Mike Bowring is directing his 100th game at Juab and Blaine Monkres is coaching his 50th at Dixie.
Dixie and Cedar face off for the 82nd time in the state’s second most-played uninterrupted rivalry. The Flyers own a 48-33 series lead since 1949.
Provo and Springville renew a Utah County feud for the 72nd time since 1908. The Red Devils have captured three straight, but the Bulldogs retain a 42-25-4 lead.
Game notes from around the state
East blanked Bountiful 27-0 in 2011 to break the Braves’ seven-game winning streak in the series and knot it up, 18-18-1. Highland has a seven-game winning skein going against Cyprus and holds a 13-4 series edge. Viewmont raced past West 27-19 last year in their first meeting since 1982, but the Panthers still remain on top, 11-5.
Last week, Felt’s Facts noted that West Jordan hadn’t lost to Copper Hills in 18 games. This week, the tables are reversed, as Brighton is 16-0 against West Jordan. Jordan is 5-1 against Cottonwood.
Orem defeated Mountain View in a 35-34 nail-biter last year and leads the series 26-7. Lone Peak has taken three straight from Pleasant Grove and controls the series 11-4. Bingham is 9-7 vs. American Fork.
Delta tripped Spanish Fork 35-14 last year to even the series 1-1-1. They also met in 1948 and ’59.
Northridge and Layton battle in the annual Sword Game. The Knights have won the last three to extend their lead to 15-5. Fremont defeated Syracuse twice last year — the second time in the state semifinals — to grab a 4-2 series lead.
Davis and Weber collide for the 48th time. The Darts have won the last eight to stretch their lead to 32-12-3. Bonneville meets Box Elder for the 43rd time; the Lakers lead 25-17. Clearfield holds a slim 5-4 advantage over Woods Cross. They played annually from 1981-88 and again last year.
Logan defeated Mountain Crest the last two years, but the team is 4-4 over the past eight. The Grizzlies maintain a 15-12 lead overall. Sky View has taken eight in a row from Roy to jump ahead 21-13-1 in the series.
Grantsville swept Bear River the past two seasons to close the Bears’ series lead to 9-6. Morgan has a slim 8-7-1 series margin over Tooele. But in a rather lopsided series, Millard has silenced North Sevier seven straight times to increase its lead to 17-3.
South Sevier is 14-5 vs. Parowan and has snatched 10 of the last 11 since 1999. Richfield rocked Kanab 26-6 last year in their first meeting since 2004, but the Cowboys keep an 8-5 series edge. San Juan and Beaver met in 2011 for the first time since 2008 — the Broncos won 25-13 to up their series lead to 16-5.
Despite being 160 miles and about 2:45 minutes apart, North Summit and Gunnison have tangled annually since 1992. The Braves are on a seven-game winning streak against the Bulldogs and control the series, 16-5.
Meanwhile, Olympus and Hillcrest are only about seven miles and at most 15 minutes apart, yet they’ve only clashed five times — the Titans lead, 3-1-1.
Pine View is 13-2 against Canyon View — the Falcons won in 1998 and 2000. Desert Hills whipped Snow Canyon in the last three meetings and leads the series 3-1.
Uintah won its first 10 encounters with Park City, but since 2002, the Miners have grabbed seven of eight, including four straight to narrow the Ute lead to 11-7. Duchesne shut out Rich twice last season and has won four in a row from the Rebels to trim Rich’s series lead to 21-13.
Worth noting from last week
Despite losing, Summit Academy held 1A-power Duchesne to zero passing yards on ten attempts.
Logan’s Luke Falk amassed 467 yards of total offense, the best performance this season and barely out of the Top-40 all-time. He passed for 469 yards (yes, he lost two rushing) — which ranks in the Top-20. Falk completed 42 passes, the third-most all-time, on 61 attempts, which ranks fifth all-time.