I wish Bingham would schedule games with LP being one of the only teams in the
state of Utah to beat Bingham. I fell they could start a great rivalry.
It would be a blow out
I am no Bingham fan, but I do hope that you are not implying that Bingham is
afraid to play Lone Peak. They have never run from anybody. Back when the
state was Bingham, Alta and a bunch of teams trying to catch them, they played
during the season whether they were in the same region or not. Their non region
schedule this year is pretty tough: Davis, Herriman, Bishop Gorman, even Hunter
should be tough this year.
I'm suprised they didn't say a little more about week 3 opponent
Bishop Gorman. They are ranked #1 in the USA Today poll, have won 5 straight
State Championships, return 11 starters and play six games against out-of-state
foes, including three teams in the Super 25 rankings: No. 19 Servite (Anaheim);
No. 23 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) and No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower,
Calif.). Yikes!That's going to be a Huge test for the Miners.
Go Bingham!Class of '82
This year's defense is going to be awesome! The new RB from Colorado is
legit! YES! Football is back!
A lot of people seem to be making a big deal out of this team from Nevada. I
realize that you can't always compare past performance to current success
but I believe in the early to mid 2000s Mountain Crest played Bishop Gorman and
beat them handily. If my memory serves me right Bishop Gorman supposedly had all
kinds of D1 talent and Mountain Crest still beat them easily. A top notch team
from Nevada is not the same as a top notch team from Texas or California.
In 2008, Dixie barely lost to Bishop Gorman 20-14 in overtime but were blown out
48-14 in 2009. Dixie's history on this website shows that they played
Thoreau, New Mexico which is an error.
Jazzer I think it would be a lot closer series than you think. Lone peak has
beat them 2 of the last 3 times and those teams were not slouches. I'm
pretty sure the series is tied or Bingham May have the overall lead by a game
but I don't know how to check. I'm with dchabc I think it would be a
great series. For some reason lone peak finds a way to get it done (with the
exception being last year). It's the classic speed vs. strength matchup and
would be a fun one.
FelizI think Bishop Gormans numbers speak for them self. If stating
the facts regarding the team is a "big deal" then so be it. Their
numbers and record is quite impressive. I think Bingham will give them all they
can handle. They certainly played Euless (sp) Texas straight up a few years
Bingham was thrashed by Trinity Euless, but Trinity is a 4500+ student body
school vs Bingham, which at the time was probably around 2300 student body...not
apples to apples. Bingham with their current run of talent would probably do
pretty well in their proper division in Texas. Not saying they would win it
all, which is really hard in Texas for any team, but they would be a playoff
@ CMOI didn't realize Bingham lost that bead; 42-21. I stand
corrected. Although Bishop Gormon, and Valor Christan, don't have the large
student body; they both have the recruiting factor involved. It will be an
interesting matchup; from what I read, the Valor Christan game was great last
year. California, Texas and Florida seem like the top HS states. However, there
is a team here in Washington (Bellevue) who has, and can play with anyone;
including California schools. They play Alta this year.
Bingham is 3-2 all time against Lone Peak. They played in the pre-season in
2007 and 2008 with Bingham winning 31-3 and 24-8. They then played in 2011 and
2012 when they were region foes with Lone Peak winning 45-24, and 21-17 (that
Lone Peak team from 2011 was very good, 14-0, State Champions, led by Chase
Hansen). Then they met last year in the State semi-finals with Bingham winning
48-13.I don't think it would be that great of a rivalry. Yes,
Lone Peak did have a couple great years where they handled Bingham, but I think
that has passed. Lone Peak was a 6-4 team last year and showed that in the
present configuration cannot hang with Bingham.The Alta rivalry is
all but over as Alta is down from losing so many to Corner Canyon. I think the
Brighton-Bingham is the one to watch for the next year or so.
