We've been talking big on Reg 9 and I'm still saying 3 out of 4 of us are going
to RES. Hurricane should be able to beat Grantsville if they play their game.
Cedar vs Delta will be a great game and it's hard to bet against Delta but I'm
giving the upset to Cedar. I'm totally guessing on DH. If there studs are ok to
play this Friday I'm predicting the upset over Stansbury. If two or more are
out, all bets are off. I would love to see every game in the Quarters if I
The weather forecast calls for a high of 42 degrees with rain/snow mix. I love
highschool football playoffs in Utah.
Ahh, Playoffs, when anything can happen. Like in 5A where I had Alta in the
championship game, and they lost to Syracuse... I'm predicting Bingham, West,
Lone Peak and Jordan at Rice Eccles.As for 4A I was pretty accurate, I
would've been perfect if it wasn't for Westlake, I'm thinking East and Timpview
get wins this round, and move on, Oly and Bountiful will be tight, but I see Oly
pulling through, also, I'm predicting that Highland will have a break out game,
and get past Logan (I'll admit, I'm biased, and won't predict against my own
school)In 3A I got all of the 1st round predictions right, and i see
Hurricane, JD, Delta, and Stansbury advancing.but regardless of what
happens, you gotta love playoffs.
Who did west play last in the quarter finals?
What happened to judge? Overrated
I hope to see some coaching changes in region 10! It's the only way they ever
gonna compete! (JD excluded)
just fyithis is the first time west has won a playoff game since
1997 when they lost 34-0 to timpview in the quarterfinals.
@just fyiNot sure what your question was. But West will play Syracuse this
Friday. It is it's first semi-final game since 1998, but I am unsure of who they
played them.Regardless. Look to see them at Rice Eccles in two weeks.
IMO West has alot of talent on that team,they just need
direction.With the right leadership and program,I think they could be a top 5A
contender again.Now with Alta out looks like if LP keeps doing what they have
been doing this season their top pickings for the 5A title.On the
flipside,its exciting that we are getting close to the finals.If JD and
Hurricane both win this friday,we will all be treated to a GREAT GAME in the
semis.GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES IN ALL DIVISIONS!!GO JD SOARING EAGLE..!!
Just fyi, H-TownRam79 has the right answer. West last made the quarterfinals
after beating Weber 23-14 in the first round in 1997. To look up answers like
that here all you have to do is click on the school name in the standings then
browse their records over the years. Click on the year in the team record
window then change it to whatever year you want to see. Not all records are
complete or accurate but most seem to be.
@ummmm, please tell us which coaches specifically in region 10? Your comment was
too vague. Are you suggesting that Wasatch, PC, Union, Judge, and Uintah all
need new coaching staffs?
Gotta love itBingham over Fremont 27-24West over Syracuse
10-7Lone Peak RolsJordan wins! 4 salt lake valley teams
in the semis! Oh that would be awesome!
@wolfalumWeatherman says 55 and 20% chance of rain down South so not a
problem for Hurricane. We run 90-10 anyway. Cedar and Delta both run a lot but
advantage goes to Delta as Ursua may be easier to contain if the pass threat is
lessened but I'm still going with Cedar. Bad weather would have to be an
advantage for Stansbury but I think DH will prevail. Would love to hear some
input from the Stansbury folks. Maybe they are the only smart ones sitting back
quietly letting all of us run our mouths.
@ummmm, I don't think they need new coaching staffs. I think they need a
recruiting director like they have at Juan Diego. I think the coaches in Region
10 are doing just fine with the resources that they are given.
Binghamalum,Your credibility is out. You said Region 7 was overrated and
would get swept by Region 5. Also, LP is in Utah County, which by the way will
also have at least one inthe 4A semi too. If TV and Westlake didn't play each
other, they'd have 2. Either way, Utah County will bring home both 5A & 4A
Snoozer A (5a): Fremont, Syracuse, Lone Peak, JordanRunner up A
(4a): Logan, East, Timpview, 0lympusBest division A (3a): hurricane,
Juan Diego, Delta, desert hillsShould be fun next week, except 5a!!!
Over at Stansbury, we just feel really grateful to have made the playoffs, and
that our football program is developing, and getting some recognition. This is
only our third year afterall. Our starting QB is a sophomore, which is pretty
awesome, and we're doing good this year. So proud of our team! We are really
hoping to do well against Desert Hills on Friday. Our season is going awesome,
and we really don't want it to end! Wish us luck! :)
Mark it down!Hurricane over Grantsville about 45 to 7.Cedar over
Delta 28 to 21Desert Hills over Stansbury 28 to 14Oh yes - JD wins
over Spanish Fork 28 to 7.
@TCnewsieOnce again can you name one kid that was recruited? didnt
think so.its funny how when teams from up north dont do so well against the
teams from down south,they say JD recruits.you are killing me with all your
assumtions.JD is the only 3A team that can compete with region 9,because our O
line is all over 300lbs,our WRs our 6'6 D-line average 6'4 275lb and our DBs all
run a 4.4 40(im being sarcastic).Maybe some teams from the north need more
heart..heres the thing IMO the only 3A team that will represent 3A in the NORTH
is JD..The thing the JD has that these tough teams have from the south is
PASSION.p.s Tooele should look at hurricane,cedar,dixie just
to name a few,They for a small town like yours have some of the toughest
youngmen in football,like JD the Kids believe they can win,and believe in their
coaches and the program.They dont complain when they lose,they make
ADJUSTMENTS..!!looks like you need to make a few..GO JD EAGLE...!!
STAY THE COURSE..!!DEDICATION TO DETERMINATION LEADS TO DOMINATION..
TCnewsie has no clueI'm sure he believes stansbury, grantsville and
perhaps JD recruited away all the best Tooele little league players.. HaI bet you Mr. Brady gets that team rolling again soon TC is
just ignorant of the facts
Alright Fremont fans, you got your wish, let's see what you got! Love the
playoffs. Bring it or go home.Go Miners!!Old ball coach We'll see how many show up to the 5A finals vs the 3A, people wanna
watch the big boys play. The black and blue classic will have had more fans.
