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3 Logan High football players face theft charges

By Courtney Orton | Posted - Oct. 26, 2011 at 10:02 p.m.



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LOGAN — Logan High School's football team has a perfect 10-0 record this season. But three of the team members are now in trouble with the law, and their play is questionable in this weekend's playoff game.

The three players are accused of stealing. While school officials aren't talking about whether they'll be on the field come Saturday, Logan police say they will soon be in court.

"Three lockers were entered; two cellphones and an iPod were taken by these three students," explained Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen. "Somehow or another they had gotten a key, and this key was, I guess, a pass key for the locker room. And they made a decision to enter three lockers."

Logan High Principal Dan Cox didn't want to do a formal interview with KSL News, but he confirmed the school suspended the three students on Tuesday.

Now the question is whether they'll play in Logan's opening playoff game on Saturday. The coach won't talk, but teammates of the accused say the three players won't miss the entire game.

"We have good backup. We always have good backup," said wide receiver Beau Artist. "They're only out for the first quarter. It will be fine."

The coach and team say they are geared up and ready for a win against the Herriman Mustangs.

"We're ready, but you know we got to work harder than most teams to keep up our undefeated season," Artist said.

Despite what the final consequence for those three players might be.

"Theft is theft, and it has consequences legally," Jensen said. "And almost as impactful to these young people is the consequences of their senior year, obviously their sporting career, those kinds of things that tend to linger past high school years. It's a painful thing to learn."

Jensen says all three students did come forward, and the stolen property was returned or replaced.

Email: corton@ksl.com

Courtney Orton

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