Alta is 9-2 against Cottonwood. The Colts won in 1991 and again in 2010, but the Hawks avenged the 2010 setback with a 48-7 shellacking last year…. Hillcrest and Cyprus last met in 1992. They played from 1962-70 and again from '87-92. The Huskies lead the series 9-6.
Granger and Kearns tangle for the 43rd time. The Cougars have grabbed three in a row since the series resumed in 2009 but still trail the Lancers 30-12…. Juan Diego has defeated Judge Memorial five straight years to take a 9-5 series lead…. Jordan is 8-7 vs. West Jordan and Oly is 10-5 against Woods Cross.
East leads its series with Logan 9-2-2. Both Grizzly victories came last year. If both survive their first round games, they'd meet again in the quarterfinals at East…. Mountain Crest whipped Northridge 38-14 in '11 to knot the series at 2-2…. Sky View and Weber last met in 2000 when the Warriors prevailed 30-20 to narrow the Bobcats' lead to 11-10-2. They played annually from 1964-82 and again from 1997-2000.
Highland and Box Elder clash for the sixth time, but for the first time since 1968 during the regular season. The Rams lead 4-1, including a 35-21 first-round victory the last time they played in 2010…. Bountiful is 15-11 against Layton and Bonneville is 5-2 against Murray.
Pleasant Grove beat Bingham three times in the 1950s, but the Miners have defeated the Vikings thrice since 2006 to even up the series…. Springville is on a three-game streak over Mountain View to jump ahead in the series 8-5.... Timpanogos got by Orem 10-6 last season, but the Tigers lead 13-4 in annual meetings that began in 1996.
Bear River and Tooele battled every year from 1997-2006 and again last season; the Bears lead 8-3…. Grantsville also leads Ogden 8-3 and nipped the Tigers 33-32 in 2011.
Snow Canyon took six of the first seven from Pine View, but the Panthers have claimed nine of the past 11 to go up 10-8 in the series…. Cedar is 4-1 vs. Desert Hills; the Thunder knocked the Redmen out of the playoffs in last year's semis 23-21…. Hurricane has captured eight in a row from Canyon View and leads the series 11-4.
Monticello is 10-0 over Milford while Whitehorse holds a 17-12 advantage over Monument Valley.
Region Champs II
For teams that have clinched at least a share of a league title, here are the number of region championships and the last year won for each team, as well as an update on Region 7's tri-champs. Region 4's possible champions and Region 9's likely winners are included, too. (Regions that have finished competition and 1A were covered last week.)
Region 2: Hunter – eighth, 2009.
Region 3: Jordan – 26th, 2005.
Region 4: Bingham has won 19, the last in 2010; Lone Peak has nine, including the past three years; Pleasant Grove has won 13, the last in 2008.
Region 7: Herriman – first; Olympus – 10th, 2011; Skyline – 21st, 2004.
Region 8: Timpview – 18th, 2010.
Region 9: Desert Hills – first; Hurricane – 11th and fifth straight.
Region 10: Juan Diego – 10th consecutive.
Region 11: Stansbury – second straight.
Region 12: Spanish Fork – eighth, 1991 (the Dons have never won an undefeated, outright region title).
Dixie's Blake Barney has accumulated 8,022 yards of total offense in three years, placing him seventh all-time. He's thrown for 6,580 yards, the ninth-best performance on record.
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