Glad High School Football is back!!!Region 4 had an awesome
showing...going 6-1 this weekend. Extremely encourage by Lehi's 60-20
pounding of Murray and Westlake's 21-20 edge over Spanish Fork. While
Region 3 is arguably the best region in Utah...Region 4 will be interesting to
watch.Region 4 has some tough games next week that will help define
how good the region actually is...highlighted by Herriman vs Bingham, Pleasant
Grove vs Timpview and Lone Peak vs Alta. I'm predicting that Region 4 will
pull a sweep on these three games and go 3-0. Look for Lone Peak to jump early
on Alta, just like East, and win easily. I believe Pleasant Grove will come out
on top in the end with a slugfest against Timpview. Call me crazy and
optimistic...I am predicting a Mustang win over the Miners!!! Yes I am
biased...but I think playing at home, good coaching, good scouting, the
confidence of playing after a blowout win and an underachieving Bingham will
lead to a 1 point win by Herriman.Herriman has some key seniors and
an army of strong juniors in the right places to withstand Bingham!!!
Benzo;Everyone who comments here knows how biased you are. Regardless of
the situation you always "predict" a Herriman win.I'd
take Bingham's coaching staff over any in the state, but I'm
admittedly biased myself.Neither of us will convince the other to change
his opinion. I won't try and if you do you'll fail.Scouting is equal. I'm sure some of Bingham's coaches were at
Herriman's game, just as certainly as there were Herriman coaches at
Bingham last night.You talk about Herriman "having the
confidence of playing after a blowout win". You may have not noticed but
Bingham won last night 42-7, just like Herriman did the night before.It's funny that Bingham can win by the same score as Herriman yet you say
they're "underachieving".If history is any indication
(which you'll deny) Bingham has the advantage.Bingham beat Herriman
48-0 at Herriman last time the two played. Bingham has a long winning streak
against West Jordan. The the last time West Jordan beat Bingham was October 12,
2001, 35-32 in triple overtime.The one advantage I see for Herriman
is playing at home. It didn't help in 2010.
BT1984 - You didn't look at the time stamp for my comment. I made my
comments before the Bingham game against Bonneville.Maybe
underachieving was not a good word. A better word would be overconfident. On
paper and in a vacuum...Bingham has a decided advantage. So, in order for
Herriman to win, which I believe they can...some things need to happen. Playing
at home helps Herriman, playing on TV helps Herriman due to added time.
Herriman actually needs to play just like Bonneville did in the first half.Keys to a Herriman win:1. Playing at home2. Overconfident
Bingham3. Overachieving Herriman with no fear of Bingham4. Herriman
scores first during the 1st Quarter5. Herriman goes into halftime either
winning, tied or down by 7 points or less6. No Herriman turnovers7.
Two Bingham turnovers8. Herriman special teams touchdown9. Herriman
goes into 4th quarter tied or down by 7 points or less10.Score matching:
For every Bingham score...Herriman must score a safety, FG or TD.Bingham is an awesome team...but look for this one to be closer than most
Did you bring up a game from 2010? Bingham was up 45-0 at halftime in that game,
but who could play with that team? That was the best team in State history they
put up 49 points in the first quarter against Copper Hills. I could see Bingham
looking past Herriman because they have to play at Valor Christian the nest
week. I pick Bingham 38-20.
Second attempt at posting this.Benzo;That's a lot of qualifiers
for a Herriman win. Here are my responses to your points, in order.1.
That's a given.2. Do you expect Bingham to go into the game thinking
they'll lose? Just like Herriman, they're coming off a 35-point win.
With that in mind both teams have reason to be confident.3. Herriman
shouldn't fear Bingham. Respect, yes. Fear, no. I don't think Herriman
has to overachieve to win. They're a good team. If Herriman can stick to
their game plan they have a good chance of winning. If the opposite occurs
Bingham has the advantage.Pretty obvious.4-10. Sounds like you think
a lot has to happen for Herriman to win. I think they don't need that much.
They just need to play a good, solid game.Scots;Yes, I brought up a
game from 2010. It's the only point of reference available to compare
Bingham and Herriman head-to-head. I don't see Bingham overlooking
Herriman. The coaches won't let it happen. They remember how the 2005
season ended all too well. Herriman cannot be overlooked if Bingham wants to