Glad to see the Dons recognized! They haven't forgotten that sting from
last year's semis.
I'd say East should be ranked #1 now, with their victory over an impressive
Bountiful team. Especially considering Jordan now has a loss (I know, to a touch
California school), and considering they narrowly escaped defeat against
unranked Cottonwood (1-6). I'm still calling Syracuse as the upset team to
take down Jordan. I have a feeling Kafentsiz will have to wait 1 more year for
his state championship.Alta should be #4 over Timpview, since
Timpview's only loss was at the hands of the Hawks, who have had a MUCH
tougher schedule than the T-Birds.And Pleasant Grove deserves a
higher ranking than 20th, too. Lone Peak is a talented group to have upset!
Coach Hamilton is going to take that PG program to the next level over the next
@sampson You better believe it. They are putting in the work now getting ready
for a trip to RES. They got revenge for last years loss against Delta. Two
more region games (NSP and Payson)
My two sense on the top 5:1) east2) Syracuse3) Jordan4) alta5) Timpview
Didn't Bountiful beat Lone Peak and pretty handily as well. Didn't
Alta beat Timpview at Timpview? Didn't East beat Jordan though the game
went three quarters? Not sure about these rankings...
@Old ball coachWow, Syracuse above Jordan already, eh? I considered
it, but I wasn't quite ready to make the leap. I'm not saying I
completely disagree, but I'd like to know what your reasoning is? Sell me
I definitely won't make any specific "calls" already because the
tournament always brings surprises (Remember how everyone was expecting Alta to
win state last year and Syracuse upset them in the first round as like a fifth
seed?) but I think it would be great to see region 1 finally bring home a
well-deserved state championship. It seems they always have a team in the finals
or at least the semis but haven't sealed the title since the '04
Darts. I think it would be a phenomenal matchup to Syracuse vs Jordan in the 5A
championship game. Just my two cents anyway...
@USC Fan in UtahIf I were SF, I'd be thinking about the first
round match up with Region Nine, not making reservations in Salt Lake.
@Fender Good point. I agree that the championship will go through region 9.
All of the top teams in that region will be tough.
I agree that it is time for East to take the #1 spot. East's "win"
over Jordan and Jordan's narrow escape over Cottonwood should justify
that.I would flip-flop Alta and Timpview to #4 and #5
respectively.I think Northridge is ranked too high at #6 and Box
Elder is too high at #12. Both of these teams have beat the teams they should
have beat and lost to the teams they should have lost to. I'm not sure
what sets Northridge above teams #7 through #10...other than Northridge beating
Logan. Not sure what sets Box Elder above teams #13 through #20. Box Elder has
no significant wins and losses against Syracuse and Mountain Crest were
expected. I guess wins against Logan and Highland would help their cause.I don't like Riverton, Brighton and Skyline being ranked over
Herriman. Even though Riverton beat Herriaman...I don't think they have
played any better since. Brighton's 6 point win over West Jordan and the
fact that they won't make the playoffs means they are ranked too high.
Skyline beat Herriman but is nowhere close to being a better team.
fender- If I were any team I would be thinking of my first round game. Some of
the things I've read lately have been otherwise. I've read posts from
a bunch of people from the Dixie area, saying 3-4 teams in the semis, etc,. Not
that that might not happen, it's just that no matter if I were ranked #1 or
unranked, I would focus more on the game at hand, than looking ahead to any
potential playoff matchups. Anything can happen, that's why they play the
games. I think some people are going to be shocked by the outcome in 3A this
@joseywalesI don't disagree with you. Nothing is guaranteed
and you may well be right that the outcome will be a surprise. The odds favor
Region Nine just based on the likelihood that all four of its playoff teams will
probably have a legit shot at the big game. I don't think that will be
true of any other region in 3A. But, there are some other very good teams north
of Region Nine: Juan Diego, SF, and Stansbury come to mind and any one of those
teams could be there.
@ joseyHow could it shock anyone? Are my redmen in and don't know
it? Let's take a closer look. Stansbury undefeated and beat
DH......wouldn't be a shocker. Juan Diego obviously no shocker. SF made
the semis to be beat by a really good Hurricane......not a shocker. The only
shocker is my cattle prod I use on the sheep. It makes their wool burn a little
though. All we need on here is amanap saying how PV is going to take state. He
is such a PV fan. Another shocker would be if my single wide done asexual
reproduction and became a double wide.
