Okay, lets take a look at this JD/H-Town game/rivalry. First, the only
"common" opponent they played was Skyline. Lets look at the tape: JD
27 Skyline 19 (8 point win for Soaring Eagle) - H-Town 20 Skyline 7 (13 point
win for Tigers). Pretty close match-up IMHO. Edge? H-Town (just slightly).The Tigers, however, did lose their starting Quarterback (Zach Prince)
in the Desert Hills game (which was lost in triple overtime). Edge? Juan
Diego.Juan Diego has dedicated their season to a fallen team-mate
(Adam Colosimo) and has gained strength from this dedication. H-Town is also
playing for a former team-mate who was recently diagnosed with leukemia (Brian
Scott). Edge? Push.If the Tigers had their starting Quarterback,
I'd say this was going to be an epic battle (even though its on JD's
home turf) and the prediction would be as close as my shave this morning. Even
with an outstanding backfield including Edwards and Thompson, with the loss of
Prince at QB, it looks like the Soaring Eagle have too much for the Tigers to
overcome.Prediction? JD 31 H-Town 14
@amanap,anyone is welcome to come and be an Eagle..I have 2 boys
there, one plays football one doesnt..
And who acts like 5 year old when someone is merely saying to watch out for
lone peak. Sounds like sour grapes from 2 years of losing.
@Jo MommaI agree with you that the costco team will be in it,
toughest game will be Friday. Fairness you seek Jo Momma, in Utah you won't
find. If your Cedar team could get some of those that JD does, good you could
@MykalJordanDoes that include those bad at sports and football or do
you guys discriminate against them?
@Jo momma,your future boys need to be good at school first, football is
secondary and can end in a second,but education is forever, I don't know
much about scholarships , but I see no reason that they couldn't attend
JD,Its a private school for everyone, race, religion ,rich,poor it doesn't
matter,its what the parents think is best for their children..my kids go there
and even attend the early morning seminary at the chapel across the street..May the Force be with you sheep master..
adwright,Ive tried commenting 3 times on this inregards to your post
about dont sit on Lp! lose to 2 4A teams, Lose to PG after
barely surviving Bingham at Home Bingham won the next 3 games,
139-14 and beat PG after they beat you guys by 35 points.Bingham has
a very easy Draw first two games, Cottonwood wont do anything.Lone
Peak better watch out for Brighton who they are probably overlooking. I know you have good WR's and you beat Bingham wit ha back up qb going
14-14 in the 2nd half and throws a strike to shumway to end it with a TD. Lone Peak showed up against Bingham, at Home, won by 4 points, and then
proceded to rush the field like you just had won the state title. What high school wins state in Football, the next year then Beats Bingham at
home by 4 points, and rushes the field. ??? Lone Peak does! Defending Champs, and Beat a average Bingham Team. with two QB system and no
solid RB like Bingham has had. Feel Jordans pain in the Semi's they wont
lose this year, no Chase Hansen.
@binghamfanYes I said they lost those games. Lonepeak missed 2 chip
shot field goals to beat timpview (who should have beat alta, but missed a field
goal... who beat bingham... therefore they are better than bingham... but they
never played so qho knows? you cant use the transitive property in football im
sorry), got a tough personal foul penalty on an interception against bountiful,
and in the pg game the pg receiver dropped the ball in the endzone, yet it was
still called a touchdown. By your logic lone peak wouldnt have a prayer of
beating bingham... but what was the result of the actual game?Im not
making excuses for them, all im trying to point out is that they were extremely
close to being an undefeated football team. They are a dangerous team that can
beat anyone. Theyve played one of the toughest schedules in the state. They
have the tools, and if they put it together they could make a deep run and
possibly win the whole thing. Dont count them out, especially with a freak
athlete in Talon Shumway leading the way.
@ mykalYou are a private school so even my sheep herder cousins in New
Zealand are in your boundarys. Region 9 will win state again this year.
@ADwightLone Peak Lost to Timpview 4A, Bountiful at home also 4A.Lone Peak lost to the same PG team that Bingham beat by 30 points.Bingham has won 3 games
@mykaljordanI never said anything about region 9 being the toughest I just
said who I thought would be playing in other rounds, nothing else. Wasatch is
good and I haven't discounted them, I just feel that DH at home is tough to
beat so I picked DH. Don't kill me for some logic just my opinion. Wasatch
is good and hopefully they beat BRiver to prove that!
This year will be a more rounded type of year in 3A where everybody is playing
good foozball. I have my favorite but first above all nobody gets hurt and may
each town have class this year as well. SF and JD I believe will be playing in
the end this year but this is a who knows type of year.
@eagle, that's a weak arguement, Copper Hills, Hillcrest, Murray, and many
others also played an entire season with legal players and you don't have
their fans on here complaining that they didn't get a gift slot in the
playoffs now do you?
