High school football: Felt's Facts Week 12

By George Felt

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 3 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

West's last quarterfinal: 1997, lost at Timpview. The Panthers advanced to the semifinals the year before, but lost, again to Timpview. Before its first-round victory last week, West had dropped seven straight playoff games.

Syracuse's last quarterfinal: 2009, lost at Bingham. The previous year, the Titans surprised the state in just its second season by advancing to the semifinal round after a winless first season.

West's home playoff record: 17-5.

Lone Peak (11-0) vs. Northridge (8-3)

Series history: tied 1-1 (met in 2002 and '03).

Last meeting: Northridge, 17-16 on Aug. 29, 2003 at home.

Coach vs. Coach: First meeting between LP's Tony McGeary and Northridge's Erik Thompson.

Current winning streaks: Lone Peak 11, Northridge 1.

LP's last quarterfinal: 2010, ousted visiting Riverton before losing to Fremont in the semifinals. The Knights are in the quarters for the ninth time in eleven years and hope to get back to Rice-Eccles for the second straight time. LP is off to its best-ever start and has matched its 2002 season for its most-ever wins.

Northridge's last quarterfinal: 2010, lost at Bingham. The Knights last made the semifinals in '03 where, after winning three straight 5A titles over Skyline, they lost to the Eagles.

Lone Peak's home playoff record: 13-5.

Viewmont (8-3) vs. Jordan (9-2)

Series history: Viewmont leads 1-0.

Last meeting: Viewmont, 49-35 on Oct. 27, 2000 in a 5A first round game at Viewmont.

Coach vs. Coach: First meeting between Viewmont's Eric Kjar and Jordan's Brad Lloyd.

Current winning streaks: Jordan 2, Viewmont 1.

Viewmont's last quarterfinal: 2003, lost at Skyline. Before last week, the Vikings had lost seven straight postseason games. They haven't advanced to the semifinals since 1980 when they won the 3A championship.

Jordan's last quarterfinal: 2010, defeated Cottonwood in a 62-38 shootout on the road before falling to Bingham in the semis. This is the 'Diggers fourth quarterfinal appearance in six years and they hope to make the semifinal round for a second straight season.

Viewmont's home playoff record: 7-1 (lost to West Jordan in the 2005 first round).

4A Quarterfinals (five teams repeat from 2010 as Logan, Olympus and Westlake lost in the first round last year)

Logan (11-0) vs. Highland (7-3)

Series history: Logan leads 1-0.

Last meeting: Logan, 14-0 on Nov. 17, 2000 in the 4A championship at Weber State.

Coach vs. Coach: First meeting between Logan's Mike Favero and Highland's Brody Benson.

Current winning streaks: Logan 11, Highland 1.

Logan's last quarterfinal: 2008, lost at Juan Diego. The Grizzlies last advanced to the semifinals in 2007 when they won the 3A title. Although it fell in the first round last year, Logan makes its ninth QF appearance in 12 seasons.

Highland's last quarterfinal: 2010, won at Pine View en route to the 4A championship. The Rams are in the quarters for the fourth consecutive seasons and seventh time in the last eight.

Logan's home playoff record: 22-9.

Olympus (9-1) vs. Bountiful (7-4)

Series history: tied 9-9; the Braves have grabbed three straight from the Titans.

Last meeting: Bountiful, 56-14 on Oct. 21, 2010 at home.

Coach vs. Coach: Bountiful's Larry Wall is 3-0 vs. Aaron Whitehead (when at East in 2003 and '04).

Current winning streaks: Olympus 7, Bountiful 3.