Eric & Ajay W/ The
Full Court Press

Cache Valley Media Group announces All-Region 11 Football Team for 2022 – Cache Valley Daily

Brevin Egbert runs the ball for the Sky View Bobcats in their playoff game against Hurricane. Photo by Sean Greene. LOGAN – The 2022 football season for Region 11 saw its fair share of ups and downs with player injuries, new coaches, young players stepping into expanded roles and multiple teams making it to the 4A semifinal playoff games in Cedar City. The season was full of close contests and exciting plays and the voting members* of the Cache Valley Media Group who regularly follow high school football have voted on and selected the All Region 11 1st and 2nd teams, along with an MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. Running back Brevin Egbert from Sky View was recognized as the MVP; wide receiver Andrew Thornley from Logan was recognized as the Offensive Player of the Year; linebacker Carson Olsen from Mountain Crest was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year; and, first-year Mountain Crest head coach Ryan Visser was selected as the Coach of the Year. Region 11 MVP: Brevin Egbert from Sky View Brevin Egbert takes a handoff from Carson Thatcher. Photo by Lorene Hale “For me,

Episode Details »

Nine USU football players receive All-MW honors, Reynolds picked as PFF All-American – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State offensive line. Photo by Robert K. Scott LOGAN – Four Utah State football players were honored by the Mountain West as selections on the All-Mountain West teams. Offensive lineman Alfred Edwards was named to the first team while wide receiver Brian Cobbs, running back Calvin Tyler Jr, and defensive back Ike Larsen were named to the second team. Defensive back Hunter Reynolds was picked as an Honorable Mention All-American by Pro Football Focus. The four players on All-MW team exceeds the number last year’s conference championship team had. Last year the Aggies only had three players honored (Deven Thompkins, Savon Scarver and Justin Rice). All four USU players picked to this year’s team are first-time selections to an All-Conference team. Edwards has come close prior to this year, being an honorable All-MW selection in 2021. Edwards started in all 11 games he appeared in and was fourth among offensive players in total snaps and second among offensive lineman (behind Chandler Dolphin). He is the fourth USU O-lineman to be named first-team All-Mountain West, joining Tyler Larsen (2013), Kevin Whimpey (2014) and Quin Ficklin (2018). With Cobbs being named to the second team, it’s the first time since joining

Episode Details »

Green accounts for five TDs in 42-23 Boise State victory over USU – Cache Valley Daily

Boise State wide receiver Latrell Caples (7) splits the Utah State defense at the goal line for a 50 yard touchdown reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Taylen Green threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another, Boise State’s defense intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter, and the Broncos staved off a late rally to defeat Utah State 42-23 on Friday afternoon. Boise State (9-3, 8-0), which finished undefeated in conference play for the third time in four years, will host Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference championship game on Dec. 3. Utah State (6-6, 5-3) has lost 19 of the last 20 games against Boise State, last winning in Boise in 1996. Despite the lopsided final score, the Aggies had a chance to steal the game, driving to the Boise State 11 with less than two minutes to go before the wheels came off. Cooper Legas, who finished 23 of 40 passing for 306 yards and rushed for 51 more, rallied Utah State to within 28-23 before throwing a pair of interceptions in the game’s final 1:28, including

Episode Details »

Five things to know about Utah State’s road matchup with Boise State – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN – Utah State punched its ticket to bowling season last week, but are on to its next challenge of beating Boise State. The Aggies have struggled when playing Boise State in Boise for essentially all of program history. Utah State is 2-11 all-time when facing the Broncos in Idaho, the last win coming in 1996, the first season Boise State became an FBS program. Overall, the Aggies are 5-21 against the Broncos including six straight losses and 18 losses in the last 19 meetings. USU’s lone win of the previous 19 games was a 52-26 win over the 21st-ranked Broncos on Merlin Olsen Field in 2015. Last year the Aggies lost at home 27-3 to Boise State despite out-gaining their opponents on offense 443-439. Here are the things to know about the final game of the regular season for Utah State: Game Info Kickoff: 10 a.m. MT Location: Albertsons Stadium | Boise, Idaho TV Broadcast: CBS Aggie GameDay Coverage on KVNU (102.1 FM/610 AM & KVNU mobile app) & simulcast on 106.9 The FAN (106.9 FM / 1390 AM & 106.9 The FAN mobile app): 8:30 a.m. MT KVNU Aggie Call (102.1 FM/610 AM, KVNU mobile app + 106.9 FM /

Episode Details »

Utah State beats San Jose State to become bowl eligible – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN — For the 10th time in the last 12 years, Utah State is bowl eligible. The Aggies earned their sixth win of the season by defeating San Jose State on senior night 35-31 on Merlin Olsen Field. “Super proud,” Utah State head coach Blake Anderson said. “Excited to be bowl eligible. I know we talked about that a lot over the last few weeks and just how much that means to this group. Just how hard that is to go from 1-4 to 6-5 with the opportunity to be 7-5 maybe next week.” Fitting for senior night, the Aggies were led on offense by senior running back Calvin Tyler Jr., who ran for 126 yards on 30 attempts and recorded a career-best three rushing touchdowns, and senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs and his 10 catches for 122 yards. On defense senior (although still eligible to play next year) defensive tackle Hale Motu’apuaka recorded 2.0 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss. Utah State blew a 21-6 lead built in the first half, allowing San Jose State to take a 31-28 lead with 6:42 to play in the fourth quarter. Three times in the second half the Aggies had offensive drives

