All I can say is I am impressed Parker! I really didn't think Hurricane could
pull off the passing game! I guess you guys proved me wrong! Great game
guys!I also agree, I think it is bull that the state championship is
in SLC every year. I think they should bring them to Cedar every few years.
Only seems fair (although cedar can be colder at that time of year than SLC...
@Jo MommaI realize you make that comment just to stir the pot, but
it will never happen. Cedar rides one player, Ursua, and in fact he is probably
a Division one quality athlete. That said, once you have seen his game and your
backers play solid gap control, you shut him down. He's not going to beat you
with his arm. In the playoffs Cedar will have to play Region Nine teams like
Hurricane who have seen what he does, and they will stop him.
tiger fan so you are not a true tiger fan
@fenderI agree with you that these kids are disciplined and though they
might not have as many "athletes" as PV and DH they push each other
and are not afraid of the weight room.@Jo MommaI was big on Cedar
until the Dixie game. I'm excited to see how they do against DH. I think that
game will answer a lot of questions for everyone. I'll prob skip the Hurr vs CV
and go to the Cedar vs DH game.
Hurricane's system is before high school they run the same offense way down into
the little league. So these kids know the plays from birth. And they are very
disciplined and have one game focus. It is up the coaches to do there part when
they got all pieces to win it each year. It will be fun come turf time to see
who is there. Good luck to all teams.
Cedar will win it all this year.
@tigerfanYou may well be right that this is Hurricane's best team,
and I don't think it's because they have the most athletic talent in the region.
Top to bottom Pine View has more athletes in my opinion, as does Desert Hills,
but those teams defensively lack Hurricane's discipline and focus. Hurricane
has a simple system offensively and defensively and their kids know it cold and
believe in it. They continue to execute and make plays deep in a game when it's
on the line. That's why I predict they'll win it all this year.
Great win for Hurricane. All they had to do to win is do what they always do.
They did and they won.DHill has some things to learn. They are
getting there and I hope they can get ready for playoffs no matter what happens
this week.OC has learn to stay with what works. Their main RB gets
8 carries and two receptions. That's not the kids.When playing big games
,you need to play your big players. Too often your college prosects are on the
sideline. Sidelines are not the place for them. There has to be balance, but
playing your big players a little with a mix of other 'varsity' kids is a recipe
for disaster. You think your lesser kids are going to Corral the kid (Ursua)
from cedar with lesser players- you're crazy.Kids weren't ready to play on
Thursday either, plus injuries.If you want to win big games, you need to
play your best players more often. Use plays that work. Hard to lose #1
however, you never threw to him except 3-5 times per game. Use your best
players on offense and especially on defense.
Cedar, Hurricane, JD, DH, Delta and SF are the teams for 3A. That is who will be
at the turf. We will find out who the unlucky 2 will be that will not be going.
I think Hurricane could compete with Oklahoma for a national championship! That
@fenderThe other game you can look at is West Jordan. Hurricane rolled
over WJ but much of that was because WJ kept snapping the ball over the QB's
head. It prob would have been a closer game if not for that. Alta destroyed WJ.
I would say that Hurricane would be competative with some of those schools and
think they would make it to the semi-finals in 4A but not 5A. I would love to
see them try though. I feel this is the best team Hurricane has ever had top to
@redrocksI agree that Hurricane is the class of 3A, but suggesting
Highland and East couldn't stay with Hurricane just doesn't compute. Highland
destroyed Cedar, a team Hurricane struggled with. East has a big athletic front
seven that would be a matchup problem for Hurricane and both East and Highland
use an option run game, so Hurricane's wing t wouldn't be much of a preparation
issue. Hurricane is very good, but not that good. In any event it's a matchup
we're not going to see unfortunately.
I was able to watch the East v.s. Highland game this weekend. I know that both
teams have injured players out right now. With that being said I don't think
either one of these teams could stay with Hurricane. They are to solid on both
sides of the ball. I believe that this is the year for Hurricane. Hurricane
could beat several of the elite teams in 4-A and would surprise some 5-A teams.
