Each year I hear the same thing about how tough this region is, yet at the end
of the year, who always wins the state titles? I don't see this region
hoisting state trophies. How many titles have they won in the last decade?
This is the most overhyped region in the state. As far as physical goes,
that's overblown too. I bought in to all the East hype last year and then
saw them against Timpview in the semifinals. They didn't exactly push them
around. In fact I saw East get stuffed time and time again. I look for Utah
County or Cache County to take 4a as usual.
I. WX2. East3. Highland4. Kearns5. Bountiful6.
Tenn12 - You might be right!!! In the last 10 years: Region 5 has won 2 titles;
Region 6 has won 2 titles; Region 7 has won 0 titles; Region 8 has won 6
titles.I think the hype started back in 2010 when Highland had a
magical playoff run and won the title. Then, in 2011, East was unstoppable
until it ran into Logan in finals. Then, in 2012, East was again unstoppable
until it ran into Timpview in the semifinals.The truth is that
Region 6 is a strong region with solid teams. The region historically puts out
Division I players on a yearly basis. With that being said...other than Highland
in 2010 and Bountiful in 2003...something always happens to the best teams in
this region when it comes to the playoffs. Logan's run and gun in 2011 was
too much for East and Timpview's smashmouth was too much for East again in
2012.The fact that the region is over-hyped actually serves a
purpose and benefits teams like East, Highland, WX and Bountiful. Teams are
usually more afraid to play them than they should be and often make mistakes
early in the games.