Episode Details »

UHSAA classification realignment proposal has Logan moving from 4A to 3A – Cache Valley Daily

Logan High Grizzlies. Photo by Lorene Hale LOGAN – The Utah High School Activities Association released a “first consideration” for upcoming re-alignment of regions and classification for schools that would take effect in fall of 2023. For schools in and around Cache Valley there are multiple potential changes that would impact high school athletics. First and foremost among these changes is Logan High School potentially moving down from the 4A classification to 3A. No other teams in Region 11 – which currently consists of Bear River, Sky View, Green Canyon, Logan, Ridgeline and Mountain Crest – is recommended to move up or down. Mountain Crest is a school that is considered “on the bubble” for a potential move down to 3A, but as things stand with the proposal the Mustangs would remain in 4A. Proposed 4A Classification Uintah Provo East Bountiful Timpanogos Dixie Bonneville Ridgeline Murray Jordan Crimson Cliffs Orem Tooele Green

Episode Details »

Six things to know about Utah State’s football matchup with San Jose State – Cache Valley Daily

Photo by Lorene Hale LOGAN – The end of the year is nigh, although the Aggies are desperate to extend it by one game. With a win on Saturday, Utah State could turn what is looking like a 12-game season into a 13-game one. USU IS mathematically out of the race for any Mountain West division title or even a share of it. So all of the focus now turns to reaching a bowl game. The Aggies will get two shots at a sixth win. Can they get it? Game Info Kickoff: 7:45 p.m. MT Location: Merlin Olsen Field | Logan, Utah TV Broadcast: FS1 Aggie GameDay Coverage on KVNU (102.1 FM/610 AM & KVNU mobile app) & simulcast on 106.9 The FAN (106.9 FM / 1390 AM & 106.9 The FAN mobile app): 6:15 p.m. MT KVNU Aggie Call (102.1 FM/610 AM, KVNU mobile app + 106.9 FM / 1390 AM The FAN, 106.9 The FAN mobile app): Immediately after game ends Senior day for 10 players Eligibility and just exactly who is a senior can be complicated with COVID years still available for plenty of players. But according to Utah State there are 10 players who will be honored on senior day

Episode Details »

Monday Cooldown: Finally .500 again and a chance to repeat rare history

LOGAN – For the first time in nine weeks, Utah State football can cast off the “losing team” moniker, having reached a 5-5 mark on the season after beating Hawaii on Saturday. It’s a solid achievement already for the Aggies to have turned around a 1-4 start into a potential bowl game. Of the 29 times USU has started a season 1-4 (or 0-5) the team has gone on to win five games six times (now seven). It’s hard to turn a start like that around, something that head coach Blake Anderson talked about in his weekly press conference on Monday. “The ability to go out and stay focused and continue to work every day is not a given,” Anderson said. “There’s a lot of teams that when they’re 1-4 they don’t recover. So I think just the resiliency and willingness to work is maybe the best thing about this team.” The major achievement would be actually getting to a bowl game. Of those aforementioned 29 seasons, only one time did USU make it to a bowl: 1993. In that season, the Aggies ultimately started 1-5 and wound up winning the final six games of the season, including the program’s

Episode Details »

Ike Larsen named both MW Freshman and Defensive Player of the Week – Cache Valley Daily

Hawaii running back Tylan Hines (24) gets pulled down by Utah State safety Ike Larsen (19) and safety Luke Marion (17) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) LOGAN – After a standout performance that helped spur Utah State to victory Saturday at Hawaii, redshirt freshman safety Ike Larsen was named not only Mountain West Freshman of the Week, but also the Defensive Player of the Week. In Saturday’s game, Larsen recorded six tackles, five of which were solo, with one sack, two tackles for loss (a career high) and two interceptions (also a career-high). The latter of those two picks was returned by Larsen for a 36-yard touchdown that put Utah State up 41-24 with 4:33 left in the fourth quarter. “Every week he gets better. He’s got a phenomenal career ahead of him. Love that he’s wearing our colors,” USU head coach Blake Anderson said of Larsen. “He always seems to be calm in the moment, when it’s most critical.” Larsen now has four interceptions on the season which leads the team and is second in the Mountain West. Larsen also ranks 10th on the team

Episode Details »

Larsen, Legas pace Aggies as they hold off Hawai’i on the road – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State safety Ike Larsen (19) makes an interception over Hawaii wide receiver Koali Nishigaya (27) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) HONOLULU – Utah State set a new season-high in points and needed nearly every one of them to hold off Hawai’i on the road 41-34 to remain in the hunt for bowl eligibility. Cooper Legas set a career-high in passing yards, completing 16-of-25 passes for 238 yards and three touchdown passes. Calvin Tyler Jr. also recorded his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the year with 113 yards and a rushing touchdown. Tyler was also productive catching the ball out of the backfield, reeling in three passes for 50 yards and another touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, freshman safety Ike Larsen intercepted two passes – returning one to the house – for his third and fourth interceptions of the year. “Every week he gets better. He’s got a phenomenal career ahead of him. Love that he’s wearing our colors,” Anderson said. “He always seems to be calm in the moment, when it’s most critical.” Despite the great performances by several Aggies, the team

Episode Details »

Categories

Recent Tweets