Fremont 24 Bingham 21Northridge 38 Lone Peak 35 (OT)Viewmont 27
Jordan 24Syracuse 31 West 14An all Region 1 (old Region 1)
semifinal would be fitting for this years 5A playoffs! Good luck to all teams
from Northern Utah.
I would like to see how many people would travel to St. George to watch a 5a
championship game? Not many....and 3a has produced the most exciting
championship games the last 3 years...I say that 3a is the best
league because there are multiple teams that have a good shot at winning the
title. In 5a....it's Lone Peak, Bingham, and Fremont this year.....everyone else
is average!!!They might be the big boys....but there is little
excitement in that league!
Hurricanefans- Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome into your new
facility. It looks like you guys are going to have a great new school and your
field is awesome. Very nice fans and players, many of our players commented on
how there was no trash talking during or after the game. Very classy! The score
was a blowout, but hey, at least we covered the Dnews spread! Anyway, it was
nice to travel to your place and feel a warm welcome and deal with some very
classy fans, easily the best that we've dealt with all year. You all should be
very proud of your team and I'm hoping that you get your title this year. Best
i wouldnt be surprised if one home team won this week... Lone Peak.
Old Ball Coach,You are clueless. Hurricane is an overwhelming
favorite with Juan Diego really the only challenge they'll have this year. It
was like that last year too.Lone Peak may be the favorite but it
would not surprise many to see them lose in the semis where I think Jordan will
actually beat them. Fremont and Bingham have a good chance as well while it
wouldn't surprise many if Northride or Syracuse make a run.The only
team in4A that people aren't giving much a chance is Westlake. I hope my TV
doesn't overlook them because they are becoming who most thought they were going
to be when they were picked to win Region 5.Your bias for 3A is
making you look ignorant.
Go Syracuse!!! I can't wait for some more football on Friday!!
Tbirds4lyfeTell me how much do you even know about the other 3A
teams? I'm willing to bet you haven't seen most of the 3A teams play if any.
I'm sure you are basing you opinion from articles the DesNews seems to write
weekly about Hurricane and Juan Diego. The other teams don't get much coverage.
I agree Hurricane is the favorite. But to say Juan Diego is the only challenge
Hurricane will have is ignorant.
@titan4life1 Couldn't agree more! after last weeks game i'm totally pumped
for this weeks!
HTownRam-79.Could not agree more. Good to see another Highland fan here.
@yankees27Thank you for the nice comments bout Hurricane and the fans. We
appreciate your traveling all the way down to southern Utah. Good luck next
year and we hope to meet you again. Lots of great match ups this coming
week....a lot of questions will be answered bout the talent of the northern vs
southern schools. My picks for the quarterfinals: can't pick against my
Tigers...Hurricane 49 Grantsville 13, I give a slight edge to Desert Hills 28
Stansbury 21, this is the tough one but I think Cedar will pull it off Cedar 24
Delta 21 (it's hard to pick against either of these teams), and last but not
least I have to go with the defending champions Juan Diego 35 Spanish Fork 14.
I had to eat a little crow the last time I picked Cedar but I'm sure it will be
a great game! Good luck to all 3A schools!
My picks for 3A:Hurricane slaughters Grantsville, 45-7. Sorry
Grantsville.My major upset of the week, Spanish Fork pulls off the
unthinkable. 24-21 for SF over JD.I have to pick my good old Delta Rabbits
over Cedar (21-14). I will say of all the southern teams, aside from Hurricane,
Cedar scares me the most and I wish Delta hadn't drawn them in the quarter
finals. I really have no idea how this game will go. We will see!Finally,
DH over Stansbury 24-21, although I hope Stansbury wins. Nothing over the
southern schools, but I love to see the underdog come through, and I am
considering Stansbury the underdog in this one.
Lets hope the same Highland from the LP game shows up this friday.
Even Though I live in SC I know The Coach of the Stansbury, and he will not be
satsfied with his team just being there. He Expects His team to be there. They
will beat DH 35-21. Stansbury Running game is very hard to contain.
Underdog,T-Bird is right. If Hurricane and JD were in different brackets,
they'd play in the finals again. Spanish Fork is the only othr team that has a
little chance to win it all. Whoever comes out of your bracket will get
hammered in the finals (if it's Cedar, they'll make it a decent game).Go ahead and make a case for for Stansbury, Grantsville, Desert Hills, Delta
or Cedar to win it all. I'll bring you back to reality.In 4A,
Westlake maybe the only school that's a long shot and yet, more and more people
including TV fans know it's going to be a battle. All the other teams have a
legit shot to win it all (Logan is not the BIG favorite as people may think.
They may lose to Highland this Friday).
Ask Hurricane fans if Cedar has a shot. They will tell you yes. Hurricane is a
great team but we play them tight. Our first game was good down to the end. I
really admire what Coach Homer has done with the Tigers. Year in and year out
to be in the battle. If Cedar does not win I am definateley in Hurricanes
corner. I got emotional when they lost the title last year. If not us I hope
it is them. I know Cedar has an outside chance only but We will hang with
Another team that deserves a lot of respect is Delta. SMallest team in 3A. BUt
a lot of heart and discipline. Cedar will have to play without mistakes to beat
them. But Ursua is a beast and if we have no mistakes I think we win. Our
special teams are suspect.
Fremont by 10Syracuse by 3Jordan by 24Northridge by 3
(Emotional Pick)The odds were 2000+ against Syracuse and they won,
the odds are 300+ against Northridge. It would be quite an upset.Good luck to all the teams! Have FUN...
HIGHLAND RAM, if I were a Highland fan (which I don't consider myself, although
I've followed them very closely this year), I would hope the same team from the
LP game is gone. I hope the same desire on offense shows up, but if the same
team shows up, all that will happen is that they will let the best quarterback
in 4A pick them apart and run all over them instead of the best QB in 5A. It
will take a greater defensive showing to beat Logan than the offensive fireworks
we saw against LP.I played against a similar (although I believe
more talented) Logan team in the playoffs six years ago with a QB we all know
also by the name of Nelson. We were in the game and even led for much of the
first half because we intercepted Nelson twice and dominated the line of
scrimmage. Our halftime adjustments were made mostly for offense and our defense
lost it for us in the second half.If Highland plays even as good of
defense as they did against East, they should be in this one close enough for a
chance to win.
