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High School Football: Logan's air attack pummels Grantsville

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  • The Raven
    Oct. 13, 2007 11:51 p.m.

    Ogden wow thats rough, but almost done now we can all play nice again. My buddy Poe and I were talking the other night and decided that it would just be nice to be known as the hardest hitting, hardest playing team, and the win/loss status would take care of its self. You've got to have fun to have real success. From the comments I don't think alot of fun is being had. Parents are a pain, I remember getting a letter from a parent when I was coaching, most have blinders on when it come to their own kids. On an up note we can only get better. Till next week have fun team. And I really mean that, there are few things better than a full speed collision with another player.

  • high school student
    Oct. 12, 2007 12:44 p.m.

    seriously everyone that is leaving comments on here that rip on our high school sports and coaches need to seriously get a life. go grantsville baseball!...and golf

  • High School student
    Oct. 12, 2007 12:43 p.m.

    seriously parents lets grow up a little. Our high school sports are going down hill because of you guys, you guys only like the coaches that will play your own kids. as long as your kids are playing you guys seem to be happy. but once your kid is taken out here come all of the complaints.

  • re:Scott A.??
    Oct. 11, 2007 1:56 p.m.

    Stansfield never made a deal, he was forced out by two parents. Remember Roger Cowan was in there before Sandberg, and the only reason he was there was to keep two parents happy and the basketball program has suffered since. The following year they played 17 of 22 games on the road because of the coaching antics.

  • Serious??
    Oct. 11, 2007 12:14 p.m.

    Are all of these comments for real? Get a life!! It is just HIGH SCHOOL sports! Last time I checked they don't get paid to play. You go and coach for .17 cents an hour! You are pathetic to rip coaches, for all the time they spend! Grow up!!

  • Scott A.??
    Oct. 11, 2007 10:59 a.m.

    Way to go full disclosure tough guy! How do we know that is even your real name brave one? Stansfield made a deal that worked better for him so he got out. Jones hired Sandberg, Cloward, and Anderson.

  • Gville alum!
    Oct. 11, 2007 8:06 a.m.

    I used to live in Grantsville, what is the problem with the basketball team and the baseball teams?

  • Great Point
    Oct. 11, 2007 8:04 a.m.

    Basketball and Baseball are another story. And by the way Football is # 1 in this community, followed by baseball, and then basketball (in terms of sports that the kids care most about playing). That is why football is in the spotlight! I love all of these parents that know it all, no wonder your kids complain so much! If you can't take some negative comments then stay home from the games! What hires did Jones make? We just need to support the school and let things play out

  • Quit Whinning
    Oct. 10, 2007 9:47 p.m.

    It's whinning parents like you people on this blog that put the basketball program in the mess its in now. two pareents didnt like the fact the team was being led by underclassmen that they got Coach Stanfield to step down. Quit whinning about the coaches, players and the region and support the program. You people are so brave to talk on a faceless and nameless blog, have some guts and sign your name. Scott A.

  • Chamges
    Oct. 10, 2007 2:07 p.m.

    Will Travis McCluskey step-up to the "plate" and initiate change?

  • Amen
    Oct. 10, 2007 1:02 p.m.

    Amen good point! You have hit the nail on the head. Let's get this thing turned around before it's too late!

  • good point!
    Oct. 10, 2007 12:40 p.m.

    facts that is a very valid point that proves Leon Jones who had no clue how to run a high school made the worst hires in the history of Grantsville athletics! Admit mistakes were made and fix them.

  • facts
    Oct. 10, 2007 11:39 a.m.

    Facts.....what is Grantsville's basketball region record? Non-region record? Are we making a change in that coaching staff? Baseball's region record? Non-region record? Are we making a change in that coaching staff?

  • Fantasy is right
    Oct. 10, 2007 8:38 a.m.

    Fantasy comments are right on! I see where he/she is coming from. Look at our preseason and region record dating back from 2004 to current. Grantsville has won 4 preseason games!! They are 4-15!!! Region, Grantsville has won 11 games. They are 11-7. But remember that 7 of the 11 wins have come against Ben Lomond and Ogden! Yes there needs to be a change, because there has been talent. Grantsville DOES not win often outside of region! And it is a good thing that BL and O are in the region or it would be more ugly! Face the facts!!!

  • Poor Sportsmanship
    Oct. 10, 2007 8:19 a.m.

