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Published: Friday, Aug. 20 2010 11:00 p.m. MDT

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It's obvious that Alta is on it's way out as a so call power football school. My guess is Alta will soon be 0-3. Cottonwood on the other hand is poised to be on top or at least second to Bingham with alta falling to the level of school like riverton and so-so viewmont.


Moog: I disagree. Alta made a ton of mistakes that I am pretty sure their coaching staff will correct. You don't win as much as they do and suddenly fall off the map.

Parry is a Farce

This game surprises me a little but Moog, I'd not count Alta out. You only beat them by a touchdown and it sounds like it took a miracle or 2 to get there (fumbled snap on a field goal, an interception return, and 3 incomplete passes as the clock ran out). Alta had you on the ropes and the emotion of the night won the day. Alta could very well be 0-3 (I think they lose to Bingham but beat Timpview to be 1-2), but I still bet they'll be a force to be dealt with come November. Based on the first week, I'd look to Davis as the "second to Bingham" team right now.


As a female point of view.. I understand the debate about positioning schools for the different divisions but I want to add that last nights game was not only exciting and completely amazing but Alta fans and more so the coaches in the Cottonwood Box were nothing but respectful and classy. It sure made this game pleasant and that much sweeter to be able to honor Coach Johnson. Thanks for great game Alta. As a Cottonwood mom, I wish you nothing but the best!


Moog let me guess you figured all this out by watching the opening game of the season?. Why downgrade Cottonwoods win by degrading their opponenet?. Typical stupid fan mentality.

yankee doodle

My hats off to Cottonwood on an emotional win. I agree I don't think Alta is done but if you're gonna claim a lucky win then you need to give up your #2 ranking in the state. If you're the #2 team then you need to execute better and beat teams you are supposed to beat. And they better be contender come November or I want to see you eating your words Parry is a Farce. You got beat so give Cottonwood its due. Alta better bring their A game against Bingham(not that it will matter if you saw what they did to Viewmont, ouch) I think they will be 0-3 though, I don't think they will have much confidence going into the Timpview game after getting pounded by Bingham.

The Real Maverick

Remember last year how all the Alta people were saying that Cottonwood didn't belong in 5a after they lost?

What do all the 5a trolls have to say now? Cottonwood just spanked one of the powers of 5a.

cow cow

Most Exciting game i have ever seen. Both sides were excited and both teams played their hearts out. Alta is still a top 3 team in the state and I think they will win their region, but Cottonwood should be ahead of Davis.

Parry is a Farce

Wow yankee doodle,

For the record, I'm a Bingham alum living in Layton's boundarys. DO NOT ever accuse me of being a Hawk!!!!

I never said anything about lucky. I said "miracles" which I think is appropriate given the emotion of the night.

I think Alta should give up their #2 ranking, to Davis. 35-0 over Brighton and defending state runner up gets that. Spin it how you want but Cottonwood did eek out this win. It shows that they are a good team and deserve to be considered a favorite, but I don't think this win moves them to #2 ahead of Davis right now.

I have no words to eat! Even if Alta starts 0-3, I think they'll be a force come November (that is I think they'll win 2 or 3 playoff games and play at the U in November - I think Bingham will be 13-0 when it is all said and done with back-to-back trophies).

Parry is a Farce

Looks like this years Cottonwood fan is last years PG fan.

Now "Moog" is relegating Alta to middle-of-the-pack status. And "The Real Maverick" is claiming they "spanked" Alta. WOW.

I think Cottonwood is better than they were last year but Cwood barely beat Alta. I think I'd take the approach that Cottonwood belongs rather than that Alta is done.

I was one who said Cottonwood did not belong in 5A last year. What was the score last year 59-21 with 2 of your scores late against a 3rd string D?

Alta had you on the ropes this year - they do not fumble on the field goal attempt, or fall on the ball rather than trying to kick it and this game goes the other way. Fun thing about football is the ball aint round so it tends to bounce funny.

Congratulations to Cottonwood on a great win. I personally would get a lot of satisifaction if Alta went 0-10 but I don't think that'll happen. Alta WILL be a force in November. Maybe not State Champs but I think they'll at least make a trip to the U, again.