Let the Games Begin! The game of the week will be at Fremont this week when w
host Bingham for the Rematch of the Year!!! I can't wait to see this game unfold
and I wish the best of luck for both teams! I will be there cheering on my team
until my throat gets sore! Silver Wolf Nation! signed ???
so..... im confused... why everyone hates on region 1 when 3 out of the 4 region
1 teams are left... and i know the SLC people are just gonna call it luck but
the results don't lie. Region 1 = solid.
3A picks Juan Diego 31 Spanish 14 Hurricane 49 Grantsville 10 Cedar 28 Delta 27 Stansbury 24 Desert Hills 21
@Jxc#1 They don't give up north teams any hope because they don't want to
admit north teams play real solid ball. They also don't want to admit that the 3
remaining region 1 teams are for real and could easily demolish all the down
south teams this week. I say the big I don't know will be NR vs LP. NR is
playing amazing on "O" but there "D" is the problem. NR can
out score any team hands down but they struggle to stop teams. If LP has a
couple of "O" stalls then I say NR gets it. This game will be a high
scoring match, much like the 49-35 NR Cottonwood game. Fremont is solid on every
aspect. Syracuse has an abusive "D" but can't put a lot of points up.
Region 1 was very solid and luck played no part in their wins, Syracuse had the
best D line Alta's faced all year and played good enough to pull it out. Poor
game planning by the Alta OC didn't help and the Hawks were way too confident
going in, but Syracuse didn't get lucky, they took it to Alta all game long.
Engstrom barely touched the ball early in the game even before he was hurt,
still can't figure that one out, and they waited to long to bring in the soph
qb, he was the only one who moved the offense all game long. Congrats to
Syracuse, good luck this week against West.
Jxc#1 I agree completely! Region 1 against what is supposedly the toughest
region top to bottom with Alta, Jordan, Cottonwood, and Brighton, went 3-1. My
picks this week are:Bingham over Fremont in a close low scoring game
(14-10)Syracuse over West, Syracuse can chew up clock on long drives and
their Defense is so tough especially with Dimick (17-3)Jordan rolls over
Viewmont (35-14)I really think the Lone Peak vs Northridge game will be a
great game. It will be a high scoring battle because you know Chase Hansen is
going to find the endzone but I believe the 3 headed monster in Casteel, Adams,
and Schlicte will get theirs as well. Ridge wins 56-49 in OT
56 points on LP? Let's be realistic
Even thought the weather is going to be crummy this will be a great week of
playoffs!! All the teams that survived the 1st round deserve to be there, please
just quit acting like everyone is against region 1. If that region is sooo good
then get to the finals and prove it. Fremont has their hands full
with Bingham, the Miners will come through 24-10,'And c'mon with the
NRidge comments. Putting up over 50 on LP. They have not played any team with a
QB like Hansen. LP would lose to Olympus or M Crest. that's right they beat M
Crest by 21, let's keep things real.LP 41-14
Sorry that should read LP would "not" lose.....
Lone Peak has an OK defense, looking at the numbers. I think the weather will
hurt LPs passing game and bring their offence down to excellent from best
offense in the state including all the colleges level it was at. That being said
LP 34 Northridge 14
@jarka-rusplease just quit acting like everyone is against region 1.Where have you been the entire season? Almost all of the comments from
people in SL or UT county have said they have no respect for Region 1 etc. and
that they haven't played any "real" teams this year and they will all
lose in the first round. If you don't believe me go back and read the comments
on stories posted two weeks ago. I have personally read these comments with my
own eyes from people from LP and Bingham and Alta and others, but mainly these
PapiWell I am sure that is true, but now the playoffs get down and
dirty, hopefully rational comments can come out but when comments like that of
NRidge posting gaudy numbers on LP pop up, that may be the reason for the
disparaging comments about region 1. And if I have put down Fremont I apologize
but just like Fremont fans vehemently defending their team I will do the same
for the Miners. I love this time of year!!
Very real opportunity to have 3 of the 4 3A semifinalist come from region
here is my non region 1 biased opinion. i think that NorthRidge could pull off
an upset against lone peak... it would need to have some really solid
"D" though so i think that is a stretch. like i said it could happen
but i don't think it will. I think Syracuse will come out with the win although
it doesn't matter because i don't think either West or Syracuse has the team to
make it past the semis. The Fremont vs Bingham game will be a good game. But
there will be bad weather so passing won't be easy. And Fremont is NOT an easy
team to run the ball against as they proved against Bingham last year holding
Harvi to less than 50yds. I think it will be close but i think fremont will pull
away with the win on this one. I know the players will be fired up to beat
Bingham. I think all 3 of those games will be good (unless LP plays its game
then i think they will blow N.R. out.) that being said.. anything can happen so
I'm excited to see what unfolds this weekend.
What I find that's hilarious is that last year it was Cottonwood who dominated
through the regular season before giving up 62 points to Jordan in the
quarter-finals. This time it was Alta letting the 4th place team for Region 1
beat them on their home turf! My picks:Fremont by 7 (We don't kick field
goals)Syracuse by 3Jordan by 20+Lone Peak by 14 So I
guess Lone Peak might get a second chance at Fremont. If it makes it past Jordan
of course! Go Wolves!
Strong opinions are what makes the comment boards interesting as long as we
don't put down our athletes, schools or each other. Some posters are all
emotional and that is okay, and then there are the players dad's -like me. We
all want to win especially me, I mean my team. My boy laughs at me and shakes
his head as I pull out my spreadsheet and write suggestions to the coach for him
to take to practice. I found more than a few waded up on the floor. What the
heck, playoff football doesn't get any better than when I watch my son on the
Jxc#1, you're dead on about Fremont's run defense. Funny fact by the way,
Fremont gave up less rushing yards to Harvey Langi than BYU did!
There is a lot of talking about the Cedar-Hurricane-DH teams being heads and
shoulders better. I think there will be some rude awakening going on this
I think that this will be a great game against Bingham. Terrible weather will
just make it that much for of a blood bath. I think that this Fremont Defense
will keep Bingham offense under control. I think that if we get our Offense
going from the start then we will win, no question about it! Prediction 21-15
Fremont with the win. I wish both sides good luck and let the game begin! See ya
Games getting better and better. I was concerned about Logan/Herriman because
of all the hype but Grizzlies just did the same thing they have done all year.