Don't count out Lone Peak. I think most people are overlooking them, but
the fact of the matter is, they are 3 plays away from being an undefeated team.
They have the best receiver/athlete in the state, not one, but two quarterbacks
who can make plays, an outstanding receiving corps, and they seem to be coming
together at the right time. The defense finally seems to be getting its act
together. When all is said and done, don't count those guys out, and
don't be surprised if they upset Jordan in the semis.I also
wouldn't be surprised to see Cottonwood upset Bingham. They're just
one of those teams that you never know what you're going to get. One week
they'll look like world beaters, the next they look pathetic. After seeing
LP shred Bingham's secondary in the second half, I think C-wood will do the
same and give Bingham a lot more than they wanted. Should be a good one. The
PG/Jordan game may be a little interesting as well.
@Jo momma,Good thing my son plays on the right team,since I live in JD
boundaries .@southprideso your stronger teams(since they
get tested every week) so have nothing to worry about when they play our Cupcake
JD Eagle.. you're in for a big surprise .JD FAN TO THE FULLEST
Defense wins championshipsSo if Syracuse is the real deal on defense
they have the edge in 5aI give the edge in 4a to Timpview, they seem
focused on football and not the drama that is 4a3a... JD wins - they
have the defense that a lot of 4a and 5a schools wish they had
@mykaljordanregion 9 gets tested every weak and in turn makes them
strongerplaying cupcakes every week nobody really knows how good you
areWe can only guess if you are the JD of old or a good team in a really
@ MykaljordanDown here in region 9 we play where ya live. We don't
have the benefit of seeking out players and giving them scholarships. Yall
should be ashamed if you don't compete for state every year. Even my sheep
can understand that concept.
@yankees27,hi there, man its been a crazy season. I enjoyed the
wasatch crowd, you are a group of very classy fans, nothing but love for all the
wasp fans. after the game I spent about half an hour in the parking lot talking
with the fans from heber, they are down to earth folks and can tailgate with me
anytime.p.s did u watch my #55...lol@ onemanwolfI am calm, it just gets old when everyone says JD is in a weak region
and therefore JD is weak, trust me JD is far from that,and have 3 state titles
to prove it. JD didnt pick what region to play in they just play. everyone(not
everyone but alot of folks) from down south seems to think that region 9 is the
region to beat,I just seem to think, its not the region its the team you have to
beat, thats all.no hard feelings my friend its all in good fun, when it comes
down to it, its all about the kids...!! and in the playoffs anything can
happen..JD FAN TO THE FULLEST..!!
"Just sayin" that is an excellent idea. Why not place the two teams
that decided not to follow the rules against one another in the first round?
Then at least one of them would be eliminated. We could call it the
"Cheating is OK Bowl" sponsered by the New England Patriots and Lance
Correction:Updated with SOME of the times.
When/If this all gets decided, good luck to Sky View, Logan and Mountain Crest.
Utah Bruin- I just had a brain cramp from reading your post! Owie! I'll get
my engineer friend to help me decipher later I guess. Wolfpack-
Whaaaattt? you're not on the PV bandwagon? What about R9 domination?
tsk,tsk, I'm surprised you're picking Spanish. Oh, and Wasatch should
beat DH. And it wouldn't even be an upset.Mykal- JD is
definitely the team to beat no doubt. We found that out the hard way, bummer.
Once that train gets rolling, it's tough to catch up. But, anything can
happen, so let the fun begin right?Wasp- what happened to Juab? I
honestly don't mean any disrespect, it's just that they looked so
promising and then kind of fell off the radar.
@ Just Saying 2 That was a very good idea. How about
the Monument Valley @ Rich GameI googled the mileage: 492 miles, some 8.85
Hours... Average speed = 56 Miles per hourLots of climbs on the bus, MV is
about about 5200 feet, you have a climb to Monticello at 7100 ft, solder summit
7800, Park City 6700 and then some point toward Evanston has to be 7000+. Need
to charter a Jet and it would still be 2 hours. Good Luck to the MV Mustangs!!!
Should be #1 in Region now #3 Timpview vs. #1 in Region Logan. #1 in Region
Herriman vs. Should be #1 in Region, now #4 East. (Sorry Mtn. View you will not
win). Also a tough Woods Cross and Box Elder teams all on the same side of the
bracket. Way to go UHSAA, this was a great move on your part. NOT!#2 State / #1 4A - East (8-1)#4 State / #2 4A - Timpview (9-1)#9
State / #4 4A - Logan (8-2)#12 State / #5 4A - Herriman (8-2)#14
State / #6 4A - Woods Cross (7-3)Unranked / #10 4A - Maple Mountian
(8-2)All on the same side of the bracket. 48-11 on one side of the
bracket. Add Westlake (3-6), Unranked State, who knows 4A and #18 State / # 9
Box Elder (6-4) and the record is still 58-20Whats the other side of
the bracket look like.#7 State / #3 4A - Mtn Crest. (7-3)#15 State / #7 4A - Bountiful (7-3)#16 State / #8 4A - Highland
(6-4)#24 State / #10 4A - Orem (7-3)(6-4) Olympus(5-4)
Skyline(7-3) Timpview(5-5) SkyviewSad!
