Once again East football is underestimated. It's impressive (and a bit
annoying) the way they keep pulling ahead in spite of the sloppiness- but no
doubt, their defense dominates.
East is legit. No doubt about it. Their D and running game is incredible. Too
bad Barton went down and became pretty much a non factor in the offense. Also
some weird calls. Definitely not blaming refs, though. Even if a
"perfect" game was called East still wins this game. They are the better
team this point in the season. Good luck with the rest of region Leopards. Lets
win out, Cats! Go WX.
Region 6 is hard to figure out...but East has made its petition that it is the
best by beating WX. At the beginning of the season, I thought that Region 6
would be balanced with all 4 playoff teams have 1 loss in region...but now it
looks like East has separated itself and maybe Bountiful as well. So probably
East vs Bountiful win region unless something funny happens when East plays
Highland.I still believe Region 6 is a forced to be reckoned
with...but instead of worrying about all 4 teams...other Regions in the playoffs
may only have to worry about 2....East and Bountiful.
Benzo, I would definitely say you still have to worry about all 4 teams.
This game was a lot closer than it looks. Take away some penalties, and have a
healthy Barton, it very well might have been different. I think East will Win
out in region. Bountiful and WX is the last game of region and that will decide
second place. Highland looks like they may have figured things out but arent as
elite as years past. And Herriman is looking good! I would not want to play them
in the playoffs. Good luck with the rest of the season.
WXcat - I liked your reply. Is Barton the stud RB/DB I've heard about?
Did he get knocked out of the game? Will be playing next week? I guess the
East/Bountiful and Bountiful/WX games will be key. Is it possible for Bountiful
to beat East? If Bountiful could beat them then it would even things out again
for the entire region.Well I'm hoping that Region 7 matches up
with Region 8 in the playoffs and that East is on the other side of the bracket
from Herriman. I'm actually predicting Herriman, East, Bountiful and WX in
the 4A Quarterfinals.Good luck to WX.
He is the stud you have heard of. He just twisted something breaking up a pass
early on and they hardly ran any offense through him after that. His closing
speed on D was still great. I do not know if Bountiful can beat East. If anyone
can, it is them though. Very similar games. Smash mouth D, and run it down your
throat O. East has a little bit more size, but the game is at Bountiful. Coach
Wall is a football genius, as well. Who knows! High school football is a fun
thing. Good luck with your season.
@ BigBenzo88, Region 7 matches up with Region 6 in the first round of the
playoffs. It won't let me post the link, but you can find it on the UHSAA
site under the football tab. And one thing to note is the Region 8 No.5 and the
Region 6 No. 4 are having their play-in game, with the team most likely being
either WX or Highland for Region 6, and that makes for a fun 1st round game if
(And when IMO) Herriman takes the Region 7 title. Exciting stuff in 4A!