Hard to argue with the 4A and 5A rankings. Region 1 will be out of Davis and
NRidge for sure. Region 4 has got to be the toughest in the state. If Hunter
can keep it together I like them in region 2. Bingham rolls Region 3.
this season's championship can definitely be classified as Bingham's to lose.
The only weakness they have is not being as deep as they've been in the past
with the losses of players to Herriman. Both of their lines are dominant and
other than Alta they should dominate their opponents.Alta's strength this
year is going to be their O-line and lb's and the Hawks should notch another
region title to their list and won't be an easy out for Bingham in the final.
I'm glad to see Bingham and Alta on opposite sides of the bracket this
does anyone know who won the scrimmage at Snow College between Springville and
Realist, what do you think of Syracuse?
This is going to be a good year, Bingham is already currently ranked #9 IN THE
NATION! That is awesome, started in 05' and its amazing what dave peck and the
peck family has done for the bingham football team, I would like to know if
Steven Cantwell is gettin any looks, so excited for Bingham to run that Spread
option with him and langi, tackling those two all game, no chance! Another
banner at the school this year hopefully!
Millard ahead of Grand and South Sevier? I thought they lost a lot of quality
players from last year. I honestly think Grand can give both San Juan and SS a
run for their money, but it does seem SS and San Juan are a level ahead of
everyone. The east region will be very strong.
Bingham 9th in the nation? How is that possible when they got drilled by a Texas
team last year. Bingham is good but would lose 2-4 games in these bigger states.
I know Bingham has a lot of returning starters back but after last years loss by
21 points that they are one of the best in the nation. Best in State yes but one
of the best in the nation not buying it.
yea yea ya.. "this might be Mountain Crest's year".. Heard that before. At
least this year, Timpview isn't considered the "underdog" against MC like the
experts predicted last year
utah10 - the team that Bingham lost to also beat every other team on their
schedule and won the Texas 5A state title so it's not like they lost to an
average Texas team.One of the rating services, I think MaxPreps already
released the rankings and they have Bingham at #9 in the nation.
MaxPreps has Bingham ranked #9 in the Nation. Bingham lost to Trinity. Who was
the #1 Ranked High School Team in the country. And is projected to be the top
team in the country this year as well. The game was played in the new cowboys
stadium and was televised nationally. It was a huge step for Bingham and for
High School football throughout Utah. Harvey Langi and co. played a great game
against a great team. They just could not physically compete for 4 quarters, the
secondary especially had a hard time. Bring a texas school up to Salt Lake
County and we are looking at a different outcome.
Kudos to the Desnews for ranking South Sevier in the top 5. Mcallister built the
program now with a steel foundation and the new coach will reap the benefits.
plyxply, why do you make comments on a topic when you know nothing about it?"the team that Bingham lost to also beat every other team on their
schedule"Sorry, but no...Euless Trinity was a young team
that followed their win over Bingham with two losses:Bingham (Utah)
September 7, W 42-21Cedar Hill Longhorns September 12, L 14-23Allen
Eagles September 18, L 28-35
PureOpinion, you and plyxply may want to avoid further exaggeration. I'm not
sure who's 2009 pre-season rankings you were looking at, but no reputable
organization had Euless Trinity and their three returning starters ranked #1 at
the beginning of last season (or even at the end of the season - they were a two
Timpview will still be awfully good. Their line will be first rate, insert
Covey at QB and the T-birds haven't lost a step, skill players like Jorgensen
and McKenzie returning, great coaching staff, certainly the team to beat in
4-A.A team to watch might be Timpanogos with another coaching
change. There is athletic talent in that school if someone can just harness it.
Westlake might be a team to watch with a former T-Bird coach at the helm, he
knows the T-Bird way of getting it done. Ursua is a good talent so watch for
The Thunder to make some noise. It will be interesting to see how Springville
reacts to this personal tragedy that has hit their program. Salem Hills is
making progress, not sure if SF will be as good as some think. Their school
lost a lot of enrollment. Their success last year was based on a strong senior
class but the school's population has been hit hard, they have 3-A numbers
(around 900 students).
Re: SnarkSyracuse will make the playoffs thanks to Roy, Weber and CField
being in their region. Not as athletic as '08 or '09. I am guessing .500
record. Hard to say at this point.