@hsportsfan,let me be the first one to say,Sorry for
misunderstanding your earlier post,I have nothing but the utmost respect for all
the football programs down south.I will be the first to say that Hurricane this
year from this point IMO is the team to beat.But JD is still the reigning
champs.Their have been previous post from bloggers(not you) that think JDs
program has gotten weak because of the region they have been assigned to.I know
that if Cedar is the first round game,it is going to be a tough one for both
teams.I hear nothing but great things about their QB.Anything can happen in HS
football,thats what makes the game so interesting..Im also looking forward to
watch the playoffs and see where things go..!! GOOD LUCK..JD EAGLE..
@mykaljordanRelax and don't be so sensitive and understand what I said.
First round games for a number one seed are usually "easy" for the
number one seed. That game will be a great game to watch as it will not be a
walkover. I have no disrespect for JD and I am sure they are not
"scared" of teams down south, just saying they have the toughest game
to play in the first round. In reality it will be a 1 vs 2 game not a 1 vs 4.
Note that I also said the title goes through JD. It will most likely be the
toughest game JD has played since Skyline, and I for one am anxious to see the
@hsportsfan,JD is anxious to play anyone,Cedar,DH,Dixies,Hurricane
it doesnt matter.The way you say it,is like they are supposed to be scared of
the teams from down south? JD will play the next team, one team at a time.They
have done it for the past 3 yrs(3 Peat)why would they stop now? so yeah go ahead
and send your as you call it "easy" first round teams to JD,its not
going to be as easy for them as everyone thinks...JD EAGLE..
@SailorSam If a playoff berth is on the line...teams will playoff .However, there is no berth on the line ...only seeding. All three teams
have berths. Coin flip will decide seeding
@tigerfanThe way I heard it the UHSAA only uses the 3 way play-in
game when the tied teams have not yet earned a playoff slot. For example, a
3-way tie for third place or fourth.If Cedar beats DH, the 3 teams
tied for second would all have playoff spots locked up. It would be only the
seeds still to be determined. In that situation my understanding is that coin
flips would would pick seeds 2 thru 4. The lucky team would get #2 seed and a
home playoff game. The unluckiest team would get #4 seed and hit the road to
@tiger fan If Dixie, Cedar, and D-Hills finish in. 3-way tie....a coin
flip decides seeding as all three qualify.
The title does go through JD and their "easy" first round game will
be Cedar, Dixie or Desert Hills. That will be the toughest first round game on
the schedule. I don't think that JD is anxious to play anyone of those three in
the first round. Best wishes to all Region 9 teams as we head into the playoffs.
If Cedar beats DH next week and there is a 3 way tie for second, there will be
no head to head as Dixie beat Cedar, Cedar beat DH and DH beat Dixie. Will they
go to the funky two teams play first half, winner plays second half against
@StGtoSLCI totally agree. Region 9 IS arguably the Best region in
the State as far as quality teams, however, until someone down here can win the
'ship, the title still goes thru JD. We may have the best region in the State,
but have no titles in the last decade to justify that argument.
@dhsalu. It does give the advantage to Northern teams for sure but coming
to St. George would be hard for the Logan and Eastern schools. Maybe they should
consider taking turns in No and So Utah. So Utah would help the passing teams on
those really cold days.@StGtoSLCWe may be talking a little too much
trash on here but you have to admit everyone but CV would be going to the State
Tourney in any other region (and CV would be close)
I know this cant explain the blow out losses, but I cant help pointing it out...
All these championship games are in slc. The last two times the 3A state bball
tourney was in st george, it was two st george teams playing for the
championship and in football, the northern schools get that advantage every
I also think we need to tone down the talk about R9 being the 3A gauntlet until
one of them takes state. I'm a Dixie grad so I would love to see it and have
pulled for Hurricane the past few years, but realistically does anyone know the
last R9 team to take 3A? The most recent I can remember is Dixie in 1998 (and
that was over Cedar, so SOMEONE from R9 had to win that). Since then, I think PV
went 3 years straight and got blown out every time, SC was blown out and
Hurricane has been edged out the last 3 years.
From a d hills fan- thank you tigers for the nice words and sportsmanship. That
was a clean game and a lot of our seniors root for your boys when were not
playing you. Good luck in the playoffs. Great coaches on both sides.
@Whiteshoes:"...Remember, Region 9 is a good football region.
