Comments about ‘Parry's Power Guide to Utah high school football: Week 9’

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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15 2013 6:40 p.m. MDT

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Pig Skin Fan
Syracuse, UT

Brighton vs Jordan is the best match up this week. Brighton has home field and should win this game. Brighton by 10 at Home.

whoisjohngalt
Holladay, UT

Pig skin fan. You have to remember this is high school football. There are no 80,000 seat stadiums that make it too loud to hear the signal. Both sides have about the same about of students and parents show up. They are more familiar with the field but home there is not really "home field advantage" in high school. I maybe give Brighton 2 point advantage for being more familiar with the field. Jordan by 7.

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@Parrys Power Guide - I like that you have Herriman favored over Lehi and see that Edwards has Lehi with the upset...but it is what it is. I can wait to visit Lehi tonight because its going to be an awesome game. Herriman has sole possession of first place in Region 4 and a win over Lehi will only strengthen that lead.

My concern comes from how DesNews comes up with these power rankings and the weekly state rankings. The latest state rankings and latest power rankings have me confused. The state rankings have Riverton #8, Lone Peak #11, Pleasant Grove #13, Lehi #14, American Fork #16 and Herriman #17. This basically means that Herriman is the 6th ranked team in Region 4...even though we have beaten Riverton and Lone Peak and have yet to play Pleasant Grove or Lehi. I recognize that we lost to American Fork, be we are currently 1st in the Region...so how are 5 regional teams ranked ahead of us???

To make things more confusing...your power rankings have Herriman as one of the top teams in Utah, in 5A and in Region 4...so what gives???

cowboy99
South Jordan, UT

@whoisjohngalt

Unless you're playing at Fremont with the crabgrass and mosquitoes. Then there's a little bit of home field advantage.

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

If Jordan manages to show even a scrap of run defense we'll win, problem is they haven't really done that all year. Hopefully Austin can keep the turnovers in check and our killer offense will roll over the Brighton defense.

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Brighton's running game scares me. Jordan has made just about every running back we've faced look amazing. Hopefully Austin and the prolific Beetdigger offense can put up big enough numbers to win it anyways. I believe this game may boil down to the turnovers. Would be really nice to have that #2 seed!

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@JDigger24 - I think you are right. Jordan has the ability to score very easily, but the defense is not the best. When Herriman played Jordan, we lost because we simply could not keep up with their scoring for all 4 quarters and I think that will be the key for Jordan.

Jordan's ability to score quickly helps overcome their defensive problems. If Jordan takes the #2 seed in Region 3...that would have to be considered the comeback of the year.

utahfan1
sandy, UT

Brighton Jordan game should be one heck of a game. I think the key will be turnovers! The team with the least amount will Win. Brighton has allowed the 2nd least amount of points in 5A! If the defense shows up like it has all season minus the Bingham Game, they should win! Would love to see the Bengals take the 2nd seed!

Rural sport fan
DUCHESNE, UT

Big Benzo...

I'm pretty sure the power guide rankings have little to do with wins and losses, except possibly as a part of the formula. I suspect the biggest factor in that formula is the stats, meaning the higher you rack the score up, the more yards you get, and the less yards you allow, the better you are ranked, no matter who you put those stats on.

razorback
South Jordan, UT

@utahfan1

"Brighton has allowed the 2nd least amount of points in 5A! If the defense shows up like it has all season minus the Bingham Game, they should win!"

Not sure where you pull your stats from. Prior to tonight's games, 5A points allowed stats from this site:

1 - 48 Davis
2 - 86 Syracuse
3 - 111 Taylorsville
4 - 121 Bingham
5 - 127 Brighton

Brighton was number 5 in points allowed in 5A. As for not showing up at the Bingham game, I would say they did show up but the Bingham offense was way too much for them.

Parry's Power Guide
Pleasant Grove, UT

To answer the question of @BigBenzo88; the rankings you see in the paper are not the rankings of the power guide. The paper chooses not to show the power guides rankings. I hope this clears up your confusion.

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