Bingham did get trashed by Trinity, but . . . They played by Texas High School
rules which allows chop blocking and a change like that can really take a team
out of their element. Also, that game was the first game in the new Cowboys
Stadium and there was no way a team from Utah was going to come in and beat a
Texas team. I don't think there was any way r Bingham could have won that
If i wanted to say Bingham was scared, then I would of said Bingham is scared. I
just think it would start a great rivalry. Lp Doesn't have alot of
returning talent this year but they know how to get things done. And there is
alot of talent this year, we just just need to see if they will play well
together. Last year it took a couple of games, but they went of to make it to
the semis again untimely losing to Bingham.
@Feliz, a BIG DEAL should be made out of the match up with Bishop Gorman out of
Nevada. This is an entirely different program than the one you are referring to
in the early 2000's. This will be the highest profiled opponent, that any
Utah High School team has ever played in the history of Utah high school
football. Spokane Ute, has already posted Bishop Gorman's insane football
schedule. But it is nothing new to their program, ever since Coach Tony Sanchez
took over at the helm, they have sought out the best competition, which has
translated to playing multiple out of state opponents, due to the lack of
competition in Nevada. This will be a great measuring stick for Bingham despite
their own national profile. Sher klan pointed out the blow out by Bishop Gorman
over Dixie in 2009. Another illustration of the changes Coach Sanchez has
brought to their program. It helps that their boosters have some deep pockets
to help their rise to national stardom. As for the Lone Peak rivalry. Talent
wise, Bingham is back to where they were during their championship years. No
contest for the next couple of years.
I attended the Bingham versus Trinity game since I had tickets to the OU BYU
game. The game was much closer than the 42-21 score. I'm not one to point
to officiating but in that case the penalties and yards were way out of line
until in the 4th quarter a bunch of meaningless plays (example: Bingham defense
having the Trinity QB wrapped up for a 15 yard sack.....then a flag comes out
for a holding penalty against Trinity. No loss for Trinity on this one)Bingham matched up on size and power quite well with Trinity but there were
only a couple of Bingham players that could run with the Trinity guys. Bingham
probably had the fastest player on the field with the Anderson kid (spelling
Anderson or Andersen??) and another speedy guy in McCrae (Sp??) but Trinity had
another 7-8 guys of similar speed. With the speed and a cutting down
defenders Trinity gained a bunch of yards around the side where the Anderson kid
was not at. The strong safety (I think McCrae was his name) stopped many of
these after 5-10 yard gains with great play. Speed, rules, and officiating were
the issues at that game.
One thing is for sure, they have WAY understated the value of the transfer from
Colorado, Cameron Smith. That kid is a stud player. I watched the 7 on 7 camps
during the summer and the scrimmages against Lehi and Herriman a few weeks ago.
He stood out as the best in all of those. Granted, some of the bigger studs in
the state were missing from the 7 on 7, but of the kids that were there, Smith
was the best. I was shocked to see that he got only a little blurb in the paper.
I watched the Trinity/Bingham game on TV, maybe Texas rules had a little play on
it, but it looked to me like Trinity could have scored 60 in that game if they
really wanted to, they were bigger, faster, deeper and stronger... but it is a
lot bigger school too
The move in from Colorado is a beast! I watched the scrimmage as well a couple
weeks back and was thinking "Who is this kid?" I was expecting to see
the Marsh kid and then this kid was killing it. I feel kind of bad for the
Marsh kid, but from what I hear they have plans to use him also.
The Bingham vs Trinity game was competive for about 2 quarters and a half.
Trinity started to pull away at the end of the 3rd quarter. The interesting
thing about the match up, was that Trinity was a young team that year. They
weren't even rank that year nationally and were not even ranked in the top
ten in Texas. Bingham's team was essentially the same squad who would run
the table the next season, completing what many people thought as the most
dominating football season ever in the history of Utah high school football.
While I do believe that Bingham can compete with anyone in the nation, Utah
still has a long way to go to compete consistantly with the national powers.
