region 8

52. Brighton (5A)

Bengals far from their glory days

53. Beaver (2A)

Beavers could be the team to beat in 2A

54. Layton (6A)

Lancers hoping to improve fortunes in 2019

55. Snow Canyon (4A)

Warriors a program that should like new RPI format

56. Farmington (5A)

Second-year school made playoffs last year

57. Cyprus (6A)

Pirates hope to back up a very good 2018 season

58. Timpanogos (5A)

Timberwolves need to be stronger in second half of season

59. Grantsville (3A)

Cowboys will be a tough team in 3A

60. Murray (5A)

Program is making positive strides

61. Skyline (5A)

Like rival Brighton, program far from its glorious past

62. South Summit (3A)

Wildcats could be a factor in 3A

63. Logan (4A)

Grizzly program showing postive signs of life

64. Delta (3A)

Rabbits are always a tough team to beat

65. Mountain Ridge (5A)

New school in Jordan District should have athletes

66. Cedar City (4A)

Dominating rival Canyon View is not enough

67. Ogden (4A)

Tigers hope to back up solid 2018 season

68. Mountain View (4A)

Bruins could surprise in Region 10

69. Tooele (4A)

Buff hoping to upset some folks in 2019

70. West (6A)

Going up to 6A not exactly what program needed

71. Bonneville (5A)

Up in 5A and facing familiar foes

72. Duchesne (2A)

Formerly 1A Eagle program hopes to contend for 2A title

73. Taylorsville (6A)

Warriors were disappointing in 2018

74. Cedar Valley (4A)

New program should have some athletes to build around

75. Crimson Cliffs (4A)

New St. George school will be a gridiron mystery

76. Milford (2A)

Tigers might have been the last 1A state champs

77. Millard (2A)

Eagle program has a lot of tradition

78. Hurricane (4A)

Tiger program has fallen on some hard times

79. San Juan (3A)

Program could be the favorite in Region 12

80. North Sanpete (3A)

Hawks want to soar high in 3A ranks

81. Grand (3A)

Red Devils are always a team no one wants to face

82. Manti (3A)

Tradition-laden Templars want to be a force in 3A

83. Clearfield (6A)

Falcon program has been grounded for a long time

84. Richfield (3A)

Wildcats could be a surprise team in 3A

85. Copper Hills (6A)

Grizzly program can’t find wins

86. Payson (5A)

Lions will fight not to be the doormat in Region 8

87. Enterprise (2A)

Wolves play tough-minded football

88. Cottonwood (5A)

Colts have had no buck in recent years

89. Canyon View (4A)

Falcons want to continue positive steps

90. South Sevier (3A)

Ram program moves up to 3A

91. Hillcrest (6A)

Being in 6A will be tough on the Huskies

92. Union (3A)

Cougars want to roar in 3A

93. Uintah (4A)

Quality football keeps evading Vernal program

94. Kanab (2A)

Formerly 1A, Cowboys can compete

95. Monticello (2A)

Going 2A won’t faze these tough Buckaroos

96. ALA (3A)

Eagles hoping 2019 is the year the program takes flight

97. Parowan (2A)

Recent success should help Parowan navigate 2A better

98. Carbon (3A)

Some wins last year for the Dino program

99. Rich (2A)

Rebels might struggle against bigger 2A programs

100. North Sevier (2A)

Wolfpack hopes to make some waves in 2A this year

101. Emery (3A)

Spartans hope to improve from 2018

102. Layton Christian (2A)

Private school looks to upset 2A apple cart

103. Judge Memorial (3A)

Bulldog program in rough, rough times

104. North Summit (2A)

Braves hoping to improve gridiron fortunes

105. Ben Lomond (4A)

Scots have a long history of struggling

106. Monument Valley (Ind.)

Program will play teams in 4-corners area

107. Providence Hall* (Ind.)

Charter school will play independent schedule

108. Gunnison Valley (2A)

Bulldog program had big issues on and off the field in 2018

109. Whitehorse (Ind.)

Raiders hope to get some big wins in 2019

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