High school football: Top 25 for Week 9

Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 7:51 p.m. MDT

12. Box Elder (6-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 14. Last week: Beat Bonneville, 16-13. Outlook: The Bees are still looking for their first signature win of the season and will have a chance against Logan at home. Next up: vs. Logan, Friday.

13. Lone Peak (5-3)

Class: 5A

Was: 5. Last week: Lost to Pleasant Grove, 26-24. Outlook: Sandwiched between Bingham and Riverton, Pleasant Grove proved as a letdown game for the Knights. The Vikings outscored Lone Peak 24-7 in the second half. Next up: vs. Riverton, Wednesday.

14. Bountiful (6-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 9. Last week: Lost to East, 47-13. Outlook: It's crunch time for the Braves with major playoff seeding implications on the line against Woods Cross. Next up: at Woods Cross, Friday.

15. Riverton (5-3)

Class: 5A

Was: 15. Last week: Beat Lehi, 40-21. Outlook: Another team without a signature win. That can all change at Lone Peak this week. Next up: at Lone Peak, Wednesday.

16. Brighton (6-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 16. Last week: Beat West Jordan, 20-14. Outlook: Brighton's wheels are still shaky with a closer than expected win at home against West Jordan. The Bengals face a much more potent Jordan this week. Next up: at Jordan, Friday.

17. Skyline (5-3)

Class: 4A

Was: 17. Last week: Beat Westlake, 28-10. Outlook: Quietly the Eagles are starting to play good football with four straight wins. Skyline can clinch the region title and break a three game losing streak to Olympus in the Battle of the Rock. Next up: at Olympus, Friday.

18. Herriman (6-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 18. Last week: Beat Murray, 57-7. Outlook: The Mustangs took care of business on both sides of the ball for the second consecutive week. Next up: vs. Westlake, Friday.

19. Highland (5-3)

Class: 4A

Was: 19. Last week: Beat Cyprus, 45-0. Outlook: Right now the Rams are a dangerous team in 4A. Highland started to find itself in the loss against Bountiful and has since strung together two straight shutouts with East lurking this week. Next up: vs. East, Friday.

20. Pleasant Grove (5-3)

Class: 5A

Was: 22. Last week: Beat Lone Peak, 26-24. Outlook: The Vikings pulled the largest upset, beating then-No. 5 Lone Peak on Thursday night. Next up: at American Fork, Wednesday.

21. Woods Cross (6-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 21. Last week: Beat Clearfield, 47-0. Outlook: The Wildcats have yet to break through against the best teams in Region 6. They have a chance to change seeding at home against Bountiful. Next up: vs. Bountiful, Friday.

22. Maple Mountain (7-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 25. Last week: Beat Timpanogos, 14-13. Outlook: The Golden Eagles picked up their best win of the season against Timpanogos. Next up: at Orem, Wednesday.

23. Stansbury (8-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 23. Last week: Beat Ogden, 35-0. Outlook: The Stallions continue to gallop past outmatched competition week in and week out. Next up: at Grantsville, Thursday.

24. Hunter (5-2)

Class: 5A

Was: —. Last week: Beat Kearns, 21-20. Outlook: Behind 14 points in the final quarter in their win against Kearns, the Wolverines now control Region 2. Next up: at Taylorsville, Thursday.

25. Spanish Fork (7-1)

Class: 3A

Was: —. Last week: Beat Delta, 43-7. Outlook: Spanish Fork is finding a scary rhythm with four straight wins. The Dons have outscored 3A competition 226-26 in five games. Next up: vs. North Sanpete, Wednesday.

Dropped out: No. 20 Timpanogos, No. 24 Dixie.

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