Every team in our region has quality wins over other 3A or larger
schools...".Thank you for your generous praise.Snow
Canyon has wins over N. Sanpete and Canyon View.I'm sure N. Sanpete
and Canyon View will enjoy knowing they are now considered "quality
wins" for the Warriors.Snow Canyon did have some close losses,
but as they say, close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.
Last night Hurricane showed they are a complete team. They showed they're not
afraid to pass and that should worry other 3A D-Coordinators. D-Hills stacked
the box worried about the run, and Hurricane aired it out to keep them honest.
And when you can do that, run AND pass effectively, you're a tough match-up for
any team. That was the first game I've seen where they were effective on all
phases of the game. Offense moved the ball at will, Defense was stellar and
besides the special team lapse giving up a big return, Special teams played well
I forgot to mention since this is a story about hurricane. I feel they are the
best team in 3A. If Delta did not win the state championship I would not mind
seeing Hurricane win it.
The Stansbury win Delta had was a good one and that is there only loss this
year. Spanish beat Judge really bad early in the year and judge will finish 2nd
to JD in that region. I can't explain the Manti loss. They just flat out beat
Delta in week 1. I would love to see Delta in the Finals also but to clarify
your statemant they are not one of the smallest schools in 3A they are the
smallest by about 100 kids. Which does not seem like a lot to the bigger 3A
schools that have 1000+ but when you only have just over 400 it makes a
Region 9 in 3a kinda seems like region 6 in 4a. You could be beat on any given
night so you better bring your A game. Definitely makes going to Hs games more
fun! I'm happy for the competition you have had down there this year. Good luck
to all of you in the south!
@won't work, this tiger fan does think Delta would beat DH this year if they
were to play as I thought they would last year contrary to most.
@whiteshoes@tigerfan,Region9 needs to keep all the back patting to a
minimum,Hurricane being undefeated means nothing,ask Pine View who went into the
championship game undefeated a couple of years ago and got blown out,always lots
of hype for a Hurricane or a Pine View only to be let down time after time,Until
one of the Region 9 teams goes up and wins a state championship I suggest they
keep a real low profile.Good luck to the Region 9 schools.
@won't workI do love Delta and know they always finish strong. The SF win
was great but does that say Delta is that good or SF was a little overated?
Delta's other wins have not been all that dominating and they lost to a 2A
school. But you are right, last year I thought DH would beat Delta and Delta
proved me wrong. I hope Delta does go to the finals though it's awesome to see
one of the smallest 3A school's do so well. Good Luck!
@tigerfan Evry year someone says Delta can't compete because they are to small.
Last year people did not theink Delta could make it to RES and they would lose
to DH in the quarters and look what happen. DH was twice as big and still got
beat up and down the field. Hurricane was a much better team than Delta in the
semis last year, but I fully beilive Delta can hang with the region 9 # 2 or 3.
Nobody thought Delta could beat Spanish Fork either this year and look what
@whiteshoesYou nailed it regarding Region 9. There are very few games you
wouldn't want to go watch if you are a HS sports fan. When you look at the other
regions in 3A you have a couple of top teams and a bunch of teams who don't
compete. It's been said by a number of people but having three Reg 9 teams in
the semis is not out of the question. I don't think JM, Delta and Stansbury have
the muscle to keep up with #2 And #3 Region 9 teams. Hurricane is obviously
loaded this year but DH, Cedar and Dixie are going to cause a lot of waves in
the playoffs this year. Go Region 9!!
Very well played game by both teams. No turnovers by either except on downs.
Also very few penalties. Indications of 2 well coached, well prepared teams.Also no personal fouls, no unsportsmanlike calls and really nothing but
good sportsmanship from 2 class programs playing hard on the field.Final observation: This game confirms my feeling since early in the season -
Hurricane has the best Defense in 3A. Others may scoff, but i think the
Hurricane D gets overlooked too easily. The attention is on the Tiger offense,
averaging 40+ ppg. Also their defensive stats don't compare that well to some
teams because Hurricane starters typically get subbed out early in the 2nd half
due to a big lead.As for DH, they are IMO clearly good enough to
make it to RES. No dis to any other program, but I would not be at all surprised
if these 2 teams play themselves into a rematch in the state title game. Lot of
football still to be played, so we'll see what happens.
