The coaches really didn't pick Jordan? Wow. Maybe the championship game
will be Jordan vs Bingham then. Everyone else I can see 100% but Jordan is
easily the best team in the state. Need a QB to win and they have the best in
Sorry pgsportsgeek, Jordan can't compete with the Utah County All-Stars aka
I wonder what East has up its sleeves this year? Funny how the coach said how
angry the team is. I hope every team that plays East is angry this year.
I think that the 3AA classification might be the most exciting to watch. Juan
Diego is always good. Stansbury has some serious talent coming back. Desert
Hills is loaded with talent. Dixie has all of their skill guys coming back minus
the QB. Hurricane might have the best fullback in the entire state. Pine View
has their big gun slinger of a QB and will be throwing all over the field. I
think that any one of these teams will have a good chance at winning it all.Should make for some very fun and competitive football this season.
Let's go BINGHAM!Class of '82
Yeah! High School Football!!In 5A, I think it is pretty wide open.
Jordan and Syracuse lost a lot to graduation and Alta loses some to the opening
of Corner Canyon.Find it interesting that Brighton was lumped in
with Bingham, Alta and Jordan as the "a region that was immediately dubbed
the SEC of Utah high school football." While the latter 3 share 6 of the
last 7 5A titles, Brighton has struggled going 0-4 in play-off games, 0-2 in
play-in games, and failing to qualify once during the last 7 years.During that same span, Jordan is 10-6 in playoff games with a state title and
1-0 in play-in games, Alta is 15-5 in playoff games with 2 state titles and has
not participated in a play-in, and Bingham is 20-4 with 3 state titles and no
play-ins. Hopefully, Brighton can return to where they were historically, but
the last 7 years have definately been down, especially by Brighton standards.Cannot wait.
Pgsportsgeek, did you not read the article? Bingham is returning 6 starters on
each Sue of the ball and Jordan is only returning one.Miner
DynastyIt's a great day to be a Miner! Bingham
Class of 2006
3A is going to be interesting to watch. I think Grantsville is going to surprise
everyone, as they have a pretty favorable schedule (Morgan, Judge and Manti at
home) and return a lot of talent, including their sophomore quarterback that had
to step in for our injured senior and went 2-2 in his first ever varsity starts.
Ky Fisher should be a beast again, and many teams will look to key on him and
stop him from getting 20+ TDs (He got 10, and 16 the last 2 seasons
respectively). 3A north will probably be decided by the Morgan @ Grantsville
game, and regardless of records, you can throw them out whenever you play at
Grantsville. Stansbury almost learned that the hard way last year with a 14-13
win, and 3-0 Morgan did learn the hard way when it lost to 0-3 Grantsville
7-14OT back in 2011. Should be excitin in 3A!
How many Utah teams in the top 25 nationally? . . . . . . .(crickets)We're out to enjoy another year of Friday Night Lights down here in
Allen, TX (#4)
Region 3 is obviously brutal. Region 4 is going to be extremely tough as
well. Lone Peak returns 7 starters on defense, their whole O line,
and one of the best quarterbacks in the state. They will be a very, very good
team this year. I expect them to be in the mix for it. PG has come
off of a great summer and have a big, tough line and some great skill players.
They will be a tough out. American Fork believe it or not is going
to be a very tough team this year. Their young team has matured and they will
have great line play. If they can find a quarterback, they could make a run at
the playoffs. The team no one is talking about is Riverton, but that
is a downright scary team this year. They return almost everyone from their team
last year that gave Lone Peak and Alta all that they could handle.
Lehi will be a little improved, and Westlake will be decent but its their first
year in 5a.
J-TXConsidering that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area has twice the
population of Utah, having a nationally ranked football team for Utah would be
quite the feat :). Wish I could see some of those Friday Night Lights in Texas.
I've never even heard of Allen tx...but I guess you've heard about
utah football since your on our local paper. National rankings mean nothing in
high school sports since there is no way to compare. But I hope you feel good
about your ranking, obviously you do.
MC is ranked just right in 4A. Let's see how those guys do. After all
they've got one of the greatest coaches in the state on their side. Coach
Mark Wootton is the best in the Valley and one of the best in the state. Wonder
why Logan is ranked so high. Since they got slapped by Timpview in the first
round after Logan fan's talked all year about how they were better than
Timpview and could easily beat them.
It's really too bad they didn't keep Parowan and Enterprise with Kanab
and move them to 1A...Kanab has a bigger team than both of them.
adwright - Come on down. I'll put you up. Make sure it's
an Allen home game, so you can see our 20K seat HS Stadium.....
When I see the greed so evident in today's college game, I am so thankful
for high school football.It's not without it's challenges,
but at this level the game is pure.Long live the Friday Night
J-TXAnd how many ranked TX teams travel outside the state to play anybody
else?? .... cricketsGo Bingham!!!!
I like how Bingham finished the last 2 years after all the hype!
And so it begins... The 2013 HS Football season!5A: I expect big
things out of Bingham (though I hate to say it), Lone Peak, and Syracuse. I
don't doubt Jordan will still compete well. Herriman and Northridge are
likely to surprise a few teams. Alta (my team) will likely see some fallout from
the Corner Canyon losses, so they may need a couple rebuild years, but
they're like the other powerhouse schools; used to winning.4A:
Timpview (my other school) will be amazing, East is going to be playing with
something to prove, Logan will be aboue the same, which isn't a bad thing.
Mountain Crest will likely be the team that no one notices until they sneak up
on you, again. I'm surprised that Riverton isn't getting any love.
They weren't bad last year, and last year people were talking about how
they would be improved in 2013. Well, I guess they will just have to show up and
prove themselves, just like last year; no more "they almost beat
so-and-so" games, it's time to prove you have what it takes. I
wouldn't be surprised to see them do that.
The 5A rankings look pretty good. Bingham will be good as always, qb is their
question. Alta has 6 offensive returners including Lucero at QB and Mack
Richards and Logan Harrison at wr's. They also have their offensive and
defensive mvp's back. Jordan will be good, Clay Moss and Kafentsis and
both of the Shaver's on D will make them a force. Lone Peak will be great,
and I think Brighton will be great as well. I thought PG would be good, but
from what I've heard they got beat up pretty good by Alta and AF at
Snow.East and Timpview are my picks for the finals in the 4A.Finals in 5A will be Alta and Bingham.Cant wait for it to start.
Watch out for the new 4 A Corner Canyon Chargers. They got all the best players
from Alta and they're ready to roll.
San Juan #1 in 2A-- Oh I don't think so!!!
aunt lucy,I don't see any problem with putting SJ at #1. This is a
coaches preseason ranking so I think past performance plays a pretty big roll in
how they rank the teams. SJ has only 4 losses the past 5 years and only 1 of
those is to a team in the current 2A classification (Millard 2 years ago). So,
until some of the current 2A teams show they can beat them, I think the coaches
are right putting them #1 preseason. They've earned it.However, I
think the team to beat this year in 2A will be S. Summit. It should be a fun
year with the different classifications and playing some different schools.
Good luck to all the teams.
@Red RocksDon't forget than Weston Yardley and Adam Thompson
both have younger brothers playing this season. prepare for another 3 headed
monster from h-town, and an overall stacked region from the good ole southern
I can't wait for the season to start already. There are bigs games from the
start! When East plays Alta and Jordan, this list will change dramatically.