High school football: Felt's Facts Week 3

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT


Entering the third week of the season, 37 teams remain undefeated and six contests pit unbeatens this week: Box Elder at Bear River in the Golden Spike game, Granger at Cyprus, Jordan at East, Brighton at Sky View, Riverton at Syracuse and Pleasant Grove at Timpanogos.

A total of 67 have at least one win, and of the remaining 35 winless teams, at least nine will pick up a victory this week with that many games matching winless squads: Carbon at Ben Lomond, Ogden at Clearfield, West at Desert Hills, Viewmont at Layton, Orem at Lehi, Whitehorse at Milford, Gunnison at North Sevier, Cedar at Skyline and Murray at Taylorsville.

Fast Starts

Some have speculated that Roy hasn't seen 2-0 for some years, but the Royals won their first two games just last year. However, Roy scoring 40 points in back-to-back games to open the season is unprecedented. Should Roy win a showdown with Fremont, the Royals will be 3-0 for the first time since 2004. But the Silver Wolves have history on their side; they've defeated Roy 11 straight times.

Two weeks ago, Maple Mountain won a season opener for the first time in its four-year history and, obviously, is 2-0 for the first time.

Enterprise is 2-0 for the first time since 2003 and just the third time in its 16-year history. A victory over Parowan gives the Wolves a 3-0 record for the first time.

Surprisingly, two usual powerhouses, Alta and Millard, haven't been 2-0 since 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Box Elder last blanked consecutive opponents in 1992, but hasn't posted a pair of season-opening shutouts since 1964.

Speaking of season-opening shutouts, new Summit Academy not only became the 15th program to win its inaugural two games, but in the process, also became just the third to whitewash those opponents. (Central in 1925 and Uintah in 1929 were the others.) No school has started a program with three shutouts, but with a game this week at Altamont, which has yet to score this season, the Bears hope to be the first.

And speaking of shutouts, Diamond Ranch and Salem Hills held opponents scoreless for the first time in their school's history.

And speaking of Summit Academy, when the Bears demolished Monument Valley 81-0, it marked just the 33rd time that a team has scored at least 80 points – and the first time since 1982 when Millard shellacked Manti 82-7. It's the biggest margin of victory since 1969 when Delta obliterated Juab 82-0.


Duchesne puts its 23-game winning streak – tied for eighth longest in state history – on the line when the Eagles visit West Wendover (Nev.). Hurricane has won 15 straight and Bear River three.

Meanwhile, several teams halted lengthy losing streaks the past two weeks, including Canyon View, Cyprus, Parowan, Snow Canyon and Union, leaving Weber leading that list with 15 straight losses, followed by Tooele (12) and Murray (11).

If Spanish Fork scores against American Fork, the Dons will extend its school-record scoring-game streak to 80, joining a list of 29 others that have scored in 80 or more straight games. SF's is the sixth longest current streak.

First year coaches

Four first-year coaches remain undefeated after two weeks: Kirk Chambers (Spanish Fork), Scott Gorringe (Summit Academy), Kitt Rawlins (LCA) and Malin Williams (Enterprise).

Four others with previous experience are also 2-0 at their new schools: Les Hamilton (Pleasant Grove), Justin Spencer (Woods Cross), Cecil Thomas (Granger) and Scott Wooldridge (Cyprus)

Luster Gone?

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