I haven't heard the Thunder "talking the talk" at all this season.
They've won every region game up until last night & were within a missed
field goal of beating Syracuse. Good, bad, or ugly..a win is a win. Hurricane
undoubtedly has a great team. We were banged up last night before the game
losing our starting center/tackle & then our best safety/reciever very early
in the game. They wouldn't have changed the outcome, but it may have been a
closer game. The season isn't over yet for any team. We've got to beat Cedar to
guarantee the 2nd seed.
@ the Official I don't know what burr got under your saddle but if you note 4bs
he clearly states that he is not a Hurricane fan. You might take note that NONE
of the Hurricane players or coaches will call out another team or show
disrespect towards others. Those who blog here have the right to express their
personal feelings but do not speak for the coaches nor the team. I think too
many here take things way to personal and serious. Watch the actions on the
field not the words on blogs.
@ all those who are fans of HHSLast night's game was a good game
between two good teams...so let's not make it worse by alleging nonsense.
D-Hills is a solid program. As the article stated, they chose to focus on Scott
(like any reasonable person would do).. Hurricane has many weapons as Yardley,
Marshall, Thompson, and Parker showed. They simply got beat by a team with more
weapons. Remember, Region 9 is a good football region. Every team
in our region has quality wins over other 3A or larger schools. Hurricane's key
to success has been consistency. We have one more region game and then...the
post season. No one can afford to have an off-game. The coaches and players
know what their goal is...they are not popping off. As fans, we shouldn't be
calling out teams either.
Again, the team and coaches are looking to the next game everyone thinks they
are all consumed with juan diego, when and if that match up happens they will
worry about that one. You dont get to the state finals 3 years in a row consumed
with that last game, you get there by playing week by week. I didnt find the way
DH hills walked on the field offensive at all, I was a bit bugged our boys had
to stand there ready for what seemed like 10 minutes, I understand senior night
but every other school has had that and managed the clock to start on time, it
was minor and the game went on. Hats off to DH players and coaches.
@southsideI guess that makes sense but no matter the reason I think I
would change the walk to trot when the other team has been standing out there
waiting for five minutes. You have to admit there is a message sent when you
blare the music and slowly walk on to the field as they did. Don't get me wrong,
we talk very highly of DH over here and feel the kids and the coaches are very
respectful and that is why I felt they made a mistake.
@4bsThe season is not over with and your calling out JD with your
comment... JD has 2 games remaining in league play and they are taking one game
at a time.To say there is not a lot of compitition left in 3-A is both
disrespectfull and short sighted. There are teams in other regions that take
exception to your comment... Yet it does not surprise me that you tigers
say that, you have been saying it leading up to their first loss in the finals
game in '08...Good luck...
Not a Hurricane fan, but you can't deny how well they have played this year. The
title is theirs to lose. The only concern i saw all year, was the Cedar game in
which they were losing after three quarters. However, they rallied when they
needed to. I don't see a lot of competition left in 3A, including Juan Diego.
D hills has come out for the past 3 years walking onto the field at home and
away. It wasn't to taunt - but rather how they enter the field every game.
Tigers knew who to stop defensivy and were plainly better prepared.
Desert Hills caught some huge breaks to win @ Dixie and @ PV when its starting
QB had to sit out. They've been talking the talk for the last few weeks, but
couldn't walk the walk. Hurricane is disciplined offensively and defensively and
they just don't let up. Great focus. If they don't win it all this year coming
out of Region Nine, it's never gonna happen.
Hey tiger fan it was senior night and so five minutes was added because d-hills
didn't get a chance to go into the locker room based on the fact that they had
twenty plus seniors to call through the line. There was no disrespect intended,
like you and all your counterparts want to always add. Hurricane played great
desert hills didn't end of story. Quit trying to make up nonsense. Hurricane is
good and they dint need you making up stuff to make them seem better.
I thought coming on to the field five min late and slowly struting on was a huge
mistake as it only got Hurricane more fired up. Hurricane showed something with
their passing tonight that all the fans have been waiting for. If Hurricane
continues to pass to keep the opponents D from playing a 5-5, they will be hard
to stop. The fake field goal was Boise-esque
Great game Hurricane. Hurricane has too many weapons to deal with.