High school football playoffs: Felt's Facts Week 11

Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 8:53 a.m. MDT

17. Bingham, East, Judge – 40

20. Dixie, Highland, Provo – 39

Through last week, Millard has played in 124 state games, Skyline – 114, Delta – 105, Davis – 96 and Beaver – 93.

The Top-20 Postseason Victories (through Tuesday)

1. Skyline – 87

2. Millard – 78

3. Delta – 62

4. Davis – 59

5. Beaver – 57

6. Timpview – 54

7. San Juan – 52

8. Judge, Kanab – 50

10. Highland, Logan – 49

12. Dixie – 48

13. Bountiful, East, Jordan, North Summit, Orem – 47

18. Morgan – 46

19. Bingham, West – 42

Playoff Streaks

Delta makes its ongoing state-record 38th straight postseason (since 1975), San Juan, its 36th (1977) and Highland, its 30th (1983). Rich and Skyline have advanced to the playoffs the last 28 years (1985). Those five have the longest all-time postseason appearance streaks.

Others with long current streaks include Bingham, 24 (1989); Beaver and Timpview, 23 (1990); Hunter, 22 (1991); Emery, Millard and Morgan, 18 (1995); and Alta and Manti, 16 (1997).

San Juan is in the quarterfinals for the 26th consecutive season with a qualifier: 12 of those years, the quarterfinal was also the Broncos' first playoff game, including this season. With a win, SJ will advance to the semis for the 19th time in those 26 seasons.

Millard is in the quarters for the 18th straight year, but 11 times, the quarterfinal was the Eagles' first playoff game.

Skyline is attempting to advance to the quarterfinals for the 18th time in 20 years and 22nd time in 26. Juan Diego is trying to win a first-round game for the 11th year in a row.

Bingham has won eight straight opening-round games, while Delta and San Juan have snared seven and Millard, six. Rich has grabbed five consecutive tournament-opening games and Highland and Hurricane have captured four.

Home-field Advantage

Eleven schools, led by Skyline's remarkable 37-0 home playoff record, have never lost a playoff game on their own turf. Of those, Syracuse (2-0), Desert Hills (1-0) and Herriman (1-0) host this weekend. And several more have a decided home-field postseason advantage.

By percentage: San Juan, 29-2 (.936); Bountiful, 18-3 (.857); Timpview, 32-6 (.842); Millard, 40-8, Mountain Crest, 20-4 and Rich, 10-2 (all .833); and Bingham, 25-6 (.807).

Millard has the most home wins in the postseason, 40, followed by Skyline, 37, Timpview and Delta, 31 and San Juan, 29.

Meanwhile

Payson is back in the playoffs after a one-year hiatus, but the Lions haven't won a postseason contest since 1983, going 0-7 in the interim. Kearns is 0-8 in playoff action since 1993 and Region 2 mate Granger is 0-7 since 1997.

Milford hopes to nab its first state contest since 1999, going 0-10 since. North Sanpete has lost eight straight playoff games since 2002 and Maple Mountain attempts to get its first-ever playoff victory in three tries.

Playoff Notes

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