It's obvious that Alta is on it's way out as a so call power football school. My
guess is Alta will soon be 0-3. Cottonwood on the other hand is poised to be on
top or at least second to Bingham with alta falling to the level of school like
riverton and so-so viewmont.
Moog: I disagree. Alta made a ton of mistakes that I am pretty sure their
coaching staff will correct. You don't win as much as they do and suddenly fall
off the map.
This game surprises me a little but Moog, I'd not count Alta out. You only beat
them by a touchdown and it sounds like it took a miracle or 2 to get there
(fumbled snap on a field goal, an interception return, and 3 incomplete passes
as the clock ran out). Alta had you on the ropes and the emotion of the night
won the day. Alta could very well be 0-3 (I think they lose to Bingham but beat
Timpview to be 1-2), but I still bet they'll be a force to be dealt with come
November. Based on the first week, I'd look to Davis as the "second to Bingham"
team right now.
As a female point of view.. I understand the debate about positioning schools
for the different divisions but I want to add that last nights game was not only
exciting and completely amazing but Alta fans and more so the coaches in the
Cottonwood Box were nothing but respectful and classy. It sure made this game
pleasant and that much sweeter to be able to honor Coach Johnson. Thanks for
great game Alta. As a Cottonwood mom, I wish you nothing but the best!
Moog let me guess you figured all this out by watching the opening game of the
season?. Why downgrade Cottonwoods win by degrading their opponenet?. Typical
stupid fan mentality.
My hats off to Cottonwood on an emotional win. I agree I don't think Alta is
done but if you're gonna claim a lucky win then you need to give up your #2
ranking in the state. If you're the #2 team then you need to execute better and
beat teams you are supposed to beat. And they better be contender come November
or I want to see you eating your words Parry is a Farce. You got beat so give
Cottonwood its due. Alta better bring their A game against Bingham(not that it
will matter if you saw what they did to Viewmont, ouch) I think they will be 0-3
though, I don't think they will have much confidence going into the Timpview
game after getting pounded by Bingham.
Remember last year how all the Alta people were saying that Cottonwood didn't
belong in 5a after they lost? What do all the 5a trolls have to say
now? Cottonwood just spanked one of the powers of 5a.
Most Exciting game i have ever seen. Both sides were excited and both teams
played their hearts out. Alta is still a top 3 team in the state and I think
they will win their region, but Cottonwood should be ahead of Davis.
Wow yankee doodle,For the record, I'm a Bingham alum living in
Layton's boundarys. DO NOT ever accuse me of being a Hawk!!!!I
never said anything about lucky. I said "miracles" which I think is appropriate
given the emotion of the night.I think Alta should give up their #2
ranking, to Davis. 35-0 over Brighton and defending state runner up gets that.
Spin it how you want but Cottonwood did eek out this win. It shows that they are
a good team and deserve to be considered a favorite, but I don't think this win
moves them to #2 ahead of Davis right now.I have no words to eat!
Even if Alta starts 0-3, I think they'll be a force come November (that is I
think they'll win 2 or 3 playoff games and play at the U in November - I think
Bingham will be 13-0 when it is all said and done with back-to-back
Looks like this years Cottonwood fan is last years PG fan.Now "Moog"
is relegating Alta to middle-of-the-pack status. And "The Real Maverick" is
claiming they "spanked" Alta. WOW.I think Cottonwood is better than
they were last year but Cwood barely beat Alta. I think I'd take the approach
that Cottonwood belongs rather than that Alta is done.I was one who
said Cottonwood did not belong in 5A last year. What was the score last year
59-21 with 2 of your scores late against a 3rd string D? Alta had
you on the ropes this year - they do not fumble on the field goal attempt, or
fall on the ball rather than trying to kick it and this game goes the other way.
Fun thing about football is the ball aint round so it tends to bounce funny.
Congratulations to Cottonwood on a great win. I personally would
get a lot of satisifaction if Alta went 0-10 but I don't think that'll happen.
Alta WILL be a force in November. Maybe not State Champs but I think they'll at
least make a trip to the U, again.
