Corner Canyon (Draper)
has ascended to the elite of high school football programs in the state of Utah and nationally over the past few seasons. The Chargers are riding a 40-game win streak and fresh off their third consecutive state championship.
Head coach Eric Kjar has emerged as one of the best offensive minds in the country and already has a strong line of former quarterback proteges that includes 2020 MaxPreps National Player of the Year Jaxson Dart
and Cole Hagen
Before Dart and Hagen, there was Zach Wilson
, projected by many to be the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Kjar became the head coach at Corner Canyon after eight years at Jordan (Sandy) and just prior to Wilson's senior season.
As a junior, Wilson threw for over 2,800 yards and 21 touchdowns as the full-time starter, but the Chargers went 6-5 and lost in the Region 7 play-in game.
The next season it clicked for Wilson, Kjar and Corner Canyon.
Wilson led the Chargers to an 11-1 record throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns while adding 700-plus yards on the ground and eight scores. The only loss came in the 5A state semifinals against Skyridge (Lehi), 34-33.
Kjar is 51-1 during his four years at Corner Canyon with three state titles.
Expectations will remain high next fall with a familiar name likely to take over under center — Isaac Wilson
Zach Wilson's soon-to-be-sophomore younger brother played sparingly as a freshman while backing up Dart. The 5-foot-11 160-pounder completed 4 of 6 pass attempts for 27 yards.
The 6-foot-3 210-pound rising senior will be the third member of the Wilson family to attend BYU.
is a linebacker for the Cougars and played a huge role on defense during Corner Canyon's two state titles in 2018 and 2019.
Expect the Chargers to be ranked in our preseason MaxPreps Top 25 later this summer. They finished No. 17 in 2019 and followed that up with a spot at No. 9 in 2020.