They must be a nightmare to prep defenses for. Now, all we are hearing about is
how Highland will beat them because they are healthy. Anything can happen but
look for Logan to score a lot of points. The offense Favero puts out is just
that good. If Highland is going to have a chance they will have to score 30+
points and get a couple of turnovers. Offense in Logan has always been pretty
consistent. When they win championships it usually means that the defense is
playing on a par with the offense. They are big, fast and mean up front.
Wildman is just a junior but he is a beast. I look for Highland to hang with
them for 2 or 3 quarters but in the end, Logan will run away with it.
How come no one shows westlake Love???
Jxc#1 This will be a good game, I can't wait. Also Bingham is NOT an
easy team to run on, they also held Vigil last year to 47 yards. So it may be
close and it may not I can't tell but don't underestimate #24 Palepoi, you think
one guy is going to bring him down you are wrong. In that regard he is a
tougher runner than Langi was. Bingham must establish a good passing game too in
order to lighten the load on him though.
I really think that late friday afternoon all the Region 1 teams will be done
for the year.
My 5A picks.Fremont 13 Bingam 12. ( I think this game is going to
be a defensive struggle) Truesilverwolf is right we don't kick field
goals...Binghams coaches will have them ready to play, so in order for the upset
( I say upset because until proven otherwise Bingham is the State Champs)
Fremont will have to bring it and be ready to earn it because Bingham does not
give games away. Viewmont 14 Jordan 35.Northridge 21 LonePeak
22.West 7 Syracuse 10. Three out of the four games could go
either way ( Sorry Viewmont, but I think your a little out matched offensively).
I predict low scoring affairs due to the weather forecast. (high of 40 degress
and rain/snow mix). Good luck to all the teams!
Thunder boyDon't know jack about west lake but hey its the playoffs
and I'll spread some love! Although I can't pick em against the T-birds cuz
Coach Van Orden is a stud.
What's your pick? Which match-up would you most want to be at?I'd
go for San Juan vs Millard. And I'll place my money on Millard.
Bingham has not had a passing game all year. They are 80/20 run. Why
would they need to establish a passing game all of a sudden when no one has
stopped their running all year? (Not even LP 279YDS 24 pts) Again,
History will repeat it's self. Freemont has played no one even close to Binghams
quality and athleticism, no one has stop Binghams running game and Binghams
defense is simple put, wicked good. Unless you have Chase Hansen and can drop 40
pts On Bingham you have no chance... You have no chance.
I would also agree that JD's region needs some work in the coaching department.
One quality team out of the whole region is ridiculous. And two teams going
winless (aside from the head to head game) is pathetic. To me, the biggest
surprise of the year is how that region went from the most competitive in recent
years to the worst league in 3A. PC, Wasatch, Uintah, Union: I am talking to
you!Granted, there are some circumstances beyond coaches control.
But there are also some major issues at some of these schools.
@JohnsonRYou can not be serious! Theres no way Region 1 goes 0fer on
Friday. Fremont game will be great with Fremont winning by 7.Syracuse wins
by 3NR is the toss up. NR has a chance, not a good one, but a realistic
chance. I wouldn't bet a candy bar on it, but its going to be a good game. And
yes, 50+ on LP is a real #. I'd say more like 35 to 24. NR "O" is a
big play "O" and now there in full stride and hard to stop. Just FYI,
many starters sat for those non region games that were losses. Odds are there
will be a lot of crow eating going on, but not yet.
@KGNobody is saying the southern 3A schools are "heads and
shoulders" above the rest of 3A, with the exception of Hurricane. The
boldest prediction I read was DH beating Stansbury by 2 TD's, which I don't
believe will happen. Stansbury is too big and fast. But it is not too unlikely
that 3 of the final 4 teams are from Region 9. My predictions: Hurricane calls off the dogs mid 3rd quarter and wins 42-14.Cedar
and Delta have a ground war in possibly sloppy weather where Ursua leads his
team to a narrow victory 21-14.JD rolls an SF team that I believe is
not as good as their previous R9 opponent, Dixie. 35-7And it's a
close call but I pick Stansbury over a DH team that might not have all their
studs at %100. 35-27
Bingham is coming into the Freemont game with 4 shutouts in a row. Nuff said!
@JohnsonRI really think that late friday afternoon all the Region 1 teams
will be done for the year.Don't bet on it. Syracuse will beat West.
Fremont-Bingham game will be a close one. And Northridge-Lone Peak could be a
good game as well if Northridge can force some turnovers defensively.
@KGI haven't seen anything about "heads and shoulders above the
rest," in fact I think most of the predictions have been very close between
DH and Stansbury and Delta and Cedar. When you talk about depth in a Region
though you cannot compare any of the other regions to Region 9. Every Region 9
team (except CV) would place no lower than 3rd in any other Region. The sun,
moon and stars had to align for PV to not make the playoffs but if they played
to their potential they would be giving Hurr and JD a run for the money.
So N-ridge averages 30 a game but against the best team in the state they can
drop 50+? For some reason it's not adding up
@papi_chulo you have the worst predictions. You predicted every team in Region 2
would be eliminated in the first round. There sits Viemont and West the eye sore
on your bracket. Keep those wonderful predictions up. I hope you're wrong about
Viemont and West this week too.
No one used the words "head and shoulders above," but the insinuation
is there. Not just in this thread, but other threads as well. I agree that
Region 9 is the deepest region, but then again, they ought to be, having 3 teams
coming back down from 4A. There is a chance of 3/4 teams in the semis being from
Region 9. But, I don't think it will happen.That said, I think
Hurricane walks through this year, but JD will not be as much of a pushover as
previously thought. I expect a decent game between SF and JD.
N-Ridge has played 4 teams that I would say have good defenses. Olympus,
Fremont, Davis, and Syracuse. In those 4 games, they scored 14, 14, 21, and 28
respectively. They put up 49 on Cottonwood yes, however, C-wood had 6 games
previous to that one where they gave up at least 32 points. LP's defense gives
up an average of 14.8 a game. Take into account a lot of those points are scored
after LP takes their starters out. I just don't see how anyone being realistic
can say they could put up 50+.
