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High school football: 'D' stands for 'D-e-e-e-fense' in Darts' victory

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  • True Blue Layton Fan
    Sept. 14, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Injuries or not, good teams need to play through them. A couple years ago, the year after Layton played Alta in the Championship game in '07, one of the best RBs in the state at Layton got injured in the 1st game of the year. Karl Williams stepped in and filled the role much more than nicely. He'll be with the U of U next year, hopefully teaming with Shak at RB, after the U loses their Sr RBs after this year.

  • rampride
    Sept. 14, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    Davis is good, no doubt. They played a poor game offensivly but after losing your star runningback, I give them a little credit. I was super impressed with their defence and they have played some good schools and held them scoreless. No one in the state can overlook Davis, yes that means Bingham too. Be ready for a rematch of last years state championship game, with the same turn out.

  • RCR
    Sept. 14, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    @yankee doodle

    Davis stinks at 4-0?

    Maybe you should deal with your insecurities on a Bingham chat instead of a Davis/Syracuse chat. Stop looking over your shoulder. Bingham has assembled a great team this year. Nobody is debating that. I even said that earlier.

  • yankee doodle
    Sept. 13, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    @RCR
    Who's the baby? We are sorry your team stinks, you're more than welcome to come see a real team play @ Herriman this friday.

  • RCR
    Sept. 13, 2010 12:33 p.m.

    Bingham and Alta: The biggest babies in the State. Shouldn't you guys be out scouting the Riverton/WJ/Hunter/Granger little league teams right now? You wouldn't want those kids to have to sit out a year because you didn't get to them soon enough.

    Haha! Bingham let Syracuse score 3 points on them. How pathetic!

  • yankee doodle
    Sept. 13, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    Oh and Bingham crushed Syracuse in the playoffs last year 38-3. Nope, I'm confident is saying that I don't think Bingham will be too worried if they meet up with Davis.

  • yankee doodle
    Sept. 13, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    AltaDad
    Have you seen Bingham play? If you have you would understand why Bingham won't be worried about a team that had to go into overtime to finally score.That's not to say they will overlook Davis but I have been saying all along that Davis looked like the only challenge for Bingham this year, I was wrong.

  • RCR
    Sept. 13, 2010 9:56 a.m.

    Davis needed a game like that to bring them to Earth. The defense looked good and made plays when they had to make plays. The offense is the same old story. That's why Davis' offense can only run about 6 plays. The receivers got past the coverage, but the accuracy is still off. That attributed to the questionable P.I. calls.

    Davis will make the playoffs and has just as good a chance this year as anyone for second place. Let's be realistic. Bingham is the best team in the State. Everyone else is playing for runner-up.

  • razorback
    Sept. 12, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    I'm not a big follower of Region 1 but I note that due to the size of the region, the R1 teams can only play two non-region games at the most in the regular season and many of them schedule only one non-region game. A number of those non-region games are played against 4A teams. So it really is diffucult to assess how they stack up against the rest of 5A.

    I am aware that Davis beat Brighton soundly and were up handily even by halftime. Lone Peak did not handle Brighton so easily and Hunter lost to Brighton. So I for one cannot discount Davis' victory over Brighton.

    The only other R1/Other 5A matchup worth noting was Fremont losing to Jordan by 10.

    Bottom line - nobody really knows how R1 will compete in state until we get to playoffs. They represented themselves well last year and will assume they can do so again. That's really one of the key things that keeps the first two rounds of the 5A playoffs interesting. It's the first real chance the rest of us get to see R1 outside of their box.

  • davis_fan
    Sept. 12, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    By the way Davis did have an injury friday night, there running back Day had an ankle injury early in the first quarter, and when you lose 120 ypg and 3 td's then the defense has to step up just like they have all year. there starting D has not given up a point

  • davis_fan
    Sept. 12, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    by the way DAVIS did have an injury. There running back had some sort of ankle injury. But they still won anyway cuz there starting D has not given up any points this year. There running back averages 120 a game and 3 td's when you lose that, games need to be won on defense. The darts did what needed to be done

