High school football: 2011 championship picks

Published: Friday, Aug. 19 2011 8:58 a.m. MDT

James Edward (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Alta (5A), Springville (4A), Pine View (3A), Millard (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Viewmont (5A), Provo (4A), Dixie (3A), North Summit (2A), Milford (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission: Jalon Miyasaki (Springville), Liti Molisi (East), Troy Hinds (Davis).

Three games you won't want to miss: Jordan at Alta (Sept. 16), Timpview at Springville (Oct. 13), Pine View at Hurricane (Sept. 30).

Amy Donaldson (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Fremont (5A), Bountiful (4A), Juan Diego (3A), Millard (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Hunter (5A), Sky View (4A), Cedar (3A), San Juan (2A), Rich (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission Cooper Bateman (Cottonwood), Nick Vigil (Fremont), Austin Lee (Alta).

Three games you won't want to miss: Bingham vs. Alta (Aug. 27), Timpview at Springville (Oct. 13), Cottonwood at Alta (Oct. 20).

Jeremiah Jensen (KSL)

State championship picks: Alta (5A), Timpview (4A) Pine View (3A) San Juan (2A) Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Syracuse (5A) Olympus (4A) North Sanpete (3A) Beaver (2A) Milford (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission: Anthony Smithson (Highland), Jared Afalava (Bingham), Christian Jensen (Murray)

Three games you won't want to miss: Lone Peak at Bingham (Sept. 29), Highland at East (Oct. 14), Davis at Fremont (Sept. 23)

Trevor Phibbs (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Alta (5A), Timpview (4A), Pine View (3A), Millard (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: West Jordan (5A), East (4A), Cedar (3A), Kanab (2A), Milford (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission: Cooper Bateman (Cottonwood), Chase Hansen (Lone Peak), Lowell Lotulelei (Bingham).

Three games you won't want to miss: Davis at Fremont (Sept. 23), Pine View at Hurricane (Sept. 30), Timpview at Springville (Oct. 13).

Brandon Gurney (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Lone Peak (5A), Highland (4A), Pine View (3A), San Juan (2A) Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Herriman (5A), Hillcrest (4A), Cedar (3A) Grand (2A) Altamont (1A)

Three players worth the price of admission: Talon Shumway (Lone Peak), Troy Hinds (Davis), Cooper Bateman (Cottonwood)

Three games you won't want to miss: Bingham vs. Alta (Aug 27), Lone Peak at Davis (Sept. 1), Jordan vs. Cottonwood (Oct. 7).

Andrew Aragon (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Fremont (5A), East (4A), Juan Diego (3A), San Juan (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Granger (5A), Murray (4A), Tooele (3A), North Summit (2A), Whitehorse (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission: Nick Vigil (Fremont), Christian Jensen (Murray), Eric Takenaka (West).

Three games you won't want to miss: West at East (Sept. 2), Logan at Mountain Crest (Oct. 7), Olympus at Skyline (Oct. 14).

Matt Payne (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Fremont (5A), Timpview (4A), Juan Diego (3A), Millard (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Viewmont (5A), Skyline (4A), Cedar (3A), North Summit (2A), Rich (1A).

Three players worth the price of admission: Troy Hinds (Davis), Christian Jensen (Murray), Psalm Wooching (Westlake).

Three games you won't want to miss: Davis at Fremont (Sept. 23), Westlake at Timpview (Aug. 26); Juan Diego at Park City (Oct. 7).

Randy Hollis (Deseret News)

State championship picks: Fremont (5A), Logan (4A), Hurricane (3A), Millard (2A), Duchesne (1A).

Teams that will exceed expectations: Viewmont (5A), Bonneville (4A), Morgan (3A), North Summit (2A), Milford (1A).

Now that you've seen our predictions for the 2011 season, please leave a comment with your own predictions.

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