Coach Barker continues to do great things at Alta. One of the local colleges
should seriously take a look at him to join their staff. I look for Alta to go
far in the state playoffs this year!
We will find out how good Coach Barker really is after this year when he is
dealing with an even playing field. These past few years that 500+ student
advantage over the other schools in the state has been nice, hasn't it? My
guess is he won't stick around because the cupboard is as bare as it has
ever been at Alta.All of you Alta fans that have enjoyed the huge
advantage in football and basketball are in for a real awakening after this
year. In fact you'll see Alta as a middle of the pack athletics school in
all sports from here on out.
From a fan in West Jordan they predict Alta will fall to middle of the pack. It
would be awesome to see a WJ football that gets to the middle of the pack some
year. Alta will be down next year, but trust me, Alta will find ways to win,
the coaches they have are too good. Van Orden as the OC will be an attractive
element to kids all over the valley who like to play in a spread offense.
We will see how good Alta is in 1-2 years. Right now their sophomore team and
freshman team have combined for a total of 1 win this season. Ouch! However this
year's team is loaded to make a run at the title.