BigBenzo88 - You are, at best, a little delusional.
@Casual Fan - Why do you say that?Its not unreasonable to think East
is ranked #1 over Jordan. I don't think ranking Alta #4 and Timpview #5 is
out of the ordinary. I don't think that I'm wrong to question why
Northridge is ranked #6. I don't know much about the team, but looking at
their wins and losses...I don't understand that high of a ranking. The
same holds true for Box Elder...I don't know much about them...but looking
at their wins and losses...their ranking of #12 seems high. Riverton being ranked over Herriman I feel is off. True, Riverton did beat
Herriman, but as I have pointed out...it was a neutral site and went into
overtime. Since then...Riverton has not played better than Herriman. Brighton
will not make the playoffs due to Cottonwood holding the tie-breaker and
Skyline, again did beat Herriman....however, it was at Skyline with questionable
calls in the last 60 seconds that led to a Skyline score. Skyline's close
win over Hillcrest and 3 losses should put them behind Herriman.Please share what is delusional about what I have pointed out???
I believe East is playing the best football right now and should be ranked #1.
I wish that East/Jordan game could have been completed because either team could
have won that game. The one-point advantage in the third quarter simply means
the teams were neck and neck. As for the rest, it's debatable. Bingham
and Lone Peak could beat several of the teams ranked ahead of them, but both
teams lost their letdown games. Timpview, Mt. Crest, Box Elder, and
Skyline are ranked a few places higher than they should, IMO.
BigBenzo88 - You put way too big of a premium on things that are of no
relevance. Your bias clouds your judgement so bad that it's beyond
IMO 3a is wide open. So many good teams. i could see Hurricane, Dixie, Juan
Diego, or Spanish Fork taking it. Playoffs will be exciting and full of
surprises I am sure. I don't follow 5a and 4a like I should, but it seams
like East will take 4a, and South Jordan 5a. There is nothing guaranteed in 3a.
Should be a fun post season to watch. Everything is wide open in 3a. The only
thing that is certain is that the best team will ultimately win it all.
So BigBenzo, Looking at Region 3 and lets say Brighton loses to
Jordan and beats Copper Hills, and WJ loses to Alta and Jordan and Cottonwood
loses to Alta (which could happen) then there will be a 3 way tie for 3rd. So
Brigton could be the 3 seed in that very tough region. Just my opinion but if
you replace Herrimann with Copper Hills in that region, Herrimann would not make
Dixie in its last 2 games has outscored its opponent by an average of 30 points,
and its dropps off the top 25? Come on desnews give the south some love for
once! I'm sick of hearing about the north....last year it was all teams
from the dirty south in 3a, and dnews still wouldnt give anyone credit! Cough a
little cash out to your writers so they can head down to the south and see the
real potential down here.
@joseywales said . . . some people are going to be shocked by the outcome in 3A
this year.That made me think - what team would shock me by winning
the 3A state title? Not Hurricane or JD - they won the last 4. Not SF or Dixie -
they had positive buzz all season. Not even Pineview winning the title would
shock me. They’ve been playing really well since Wilstead came back after
missing 5 games with the broken ankle.Only these 3A title scenarios
would shock me:1. Some team nobody is talking about – like Wasatch
or Morgan – comes out of nowhere to win it all. That would shock me.2. Desert Hills wins it. That would shock me because there are 3 better
teams in their own region.3. Stansbury wins it. Stallions have
played the softest schedule – by far – of any of the 3A title
contenders. Their winning the title would run counter to everything I have ever
experienced about sports and life – you can’t learn to beat tough
opponents by competing against softies, and DH is their only quality win. If
Stansbury can pull it off, that would shock me.
@ jomommaPine View will finish 4th in region 9 and then go to
Spanish Fork and beat them in the first round. Pine View will be playing
Hurricane at RES...
I can't wait to see how the playoffs play out. I think there will be some
surprises in 4a and 5a.