@xxyyzz1100@papi_chulo you have the worst predictions. You predicted
every team in Region 2 would be eliminated in the first round. At
least I am a papi_chulo and not a xxyyzz1100. West and Viewmont will both be
gone this week with 3 Region 1 teams left. :) Have fun watching from home.
hsfootballfanMaybe they score more when its raining and snowing.Nridge will NOT score over 40 against LP, but if their fans want to
believe that let them.
KGdon't be surprised when JD smokes Spanish Fork and then beats
Hurricane.If you think JD is a 'pushover' you are dead wrong.I do like Bingham to go deep..if the weather gets sloppy some pass happy
teams could find trouble
I am surprised by some of these predictions. Bingham has tradition
and a solid program. Bingham winsJordan and Viewmont is a strange
match-up, but if Jordan has their offense going sorry Viewmont, Jordan winsWest and Syracuse, Syracuse winsLone Peak and Northridge. LP's defense
has come on strong when their opponent is good. Just ask Bingham (who I think
could still win this whole thing). LP wins in a comfortable win.next weekBingham vs. JordanLP vs. SyracuseThat being
said. Region 1 is always better than anyone gives them credit. I just don't
see Fremont beating Bingham. LP has Chase Hansen- scary good.
I love how the teams come on here and talk, talk, talk. I don't see the point
because there's only going to be one championship team from each classification.
Let the players showing the talking on the field and parents show their talk by
cheering on their team. I hope a region 9 team doesn't win because of all their
talk on here.
@ADIDASBoooo! Thats what a forum is for. You talk about your favorites,
Give a lot of misguided opinions, give your predictions. If we knew exactly who
was going to win it all we would all be Wendover bound. This is a forum, if you
don't like talk this is the wrong place to be. Since your here, sit back and
enjoy the talk. Heres some misguided opinions, Region 1 sweeps this Friday. HA!
Fremont's only weak spots are an occasional "soft" coverage at corner,
and getting lost in the playbook by the O-Coordinator and poor Red-Zone play
calling by you know who. The soft coverage use to be chronic but it has been
on the up tick in the last many games. Getting lost in the playbook occurred
during 2 series vs. Brighton and resulted in missed scores, Red-Zone play
selection seems to involve a Quija Board at times and is frustrating. Silver Wolves strengths, an irrepressible defensive line.....razor sharp
linebackers......and a very capable secondary albeit the above mentioned issue.
Preator proved to be highly elusive to the Brighton D, which
enhanced Vigil's carries as he was not keyed on exclusively which made for
better carries. And sharp eyes did not miss Hollingsworth punching in as FB and
scoring up the middle vs. a stout goal line D. My money is on Fremont, my
money is on increased offensive utilization of Hollingsworth.
"Offense sells tickets; Defense wins championships". Coach Paul
"Bear" Bryant Jr
NR has no D and they are playing the highest scoreing team in 5A... good luck NR
ur gunna need it
Juan Diego is tough! They don't turn the ball over and they generally
capitalize on the turnovers that their defense causes. Dixie had an explosive
offense...but 6-8 turnovers?!?! No one can win ballgames with that kind of
sloppy play. After one quarter, it was scoreless...and then the wheels fell off
and Dixie never recovered.Hurricane respects JD, their coaches, and
their program. The two teams have been virtually even the past few years but
Juan Diego ended up with the ball last in each game and found ways to win.
Hopefully, both teams win and (for our sakes) we get a different result.
@ FBfanI have no problem with talk about their favorites and
predictions, I've done the same. Region 9 has been on here from since the season
started talking how they are the best. I don't see Juan Diego talk about being
3X state champs? Region 9 needs to win before they bring all the talk is what
I'm saying. Just like region 1, they need to win something first.
I will dispense with this neuvo-football "North-South" rivalry that
has grown a life of its own re: Region 1 and the SLC Valley. Respect is earned
on the field. I will take Northridge as the "most likely" to play
spoiler this week. I'm not predicting LP's demise I'm just saying the matchup
could be closer then anyone thinks. It is hard to not get on the Fremont
bandwagon as they have some remarkable magic going on this season.After the win over Brighton I saw virtually no celebrating as these kids were
instantly focused like a laser on Bingham. Not even dry from their showers and
the hate was in their hearts for the next battle, incredible!Best of
luck to all the young athletes and the under paid Coaches. Thanks for a great
2011 season so far.
As the preferred provider of beef to athlete bellies in this region we salute
the Fremont Silver Wolves for making the Quarters as expected. This team is
truly unique with their tremendous athletic ability and superior performance in
the classroom. The Wolves are a great example to the junior high kids around
these parts. And as an occasional traveler it is so nice to have Deseret News
provide such a superior platform for getting updated scores, news and the feeds!
Lone Peak has gone 11-0 this season. Every one of those wins has been by double
digits. And even if its a little nasty outside, LP showed their run offence
this week against hunter. In just 5 carries Talon Shumway, a player who could
be argued as one of the top running backs in the state, went for 126 yards.
Look for him and Chase to run the ball this week and put up BIG numbers. LP-48
@Adidas Let's get some assumptions out of the way. "Teams" do not
get on here and talk it up. Fans get on here and talk it up. And if fans get
on and talk there is nothing a team can do. Too many people get on here and act
as if this is THE source for sports on the web. It is not. It is a forum in
which you can express your feelings. I could make a general statement and say
if your team had a decent season you might have been on here from the beginning
of the season talking about your team. Sit back and take all these comments
with a grain of salt and you might even enjoy them.
The fremont people keep talking about their defense and how they held Langi to
under 50 yards. Let me know how many yards Cantwell had and ask your linebacker
how hard was it to stop him and I will give you some credit.
@AdidasIf you saw me sitting in the booth next to you at a resturant with
my "H" hat on you would not resist picking my brain and would want to
hear my opinion about Region 9 and I would do the same to you about Region 11. I
don't see a difference in having this forum to do that same thing.
