High school football: Felt's Facts Week 13, semifinals and championships

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14 2013 2:57 a.m. MST

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Grand County (10-1) vs. South Summit (10-1)

Saturday, 4 p.m. at Weber State

Series history: South Summit leads 13-3. These two first met in 1967, then three times in the 1990s before facing off annually from 2001-2011. SS won six straight over Grand from 2007-11; the Red Devils last beat the Wildcats in 2006. This marks just their fourth postseason matchup in 17 games.

Last meeting: South Summit whitewashed the Red Devils 33-0 in a 2A first round game on Oct. 20, 2011 at South Summit.

Coach vs. coach: South Summit’s Jerry Parker is 6-2 vs. Grand’s Dennis Wells.

Current winning streaks: Grand 6, South Summit 3.

Grand Quick Facts

The Red Devils began their grid program in 1921; 93rd season. Finals record: 1-5 (.167). Only championship: 2005. Playoff record: 28-46 (.379), 48th appearance.

Championship game history:

1962, lost to American Fork 34-0 (B)

1964, lost to North Summit 39-26 (B)

1975, lost to Delta 27-15 (2A)

1984, lost to Richfield 14-13 (2A)

2005, defeated San Juan 25-22 (2A)

Coach: Dennis Wells is 62-65 (.488) in 12 seasons, since 2002.

Playoff record: 11-7 (.611), ninth appearance.

Championship game record: 1-0.

South Summit Quick Facts

The Wildcats played football from 1913-16, then dropped the sport until 1942; 76th season. Finals record: 4-7 (.364). Last championship: 1988. Playoff record: 43-32 (.573), 37th appearance.

Championship game history:

1973, lost to Beaver 30-0 (1A)

1977, defeated Beaver 16-6 (1A)

1978, defeated North Summit 14-0 (1A)

1979, lost to Beaver 24-9 (1A)

1984, defeated Kanab 13-95 (1A)

1988, defeated Kanab 35-13 (1A)

1998, lost to San Juan 36-26 (2A)

1999, lost to Manti 34-15 (2A)

2000, lost to San Juan 20-14 (2A)

2009, lost to San Juan 7-0 (2A)

2010, lost to San Juan 19-6 (2A)

Coach: Jerry Parker is 81-49 (.623), in 12 seasons –1992-94 and since 2005.

Playoff record: 12-10 (.546), 11th appearance.

Championship game record: 0-2 (in 2009 and ’10).

Extra Point 1: Grand has its most season victories since 1984; the Red Devils hope to celebrate a second state championship and match a school-record 11 wins set in 1964.

Extra Point 2: South Summit last won 10 games in 2010, but strives to garner its fifth state title and to match its school-record 11 wins set by the 1984 and ’99 Wildcats.
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Harwich, MA

In the late 60's East played Olympus at their homecoming. There was a parade of floats and other high school bacchanalia strung around the track prior to the game. At some time during the first quarter a group of East high students walking past one of the floats set it on fire. I still laugh about it. After the game walking home with a couple of friends a car full of East students stopped, jumped out and wanted to rumble. The three of us together wanted nothing to do with this and took out through the "Smart" dairy farm, through the cows and back into the stadium. I've enjoyed watching East lose since then. Go Titans.

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