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Published: Friday, Oct. 28 2011 11:42 p.m. MDT

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ABITOUTSIDE
Central, UT

I agree that each school has different circumstances that are unique to small towns, my point is that good football programs are created within the school and circumstances of each small town. Looking at the 4 remaining schools they are all well coached and have created an environment where they believe each time they play they are going to win, regardless of who they play or the size of the school. That is why Saturday is going to be a great day of football.

CTJ fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I find it interesting the comments about the size of the schools. Nobody in 2A has anything to complain about. The real travesty is the 3A ranks. The difference between 600 and over a 1000 is much more than 550 and 350. In 3A you have schools that can play there players one way and teams that can't. Everybody in 2A pretty much go both ways and thats a huge difference. If you look at it a big school wins almost every year in 3A but it's about split in the 2A ranks on who wins. So the argument is not valid. For a few of you I'm a Manti fan and there coaching is NOT good. I'd take every coaching staff of the remaining teams over Manti's. Talent alone I don't think anyone compares, but your good year in year out because of good coaching.

kennyk
MANTI, UT

Wow such negativity from these other schools!!! I agree we have big kids, but these kids are constantly in the weight room working out. You cant take that away or blame a kid because of their size!! As far as the coaching goes, I believe a good coach is 1- someone helps the team win---Manti does win...obviously. 2- someone who loves the kids he coaches...These coaches would do anything for their players. 3-someone the players love...these kids love the coaches. As far as Jackels comments are I believe he is only upset because San Juan hasnt had to play anyone tough, and when they met Millard....well Jackel you know what happened. I know this is going to be a great game this Saturday and either team could win... best of luck to both teams. P.S. Jackel I can see why you are complaining about size, because after Manti's win Saturday, I thought maybe the San Juan's 6th grade team was having a playoff game after ours!!! Nothing against San Juan's players but if you watched them play all year and then see Manti...I can see how you would think that.

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