We all know that Juan Diego is for real, calm down! Winner of Juan Diego and
Hurricane will play winner of Spanish Fork and Desert Hills in the final.
Reagion 9 or any other region is going to be surprised to see how REAL the JD
Soaring Eagle is this year. dont under estimate a team by what Region their in.
this JD Team is te Best team its ever had IMO,including the teams that won the
state titles. and its full of juniors. I will say it first JD wins State..!!
lets get it boys...AC2 is watching..!!JD FAN TO THE FULLEST
Stansbury doesn't play in the best region, but they had to beat Morgan, and
beat Desert Hills who beat Hurricane. Don't forget that they are 10-0. I
see them playing for a state championship. Maybe in a rematch with Desert Hills?
Mark my words, East will cruise to a state title!
Not so fast - if you look at KSL, it appears that Herriman has filed a motion to
the UHSAA. This fat lady hasn't sung yet!
@ southpride56,you heard it here first,your #1 team from down south,
will play their last game of this season at the Eagles Nest when they play JD...
just like you and your pride in the south, I have pride in my Soaring Eagle..JD FAN TO THE FULLEST..!!
If Jordan can give up 33 points and nearly lose to Cottonwood, and can give up
37 points to West Jordan, I'd have to say their defense might have
something to worry about with Pleasant Grove scheduled in round 1. PG is pretty
talented, and coach Les Hamilton has a good record against Jordan from his days
at Alta. Should they beat PG, which they are certainly favored to do, I still
think Syracuse is favored to take the title this year, if my Alta Hawks
don't get revenge in round 2 from their first round loss last year, that
is. As talented as Jordan is this year, I just don't think a championship
is on their horizon. Kafentzis may have to wait one more year to achieve that
One could argue that Cyprus deserves to be in because they played their entire
season with legal players...
southpride56Juan Diego wins this state title. You watch
and See for your self! Stansbury has found alot of ways to win games
about poor competition. Well see how good you are now mr stallions, and yes same
with JD in there Region, but they have the most determination Ive seen from a
team in a very long time.Sooo happy East gets to play Herriman on
saturday! I get to go to see this so called amazing Herriman team,! lose first
round at home! Should be a fun week of high school football
I have to send some love to Wasatch's team. They finally knocked the PC
monkey off their back. To my friends and family at my alma mater, congrats.
Also, I've heard that the PC coaches and players were calling you classless
after the game and I want to say that from a parent/fans view, that is not the
case. It's been a very trying few years for PC football after having been
one of the better 3A teams year in year out before Matich left. I'm sure
that their frustration was just coming out and they should apologize for those
comments. When you haven't beaten your rival for 10 years and you finally
do it, I think that a celebration is warranted, and I wouldn't say that
yours was excessive at all. I noticed players on both sides were very emotional
and excited during the game and you would expect that in a rivalry game, but
overall, I thought both teams maintained composure throughout the game. Good
luck in the playoffs.
@southpride56Watch out for Stansbury! I think they will surprise
Region 9 will win it all no doubt in my mind
You know Cyprus has come a lonnnnnnnnnng way.They have done so much better this
season with the new coach.Right or wrong,why get there hopes up and then take it
away from them? Do you call that right? No matter anyway they are not in it.But
just watch out next year because they are going to have a good team and
hopefully earn a TRUE spot in the playoffs. Just sayn'
Did Cyprus earn the right to play in the playoffs with their on-field play? If
not they don't deserve to be in.
Are these final? UHSAA you going to change your mind again? Why doesn't
East play Timpview in the play in game and then have to play on the road every
game, but take the spot of Region 8 #1 seed. That would make it fair to the
teams that didn't do anything wrong. Or does that proposal make too much
sense for the UHSAA to handle?!?!
Well, I think it's going to be cool that the real best teams will meet
right away. East, Logan, Timp view. MC got lucky with their draw. Other
than Bountiful, should make state game easily. Logan definateley got screwed
in this. But if you going to be the best you should have to beat the best.
Just like they did last year.
I think it is a sad day when you get someones hopes up and then take it
away.Even though East is playing I think they should have not taken the chance
for Cyprus to play away! Very many disappointed players,coaches and parents. I
think this whole think was handled poorly and I think there should have been a
spot made up to place Cyprus in the playoffs! Sad day!