Congrats to the Grizzlies!!! That was a great game. Highland is a good team,
but Logan made plays when they needed too for the win. Good luck Thursday vs
Bountiful. GO GRIZZ!!!
Logan played a tough game, but ultimately came away with a few lucky breaks to
help them win. The report fails to mention that the interception on Highland's
last possession happened because the receiver was tackled while the ball was in
the air. Nelson's second TD pass was thrown right into the hands of Highland's
corner in the end zone, but pulled away from him by the receiver as he brought
it in (it looked like out of bounds).I was impressed by Logan's
overall team play on defense, though. They didn't seem to have any standout
player flying around making plays, but everyone seemed to be a solid tackler and
very sound in assignments. Having now seen both Riley and DJ play, I would say
that they have more differences than similarities. Riley was a more powerful,
punishing runner, while DJ is a little bit more finesse and slippery. Riley
tried to muscle every one of his throws in, while DJ seems better about finding
the open man and making the smarter plays. Athletically, DJ doesn't compare as
well, but his decision making seems a bit better.
You are right again Keith, the Grizz are ready for State.
Good game I honestly didn't think they'd pull it off. They have Bountiful next
week. Talk about a great team. Good luck to both schools but I hope Logan's
season finally ends next week.
Highland had it's lucky breaks too. That fumble at the 1 which was caused by
the ground. Logan could have easily gone into the locker room at 21-7.
Highlands defense played well. I think coach had a good game plan. His 2
outside backers played spy on DJ the whole game, seemed to work well.
Ultimately they got beat deep. He's short, but can launch that ball pretty far
with good accuracy. It's the defense tho. They averaged 15 givin up. If they
hadn't played so many garbage time games. Where their JV defense came out and
gave up points. Their average points allowed would go way down to like 10 a
game or possibly less. They are the fastest and best conditioned in the state.
Not to mention they have the best offensive attack in the state aswell. Too bad
they can't do an "and 1" between the 4 and 5a winners.......
Highland now lets not be begging to be put into 3A next year since you didn't
even make it into the finals this year, you asked to be left in 4A and now you
have to deal with it!
FairytaleWhy on earth would we want to be in 3A? All of our rivals are in
4A. We also happened to make it to the quarter finals (unlike the other teams
that fought to be in 4A) and we lost to an undefeated team. We can live with our
choices. You are just making yourself look bad by trashing the losing team. Still the reigning 4A State Champs in Football (but not for long) and
Basketball!On another note, I agree 100% with StGtoSLC. Good Luck to Logan in the rest of the playoffs. Stay undefeated. Especially if
you play East!
@stang08The Grizz will keep winning and you will keep hating the
result. I find it sorta sick and twisted that you fallow a team to see them
lose. The hate in your many blogs toward the Grizz reveals more
about you then you know.It is sad that a person can be led and
motivated by hate.Keep it roll-in Grizz State in 2011 nice work Joni
"That fumble at the 1 which was caused by the ground."You
mean on the drive when Logan scored first? Yes, the ground did cause a fumble at
the 1 and the ref ruled it as such and Logan went up 7-0 a couple plays later.
Now on that pass completion to #4 I believe, the ball was knocked out of his
hands while he was running, I had a clear, unobstructed view of it. The only bad
call on that play was marking the recovery at the 1 instead of a touchback,
since the ball was on the goal line when the defender recovered it.
Anyway, the thing I was least impressed about Logan was their fans yelling
"overrated" when their defense finally stopped Sione Houma for a loss
on a play in the 4th quarter after he'd been dragging 3 or 4 guys who had been
keying on him for positive yardage every carry the entire game. This guy's going
to be playing in front of 115,000 fans in the Big House for the next few years.
Who do you have that compares to that?The kicker for Logan might be
their best player at any position, however. I saw him booting 65 yard field
goals in warm-ups. Don't know why I haven't heard anything about him this year
with all the rest of the publicity they get.