@viperguy, you nailed it! Fremont's Defense has been anchored all year by
Hollingsworth @Def Tackle, but the kids has got to be "The Bus" Jerome
Bettis reincarnated! I cannot believe his production when on offense! Regular
season it made ok sense to leave #31 on defense to conserve oxygen, but this is
the playoffs Fremont we want more of "The Bus".Just read
in the recruiting blogs that Arizona, Washington, Stanford, Utah State and
Colorado are all drooling over this Fremont multi use swiss army knife of a
player #31. Go Wolves!!
Adidas, The only thing I have seen on here is Juan Diego bragging about 3.
The first of the season it was all Pine View on here. If you don't think your
team is going to win you should pick another sport. I think Cedar is going to
win it all. Why am I a jerk to say that? I think Cedar is the best team in the
world. Am I a jerk for that? My mom cooks better than yours too. I think I am
a good son for that one.
@watchfuleye"The fremont people keep talking about their
defense and how they held Langi to under 50 yards. Let me know how many yards
Cantwell had and ask your linebacker how hard was it to stop him and I will give
you some credit."Question....who is Cantwell?
Thank you MondayMorningQB. I like your comment!
What do you guys think about Westlake?
Cantwell is the QB who destroyed Fremont in the state championship. I don't know
if you remember?
@hsfootballfan I must need some education here. Please tell me who LP played
that had stellar defense. I see a NR team that puts up a lot of points and has
played some of the top ranked defenses in the state. Both Lp and NR played
Davis. The two scores LP 21- Davis 10 and NR 21- Davis 14. The LP Bingham game
would have been very different if the Bingham running back doesn't get a
concussion. Bingham would have been better able to manage the clock and keep
the ball out of Hansen's hands. Comparisons- Both QB's LP and NR have similar
stats, NR has a 1,000 yard plus running back, LP relies on Hansen to run. Let's
not forget NR has multiple receivers that get open and can catch the ball so
does LP. Big key LP has a lot of eggs in one basket albeit a real deal basket.
I'm not going to say this is a NR win, but just because LP is undefeated doesn't
mean this one is in the bag. You gotta love the competition.
KG- Your comment is like the one from Ummm that I asked him to clarify earlier.
When you make vague comments like "there are some issues at some of these
schools" makes me think either you don't want to tell them or more likely
you don't know what they are, but you want to generalize and throw all the teams
that got beat out early under the same bus. I'm open minded and would love to
hear your reasoning that all the teams save JD, need new coaching staffs. Jeez,
Wasatch's coach is first year, PC is two years, not sure of Union and Uintah. So
what are these issues and at what schools in particular?
@NorthridgefanThese are the production numbers for the whole season by
both teamsNorthridge points scored 331 allowed 260LP points scored
448 allowed 163According to these numbers Lone Peak's offense has
been more productive, and defense has been more destructive.And don't say
Northridge's schedule has been more difficult, because it has not been.
Northridge has lost to 3 teams, Olympus, Mountain Crest, and Fremont. Fremonts'
loss can be justified, but the other two should have been W's. And those losses
dont appear to be very close.
Happy Halloween, and the 2nd round is here probably gonna be a cold wet one this
Friday. Good Luck to Westlake " Go For Broke! " TV is very familiar to
the Thunder if, there's gonna be a spoiler Friday this may be it. If, there are
any programs playing this week that know each other it's these two teams. I
haven't seen any of the TV people in here didn't want to search the other 90
something blogs but, I'm pretty sure they're here because they always are, the
field will be and should be better this time around. Let's remind those that
were there the first time this year WHS came in without a QB and held TV to a
really close one till after HT. This will be like a rivalry game with playoff
ramifications, come on WHS if, there's gonna be a game to be close to perfect
this will have to be it. Cut the penalties the stupid ones, play for each other
and let it fly and I'll pick Westlake. TV slow starts all year, then get's
rolling 3rd and 4th QRT.s but this one's the One and Done.... Get Er Done
THUNDER Good Luck
Go Redmen, I see that Delta drew you for the 2nd round, Ursua's familiar with
the Rabbits they were his first victory 2010 season with Westlake last year. I'm
not sure what Delta brings to the table this year but, I know what Ursua can
bring and will bring for the Redmen. My money if, I was a betting man is on John
and company... Good Luck Friday to both teams dress warm and let it all hang
@ just fyi still doesn't answer my question. who are the stellar defenses that
LP has played? NR vs. MTCrest JV played most of the game, Oly was early and NR
had a lot of injuries, and you said it about Fremont justified, but a healthy NR
would have stood a better chance. Bottom line, I would rather have NR playing
LP than Fremont.
Oh, and about JD being a pushover... I must not have been clear in my previous
post. I didn't intent to imply that JD is/was/would be a pushover. I just think
that a lot of Tiger fans think that they will easily dispatch JD as if it were a
pushover. I don't think it will be quite as easy as some think; in fact, I think
JD is the team to beat, as they have proven to be clutch over since their
@ Thunder Boy don't get your hopes up. Wong and VanOrden have a team that
wasn't supposed to be very tough this year and look what they have done with
that team. My advice put your money on TV. Sorry, but it's the truth. I do
love the quickness that QB has for the Thunder. He is freaky quick and has
break away speed. It just won't be enough. Timpview will likely roll.
I know a lot of Hurricane fans and none of them think that JD is going to be a
pushover. I haven't seen that on the threads here either. You are just making
stuff up. They would be a pushover for Cedar though.
GO RAMS, if you can put 41 points against a talented LP team, you can take care
Northridge5, As a fellow Knight, I agree that we'll give LP a better game
than most people think. We just have to shorten the game with sustained drives
that we're capable of and limit Hansen's chances to have the ball in his hands.
If we do that and keep it close to the 4th, it can be anyone's game.I totally disagree with you on TV and Westlake. The QB was a freakish athlete
and we did not expect that from him because it was his first game of the season
with them. I have no doubt he's gotten better and with their defense, they can
play with anyone. I said it before and I'll say it again, they have the best
D-line we've played all year (that includes Syracuse and Fremont). I was at that game and 21 of our points came off turnovers (they had 5 or 6).
Unless they lost some players, Westlake is going to be a tough out for anyone.