RIP to Cottonwoods coach. Other than that, cottonwood you got lucky. The hawk
flock will regroup and swoop on our next victim. CAW CAW CAW
r.e. MoogBefore I would say that Cottonwood beat Alta, you might
want to watch the game. Yes, Cottonwood is a much improved team from last year,
much impart due to the adding of the Alta Defensive staff! Ron Halverson is by
far the best defensive coordinator in the state of Utah! Cottonwood has a
fantastic defense and gave Boston Handley fits all night long, but Alta is also
a very good team, who made a TON of mistakes against a great team. You can't do
that and expect to win. I guarantee that Bingham will see a much improved Alta
team next week, and oh yes, the pressure is off Alta's back to perform. Bingham
on the other hand has a HUGE target on their back, that teams all year will be
gunning for. Alta has an amazing offense again, and I read in a post that
Binghams weakness is their secondary. Boston Handley is a stud and he will
regroup. Remember, Alta played against their prior defensive coordinator last
night, and did very well. Mistakes cost the Hawks the game. Don't be to quick to
say that they are a sinking ship.
Alta made HUGE mistakes last night! 1st game jitters against a very good and
much improved Cottonwood team, who was palying with alot of emotion. My hat goes
off to Cottonwood for their win. Alta on the other hand is a great team who beat
themselves in the last three minutes of the game. Alta will regroup and will
continue their dominance in Region 4. I know Bingham is great this year, but
their secondary is weak and Boston Handley from Alta is a stud! He has great
receivers and an outstanding running back. The offense will score points on
Bingham. The question will remain if they can keep the mistakes down to a
minimum. Bingham and Alta game will again live up to its hype and I predict that
Bingham and Alta will meet again in October. Still the two best teams in the
state of Utah, who both respect each other. Bingham knows that just because Alta
lost, that they will bring their "A" game next week, and will be very prepared.
Bingham has alot riding on this season, being nationally ranked. That's a lot of
pressure to live up to. Alta has lost!
A win is a win, no matter what. The whole "Cottonwood got lucky" is just an
excuse. If you cannot put a team away you do not deserve to win.
I expect Alta to get their swagger back but starting 0-2 is very unlike Alta.
The way Alta beats Bingham is taking advantage of penalties, better penetration
at the line, better coverage on special teams and cover #21. Even so, I don't
believe Bingham gave up more than 1 first down all game. All the second and
third stringers were playing in the 4th quarter. It could have easily been 61 to
nothing or more. I don't believe Alta has enough guns this year to hang but
that's why we play the games.
Alta Hawkeye: The hawk flock will regroup and swoop on our next victim. CAW CAW
CAWHahahahahahahahahahah1- Hawks don't fly in flocks.2- Your next victim? (Weren't you the victim of this game?)3- Caw Caw
Caw is the sound a crow makes. (A hawk screams.)Thanks for making me
laugh! Alta will be a force in 5A and I look forward to the game
Because Alta's biggest mistakes came in the 4th quarter and led to two Colt
TD's, I can see how people might think Cottonwood lucked out. But let me remind
you that Alta's two first half TD drives were kept alive by Cottonwood
penalties. It's not like Cottonwood played a perfect game and Alta made all
these mistakes to give the game away. Both teams made mistakes, and
both teams capitalized on their opponents' mistakes. Both teams had some good
luck and some bad, some good plays and some bad ones. This was one
of the most exciting games I've ever been to at any level - thank goodness I'm a
Colt fan, so I went home happy.
Sportfanatic;You predict that Bingham and Alta will play again in
October? In a first round playoff game?Does that mean you're predicting
that Alta will do that poorly in Region 4 play? I don't think so.For anyone to count Alta out now is a big mistake, especially if they wear
Bingham Blue and White. The Miners made plenty of mistakes at Viewmont Friday
night. If the Miners do that Saturday night I think us Miner fans will go home
disappointed.Unless the Hawks make too many mstakes of their own.We'll see who can make the fewest mistakes Saturday night. See you at
re BT1984I meant that Bingham and Alta would meet in November, not
October. Yes, that would be the 5A state championship game!
Cottonwood now has a great chance to be 9-0 heading into the playoffs. Their
schedule looks pretty easy from here on with only 2 potential trip ups. Region
games against Hunter and Skyline (but Skyline just lost to a 3A school so who
knows?) look to be about all that could go in the L column. I'll predict now
that Cottonwood will be 10-0 before losing to Syracuse in the quarter finals and
a myriad of Colt fans will claim they are better than Bingham between now and