High school football: Felt's Facts Week 8

By George Felt

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 11:54 a.m. MDT

The winner of Bountiful at East – both have already qualified for state – gets a portion of the region championship. A Highland win secures a berth for the Rams. If Woods Cross dumps Clearfield, the Wildcats clinch a tie for a berth, the Falcons are out and that scenario would also bump Cyprus if the Pirates lose.

Region 7 (six teams, four berths)

Oly and Skyline have clinched berths; Westlake garners a spot with a win or if Hillcrest and Murray lose. By defeating Murray, Herriman clinches a tie for a berth and eliminates the Spartans. If that happens, Hillcrest is also out with a loss to Olympus.

Region 8 (eight teams, five berths)

It's a little more complicated than this, but if the favored teams, Timpview, Maple Mountain and Orem all win, they'll clinch ties for playoff berths. Salem Hills and Timpanogos will if they pull off upsets and Provo beats Springville. If those upsets happen and Springville wins, Provo stays home.

Class 3A

Region 9 (seven teams, four berths)

Hurricane has a bye but is guaranteed postseason action if either Dixie or Snow Canyon lose. Desert Hills clinches a tie with a win and secures a berth if Cedar also beats Dixie. Cedar clinches a tie with a win and if DH wins too. Pine View, a pre-season 3A favorite, faces elimination with a loss and if either Dixie or SC win.

Region 10 (six teams, four berths)

If Judge knocks off Uintah, the Bulldogs will wrap up a bid and guarantee the winner of Juan Diego at Park City the same, while the loser would at least tie for a berth.

Region 11 (seven teams, four berths)

The league leaders, Grantsville, Ogden and Stansbury, are in with a win.

Region 12 (six teams, five berths)

Delta will clinch a tie for a berth by beating Juab, as will North Sanpete by defeating Spanish Fork.

Class 2A

North (eight teams, six berths)

The winner of Emery at South Summit snares a berth, but both will if American Leadership and Gunnison fall. North Summit clinches a tie with a win. North Sevier is eliminated only if it loses and both ALA and Gunnison are victorious.

South (eight teams, six berths)

San Juan claims its 16th Region championship and fourth consecutive by beating second-place Beaver. Grand clinches a tie for a state berth by defeating Enterprise. The Parowan at South Sevier loser goes home, but both do if Grand wins.

Class 1A

All nine teams go to the playoffs. In the North, Duchesne will snare a tie for the region title by defeating Rich.

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