    You come to "some" of the games and don't hear any negative comments being bellowed out from the stands? You must be sitting in the student section. The poor sportsmanship being exhibited by many of the parents and fans is astonishing. Sad commentary for a very fine town.

  • Fantasy football,
    Oct. 9, 2007 12:56 p.m.

    Fantasy, are you sitting on Grantsville side? It's not to hard to hear the comments especially from the Dads. Listen to the X-football coach, listen to the Dad that thinks his boy is the next NFL player. SAD!! "Crappy" region 11 where have you been? Are you sure your not in a fantasy of your own?

    Good Luck Cowboys!

  • re: Sick and Tired
    Oct. 9, 2007 12:04 p.m.

    Yes, I read the above comments. I have attended some of the games and I don't hear any negative comments yelled, so you must have very good ears! All I am saying is this happens every year, we get killed in preseason, and then we come to "crappy" Region 11 and get some wins over some bad teams and everyone is happy again, because we made it to state. Well, we should make it every year! This region is bad from top to bottom! Don't write back and say, "well the state champ has come from this region 4 of the last 5 years! Big deal, top to bottom it is horrible! It is the same thing every year, and that is what I am "sick and tired" of, This team has promise, I just feel it is being torn down from the inside!

  • Sick and Tired
    Oct. 9, 2007 11:38 a.m.

    Dang "Fantasy" didn't you read the messages above before putting in your two cents? "Who are these fans in the stands you keep ripping on?" Read the previous entries...I validate your opinion. However, the stands at a game where your child and mine are playing is not the proper stage. Our young men can hear each and every negative comment, do you honestly think that is the proper forum to air your dirty laundry? Our job as parents is to boost the team's morale, not drag it down. The team deserves respect for all the time and effort they have given to the Grantsville Cowboy Football program, why cut them off at the knees?

  • Fantasy
    Oct. 9, 2007 10:22 a.m.

    You all live in a fantasy world, this season has been a joke. Who said Ben Lomond is a underrated team? They have 1 win!! I don't care if BR has a soph QB, they are bad! The only slam is not on Coach Cloward it is on the program as a whole. If he would just step up and take control from his assistants, things would be different! Who are these fans in the stands you keep ripping on, they have a right to opinions

  • Cowboy Pride
    Oct. 8, 2007 10:52 p.m.

    I respond with PRDIE, yes PRIDE to Pride? and cowboy pride?? I do have pride in the way our Grantsville football team has conducted itself in the last two games. Who cares who they beat? The point is the pride I feel in our boys! And the pride they feel in themselves. Our Cowboys were down significantly in both games, kept their heads held high, ignored the negative comments being yelled down from their parents and "fans", followed the coaches direction and came back to win. After their lackluster start this season, all the negativity coming from their community about their play and the personal attacks on their coaches, our boys are holding their heads high. We darn well should be proud of each and every young man on the team. KAC!

  • Cowboy
    Oct. 8, 2007 8:10 p.m.

    It sure is a shame that i stumbled upon this blog. I'm fed up with the rude comments toward coach Cloward and the offense that we run. It sure would help if we had a community that wasn't so negative. if You think that the JV is good because we switch it up with different formations you're wrong! We run the exact same offense as the varsity. So we have proven that it works, it would be great if we could get our community to believe and to show the team and the coaches some support. I hope that everyone that has been showing disrespect reads this and replies to me i want to know what you guys think. GO COWBOYS!!!

  • re: cowboy pride
    Oct. 8, 2007 12:39 p.m.

    Kudos to the whole team for not giving up! Being down 20-0, great job boys and coaches!! Where's the unity? Why so much negativity from Parents? I was appalled at the comments in the stand especially from an old Grantsville Coach. Let's support and encourage the cowboys football team and coaching staff not embarrass the whole community by the blogs on this newspaper!!!!

  • G-VILLE
    Oct. 8, 2007 11:46 a.m.

    bear river is a young team still learing there QB IS IN 10TH GRADE and ben lomond is a very underrated football team have you seen there full back wow what a load after grantsville beats Ogden and morgan lets see what you have to dog on then

  • cowboy pride??
    Oct. 8, 2007 8:58 a.m.

    What do you have to be proud about? You beat possibly the worst team to ever wear a Bear River uniform and a Ben Lomond team that probably won't win a game all year! Sad state of affair when you can only squeak out wins against teams that weak. Cloward deserves the criticism for bringing the program this low.

  • Pride?
    Oct. 8, 2007 8:40 a.m.

    You beat a bad Bear River team and BEN LOMOND? Don't get too excited quite yet!

