Austin Holt vs. Copper Hills

Junior tight end Austin Holt was on the winning sideline twice this weekend. First, when he helped lead his Bingham Miners to a 38-12 victory over Copper Hills—a game in which Holt single handedly matched his opponents' point total, and second, when he mingled with members of the BYU football team prior to their 47-17 dismantling of the San Diego State Aztecs.

Austin Holt was listed in a national preseason magazine as on the juniors to watch in high school football the season. Several recruiting services expect him to be one of the top tight end prospects in the nation next season. In a steady downpour last Friday night, Holt showed why colleges are so eager to secure his services.

"First of all, the thing that I will remember the most about this game was the rain, rain and more rain," Holt said. "I was possibly one of the funnest games I have ever played in. It was so much fun! The rain and the fun of the game made it like one in a million. Plus, I had an okay game which was kind of like the icing on the cake."

Bingham High School quarterback Dusty Heap did a great job in locating his receivers downfield. Heap would five passes to Holt despite the unfavorable conditions. Officials ruled a sixth pass to as incomplete, but the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end felt the refs made the wrong call. Even with only five receptions, Holt still had a very good game.

"I had 5 catches for, like, 120 or 125 yards receiving," he said. "I also had 2 touchdowns."

On the season Holt has 14 receptions for 278 yards, averaging 19.86 yards a catch. His longest catch went for 64 yards, and he has 3 touchdowns on the season.

Holt got to watch another blowout on Saturday when he went down to Provo to attend the BYU vs. SDSU game at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

"The next day I went to the BYU-San Diego game," Holt said. "It was awesome. I had been down to a couple of games but it was still awesome."

While on the unofficial visit to BYU, Holt took in the game from the sidelines.

"I liked being down on the field before the game," Hold said. "It was really neat to watch the haka being done by the BYU players. Plus, the game was really good."

Following the game, Holt was able to go into the post-game locker room session with the Cougars.

"I really liked after game when I got to into the locker room," Holt said. "I met some of the players, and I also met all of the coaches, which was awesome! It was just awesome, and I liked it a lot."


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