In saying that, I'd pick TV as well because of their experience, but they won't
roll Westlake and you can bet on that.
@just fyiWhat your failing to remember is, its playoff time. Throw out the
regular season schedule. (ie, Alta vs Syracuse) I know for a fact that for the
first time all year NR is healthy and playing great ball. LP has been plying
great all year with 1 of the best players in the state at the controls. At the
end of the day, this has the potential to be an amazing game, or its a blow out.
Late Friday knight we will all know the facts. I predict the Knights win! HaHa!
Ursua is a game changer. He has the ability to take Cedar to the title. The
Red's are playing their best football of the year. Cedar believes it can
compete with anyone and when you have a player like Ursua it makes all that
reality. No matter what happens.... Region 9 Will Represent
Cedar City does have a really good team and did put a scare on Hurricane and
other teams should be worried about that. though i think Hurricane has learned
from that game and will be alot better if they play each other again. and the
Only problem i see with Cedar. Is that if you can stop Ursua you can stop their
@ JoMamma, true supporters of Cedar will not talk trash and make comments like
you did toward JD. We true supporters know we have a good team but we also know
that every team left is a good team. With that being said we know the title
goes through JD as they have earned that reputation the last three years. I
hope that the team is not looking ahead of Delta because they are a great team
and the only one that matters to us this week.
Amen True. JD is good, so is Delta. All teams left are good. Hope we can hang
with them as far as possible. Hope Hurricane gets to beat JD this year.
@KG...JD has beat Hurricane 3 years in a row, why in the world would Hurricane
think they are going to easily dispatch JD...I don't know anyone who thinks
that. Until JD loses they are still the big dog of 3A.
Bingham has not had a passing game all year. They are 80/20 run.Not even
close, RobertC. Bingham's offense is much more balanced than you say.2,329 rushing yards, 25 touchdowns; 1,624 passing yards, 19 touchdowns.Rushing accounts for 58.9% of total yards and 56.8% of scoring, passing
accounts for 41.1% of total yards and 43.2% of scoring.MoogBingham is coming into the Freemont game with 4 shutouts in a row. Nuff said!
It's 3 shutouts in a row. AF scored 7 and Bingham's other shutout was
Cottonwood in week 5.I don't mean to belittle anyone, just pointing
out the facts.
I've enjoyed the comments on this board. Its fun to see what people think about
the upcoming games. Yes I am a Delta Fan, and yes I would love to see Delta in
the finals, will it happen, chances are not good, but then at the beginning of
this season I don't think anybody thought we would be 10-1 at this point either.
Delta won a lot of games that they really had no business winning. Last week I
saw something that totally eptomizes Delta football, I watched a 140 lb receiver
take out two would be tacklers who's total weight was close to 500 lbs with one
block. As he stood over the top of two bodies lying flat on their backs on the
turf I thought that is what Delta football is. Does Delta have anybody fast
enough to catch Ursua, not a chance. Is our team as athletic as Cedar, not even
close. Are we as big as Cedar? We'll give up 30lbs a player. Will we compete?
You can bet your life on it. We may not win, but these kids are winners all the
Question....who is Cantwell? How soon some (want to) forget.From the 2010
5A championship game info on this website: "Stefan Cantwell finished
13-for-25 with 226 yards and four touchdowns, leading Bingham past Fremont in
the 5A title game. Brady Measom caught four passes for 77 yards and a pair of
TDs, and Josh Smith had four receptions for 60 yards and a TD. The Silver Wolves
committed 5 turnovers, and were held to 196 yards on the day."He's
the Bingham quarterback who passed for 30 yards more than the total yards
Bingham allowed Fremont on November 19, 2010.Does that answer your
Last year was last year. Get over it!! The past is the past. Leave it in the
past, live in the present, and prepare for the future.
Bummer being on the outside looking in. Syracuse punched our boys in the mouth
and they never recovered.
papi_chulo Fremont fans keep bringing up the "rematch" and
the past, it obviously still stings to be dominated 30-7.
@true observer,Nice soap box coach. I will also say whatever I want.
Cedar is going to beat Delta, Desert Hills, and then Juan Diego for the
championship. I will post it all I want. It has nothing to do with being a
@AltaDadDo you think Alta overlooked them? What did you think of
Syracuse? Were they any good or did they get lucky to beat you guys? I would
just like an honest opinion about this if you don't mind. Thanks.
@ Rabbit talk, well said. Cedar knows you will compete and that is why we are
not looking ahead. We know we have to play our best to have a chance to win.
Cedar is not big by the way and in all actuality we are almost a mirror image of
each other. We expect a very tough and competitive game on friday. True
football fans should not miss this game as it will be one of the best this post
@true observerTake it easy. jomamma is obviously joking.@KG I agree
with Jomamma. I have yet to see one Hurricane fan predicting anything but a
great game between Hurricane and JD. I think you're trying to create some bull
board material for JD.Is anyone exicted for Friday? These playoff weeks
seem to drag on forever.
I think Fremont vs Bingham is the game I will go to even with the drive. It
should be a great game with Fremont @ home and with an axe to grind they could
upset Bingham. Can't wait love the playoffs wish I could watch them all.
@ RABBIT TALK I will agree with you Rabbit talk, you guys have some
tough kids down there I know from experience being on the side line last year
with WHS. Tough corn fed kids a lot of wrestlers who know how to bring the wood.
It will be a barn burner for both teams one thing though which I'd wished we'd
done was what the Redmen are doing utilizing Ursua on D-fense. Of course I'm
biased towards the team with Ursua but, I 'll wish both teams the best of luck
and for the Seniors this is why you've grown up playing this sport there's
nothing else like it on earth. Time is short for some this will be the end, for
some another week to prepare for state. Good Luck Boys. To the Boys of Fall
@ Rabbit TalkI enjoyed your comments and you are spot on about
Delta, they are tough and gritty. I picture a bunch of wrestlers out there in
football uniforms. But don't make this out to be a David vs. Goliath game. You
will be surprised by Cedar's small size.Cedar and Delta are very
much alike. They are both small, gritty, tough, and both relish the underdog
role. Year after Year Cedar plays the bigger St. George schools and takes pride
in it. They always schedule 4A and 5A schools in the preseason. This year they
had Am. Fork, Highland, and Skyline. Not too shabby.It will be
interesting to watch because both teams thrive on going against bigger
opponents, yet this game both teams will be matched against another team of
undersized kids with quickness and heart.Both teams have X-factors.