@ amanapI agree with you that pv will beat spanish fork. pine views line
is bigger than byu's line. pine views line would give byu's offense a
spark. still don't know why they have such a bad record?
PV's line probably could give BYU a spark! I think in region nine we
discuss the strength of the region so much because we see such great games and
teams week in and week out. As we discuss this it would be easy to assume that
most of us are overlooking some great teams up north. For the majority, that
isn't the case. I've really enjoyed this season and continue to
be impressed with each region 9 team we play this year!
I agree a 2-point win over Cottonwood is reason enough to doubt Jordan belongs
at #1. Before this week, I thought schedule difficulty qualified them above East
but regardless of the disappointing showing against Cottonwood, East outshines
Jordan based on depth and ability on both sides of the ball. East shows depth
and player development whereas Jordan is showing, like last season, dependency
on Kafentzis. Also, compared to Jordan who has scored 330 and allowed 146 so far
this season, East has scored 314 and allowed 39 overall- talk about an
offensive and defensive powerhouse.
@t22 Dizie has has a great season...but have no signature wins. They beat
Springville and Provo, sure--a combined (2-14). They beat Pine View soundly
when their #1 QB was out. They played Hurricane tough but lost. The Flyers are
explosive and could be as good as Stansbury or Spanish Fork. Stansbury edged D-Hills as did Dixie. Spanish beat Springville similarly as
Dixie. The playoffs will help us see the picture better. Dixie will face Juan
Diego in the 2nd round. Beat the Soaring Eagle and you will get the respect you
WX will smoke Bountiful this week and then do some serious damage at state!! 4A
This is our year!! Go WX!! GO CATS!!
I agree with t22 in the sense that a team shouldn't drop in the standings
when they win big.
@Jo MommaWhy isn't PV's record better is a very good
question. It's a head scratcher for sure. Who knows the answer, but couple
of obvious things. Anytime a team loses a kid with Wilstead's upside
it's a problem. No coach is going to play that kid without two safeties.
Without him, teams load the box and no matter how good the O line is it
can't block everybody. Haven't seen all PV's games, but Wilstead
was out for Dixie game and Dixie loaded the box, brought the outside backers on
every play and ignored PV's passing game.Wilstead was back for
Hurricane game and didn't play well, but Hurricane still had to play him
honest and the PV line and the RB put up something like 360 yards rushing.The other thing I saw in those games were some very questionable
coaching decisions that handicapped PV. PV could learn something from
Hurricane: keep it simple, play the percentages and keep your kids focused.
That's why IMO Hurricane is still the team to beat.
@t22 Spanish Fork has outscored 3A opponents 226-26. I know St. George teams
are good but never underestimate the team that everyone is overlooking. Top 4
in 3A Hurricane, Juan Diego, dixie and SF but it's hard to put them in
@PrepFootballNutDon't think anybody down south is overlooking
SF. It's obviously a good team, but here's something to put it in
perspective for you. SF beat Springville 28-14 and Juan Diego beat Springville
19-18. Orem, however, beat Springville 45-18, so you might draw the conclusion
that Orem is a little stronger team than SF or JD. Yet, PV, which will finish
in 4th or 5th place in Region 9 beat Orem @ Orem and without its starting QB. I
think the point is that the competition in Region 9 is just tougher and teams in
that region are going to get more credit...or should.
Interesting thought. If East beats Highland (which I expect,) and WX beats
Bountiful (Less expect,) that sets up the three way tie for second. That would
be pretty fun.
All you 3A lovers,just going to say real quick.... we all know you
have your teams in St. George and no one is taking you lightly, these top 25 in
the state dont matter, You can prove it more and more by winning. Hurricane hasnt lost in 18 games or something, and you all talk like Pine
View, Dixie, Have these amazing teams, Beat your own teams in your own region
before you talk.I am going to say this right now....Juan
Diego will win 3A! There defense is awesome, they just run the ball right at you
all night, and have a great Focus because of that horrible trajedy with one of
there former players passing away.Eat this up you 3A lovers,SOOOOOOO stoked to see Brighton hopefully beat Jordan 2 times in 2
years, and I can see them winning because they get up for these type of games.
Jordan and Brighton..... Hate each other!!!! Should be a good one on Friday at
Jordan, I will be attending.
