Best of luck to both teams. Is there a tailgate going on? How many 8th Grade
football phenoms will be there eating the fabulous teriyaki burgers as part of
their campus visit?
Lonzo that's funny
no tailgae today my friend...I wish we could but I dont think the U would allow
@lonzo and southpride,I figured out the recruiting process
works...its simple..!The way that JD's Football team plays and
wins is all the recruitig needed..!! kids want to play for a top notch football
program and JD has it. Kids every where want to be a part of a Proven program
that has the records to show it. Coaches dont go looking for Good kids to play
for JD, Good Kids come looking for Great Coaches...and the Best Coaches in
State are at JD..(highest winning percentage in state)JD FAN TO THE
I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to give you a hard time. When
you're on top for so long, and JD will continue to be for years to come
unless it loses its coach, you're going to take shots. More than any
sport, coaching is the key to success in high school football. Talent is second.
If anyone questions that, they only need to look at Pine View.That
aside, good luck today to both teams. I'm pulling for Dixie, but recognize
that it's a long shot. In all the years I've been watching high
school football, I haven't encountered classier fans than JD's. Some
have said it is easier to be classy when you're on top, which is partially
true, but nobody is making mykaljordan invite visiting teams' families and
fans to his tailgates.
Should be a good game. After JD destroyed Hurricane, a couple of questions
arise. Is JD really that good, or was Hurricane that bad. I think tonights
game will show this. Hurricane just squeaked by Dixie with a win. Hurricane
struggled against JD second team. Cand Dixie compete, or is JD on a different
level all together? Have to wait and see. Good luck to both teams. Go
JD is in the best of worlds. They are perfectly located to attract all the
players that can't quite make it at the larger schools. They also have
money to give out to good players (i'm sure they will tell you it is for
academic assistance) that need a good home. and as for being the best coaches,
well they are very good, but to really be labeled as the greatest, send them to
Milford or Enterprise etc. where they have to coach only the local kids,
can't go out and get what you need from some other program and have to pull
someone out of the halls and teach them the game. Then if they have the kind of
success that they are now having I will join you and coronate them as the
greatest. someone there recruit. they have tried to get one of the young men
from our area to come to their school
I do know that it is really hard to contain a running QB in high school so that
gives Dixie a shot
@sportrealist,there is no money given to players good or bad, your
information is totally wrong.! my son plays for JD #55 and trust me no money is
given to any player to better the situation at home. there is academic
assistance, but its not free. the parents have to put in hours at the school,and
help out at school activities, the kids need to keep their grades up and
maintain them. no matter where you go in this world, whenever someone is doing
good, you have those that try to hold them back or make excuses to why the
successful, succeed.maybe I should try to get some money to buy some
diapers for baby..@southpride,can you post the excuse your
going to use tomorrow...today..!! JD has thier hands full with Dixie,but IMO I
think JD wil pull off the win...JD 42 Dixie 14..
Man I hope JD wins this game! I've heard a gut full all year about how
great Region 9 is. True, they had 2 semi-finalists, and had 3 ranked teams all
year, but so what? Rankings mean nothing in high school football. When JD wins,
that's a Region 9 shutout for the championship. I guess the southerners
will keep saying that SF and JD playing those "cupcake" schedules makes
it easier to get there, but I just say R9- Overrated!
@joseywales, I don't remember anybody necessarily saying that region 9 has
the best team, only the best region. JD, Spanish Fork, and Stansbury all do have
cupcake regions. Every OTHER team in all 3 of their regions wouldn't finish
in the top 4 in region 9 more than likely.I do however think that JD and SF
would contend for the region championship year in and year out.This year, it
looks like any team from region 9 would continue to be a cupcake on JD's
schedule. They should win it all this year.
What is really neat about John James is it never has to worry about about well
.......... Ask East, Timpview, and so on. Boundaries? Well there are none. On
a positive note, they have high standards and they do win graciously.
I think JD was better than Hurricane this year but Hurricane losing their QB
(Zach Prince) was a big blow. In that type of offense the QB is a huge dual
threat. Prince is a three-time state wrestling champ and tough as nails and a
born leader. You can't lose that type of athlete and expect not to be
effected greatly especially against an excellent team like Juan Diego.
@MJ. My friend, your prediction was 1/2 right.
Wow. Good game dixie.