  • Cowboy Pride
    Oct. 6, 2007 11:41 a.m.

    Congrats to the coaches and players for keeping your heads in the last two games and coming home victorious!Great job! Kudos to Jackson Kelly for kicking the winning field goal and PAT. Where are the comments to congratulate our team? (Perhaps I am confused and this blog is reserved for negative comments only?). Coach Cloward and the entire coaching staff deserve our thanks for all the blood, sweat and tears they have put into the team. We have entrusted these men to teach and guide our young men, what lesson are you teaching as a parent to show so much disrespect and contempt? Go Cowboys!


  • The Raven
    Oct. 3, 2007 6:16 p.m.

    For go Cowboys the whole point of the Veer is you didn't need a big line or a power back. The team has all the elements that would have worked well in the Veer. But that doesn't really matter. I am more worried about what the players and coaches had to say to the drill team and chearleaders after half time at homecomming. Attitude has a strong Correlation to your success on the field. I hope they catch on and just like Hamiltons first year they make it to the finals. But that will take leadership from the players, I hope they have some or it will be a very short season. Good Luck

  • Another Cowboy Fan
    Oct. 1, 2007 12:28 p.m.

    I just think everything has been said. Bear River?? They have won 1 game this year, and to be honest was not a good football team. In fact they are down right awful. Will someone please tell me why it took 4 months to realize how awful the offense was? They change to one that actually has some options and they score some points and win. I saw it didn't work after one quarter in the first game. It is just a shame that this season was wasted with that offense. This isn't little league anymore

  • Cowboy Fan
    Oct. 1, 2007 10:04 a.m.

    Aint it funny how a little victory will bring silence to this blog. Way to go Coach Cloward and your players on getting a big win against Bear River.

  • re: proud grizzly
    Oct. 1, 2007 8:23 a.m.

    You WERE given the choice. I was in on meetings during the 3A restructure. The UHSAA gave the Logan the choice, because they were so close to the border line (even though they found out Logan misrepresented their numbers to the state, but that is another story). LOGAN CHOSE TO STAY DOWN IN 3A! Why wouldn't they want to dominate these smaller schools and have fun doing it. It is a complete joke they are in 3A, there are smaller 4A schools than Logan right now in 4A! There is no rhyme or reason with the UHSAA!

  • proud grizzly
    Sept. 29, 2007 2:44 p.m.

    you think logan has a choice whether we want to be put in 4a..yes we would like to be there, but its not our decision. duh..maybe if people tried out for sports at grantsville then they'd put down a show. how are we even embarrassing ourselves..look at grantsville..have they even won a game. look in the mirror before you judge logan.

  • practices
    Sept. 26, 2007 2:19 p.m.

    The only reason you practice for three & half hours is because you don't know what you are doing!

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 26, 2007 12:53 p.m.

    Three and half hour practices?? No wonder the kids lose interest so fast. That is too much!!

  • Cowboy
    Sept. 26, 2007 12:11 p.m.

    thanks for supporting your cowboys... you talk all the trash in the world yet do nothing but. if you want to improve the team get out there and do something or just stay behind the keyboard and peck away. come to the three and a half hour practices and tell them they dont work hard. GO COWBOYS!!!

  • coach
    Sept. 26, 2007 12:02 p.m.

    grantsville JV OC uses multiple offensive formations. In their games they have continually scored in the high 20's and 30's. Maybe he should call the offense? I bet things would turn around on the varsity level.

  • coach
    Sept. 26, 2007 11:27 a.m.

    the jv coach at grantsville mixes up the offensive attack with a variety of formations. They have continually scored in the high 20's and 30's. maybe we need this coach to be the OC, things would immediately turn around!

  • re: Go Cowboy's
    Sept. 26, 2007 9:11 a.m.

    Are you serious?? Obviously you know nothing about HS sports, you DON'T sign contracts!!! Ha Ha

  • Go Cowboy's
    Sept. 26, 2007 8:39 a.m.

    Here is a question for all you experts. If Hamilton had stayed ( he did sign a 5 yr contract)what would are record be? My guess is it would be about the same. His offense would not have worked with these kids. Would Coach Butler's veer offense work with these kids? Hard to say seeing how we dont have any size up front or a power back to run with. So why dont we cut Coach Cloward a little slack for trying to find an offense that fits the personnel he has to work with.

  • JV?
    Sept. 26, 2007 8:15 a.m.