First Round of the 5A playoffs,Region 1 plays Region 2I dont
expect any team from REGION 2 TO win a playoff game.(Maybe HUNTER might
snag one from Davis or Layton)Granger got owned by 50 points to 3A Juan
Diego, Viewmont has got beat badly to! Region 3 plays Region
4-Meaning many fun games for first round,Jordan vs (Riverton/PG)Alta vs (Riverton/Pg)Brighton vs (LP OR bingham)Cottonwood vs (Lp
or Bingham)This does stink! Syracuse wins REGION 1, and could
face region 3 #2 (Alta ) second round...... REDEMPTION GAME FOR THE HAWKSBingham will face Brighton first round, then will face Region 2 winner
(hunter) or region 1 #4 (layton)
Dont worry about Dixie dropping off the top 25. We all know what they are
capable of. Dixie has had its hands full with the strength of the schedule
unlike some teams playing cheerleaders to stay undefeated. Everything will be
sorted out soon enough. I cant wait this year to see who is crowned with all the
talent. Last years game was SF and Hurricane and to bad they meant before but
for me that was the game.
@binghamalumif you don't know how good or bad teams like pine
view or dixie are then don't even try and sound like you know what you are
talking about. dixie and pine view DO win their games. Juan Diego may win....so
can hurricane, or SF, or Dixie, or any other playoff team. it's what the
playoffs are for, no one in region 9 has ever been cocky enough to say anything
like "hurricane, or dixie, etc is going to win the title" we have never
overlook the northern teams especially juan diego and spanish fork, and even
stansbury. we are allowed to talk highly about our own teams without putting
down others. we talk highly about our region, because our region (which
produced 3 semi final teams) is arguably even better than last year. So of
course we are gonna root for our teams...it's called school spirit.the way you say that Juan Diego is going to win is both petty and rude
(not saying they wont), but it shows that you have no respect for other schools
showing support for their teams.
@WXcatRegion 8 has a similar situation. If Timpanogos beats Orem
region 8 will have a three way tie for second. They lost by one point to Maple
Mountain without a star player and I think he is supposed to be back for the
Orem game. Go Timpanogos!! Go Woods Cross!!
@jomommaCoaching. PV has had probably 5 teams in the past 10 years
that should have won state but didn't due to coaching. The coaches are
un-disciplined and un-smart most of the time. Maybe we should stop looking for
people to come help our team and start being disciplined with our own young guys
Good luck Diggers! Should be a good game. Is Cavendar or Moss playing this week?
Diggers are 6-1 against the Bengals the last six years. I hope they make it 7-1
Good luck to Desert Hills and Hurricane tonight. I hope it is a great game. Both
schools leave it all on the field night in and night out.
@ amanapCedar isn't doing good this year but i like our coaches. we
will take state next year.
binghamalum (I'm 1 too)In region 3, there will probably be a
3-way between WJ/Cottonwood/Brighton. The tiebreaker will likely involve a
playin game. Bingham could therefore draw anyone of them in the first round.
In Region 1, Layton beat Davis, So unless Davis upsets Northridge
and Layton lays an egg against Fremont. The second round game for the Miners
will be the winner of Davis/Hunter. Although the Miners get a share
of the region crown with a win over PG next week, they will get the #2 seed
because of the loss to LP. I think that #2 draw might be better as they likely
host Davis in the second round (I agree that it is a long shot that any region 2
teams win in the first round) and end up on the opposite side of the bracket
from LP and Alta (the 2 teams that have demonstrated that they can beat the
Miners) and Jordan (the top rated team). Beat Syracuse at RES (a tall order)
and we are playing for the trophy. How fun would a Bingham/Jordan championship
@ proudbigbrotherDefense wins Championships...Syracuse has the best
defense in 5A....besides Cavander and Moss are out which favors the
Titans....Jordan still has the horses to run, baring any upsets come
Playoff time. Which is why I picked them 3rd....Playoff time is the
greatest time of the year!
We always hear a lot of big talk about the st george schools being the strongest
in 3a for football and since they are legit in student size really 4a schools
they should do very wellOf course we know Hurricane are legit 3a
size and for a public school of that size a great program