  • Utah_Football
    Sept. 12, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    @ Fan-attick
    I'm sorry if the fact that ALL of region 1 has a talent deficit offends you, but it is a fact that without open enrolled schools in davis county all of the talent is distributed according housing, not which football program is strongest. I mean think if the best players from layton davis and northridge all chose 1 school to go to because of its football program strength, then we'd have a monster program every season. And im sure that i'll get some heat from slc fans saying "alta doesnt recruit, that's bingham!" or "bingham doesnt recruit thats cottonwood!" Its all true the coaches dont recruit but the successful football history does. open enrollment should end in utah and soon, level the playing ground. and 1 last thing, maybe i shouldnt say "talent deficit" but instead "talent locked"

  • LP Fan!
    Sept. 12, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    Agreed Football881 4 scoreless quarters after having 40 plus games before and the teams werent that good. i hope northrdige beats them. because if they play like they did on friday they are in trouble

  • KnightsFan
    Sept. 12, 2010 4:00 p.m.

    Cant wait for the davis northridge game! I believe that will determine who takes region 1! Both have tough games this week though.

  • Football881
    Sept. 12, 2010 3:45 p.m.

    Davis wont lose a game? They will sonner or later have to play Bingham. Who wont play a horrible first half like last year. You dont have a shot. If your barely beating syracuse, then alta, c-wood, jordan, hunter and a number of other teams will probably beat you too. You might be good but you not going undefeated.

  • Fan-attick
    Sept. 12, 2010 3:08 p.m.

    Utah_Football
    I think your comment about the other Region 1 teams lacking talent was way out of line. There is a lot of talent in Region 1 - some of it is on the Davis team and a lot of it is on the other Region 1 teams.
    The Darts EARNED only 3 first downs the entire game, they got 3 more handed to them on penalties. They have had a very easy schedule up until last week.
    The last game should be a roadmap for the "very talented" Layton teams to see how to shut down Davis non-productive offense.
    Maybe the boys helmets will be fitting a little better this week and maybe their parents baseball caps also.

  • DHS-Football
    Sept. 12, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    Davis high football team this year, knows how to play! They will not lose a game this year.They will be region 1 champs forsure. Quarterback Gavin, will keep them going. Also watch out for the Hart boys, Moffett.

  • AltaDad
    Sept. 12, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    Oh By the way, I have seen Davis, and they are a very good team.

  • Utah_Football
    Sept. 12, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    This davis team is very talented and could compete with anyone in the state on the right day BUT there is something called EGO that this group of guys have. They thought they could walk all over Syracuse just because of a couple easy wins. I think they simply took Syracuse too lightly and thought it was going to be a gimme win, obviously it wasnt. This Davis team needs to wake up and realize that in region 1 what teams lack in talent they make up for in desire. Teams dont give up in region 1 when they are playing the top dog. Region 1 teams are upset hungry! Champion teams dont have off weeks, and Coach Bishop realizes that and will get on these guys to realize that they still have a whole season and post season and cant take weeks off. Dont worry they will be back up to par next week if they live in the now and not last season

  • Football881
    Sept. 12, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    Just pointing out the facts...everyone else was thinking it! After the way your team looked last night you should be worried Alta dad...your team has gotten a lot worse since week 2!

  • binghamalum
    Sept. 11, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    Alta Dad

    Bingham aint worried about anyone, especially in 5A! I am excited for next year when all these Alta parents keep talking about next year, ha what???? Think Bingham won't just reload?? The only team to compete with Bingham will be Timpview, oh wait they do not play, good!

    Go Miners!! Welcome Herriman to the Real school in the area!

  • AltaDad
    Sept. 11, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    Football881 - Bingham fans should be worried. With comments like that they are just going to have to worry about getting their helmets on.

  • True Blue Layton Fan
    Sept. 11, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    R1 is turning out to be another tight region. Love it.

  • Football881
    Sept. 11, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    After seeing this score Bingham fans shouldnt be worried about davis, not that they were before. Didnt syracuse only beat viewmont by 2 tds?

  • RealOldGuy
    Sept. 11, 2010 1:56 p.m.

    You are so right Fan-attick. You must know a lot about high school football.

  • Fan-attick
    Sept. 11, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    Darts had their entire team. Titans shut them down. Titans controlled the game and the darts seemed to be fighting among themselves with frustration.
    They are very beatable. Northridge played Titans much tougher. Darts may be overrated and Titans underrated, region 1 still up for grabs.

  • OLD_BLUE
    Sept. 11, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    Did the Dart's have an injury last night?