    Talking trash about the JV?? Who cares, if you play JV that just means you are no good and don't play varsity usually. As far as I can see the defense is not the one to talk about here...lets see offensively by game how many points Grantsville has scored...8 6 0 10 8 0. 32 points in 6 games! A whopping 5.3 avg per game, yeah the defense needs help...HA! That is pathetic, who calls the offense? Teams have scored over 32 in one game this year!!

  • poe
    Sept. 25, 2007 8:15 p.m.

    The jv maybe good now, wait till next year when Cloward takes over and you go no where. Now we can bash on the coaching staff all we want, but until the players learn how to tackle and execute their plays and act like they want to win, they will just keep on losing. The 5-2 is not working, get a clue. It's sad to see Grantsville football in a state like it is, compared to the past we've had. Hopfully things will improve.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 25, 2007 6:19 p.m.

    grantsville jv is awesome, wait till next year

  • C-Check
    Sept. 25, 2007 1:15 p.m.

    Amen, logan needs to quit beating up on the little schools and then talk it up like they are something!! The only school in the state that should talk it up is maybe Highland Rams and the Mountain Crest Mustangs of course!!

  • Numbers Again
    Sept. 25, 2007 12:44 p.m.

    Would one of those big schools be Grand High School? They are a small 2A high school. Logan has 900 more students than Grand. Judge Memorial has 605 in grades 10-12. Logan has only 600 more students than JM. I'm not sure about Highland of Idaho? They are probably one of those monster Idaho schools with over 1000 students. I am not a parent of a 3A athlete, just a fan that wants to see a little equality. It is interesting, however, how many championships Logan has won since they went 3A. I think that is one. By far the largest 3A school and only one championship. Are you kidding me? Maybe Logan should go 2A and see how they can complete.

  • To Numbers
    Sept. 25, 2007 11:14 a.m.

    Your way to worried about school size. If Logan wanted to beat up on small schools, why would they schedule all the big teams for pre season. Quit being so angry, go and watch the games and enjoy seeing your kids compete. Parents that wanted to be good athletes are the worst at stirring the pot. Sure must be alot of wannabe athletes out there living the dream through their kids.

  • Numbers
    Sept. 25, 2007 9:08 a.m.

    Someone please help me understand this... YES Logan is at 1253 (10-12), and 1668 with 9th grade just for FYI. You have Snow Canyon, who just got booted up to 4A at 1154 (10-12) and Dixie is at an even 1300. Orem is at 1258, Timpview is at 1267, Bonneville is at 1292, Bountiful is at 1278. So.........why is Logan 3A again? I agree with the guy above this comment. UHSAA GET A CLUE AND GET THE SCHOOLS IN THE RIGHT PLACES!!!! YOU MAKE NO SENSE ON HOW YOU DO THINGS!!!!

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 25, 2007 8:21 a.m.

    It is a joke that Logan is in 3A, please drive through the city of Logan and tell me how that is a 3A city? Mall, University, stop lights...this is not your typical 3A town. Have you ever had the chance to visit the campus of Logan High School University? Sorry, once again those are not 3A facilities. They ARE over the 3A numbers, and they enjoy beating up on these smaller schools, more power to you! The UHSAA needs to get a clue and redo the classifications the right way!!!

  • To C_Check
    Sept. 25, 2007 12:35 a.m.

    what are you talking about logan is scared to play mc? logan has asked every year to play. but always get turned down by your coaches. LOGAN would smash mc. dont say anything about logan being scared i think your coaches are SCARED to play. how could you not want to play in a rivalry game that has been going on for Years and years. i think you and your team are scared to play logan.

  • C-Check
    Sept. 24, 2007 7:27 p.m.

    If numbers is right about Logan being asked to move up to 4A instead of staying at 3A, Why didnt they? cause i play for the MC football team and all we have been hearing is why dont the two teams play? and i guess logan is just scared to get there butt kicked!!

  • Agree
    Sept. 24, 2007 2:13 p.m.

    I agree with Football Fan, this offense needs vast changes, it simply is ineffective. Time to open it up to something else.

  • Football Fan
    Sept. 24, 2007 12:43 p.m.

    I attended the Logan/Grantsville game. It was painful to watch. Grantsville needs to quit complaining about school 3A/4A issues and work on playing football. The offense they run is the most boring and predictible I have ever seen. Not even fun to play them. There are other schemes out there that just might give them a chance to compete. Perhaps it's time to try something new and see if you can get a better result.

