Alta - 5AWestlake - 4A (only if Ursua QB is playing there), otherwise I'd
go with Logan.Juan Diego - 3AI 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.
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.
Herriman is 4A, not 5A...actually in the same region as Hillcrest, your surprise
pick in 4A, Mr. Gurney
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
Manti in 2A. Enterprise to do a lot better than seventh in south region.
Duchesne in 1A. Juan Diego in 3A.
Amy,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
Alta...really? They were an amazing 4 - 7 last year.
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
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.
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.
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.
Gunner, 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?No
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
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?
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.
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!!
plyxply,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 defenseand 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.
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 :).
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
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!
Timpview please beat Alta so all the self anointed Champion Alta bloggers will
take a breath!
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
andto put pressure on who is one and two .. Let the boys play .Play
safe.,smart and most of all have fun..
My Pre-Season Rankings:5A-1. Bingham2. Lone Peak3.
Fremont4. Alta5. Davis6. Jordan7. Cottonwood8.
Riverton9. Northridge10. HunterON THE BUBBLE-Brighton, Syracuse, Viewmont, Pleasant Grove, West4A-1.
Timpview2. Springville3. Highland4. Bountiful5. Logan6. Mountain Crest7. East8. Box Elder9. Westlake10.
SkylineON THE BUBBLE-Herriman, Olympus, Bonneville3A-1. Juan Diego2. Hurricane3. Spanish Fork4. Pine
View5. Judge Memorial6. Bear River7. Desert Hills8.
Morgan9. Park City10. WasatchON THE BUBBLE-Cedar,
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.
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.
watchfuleye | 4:03 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011Hahahahah, 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
My rankings 1-BRIGHTON
2-Who cares !
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,pswhy 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,
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Thankfully for Springville, Dixie is in 3-A...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My picks would be this generally:5-A: Lone Peak if Chase Hansen
stays healthy. No team in the large division relies on one player more. 4-A: Highland as the Rams look like the real deal with great coaching and
Fish at the controls.3-A: Wide open race. My early pick is Pine View but
I could see Hurricane winning or it Spanish Fork, Juan Diego's reign ends. I
think this will be a fun classification.2-A: Have no idea, San Juan is a
safe pick but wouldn't be shocked if Millard won it.1-A: Duchesne but
this Diamond Ranch team intrigues me as I hear their QB is a legit D-1 prospect.
Where's the I Told you so's now??? Yeah you guys don't realize how hard Bingham
works day in and day out.... From offseason training as a group to organized
team training to practice each day... These kids have been working hard since
they were Freshman to play for Bingham and they showed up a team that had 4
skills that have started since their Freshman year...
I don't think Bingham is as talented as Alta, but I still think they will pull
off another 5A title. tefan4life96 hit the nail on the head. These kids make it
their mission to work harder than anyone. I know most kids playing HS football
work hard, but I honetly do not think any teams work harder. Bingham is always
loyal to the seniors. Some teams give the nod to the underclassman if all things
are equal and there is some logic to that, but coach Peck will always give the
senior the benefit of the doubt. I think Alta had this with Les, the kids always
know if they work hard for 2-3 years, they will get their shot and the seniors
want to make their mark. It feeds the fire in the program. Finally, I think the
depth and not having kids go both ways. Other teams that have kids playing both
sides of the ball wear out in the 4th quarter and down the stretch in the
season. Look at how many teams run out of gas. Seriously look at teams that blew
late games and then see how many play both ways. Direct coorelation.
Doug- You are right, but forgot one thing, "move-ins"
Rapid...Jordan is a very good team and you better hope that Lone Peak doesn't
meet them or Fremont in the playoffs because the pretty little Knights from down
south will get ran off the field by either team.
Bingham was impressive with their win, WJ didn't do anything against their
defense....the only "real" td WJ got was on a long pass play and it
was questionable whether it was offensive pass interference. And if Bingham
would've kept running the ball instead of trying to pass it they would've
probably scored 60 in the first half. Alta was equally impressive outside
of the three early turnovers. Over 500 yards of offense and their defense held
Timpview to negative rushing yards. This week's game will be another classic,
probably will be decided late in the game and turnovers and penalties will be a
major factor. Alta's strength is their run defense, Bingham's strength is their
run game, can't wait for this one!Afalava was suspended for two games for
breaking a team rule, I won't specify what rule but it happened last year and is
just now being enforced.
I did think the O line for Bingham was sub par in the pass protection
department. Lail was running for his life back there and was hit repeatedly.
Could be why some of his passes were high, or off target. But their running
game was impressive. That #24 is a freaking load! More than once a WJ lb had a
clean hit in the hole on him and he would end up dragging the LB for another 5
yards. Then with #29 hitting the outside, he is pretty quick. Alta's defense
is built to be fast to the ball, so it should be a very interesting game. Go
Granger Lancers are gonna do great this year. So is kearns high school.
Taylorsville will be the same if they don't get a new coach. Hunter and west
will be okay.. Viewmont will be okayy.
My Pick for 5A Region 11.Fremont2.Davis3.Northridge4.Syracuse5.Layton6.weberRegion 21.Kearns2.Granger3.hunter4.viewmont5.west6.taylorsvilleRegion 31.Alta2.Jordon3.cottonwood4.brighton5.West Jordon6.CopperhillsRegion 41.Lone peak2.Bingham3.Pleasant Grove4.Riverton5.American Fork6.lehi
Lol @ all the Pine View picks!
Pine View for the Championship!...oh wait, they didn't even make the playoffs?
Oh how about Spanish Fork? Didn't even win Region? There are only 2 teams in 3A
and we all know who they are.
@papi_chulo"Rapid...Jordan is a very good team and you better
hope that Lone Peak doesn't meet them or Fremont in the playoffs because the
pretty little Knights from down south will get ran off the field by either
team."Hmmm...I guess the "pretty little Knights" had
Duchesne Football is BEAST. Enough said.