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Published: Friday, Aug. 19 2011 8:58 a.m. MDT

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Gunner
South Jordan, UT

And that one thing called offense has a new QB, a new RB, both which will be a drop off from Cantwell and Langi. All new WR's, and a load of new guys on the O line. So to assume that the O will be the same as last year is a pretty big assumption.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

plyxply | 1:45 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011
There will be plenty to talk about in a couple of weeks that's for sure and we will see who's standing. I also seem to remember after Alta's losses, the hawk nests were very very empty and quiet on these boards. It doesn't really matter who was playing or not on the last TD because its true Alta still got trounced. Just as you are pumping up the greatness of this years Alta team, we won't discount this year's Bingham team and their talent.

Go Miners!

Pac 12 Fever
Salt Lake City, UT

Timpview please beat Alta so all the self anointed Champion Alta bloggers will take a breath!

teamrucci
SAINT GEORGE, UT

We look forward to playing all & the teams.I don't know the teams and don't care what they did in the past...PineView will put a very good team on the field and
to put pressure on who is one and two .. Let the boys play .Play safe.,smart and most of all have fun..

FRiDAY NiGHT RiDER
Salt Lake City, UT

My Pre-Season Rankings:

5A-
1. Bingham
2. Lone Peak
3. Fremont
4. Alta
5. Davis
6. Jordan
7. Cottonwood
8. Riverton
9. Northridge
10. Hunter

ON THE BUBBLE-
Brighton, Syracuse, Viewmont, Pleasant Grove, West

4A-
1. Timpview
2. Springville
3. Highland
4. Bountiful
5. Logan
6. Mountain Crest
7. East
8. Box Elder
9. Westlake
10. Skyline

ON THE BUBBLE-
Herriman, Olympus, Bonneville

3A-
1. Juan Diego
2. Hurricane
3. Spanish Fork
4. Pine View
5. Judge Memorial
6. Bear River
7. Desert Hills
8. Morgan
9. Park City
10. Wasatch

ON THE BUBBLE-
Cedar, Dixie

watchfuleye
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Watch the Jag's knock off the mighty miners tonight. Can't wait to get on here tomorrow for the "told you so's" part of my week.

cowboy99
South Jordan, UT

I think it's kind of funny how people want to predict how good a team is going to be by the number of returning starters they have on roster. I played for Bingham in 2006 and that year we had only 3 returning on offense and 4 on defense. We had to replace our RB, QB, and 4 out of 5 offensive linemen including the center.

The result was we we're better at most of those positions than the year before and went on to a 14-0 season(there's only been two of those in state history).

In high school when you are constantly replacing players, success comes more from the culture of the team rather than who you got coming back.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

watchfuleye | 4:03 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011

Hahahahah, yeah me too. Hope you can back up your words. But I am thinking your really not a Jag fan, just wanna stir the pot a little

play hard
Cottonwood Heights, UT

My rankings 1-BRIGHTON 2-Who cares !

binghamalum
South Jordan, UT

Gunner, how can you compare this years QB RB for Bingham to Cantwell and Langi, who are both playing college football now, and langi might start for a pac 12 school, the backup would of been a starter anywhere else, you think becasue his experience was not great that him and lail are not ready for there turn?? They are so hungry and thats what people have no idea about when it comes to the bingham football team, having seen them up close and how many extra meetings as a team they would set up and how close they were, they are ready to go,

ps
why is aflava not playing?? suspended for how long?

it wont matter against WJ but against ALTA oh yes it will, common be back by then ha,

Sportsman
Sandy, Ut

Just because Bingham is ranked #1 in the first poll doesn't mean the writers have to think that team is the one who going to take state. Many sportwriters don't believe Oklahoma or Alabama are going to win it all in college football.The initial rankings are a best guess scenerio based on mainly the reputation and history of the school.Bingham earned the right to be #1 because of those qualifications but that only gets them a number by their name. The belief of these writers is that Bingham won't be able to hang on by seasons end and raise the trophy. It will interesting to watch it unfold and see if they are correct.Enjoy it! Football's back!!!

watchfuleye
Cottonwood Heights, UT

My jags just couldn't stop the running game of the miners. Next week should be a good one with Alta and Bingham. See everyone at the U. Jags - keep your heads up. The region we are now in will better for us.

PrepSportsFan
Draper, UT

West Jordan just put up 28 points on that mighty miner defense...hahahahahah. Good night miners your are done in the black and blue game.

Rapid
Alpine, UT

I'm glad Lone Peak is under the radar. You really think Fremont will be in the championship game when they just lost to Jordan?? I'm tired of this Lone Peak has a small line, sure it's not as big as some of the lines out there but seriously they aren't small and they are more skilled then half of the lines out there. Watching lone peak's game tonight vs Bountiful who is known for Defense; Chase had plenty of time and they are the best blocking down the field linemen ive ever seen. Every team that plays lone peak this year will lose if they don't take Lone Peak's line seriously.

eagle
Provo, UT

Thankfully for Springville, Dixie is in 3-A...

UtAhUtEsSp0rTs
South Jordan, UT

West Jordan also scored 23 points on last years Bingham defense.. So this year Bingham was expected to not have as strong of a defense so doesn't it make sense that West Jordan scored a little more than last year, especially when they have a lot better offense than they had last year?
A kickoff return to the 12 yard line, and a pass play when the DB slipped sure helped West Jordan out a bit though. Not that Binghams DB's were overly impressive anyways. The line for Bungham was as strong as ever protecting against the run for the majority of the game.
Not taking away anything from West Jordan though because at times they looked like one of the top teams in the state.
Binghams DBs had better show up against teams with a much better passing attack like Alta, Lone Peak, and Cottonwood if they want a chance at the title.
Next weeks Black and Blue game is certainly one that I am looking forward to watching.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

PrepSportsFan: Actually they put up 7 on the starting D. And that was on a horrible no call on an offensive pass interference. 2 td's were against the 2nd string D, and one was a kick off return that took it back to the Miners 10. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Why did one of the reporters pick Logan to win the 4A title? I'm an MC Mustang but I still think Highland has a better shot to repeat than Logan getting past the first round. Sorry but I say there are just to many good teams in 4A for the grizzlies to have those high hopes and MC is one of them.

BT1984
West Jordan, UT

I'm not surprised that West Jordan scored 28 points on Bingham last night.
I've been saying all along that the Jags have a better offense than most casual observers give them credit for. But Bingham's offense was just too much for West Jordan last night. Alta fans crow about Bingham's defense allowing 4 touchdowns but conveniently ignore the 6 TDs Bingham scored, and a pretty good field goal to boot(no pun intended). Another little detail Alta fans are ignoring is that, unlike Alta, Bingham kept the lead after scoring a touchdown 25 seconds into the game.
From the article on the Timpview/Alta game it's obvious that Timpview mistakes were a huge factor in the outcome. Bingham made its share of mistakes last night but nothing game-changing.

mmgbjh
Provo, UT

Chase Hansen at Lone Peak is going to make some noise this year. Bountiful is not as bad as Lone Peak made them look last night.

Logan's DJ Nelson is playing really well, so don't count them out but Springville and Timpview are still the top dogs. Watch out for Mountain View though, they have a strong offensive line and their running backs are going to be solid.

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