  • Correct Numbers
    Sept. 24, 2007 12:06 p.m.

    Nope, 1253 is correct. Look it up at the UHSAA web site. Unless my calculator is broken, adding 10th, 11th and 12th grade together equels 1253.

  • To Numbers
    Sept. 24, 2007 11:11 a.m.

    No way Logan has 1253 students grades 10-12. I'm sure you meant to say grades 9-12.

  • Numbers...
    Sept. 24, 2007 11:04 a.m.

    I don't see why Logan should move up to 4A... You say they're embarrassing themselves, yet they would get killed in 4A... I don't see the embarrassment in that...

  • To Wow
    Sept. 24, 2007 10:26 a.m.

    Logan is really down this year?????

  • Wow
    Sept. 24, 2007 8:49 a.m.

    After reading these, it is a sad day to be a Cowboy fan! I attended the Logan game, and sadly Logan really is down this year, they are no where near what they were the last few seasons. I just don't understand the offense, it looks like we are going to take a knee every play, we are so packed in. Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball...this will help open up the run game. It is just too predictable right now, and ineffective. Has there been ONE play over 20 yards this year? I think not!

  • WHY?
    Sept. 23, 2007 5:32 p.m.

    This is a joke. Giving people in our community the right to bash HUMAN BEINGS! Who cares if they arent the best coach and dont call the right plays or play the right people. They're still humans. These caoches have families at home that suffer from all this garbage. Wer'e a community right? We want to be successful right? So quit complaining about everything. It is what it is there is nothing YOU can do about it but support the team and coaches. Oh and all you glory days people.... That was then this is now, remember you were the logan, dixie, pine view of 3A.

  • Numbers Again
    Sept. 23, 2007 1:35 p.m.

    What kind of a movement are you talking about? Call Evan Excel at the UHSAA or any of the administrators at Logan High and they will give you the accurate story. Logan High was given the choice last year and they chose to stay 3A.

  • Hey Numbers!
    Sept. 23, 2007 10:22 a.m.

    If you understand the movement, Logan isn't able to go back up until 2009-2010 so they couldn't have gone up with Tooele, PV, SC or Dixie this year.

  • The Raven
    Sept. 22, 2007 11:05 p.m.

    I am a little perplexed as to the idea behind the retarded offence we are running. Toe to toe line splits are for PATs not every play. And to run a 5-2 defence you need a stud nose and two stud line backers we have none looks to me as a former coach and player when Grantsville had their act together I would say a 4-4 or 4-3 might be easier to pull off with the players. my buddy sitting here wants our glory days back. Tony find some of the old tradion and bring it back please.

  • Numbers
    Sept. 22, 2007 10:03 p.m.

    Sorry pal, but it is you that is embarrassing yourself. When Tooele, Pine View, Snow Canyon, and Dixie went up to 4A last year, Logan(don't ask me why) was given the choice by the UHSAA to stay 3A or move up. They chose to stay. And if you will check the enrollment numbers you will find Logan has 1253 students in grades 10-12. Well above the 1200 cut-off. Union, Park City, and Judge are all well below 1200.

  • A lot of class Huh
    Sept. 22, 2007 6:37 p.m.

    3A fan, you're embarassing yourself with lack of classification knowledge. Wasn't Logan's choice. It's the enrollment numbers. Duh! Just Like Tooele got too big for 3A and had to move to 4A. Logan has become too small with no sign of growth. As far as an embarassment. Give me a break. They add a little class to the region and classification. I haven't read any complaints about Union, Park City, or Judge being in 3A and they are raising the bar in their region.

  • 3A Fan
    Sept. 22, 2007 10:07 a.m.

    A lot of class huh? Logan, get back in 4A where you belong. You are embarrassing yourself.

  • Cloward is Horrible!
    Sept. 22, 2007 9:42 a.m.

    How long will Grantsville continue to put up with a second rate coach? He is obviously not a competent coach, and needs to be replaced. He was second rate in high school as a player, and is still a chump!

  • cowboy fan
    Sept. 22, 2007 8:36 a.m.

    Impressive game although another hard loss for the Cowboys. Logan's coach showed alot of class when they could have doubled their score by pulling out his starting QB the whole second half. Hang in there Cowboys. You CAN beat Bear River next week.

  • Out With Cloward!
    Sept. 22, 2007 5:57 a.m.

    Coach Cloward is not good for this Cowboy football team! He was no good as a player in high school, and should be replaced if the team ever wants to acheive credibility.