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Published: Friday, Aug. 19 2011 7:00 a.m. MDT

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Alta - 5A
Westlake - 4A (only if Ursua QB is playing there), otherwise I'd go with Logan.
Juan Diego - 3A

I think the final four in 5A will be Alta, Lone Peak, Fremont, and Davis.

don't know enough about anyone else to comment, and surprised nobody picked Bingham to win it even though they're ranked #1.

Great job DNews on high school football so far, looking forward to another great season.

South Jordan, UT

I think the picks are pretty fair and accurate. I was surprised with all the hype Lone Peak has received lately they weren't picked more. I still see Bingham making the semi's this year. Excited to see what they do tonight. More so excited to see how the offense does. I know the D will be tough.

Holladay, UT

Herriman is 4A, not 5A...actually in the same region as Hillcrest, your surprise pick in 4A, Mr. Gurney

South Jordan, UT

Gotta love the pics by all these reporters,

Because if I am not mistaken, they are telling the number 1 ranked team in the state and 26-0 recently that the ranking means absolutely nothing, and that fremont alta and lone peak are all behind them still and but yet they are picking them?

How does a 4-7 team go from a horrible year, to all a sudden favorite? with all new coaches???

Lone Peak has a small line, and we know lines can win a championship, why I believe with the huge line from Bingham with there defense, no one will score on them.

Fremont should of been #1 with all that talent back. But they could lose to bingham before of the lines. There skill positions are great!

But common, not one person picks bingham!

Smart call there people. They are solid again this year you watch, maybe run it to 40-0 in utah after this years 14-0

Enterprise, UT

Manti in 2A. Enterprise to do a lot better than seventh in south region. Duchesne in 1A. Juan Diego in 3A.

Me, Myself and I
Blanding, UT

How can a team picked by the Des News and in most other polls as the team to beat in 2A exceed expectations and not win another title?

San Juan Pre-Season Rankings by Poll
- KSL Coaches #1
-Des News #1
-SL Tribune #1

Farmington, UT

Alta...really? They were an amazing 4 - 7 last year.

Salt Lake City, UT

CUBS4LIFE......relax dude its just a poll.....I am sure the Alta folks could make the same reverse arguement....why is Bingham rated no. 1 based on winning a championship LAST YEAR!...

Polls should be maintained based upon this years prospective teams!

Bingham can fix this by doing one thing...winning!

West Jordan, UT

Interesting choices in 5A. I'd like to know what the reasoning is for picking Fremont, Alta and Lone Peak as favorites over Bingham when these same writers have the Miners ranked number 1.
How about an article telling us why you picked who you picked in all classifications? Should make for some interesting reading, especially comments from fans who disagree with you.

Boys of Fall
Fillmore, UT

I agree with Me, Myself and I. How can a team that's the preseason #1, that hasn't lost to a Utah school in 2 years, and are back-to-back champions exceed expectations? I think expectations are always pretty high down there in S.E. Utah. Just like they are for any school with tradition in a certain sport. Should have also picked Bingham to exceed expectations.
I will be interested to see how SJ does though with only 3 returning starters on Off. & none on Def. (is that true M,M&I?) But, looking at their schedule I don't see them even really being challenged until they go to Richfield the 5th week. They have great coaches and kids that know how to step up so I never count them out.
I also agree with Carver that Manti will be tough in 2A this year. I was surprised nobody picked them. It will be interesting to see how they do against Delta tonight.
Looking forward to another great season. Good luck to all the teams.

South Jordan, UT

If you watched their JV team, you would know why Alta was picked. The only thing that may hold them back is the fact they have a new coach. But he served all 6 years under Hamiliton, so don't think he really is "new". But I agree I don't get how they have Bingham in every other poll done as #1, then not 1 picks them to win it all.

South Jordan, UT


from south jordan,

How can you base this year off of what happened in the JV game last year for Alta?
When Alta let some guys play both that game and the one against Bingham, oh and which Bingham had juniors not even play that game, so you cant even bring that up buddy.

A new coach Can make or Break a team, unless the team is that good, and which who is even the kid starting at QB this year,
Alta has some playersfor sure, and defensive skill guys, but who is the QB and wil they be able to score on Binghams D?


Nice to see that Alta has become the Notre Dame of Utah football, even off a LOSING season, they're still featured with photo nearly everyday. Let's get it on!


Well I'm still rooting for Taylorsville!!! I know I will probably get laughed off the message boards, but hey with their new region they have a chance to win 2 or 3 more games this year. GO WARRIORS!!!


binghamalum, the worst team Alta has had in a six years scored 4 td's on last year's Bingham team, are you saying this Bingham defense is better than last years defense or that Alta is going to be worse than last year?

St George, UT

I can't believe all the Pine View kool Aid drinkers, they're overrated again. They don't have a QB and a lot of question marks on defense. Pretty sure it's Hurricane's to lose, with Juan Diego on their heels.

Layton, Utah

LOVE it!!! It starts tonight and all the "projections" and lip service given out (like by plyxply and Alta fans) will be either put up or shut up.
I seem to remember all the talk about the mighty Hawks last year, yet they kept losing and losing. And somehow it was all a fluke. Well let's bring it on this year. The Miners won't be what they were last year, that will never happen again, but they aren't going to be anyone's doormat either, they are going to make some noise. I think its great to have plenty of good teams out there to make for another great high school football season once again.

Wahooo football season is upon us!!

South Jordan, UT

Alta scored 26 last year, highest on Bingham that year yes!
2 touchdowns were blown coverages early, and one was with a minute left in the game against 3rd team defense
and you still lost by 23,
so if its the worse team in 6 years, how are they all of a sudden picked by alot of ppl to win it? Thats one Huge JUMP of talent in one year.

you can score 4 touchdowns, but Bingham has this thing called an offense, that usually scores.

should be one great black and blue battle again.

South Jordan, UT

binghamalum: How many Jr.'s did Bingham have playing Varsity ball last year? Very few. The majority of the Jr's last year played JV ball. Along with a few sophomores. And no, Alta didn't play very many in both games. The majority of Alta's varsity team last year were Sr.'s. And the Alta QB did get quite a bit of time the last 5 games. A lot more than the current QB at Bingham. Alta's RB also started all year for them last year. Not the same can be said for Bingham, nor their WR's. Bingham's D will be very though. I bleed blue and white through and through. But I also am realistic in that Alta is going to be a very stiff test for this years Miners. And this year's Bingham defense is not as tough as last years. No Afalava playing due to suspension is a big blow. Their LB group consists of 1 Sr. for the Alta game. I hope they pull it out, and I think they can. But if you think Alta won't score on them you are looking through blue tinted sunglasses. BUDDY!


last year's teams, both Alta and Bingham are long gone, but this year's group of Alta seniors and juniors are very talented and haven't lost many games from little league, soph, and jv which is why they're being picked.
You said nobody would score on this year's Bingham team, so you're saying this year's Bingham defense is better than last years which gave up 4 td's to Alta? And for your info, your starting defense played the entire game against Alta, Seni was in as were all of your starting db's and lb's on the last td.
Just wanting clarification to your BOLD predictions so when we're on here after next week's game we have something to talk about :).

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