Alta High School traveled to Southern California to take on Crenshaw on
Saturday. Here is a look at some of the standouts from the game.
While the teams got confused on who was actually "away" at the Mission
Viejo Classic on Saturday, Alta looked right at home in the California sunshine
as they convincingly beat Crenshaw 45-14.
Alta vs. Crenshaw was the first of two games pitting
Utah against California as Bingham (UT) took on Orange Lutheran (CA) later on
Saturday. Scout will have video and analysis from that game as well.
Here is a look at some of the standouts from the game.
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#25 RB Bryan Engstrom, Alta, 5'9/175
Engstrom is not a big back, until a defender tries to wrap him up. Then defenses
find out just how powerful he is. He's got terrific balance and vision, and the
word on the sidelines was that if he's not on the field, he's working out.
Rumors of a 375 pound bench press and a 500+ pound squat were believable
watching him run around, over, and through the Crenshaw defenders on Saturday.
#62 DT Shadrach Ennis, Alta, 6'3/275
A powerful interior lineman, Ennis was quick off the ball and used his hands
well. He was quick enough to split double teams and strong enough to hold his
line against the run.
#18 LB Rhett Sandlin, Alta, 6'3/220
Recently listed in the Scout database at 193 pounds, I said to myself, "He
sure looked bigger than that on the field." Alta's roster lists him at 225
pounds, and that is much closer to how he looks and plays on the field. He has a
good change of direction and never shies away from contact.
#83 TE Steven Richards, Alta, 6'4/225
Engstrom's big day came in large part because of the good work done up front by
Richards at tight end and the Alta offensive line. Richards could push around a
defensive end, and when he lined up in the slot, if he'd get locked on to a
safety, he'd push the defensive back anywhere he wanted. Good hands, but not
targeted often because of the success of the running game.
#4 WR Ammon Barker, Alta, 6'3/205
Class of 2013
Barker was the most physically impressive looking of the Alta players. A wide
receiver with outstanding size and good athleticism. Will be one to watch in the
Class of 2013.
#84 ATH Earl Glinton, Crenshaw, 6'1/175
Class of 2013
Glinton and teammate Johnson looked like carbon copies of one another on the
field. Both seemed thin, almost frail, until the whistle blew and they became
big hitters. At 175 pounds, Glinton has the looks of a monster safety prospect
down the line when he fills out to the 200+ range.
#14 ATH Mossi Johnson, Crenshaw, 6'1/170
Class of 2013
Johnson has very good quickness and was asked to play all over the field on
Saturday from safety and receiver to quarterback. His big hit in the endzone
saved a sure touchdown catch.
Alta vs. Crenshaw was the first of two games pitting Utah against California as
Bingham (UT) took on Orange Lutheran (CA) later on Saturday. Scout will have
video and analysis from that game as well.