I'm sorry the "overrated" cheer has been used so many times by so many
high school student sections that I find it hard to believe that it is really
offensive. Losing just sucks especially when its a competitive game between two
great teams. Bottom line Highland's coach got it right when he said that the
game came down to two or three plays. Logan made them HIghland didn't. 12-0
teams don't depend on luck to win games. They depend on making the handful of
plays that the other team fails to make. Turning the focus of the game from the
plays made by the kids on both sides and putting it on lucky plays and
unsportsmanlike conduct dismisses the value of a great playoff football game for
No fairytale Logan is still begging to be put back in 3A. And Big Hapa I am not
making excusses. Logan is good but so is Bountiful. I've said region six will
win the title and they will. Let's show them why your one of the best teams in
the state Bountiful. I don't care if you already beat them the playoffs are a
different story entirely.
Stang you're completely right about the playoffs being a totally different story
than the regular season, however logan isn't the same team they were when they
blew out bountiful, they're better. Jameson hartmon is back and playing great on
both sides of the ball for the grizzlies. Logan will once again beat a region 6
opponent. (3-0 against their top 3) and punch their ticket to the state title
game. My prediction 35-14 logan high wins again.
Stango08 on previous thread:"Highland is going to win. We all
know they have back to back titles in their future. Now I knowbraydan32 and
everyone on the Logan Herald Journal will disagree with me. You'd be wrong
though. Logan is a good team,Highland is a great team"Ok...my
question is, why does anyone even respond to this anti logan guy anymore. He is
Strictly for entertainment purposes ;)
Having watched both Bountiful's and Logan's teams this year, I'd say Bountiful
has the better defense, but probably not enough to hold Logan to 17 points or
less, which they will need to do to win. I see Logan winning the semis and then
East having a better shot at them in the final when they're actually playing for
TtGtoSLC,Maybe Bountiful does have the better defense, but then that
better defense gave up 44 more points this year than Logan. Logan has allowed
191 points, Bountiful 235. Also, consider that Logan has played their JV defense
in part of the 3rd and full 4th quarters of 7 of their 12 games this year-the
big blow outs(one of which was against Bountiful)...and, it becomes a bit
difficult to objectively say Logan's defense isn't as good as Bountiful.I agree, however, that if Logan and East win (big IF)and meet in the
finals, the previous game doesn't mean anything. No matter what anyone says,
East wasn't near full strength.
Logan also never played Lone Peak this year. That game alone could account for a
44 point difference. But I'm not basing my judgment off of stats, I'm basing it
off of observation of both teams. Logan was very tough and assignment-sound, but
so is Bountiful and I think Bountiful has better playmakers. But like I said, I
don't think it will be enough of an advantage for them to win.
Oh, based on that criteria, I'm going to go with the team with most turnovers
caused, held Highland's Michigan-bound fullback to 70 yards, has State's
interceptions leader, 2nd in state in interceptions as a team, and the fact that
Bountiful gave up over 40 points to two different teams this year. The only team with a better defense in 4a is East. Maybe...probably.Oh well, it's all speculation. Gonna be a great game though. BHS has some
Bountiful is better as well. Logan was better then Highland on that night. I'm
sorry but you people just don't see what I see. You guys think MC is horrible.
They were worse then Logan THIS YEAR. In case you forgot the last MC title came
the same time Logans last title came. Sorry but I see dark horses that can/will
take Logan and then how much will you people talk?
Logan, beat Highland by roughly the same margin as lone peak did. I think it
is safe to assume that it would be a close game either way. That is the only
comparable you could really go off of. As for East (pleblian) you think it's a
(big if) that Logan will meet East in the final. Serious? That is 80%
probablitly, Bountiful has about a 10% and I would say East is a 70% lock. I
would be surprised if that is not the final. Wish, Highland and East could
have met at full strength. That would have told us a lot about how Logan and
East will actually match up. As for who wins the Final, I give the edge to
Logan but it's not a lock. Could go either wayStang08,,, No
objectivity, just bias in your speak... Can't listen to reason so you have to
just trash.. The dark horse is not going to come out this year Timp View
(perenial power) hardly a darkhorse. East, Pre and most season #1 hardly a
darkhorse. Bountiful is the only "darkhorse" here but it's not like
they have never been here before... Use reason when evaluating... mang
But when all said and done Logan.........5 Region 6..........0 I'll gladly
eat my words if I am wrong but I doubt it