I guess you were wrong Mykaljordan. 14-13 Dixie. JD and their money lose
again. Two years in a row. Very nice
I guess I was wrong about all region 9 teams being a cupcake for JD.Nice win
Dixie! Nice season JD! Good luck Dixie next Week!
Wow nice game Dixie I pick you all the way this year and almost ate crow in the
Hurricane valley ha ha.
@josiewalesStill think region 9 is overrated???
And that is why they play the game!!! Congrats to DHHS on a great season, but
big time kudos to Dixie on making it to the State Championship!!! Nobody is a
"cupcake" when you get to the semi-finals, I don't care what region
you are from.
Riley's pick6, yep, I do. Everyone needs to be honest and admit that in
better conditions, this game is another JD win. I'm not a JD supporter, so
I have no vested interest with my remarks, other than to point out the obvious,
and that is, that BOTH teams struggled. Barney's stat sheet is laughable,
yet he punched it in 2 times, so kudos to him. Throwing the ball he looked like
your boy Riley. The JD run game is among the best in the state as Hurricane
found out last week, yet in sloppy conditions, that is a hard one to get going.
Likewise the Flyer passing attack. Both teams had numerous TO's and
overall, it was not representative of either schools strengths this year.
However, I will give credit where it's due tonight, and that is that Dixie
found a way to win. The best team doesn't always win the game, and
that's what happened tonight. JD wins 9/10 times against this team,
however, tonight was the lone victory that Dixie needed. Congrats to the Flyers,
and good luck next week.
Time to eat some crow @mkaljordan what is your excuse since you said I would
Well done JD, always a great bunch that play a great game, but hats off to my
Dixie Flyers. Go take state boys. @joseywales - Not to pile on you, but region
9 is consistently the deepest region in 3A. They don't always have the
best team in 3A, but when you usually get 2 teams to the semi-finals year in and
year out, you're doing something right. They occasionally have their off
years where they only get one, but they make it up by getting 3 into the final 4
@joseywales in good weather dixie wins by two more td's
Sorry joseywales, but the crappy weather affected both teams! Barney could have
lit that place up in better conditions. Dixie won, JD lost. End of story
Wailing josey, the adverse weather card would be one much more plausible if JD
were the ones out of their element in it. The fact that Dixie, who rarely, if
ever plays a game in less than 55 degree weather, was the one to drive 300 miles
to it and stuff the vaunted Soaring Eagle rushing game is a testament to their
mettle. A team needing better conditions to get their running game going is a
sorry excuse, Dixie came better prepared and gets to prepare for SF with no
asterisk or "9/10" derision from you because the 1/1 time that actually
happened...well we know how it went.Proud of the only blue team
I'll ever represent. Hope to be there next week, go Flyers!
So I guess we can put josewales excuse on a shelve with Hurricane's if we
had our QB it would have been different right?
Well, I was 1/2 right on my picks in 3A. DHHS should have prevailed against
Spanish Fork, but that one big glaring mistake sealed their fate.Way
to go Flyers! You have done something we never could. That was not a great
performance by the Flying Eagle tonight. They haven't made those kinds of
mistakes all year and choose the big semifinal game to do it. Region 9 is still
the toughest region in the top 6 programs, and maybe this is the year we win
another championship. Blake Barney is still the best QB in the division and our
game with them could have gone the other way if not for some bad breaks on their
final drive. I think the championship will be a great one.
@southprde56, no excuses here, dixie won and was the better team. we
dont make excuses...good luck Dixie next week..!!JD FAN
Region 9 is the real deal! Remember Dixie was Ranked 3rd in Region 9! Also
before Zac Prince got hurt in the game against DHHS they were winning 21-7 and
DHHS came back and won, does the QB make a difference? Uh yes. You take away
Blake Barney from Dixie think they win? NO! Take Ty Rutledge or Money from SF
think they make it this far? NO! Region 9 is the Real Dael and have been in the
State Finals 5 years running! Just Saying what other Region has done that? Oh
joseywales, you are clearly biased. Since when do wet conditions and cold
weather make it harder to run than pass?
To mykal... My info is not wrong and although I am a grad of Dixie I
didn't care who won the game. My beef is with programs that play by
different and unfair rules and then proclaim themselves to be the greatest. Jd
has unfair advantages that the rest of 3A doesn't. they did it in2A and now
they are doing it to the 3A. It is not right and it is not fair whether they win
or lose it still isn't right.