Alta Hawkeye

RIP to Cottonwoods coach. Other than that, cottonwood you got lucky. The hawk flock will regroup and swoop on our next victim. CAW CAW CAW


r.e. Moog

Before I would say that Cottonwood beat Alta, you might want to watch the game. Yes, Cottonwood is a much improved team from last year, much impart due to the adding of the Alta Defensive staff! Ron Halverson is by far the best defensive coordinator in the state of Utah! Cottonwood has a fantastic defense and gave Boston Handley fits all night long, but Alta is also a very good team, who made a TON of mistakes against a great team. You can't do that and expect to win. I guarantee that Bingham will see a much improved Alta team next week, and oh yes, the pressure is off Alta's back to perform. Bingham on the other hand has a HUGE target on their back, that teams all year will be gunning for. Alta has an amazing offense again, and I read in a post that Binghams weakness is their secondary. Boston Handley is a stud and he will regroup. Remember, Alta played against their prior defensive coordinator last night, and did very well. Mistakes cost the Hawks the game. Don't be to quick to say that they are a sinking ship.


Alta made HUGE mistakes last night! 1st game jitters against a very good and much improved Cottonwood team, who was palying with alot of emotion. My hat goes off to Cottonwood for their win. Alta on the other hand is a great team who beat themselves in the last three minutes of the game. Alta will regroup and will continue their dominance in Region 4. I know Bingham is great this year, but their secondary is weak and Boston Handley from Alta is a stud! He has great receivers and an outstanding running back. The offense will score points on Bingham. The question will remain if they can keep the mistakes down to a minimum. Bingham and Alta game will again live up to its hype and I predict that Bingham and Alta will meet again in October. Still the two best teams in the state of Utah, who both respect each other. Bingham knows that just because Alta lost, that they will bring their "A" game next week, and will be very prepared. Bingham has alot riding on this season, being nationally ranked. That's a lot of pressure to live up to. Alta has lost!


A win is a win, no matter what. The whole "Cottonwood got lucky" is just an excuse. If you cannot put a team away you do not deserve to win.


I expect Alta to get their swagger back but starting 0-2 is very unlike Alta. The way Alta beats Bingham is taking advantage of penalties, better penetration at the line, better coverage on special teams and cover #21. Even so, I don't believe Bingham gave up more than 1 first down all game. All the second and third stringers were playing in the 4th quarter. It could have easily been 61 to nothing or more. I don't believe Alta has enough guns this year to hang but that's why we play the games.

Info Man

Alta Hawkeye: The hawk flock will regroup and swoop on our next victim. CAW CAW CAW


1- Hawks don't fly in flocks.
2- Your next victim? (Weren't you the victim of this game?)
3- Caw Caw Caw is the sound a crow makes. (A hawk screams.)

Thanks for making me laugh!

Alta will be a force in 5A and I look forward to the game next week!

I Will Be Till I Die

Because Alta's biggest mistakes came in the 4th quarter and led to two Colt TD's, I can see how people might think Cottonwood lucked out. But let me remind you that Alta's two first half TD drives were kept alive by Cottonwood penalties. It's not like Cottonwood played a perfect game and Alta made all these mistakes to give the game away.

Both teams made mistakes, and both teams capitalized on their opponents' mistakes. Both teams had some good luck and some bad, some good plays and some bad ones.

This was one of the most exciting games I've ever been to at any level - thank goodness I'm a Colt fan, so I went home happy.



You predict that Bingham and Alta will play again in October? In a first round playoff game?
Does that mean you're predicting that Alta will do that poorly in Region 4 play? I don't think so.

For anyone to count Alta out now is a big mistake, especially if they wear Bingham Blue and White. The Miners made plenty of mistakes at Viewmont Friday night. If the Miners do that Saturday night I think us Miner fans will go home disappointed.
Unless the Hawks make too many mstakes of their own.
We'll see who can make the fewest mistakes Saturday night. See you at Rice-Eccles.


re BT1984

I meant that Bingham and Alta would meet in November, not October. Yes, that would be the 5A state championship game!

Parry is a Farce

Cottonwood now has a great chance to be 9-0 heading into the playoffs. Their schedule looks pretty easy from here on with only 2 potential trip ups. Region games against Hunter and Skyline (but Skyline just lost to a 3A school so who knows?) look to be about all that could go in the L column. I'll predict now that Cottonwood will be 10-0 before losing to Syracuse in the quarter finals and a myriad of Colt fans will claim they are better than Bingham between now and then.

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