High school football: Felt's Facts Week 8

By George Felt

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 8:00 a.m. MDT

South Summit and Emery meet for just the second time: Emery captured an 18-6 contest during the 1983 regular season.... On the other hand, North Summit and Gunnison continue their annual series, which began in 1992. NS has won six straight and lead handily, 15-5.

Rich at Duchesne reprises the 2010 Class 1A championship, which the Eagles captured 21-14 in OT. The Rebels still hold a 21-10 series edge.

The ranks of the winless will drop by one when Parowan visits South Sevier.


West seeks its state-leading 550th victory. (Davis is in second with 542.) Ogden is playing its 950th contest (only West has played more, 970) and Layton plays its 450th game.

In the coaching ranks, Roger DuPaix is trying to accomplish what less than 100 coaches nation-wide have done throughout the history of prep football: win 300 games. According to the National Federation of High Schools record book, DuPaix would become the 32nd active coach to reach that landmark with a victory on Friday.

At Cedar, Todd Peacock goes for his 150th victory and at Millard, Marshall Sheriff attempts to pick up his 100th.

In addition, Monty Lee directs his 100th game at San Juan and Ryan Higgs, his 50th at North Sevier.

In a milestone of sorts, Olympus finally gets to host a game on its new turf. The Titans will celebrate homecoming by hosting Hillcrest, but next week travel to face the Eagles back at Skyline, where they've already played two contests this season. Of course, Oly is likely to host at least one playoff game, so will get to enjoy its new field at least once more.

Odds and Ends from Last Week:

West Jordan accumulated 593 yards and Cottonwood, 454, as the two combined for 1,047 yards – 762 through the air – in the Colts' wild 41-38 win over the Jags. WJ QB Michael Moorhead threw for 417 yards, while Cooper Bateman passed for 345 for the Colts.

Davis recovered five fumbles in a 26-7 beatdown of Layton, tying with for the fifth-most in state history and the most since Duchesne also captured seven in the 2009 Class 1A championship. In 1994, the Darts also snatched up seven fumbles in a 28-7 win over Highland.

By silencing Carbon 17-0, North Sanpete racked up its first shutout since 2005, a streak of 60 games.

Playoff Picture:

With three weeks left in the regular season and postseason spots and league championships still up for grabs, it's time for a region-by-region look toward the playoffs. No team has been eliminated from postseason contention, but several face that prospect this week.

Class 5A

Region 1 (six teams, four berths)

With a win over Syracuse, Fremont will wrap up a berth and a share of the region crown with only Layton left to play next week. Davis and Northridge clinch ties by winning and secure berths if Fremont is also victorious. Weber is eliminated if it loses and either Syracuse or Layton wins.

Region 2 (six teams, four berths)

The winner of West at Viewmont clinches a tie for a berth.

Region 3 (six teams, four berths)

Alta and Cottonwood are guaranteed a tie for berths by winning and clinch if West Jordan beats Brighton.

Region 4 (six teams, four berths)

A Lone Peak victory over Pleasant Grove will assure the Knights a tie for a playoff berth.

Class 4A

Region 5 (six teams, four berths)

The winner of Logan at Mountain Crest grabs a berth and a share of the region title. The winner of Bonneville at Box Elder clinches at least a tie for a postseason spot. Roy is eliminated if it loses.

Region 6 (six teams, four berths)