High School Football: Where does Corner Canyon and Jaxson Dart rank in History?

High School Football: Where does Corner Canyon and Jaxson Dart rank in History?

by Daniel Olsen | The stage was set and all eyes were on one of the top recruits in Utah. Jaxson Dart had media from everywhere looking at him. From the local KUTV and Deseret News to other outlets like Trojan Sports writing about the possibility of Dart committing to USC, all eyes were on this game and this quarterback.

He did not disappoint.

Dart absolutely lit up the scoreboard with a dominating 45 point performance. To really pile it on, the Chargers defense absolutely dominated by only allowing 7 points on that end. It was once again the Corner Canyon show.

Lone Peak didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter when the game was already over. They came in expecting to compete but the Chargers took that narrative away and put it to bed.

Dart impressed the crowd by throwing for 329 yards and four touchdowns while also recording 116 more yards and a score on the ground. That’s 445 yards of offense that this guy was responsible for. He is something else and his teammates weren’t too shabby to boot. He has passed nearly every state record, most of them set by Lehi’s Cammon Cooper in 2017.

The big question is where will Dart play? He has had offers flooding his way this year. He was solid at Roy last year but the high aerial attack that is the Corner Canyon offense has allowed him to blossom. He has offers from several PAC-12 schools and the local BYU Cougars, where former Corner Canyon standout Zach Wilson is having a Heisman-caliber season of his own. If Wilson leaves early to the NFL, could he pass the baton to another Charger?

Another question is, where does this Chargers team rank among the all-time teams in the state? They are undoubtedly in the conversation for the greatest ever. They have won three state titles in a row. Several teams have done that before so Corner Canyon will have to keep the magic going to eclipse the most consecutive titles. The Skyline Eagles have that record with five straight championships from 1995-1999. Orem might beat them to the punch as they currently have won four straight titles in 5A.

When it comes to winning streaks, the Chargers are on the verge of breaking the record in that department too. They now have won 40 straight contests and could eclipse Duchesne next year for the state record. The Eagles won 48 consecutive games from 2010-2014. Sky View and Beaver are also on impressive streaks of their own.

It was a memorable season for sure and now the attention turns to basketball and signing day. Congratulations to the 2020 6A champions. Even the global pandemic could not stop the Chargers as they continue to fight on.

Featured Image courtesy Deseret News

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