Cedar has Ursua and a tough schedule to help them prepare. Delta simply has an
overall great 10-1 team and the home of the toughest place in the state for a
visiting team to get a win.Can't wait for this one.
To the Thunder, especially for the Seniors it's do or die time, play to be
perfect and especially play for each other. The sun is getting ready to set on
whatever is the outcome Friday. We know what the capabilities of each of you
are, perfection is usually never obtained but when strived for, coming close is
what the Coaching Staff is asking from you that's all. Good Luck to all of you
and the Staff. Friday will be what a lot ( Players ) of you have been preparing
for, practicing for, relish every moment of it. Look at the other players this
week wether they're seniors or not this could be sweet or bitter, regardless
we're proud of all of you. Watching from a distance has been hard, but seize the
moment ,live it ,love it and remember it. GO THUNDER.... Leave it all out there
FYI...The Delta football team has many basketball players in key positions. C.
Christensen, Hughes, Johnson boys, Shamo, D. Christensen, Edwards, to name a
few. Don't give wrestling all the credit, but give it to the boys. Also, it has
a lot to do with tradition. If you wrestle or play Delta in football, not to
mention soccer, baseball and girls basketball volleyball you know you will have
your hands full regardless of who you are. If you go there to play basketball,
you expect to win. Same kids, different tradtion. For being the smallest 3-A
school for many years now, they always have and always will bring it.
@ Small Town UtahWhoa, hey, there have been a lot of non-Delta-ites,
including me, complimenting your team. I like Delta, but I guess you don't need
it. You'll all handle it yourselves. Sheesh.By the way, Delta has
NOT been the "smallest 3-A school for many years now." (one of the
smallest - yes). Before the realignment, Juab, Manti, and Emery, to name three,
each had over 100 students less than Delta. Richfield also had less, and
currently, Morgan has less, or at least within a handful of students.
3-A Football Fan: I'm sorry that my comment didn't say what I meant. I really
do appreciate all the compliments we receive from everyone, definitely including
your post above. My point was to defend our basketball players. Many on here
have said that we're a bunch of wrestlers playing football, which is also true.
But many of our great players also play basketball. Tradition is the
difference. Our wrestlers and football team are very respected because of
tradition. Our basketball team is usually down for the same reason.As far
as enrollment is concerned, I have my information and you have yours and it
varies quite a bit, so we'll just leave it at that. We don't use small
enrollment as an excuse, but rather, motivation.
@small town utahBasketball at Delta? We know those players are the third
string wrestlers who couldn't take state so they played basketball. Whether they
are b-ball or wrestlers on the football field for Delta we know they could all
take down any of the other teams players and pin them in two seconds.
papi_chulo, to answer your question I think that Alta did overlook Syracuse, but
I also think Syracuse is a good football team who will be at Rice Eccles next
weekend. They are great on defense.According to the players and coaches
I've talked to the Alta head coach told the offense he expected 7 td's against
Syracuse and all week the team prepared like they were playing Copper Hills or
West Jordan again instead of a playoff team. I think the kids responded to how
the head coach approached the game. They game planned to give the ball to #1
instead of to Engstrom and never took the Titans seriously. Next think you know
they knock out Engstom, then knock out the qb, and it was too late to recover
after that.Personally I think Region 1 is better than anyone is giving
them credit for and I think the Fremont v Bingham game is a toss up and could go
either way. I also think Fremont would give LP a good game, as would Syracuse.
Fremont and Lone Peak would probably be the best state championship game out
there. Last year after the Lone Peak-Fremont semifinal game, I was walking by
the Lone Peak fan buses while the Bingham fans were walking into the stadium.
Lone Peak was telling Bingham to kill Fremont. Strange enough since those two
are region rivals. I guarantee the Lone Peak vs. Fremont game would be to kill
Plyxply, Didn't you also predict that Westlake had NO chance of
beating Mountain Crest in Hyrum? I'm guessing that's why you've commented so
Papa Chulo, I do think Alta overlooked Syracuse, but that is only part of it.
Syracuse is a real good football team. I don't know what #59 name is, but he is
a beast. The Syracuse defense took out 2 QB's and our best running back. It
was a defensive battle, but Syracuse won. If they were to play again, I think
we could beat them, but guess what, we don't get a 2nd chance. Props to
Syracuse, I'm pulling for you guys!!
Ah, yes. Last year was last year when we remind Fremont fans that their team
lost and who did it to them. But last year is very important when they want to
claim how great Fremont's athletes were in 2010. That's the same sort of
attitude that allows them to write comments on how badly Fremont will beat
Bingham then accuse Bingham fans of arrogance for saying Bingham will win.Note to Fremont fans: When history supports a claim it has some validity.
History shows that Fremont hasn't won a game against Bingham since 2004.
Arrogance is making a claim that's supported only by your opinion.Truesilverwolf, it's not so strange that Lone Peak wanted Bingham to beat
Fremont last year. Bingham and Lone Peak were in different regions. Even if
the two were in the same region Lone Peak wanting to see the team that just beat
them lose isn't unusual.You're looking forward to a championship
game against Lone Peak already? Sounds like you're overlooking Bingham. But
it's not arrogant when a Fremont fan overlooks an opponent, only when a Bingham
fan supposedly does. Right?
@plyxply & @ AltaDadThank you for your honest responses. Alta
has a great team and played well this year. Syracuse also has a great team and
I look for them to be pumped for this weeks game at West. I
appreciate the comments that are civil on here as a lot of them have gotten out
of hand. There will be some great games this Friday. I will be cheering on my
Wolves as I know many will be rooting for the Miners and others rooting for
their respective teams as well.
Doesn't it take 3 seconds to pin someone? just curious...
@amanapYou're thinking of WWF Wrestling. Oh yeah, There are two two-time
state wrestling champs on Hurricane (Scott and Prince) that may be a problem for
Delta if they meet up at any point.