This pains me so to admit as I am a Huge Skyline fan but I agree with the 5A
voters. Bingham is the team to beat. I think Alta will lose 2-3 games and be
happy to make the Playoff's. PG you will be lucky to have a 500 season. Don't
count Davis out. I think their the team to shock the Miners this year. I also
like Syracuse and with all the kids from Riverton, Bingham and Copper Hills and
the Coaching Staff that has been assembled don't be surprised if the upstart
Herriman Mustangs make some noise this year.Skyline is a solid team
this year and with the exception of the Hunter match up they should breeze
through a weak region. Playoffs? Well that's a different story. I don't know if
my mighty Eagles can compete with the likes of the Miners and the Darts not to
mention Alta and Lone Peak. I will say this and every body knows it, never count
the Duper and his Skyline Eagles out come play off time.It's going
to be a great year, I can't wait!
particulars - my mistake, you're correct, they did lose those two pre-season
games after beating Bingham but ended up winning the state title I believe. A factor in that game was the blocking below the waist rule, it was an obvious
advantage for Trinity blocking low against players who haven't ever had to deal
with fending off that kind of a block. I think physically Bingham was somewhat
overmatched, but in reality that game was good enough that if played again it
could've gone the other way.
Bingham is LOADED this year and ranked #9 in the country. Their only loss last
year came to the eventual 5A Texas state champion, Trinity. Trinity this year
starts off ranked #1 in the country. This year is Bingham's to lose. I do see
them playing Alta for the state title in November. Alta too, is going to be
really good this year. "Mark your calendar now!": Alta vs. Bingham,
28 August 2010 @ Rice Eccles Stadium, 7:00p. This should be a great game, and
YES, there will finally be enough seats for everyone to see the game!
3A is going to be good this year Juan Diego will be the team to beat along with
Hurricane, even Park City will do well Wasatch on the other hand lost some
really good seniors and don't see them as a top 5 team, they have a young
quarterback who won't see much time this year that probably should be starting
but will get some time and could eventually start mid season with his speed and
confidence. Next year on the other hand could be Wasatch's year the Senior
class is a little flat this year but with a loaded Sophmore and Freshman squad
coming in they will dominate soon! I have to congradulate them on winning the 7
on 7 tournament that is the first time Wasatch Football has won anything in this
sport in High School.
Bingham is the team to beat? I have driven by their field a few times this week
and have seen them practicing in helmets on their field. Is this legal practice
time for football right now? For soccer we can only be conditioning and our
tryouts are a weak before football. Bingham can win it all but if they are
breaking rules than go USC.
Soccer Coach-- great question and observation.The UHSAA rule is that
with the exception of (5) days in June and July, there must be a sabbatical from
full team practices with their coaches; just like Soccer, Basketball, or any
other HS sport. However, the kids are free to get together on their own, with or
without helmets/pads and condition together.I too have driven by
theirs and several other fields and I have not seen anyone breaking any rules.
I am a little curious why Jordan is not getting a little more run in 5A. That
Junior varsity ran the table in their region last year and have a terrific QB in
McCoy Hill. Certainly they will be better that Brighton and should challenge for
Alta in that region. Bingham will be the class of 5A no doubt. Just remember
that the Diggers have a lot of returners and some real up and coming talent.
Football has a different set of UHSAA rules for the three weeks before the
season starts then the rest of the sports do.With out looking up the
rule to make sure I have it all correct. They can use helmets during part of the
three weeks. So I'm pretty sure they are not breaking any rules. So if any of
the football coaches happen to read your comment they all know better so they
will just think your someone that doesn't know anything.I coach
soccer by the way. So, no I'm not just some football fan.It would be
nice if you would go the the UHSAA website and read the rules before you try and
claim someone is breaking them.
Bingham will roll....but they do need to replace some key loses of players from
graduation.They had two 1st team allstate defensive backs that were
as good as Bingham has ever had and from watching the team last year when they
were way up on people, the junior and sophs they brought in to defensive back
were not good. It will be interesting to see how they fill the shoes of McCrae
and Anderson. It will be also ineterest who picks up the slack on punt and kick
returns as Bingham always had great field position after the Anderson kid ran
every punt or kick return back 30-50 yards.Bingham will also need to
replace key loses on the O-Line with the loss of Mr. Football and some other big
guys. This may be easier than filling the athletic loses in the secondary but I
have all kinds of faith in Coach Peck.
Thank you Particulars of no Consequence. Yes, Trinity lost two games in the
regular season. They were all juniors and had a qb that never played qb before
and still handly beat Bingham in their first game of the year.For those that
don't know there is over 1500 or so high schools in Texas and something like
300-500 high schools in 5A and they have 2 5A state championships. 1 for large
5A and another for small 5A. Trinity pounded bingham them but I thought Bingham
held their own. Hey Bingham is a really good team and most likey the only one in
State that could hold their own. Sorry Bingham plays 1 out of region game and
the state championship game and that is it every year. You can't say they
should be 9th in the nation with that kind of schedule.