Oh and regarding the Bellevue vs Alta match up. It will be a blow
out. If this was the Alta squads of the Leslie Hamilton era, they might be able
to compete against a premier program like Bellevue. Bellevue will win this game
by at least 30 pts.
lancer I disagree. Alta played Don Bosco Prep a couple of years ago and that
team was coming off 2 of 3 National Championships, so while I agree Bishop
Gorman is a top tier program I'd say Don Bosco Prep, as well as St John
Bosco (Jordan) and Bellevue (Alta's opponent this season) are equally as
well respected nationally as BG.With that said a Bingham win over BG would
be their biggest out of state win ever.
I just came from the Bingham blue/white game. The running back (Cam Smith) from
Colorado is great, but then so is that Marsh kid. It looks like they will have
two great running backs. They are totally different style of runners. Cam is
strong and has great break out speed, and although Marsh seems small, I think
he's one of the smartest running backs that Bingham's ever had, at
least the smartest since Harvey Langi. The way Marsh moves reminds my a lot of
Scott Nichols from last year. I think that these two can be a powerful
combination. Both have excellent hands as well. They can be great offensive
weapons and if the offensive coach is creative and knows how to mix the two up,
they will be hard to stop.
@plyxpy, I stand corrected. I don't know how I forgot about that double
header at the Rio Tinto stadium. Don Bosco, definitely, is the highest profiled
program to ever play a Utah Program. St. John Bosco, at the time was making
their assent into the national platform. They are even better now then they
were when they almost lost to a great Jordan team. As you stated, BG and
Bellevue are along the same level as the two Boscos. I am all about these
opportunities to play nationally recognized programs. In order to be nationally
relevant on the national level these opportunities need to continue happening.
Bingham agreement with BG is a home and away. East's game with Valor
Christian is a home and away. Timpview and Pleasant Grove play in the Brother
in Arms Classic against 2 California teams. Alta's game with Bellevue is a
1 yr deal. Jordan plays against Cherry Creek, a Colorado power. American Fork
plays against a national power as well. A lot of exciting high profiled match
ups, a trend which I hope will continue in 2015.
Cam is definitely a good pick up. First team defense seems to always shut down
first team offense. The big plays in the blue and white game came when first
offense was going against second team defense. It was like that last year too,
however, and the offense really ended up doing well when it counted. It's
good they have such a good defense to practice against. Coach Peck said in an
interview that the secondary this year is the best he's ever coached.
That's saying a lot. With returning starters at both corners and safety
they will be pretty lock down. Looking forward to next week!
lancer3622 - Trinity won the 5A-1 title that year (highest division in TX) go
look at their playoff scores. I think they scored in the 60s and 70s. They
refused to come back to Utah to play the next year. I watched the game and a
wide open Langi dropped a sure TD catch that would have cut the game to 7 in the
4th. The comments about Trinity letting off the gas and how they could have
scored 60 are crazy. They scored a late TD and I was expecting them to try an
onside kick. They were going to do all they could to try and blow out a banged
up Bingham team. Keep in mind they had several key injuries from Alta the week
before and the 3 hour hard practice the Sat before. Trinity reloads every year
and has won several State titles.
I know there are several sources for HS football rankings, but
nationalhsfootball recently ranked De LaSalle the best football dynasty. Trinity
was #2, Don Bosco Prep #5, Bishop Gorman #8, Bellevue #15. Bingham was #31. I
listed some of the teams that have been mentioned. Utah teams have played some
of the best. One thing that jumps out is that almost all of the programs in the
top 50 are private schools. Bingham is one of the few public schools.
I was at the Trinity Game. Bingham played well and anyone that was at the
stadium that day knows full well the game was much closer than the final score .
The dynasty Bingham is just now starting could be amazing. we are lucky to have
Bingham in the State. They bring credibility to the state. Keep in mind until a
few years ago the only time a High School athlete was ever featured on the
cover of sports illustrated . was when Bingham High School's Bruce Hardy
was on the cover in 1974. Over the passed 90 years Bingham has racked up over
30 State baseball championships. thats 1 in 3 I am not sure how many
basketball championships they have but you have to give credit where credit is
due. I did not attend Bingham but I do admire excellence. And Bingham is that.
I look forward to watching another great year.