by Daniel Olsen | Coach Burtenshaw, the leader of the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles, has been enjoying the Homecoming festivities. After reffing a Powderpuff game, he spoke with us about the upcoming matchup vs Murray.
One name that came up was none other than Kyson Hall, brother of former Maple Mountain star and current BYU backup QB Jaren Hall.
“They are both good kids,” said Burtenshaw. “They are both super smart and athletic football players. It’s hard to compare them since they play different positions.”
Kyson is one of the many talented receivers on the Maple Mountain squad. Aedan Seiuli plays wide receiver and a little bit for the defense as well. He has a couple offers from FCS schools, as well as Nevada. Brian Bess is another great receiver who is also receiving offers from schools.
While Murray is winless, they are definitely hungry to get a win this season and would love to spoil Maple Mountain’s Homecoming game. Burtenshaw is keying on three talented players on the offensive end.
“Their wide receiver wearing #13 is a special kid,” said Burtenshaw. “Their #25 running back has some speed and their quarterbacks are athletic.”
While he knows the opposing offense by their jersey numbers, he was talking about receiver Conner Harris, running back Lance Wightman and quarterbacks Bremen Kupfer and Kyler Nielsen. Those quarterbacks have split the passing attempts and are both looking to lead the team to their first victory. Head Coach Todd Thompson will be looking to right the ship for the Murray Spartans.
The Spartans will certainly have their hands full if the Golden Eagles play like their usual selves. The Maple Mountain team in Spanish Fork is averaging a blistering 34.25 points per game. With the exception of a 14-19 loss to Pleasant Grove, the Golden Eagles have routed their other three opponents including Cedar Valley (45-3), Timpanogos (49-0) and Springville (29-15).
Murray on the other hand, hasn’t been very close in most of their losses except for a heartbreaking 14-15 loss to Hurricane in Week 2.
“You couldn’t ask for better players,” said Burtenshaw. “We have great seniors and guys like noseguard Brett King cause chaos in the trenches. Our offensive lineman like Ben Crockett, Drake Murdoch and Brooks Maughan really help our team.”
Kickoff is in Spanish Fork at the Maple Mountain high school field at 7 PM.
Featured image via The Daily Herald.