According to American Football Magazine Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey was the
consensus number one in 2009 and is also the 2010 preseason number one.
MaxPreps is one of the five recognized high school ranking groups, but MaxPreps
uses the Freeman computer ranking, not the subjective sportswriters' poll that
ranks Bingham #9. Trinity is ranked for 2010 preseason (not #1, however), but
Bingham is unranked.
Is 1A going to be able to feild more than 5 or 6 teams this year? If not, is it
financially smart in these hard times to run a half dozen teams up and down the
state for a not really competetive program? You would think that if at least
half the teams in 1A didn't play football, to make it more competitive, then the
half dozen teams that play football would hang up the pads and pull out the
gloves and want to compete against the majority of the schools in 1A that play
baseball and have a better state tourny! I love football and would rather watch
it, but I'm no longer willing to travel up & down the state to watch one team
dominate year in and year out! Rich, last year, I know it's not their fault,
were head and shoulders above the rest, and it became boring to watch after
awhile! Why not bring that talent into the majority of the 1A schools that play
baseball in the fall and see what you can accomplish?, espsecially in these
finacially tighter times. Just a thought.
Re: Grey GhostI'm not sure, but I think all the 1A teams ranked in
this article, along with White Horse are the only ones playing football this
season. There might be one more?. I do believe this year will be more
competitive. Rich lost most of their starters and will be hurting to repeat as
champs. With all of Rich's hopes and dreams now being placed on the shoulders of
Caden Calder, not only in football but basketball as well, he won't be able to
pull it off by himself. The only other support he will have is the big
hearted,fast, but undersized Cody Groll. Either one of them gets hurt and Rich's
hopes of a repeat are done. Rich's talent level will be down with the rest of a
still weak 1A feild. I too love to watch football, but I have to wonder how much
longer the state will permit 6 or so teams to compete when the majority of the
1A schools play baseball in the fall. Maybe it's time to join them? I'd rather
spend time & money watching a wider competitive field of teams.
I love everything about High School sports! I love football. I have grand
children that participate in various sports in both 4A and 1A classifications.
Believe me, to those that compete in the 1A class, their battles are just as big
as those that compete in the 4A class. But I have to agree with the comments of
"Grey Ghost" and "Buzzard". Unless 1A can get more of the schools to participate
in the football program, and boy will my 1A grand kids think poorly of ol
grandpa, I don't see how these smaller school districts and the state can
continue to fund & justify the expense for 6 or 8 teams that have to literally
travel one end of the state to the other! There really needs to be more schools
to participate in football to make the expense worth it, and to increase a wider
feild of competition, making it more enjoyable to the athelete and spectator.
This is just one old man's view. That's why I'm Rest Home Bound.
If 1A can't get more than 6 or 8 teams to participate in the football program,
it should scrap it and save themselves money and fuel! I don't know how many
schools are in 1A, there has to be close to 20 or more, but how could one claim
to be champs when less than half don't participate? I could see it if at least
Some ideas for 1-A football:Scrap it and those schools who want to
compete go up and play 2-A football.Scrap it as said before and all
1-A schools that want play fall baseball.Get more 1-A schools to
play 8-man football. 8-man football (and even 6-man football) is big in states
like Nebraska and Texas.
Bingham has 3 returning revievers that all started, stephan is considered a
starter, 2 returning o-line starters, and a 3rd that started o-line 2 years ago
but played D last year so he is a returner, a returning fullback, running back,
and you can count another running back that started but got hurt. So that makes
10 returning offensive starters if you ask me, Get a clue people!
Bingham is like the Yankees, there are more haters than lovers. The media jumps
on the band wagon because they think that is what everyone want to hear. This
gets annoying to the rest of the 100+ teams and fans in the state. There are
more posts here because of the kool-aid drinkers have all of a sudden taken an
interest. I won't however, take away any of Bingham' success, they do have
'scoreboard' on everyone else. Media, all we ask is to just take it down a
Hey Foorball881. If you take 20% of the snaps are you a starter? I guess if you
count starting in at least 1 game, you could make an argument they have like 16
returners on both sides of the ball. You need to get a clue.
Here are the facts on returning offensive starters....One receiver (the others
did not start but did run in about 1/3 of the plays), one offensive lineman,
I'll give you the QB but not clear as Hannay took 80% of snaps, one running back
(Langi). That is a total of 4 returning starters. Below are starters from 2009
not coming back. Hannay (QB), Copier (TE), Hall (WR), Heaps (C), Laursen (G),
Taukeiaho (T), Kanuch (G). Clearly not 9 returing starters and big shoes to