Broncos putting perfect record on the line against Templars
How many state championships did Juab win while in 2A? How many did North
Sanpete win in 2A? How many has Richfield won since being the largest school in
2A? It would be naive to say that Manti doesn't have an
advantage by having more kids. Numbers help. But Juab, Delta, North Sanpete,
Manti, Richfield...all of these bigger rural schools should be in one
classification ALONG WITH Millard, Gunnison, Beaver, San Juan and the other
rural schools. Amazing how quickly people start whining about the
size of the school instead of just playing. SJ is a great team. The kids
don't care how many students the school has. Quit whining about school
size.And by the way, Manti's first year in 3A they tied for the
region championship. They have a PROGRAM built. Meacham is an amazing coach and
has very very good assistants.
CTJ fan, your point is exactly right. I bet Manti has less players playing both
ways than an other 2A team besides Richfield. Manti is just on the right side
of the ratio now and struggled when they were in 3A and the ratio was flipped.
@ CTJ fanTurnovers are a funny thing, they don't just happen
usually they are caused and San Juan has been causing them all year. The field
will be cold and wet and the ball will be hard to hang onto tomorrow. Both
teams have really good defenses so I don't expect too much scoring to
happen. UHSAA does the best they can to make the classifications as
close as possible in terms of school size but unless you have 10 classifications
it is not possible. Like CTJ said if you move Manti up then they are competing
against schools with close to a 1000 students. Also if the size of school was
all that mattered then Richfield would be winning all the championships. SJ 14 Manti 7
2A south fan, you really don't have any clue what a real disadvantage is.
Move up too the 3A level when you have 560 students and your playing teams with
schools of a 1000 students. The biggest difference there is that all 2A schools
big and small play both ways, in 3A that's not the case, the bigger ones
only play one way, now that's a true disadvantage! And EJB unless Manti
turns it over a bunch like South Summit did it will probably be a 2 score game
for Manti. Everyone know's Manti has played the harder schedule with all
hard games on the road, so this is going to be a team above everyone else
you've played. Now I'm not saying they can't win, San Juan has a
good team and I'm especially impressed with their coaching, but to do so
your going to have to create turnovers, and play a perfect game. So I
wouldn't get too cocky.
I'm rootin for the little guys. Go show the Templars what Bronco football
is all about. When the dust settles or snow flakes, San Juan will be on top.
RE Templar Blue. If you read my comment it says Manti is nearly double of the
smaller 2A schools. Take these schools for instance:Manti 560 with
130 plus in each grade.Kanab 231Gunnison 325Millard
311North Sevier 268North Summit 280 I am not blaming
the kids playing the game, I know the Manti kids have worked hard to get where
there are, I was merely pointing out that having a large number of kids each
year makes it easier to rebuild year after year.
@ 2A South Fan why don't you at least let them play the game before you
start whining about how big bad Manti should be in 3A and poor little San Juan
just can't compete. We all know it is coming. Yes I believe Manti is going
to win. But my son is playing on the team. Of course I think he is going to win.
But here is the thing. Not him or anyone else on the Templar football team had
one ounce of say as to if they were playing in 2A or 3A. They just play
football. And they worked hard to get where they are. My son got up at 5:00 a.m.
every morning last summer to lift weights and work out, before going to his real
job. Not to mention the fact he has been doing this since he was a Froshman. So
for you to insinuate that Manti is going to win because they have 504 students
compared to SJ 409 is extremely offensive. May the best team win. Good Luck!
This is going to be a great game. Just looked up the student numbers.
Richfield 656 manti 540 beaver 452 San jaun 409. No two schools will ever be the
same numbers, you just hope that they get it close. San jaun will always be the
best 2a football team in the state you just hope some team can give them a game
once in a while.
Just looked up the school student numbers Richfield 656. Manti 540. Beaver
452. San Juan 409. Does not sound like double to me. You will never get
schools with same number playing each other. You just hope it can be close. This
will be a great game and congratulations to both teams for making it this far.
San Juan is the best 2a football team in the state for years and will be for
years to come. It's hard for manti to go to 3a and then 2a and 3a. You
just trust that they make it as fair as possible. It's going to be one
cold game!! Good luck both teams.
Should be a great game!!! Seniors for most of you it will be your last football
game you'll ever play. Leave nothing behind and play with no regrets. Good
Go San Juan all the south is pulling for you. Regarding the article it is not
hard for Manti to replace starters from the previous season, they are a 3A team
playing in 2A. They are double the number of the smaller 2A schools.