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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23 2013 11:55 a.m. MDT

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Mammoth
St. George, UT

I'm a Dixie fan, and don't get me wrong, I think Dixie is playing well, but I can't figure out how Juan Diego's power ranking is so low, especially after beating up on Springville. I agree with the person from JD who always comments on these boards, the state championship goes through them. However, as proof anything can happen on any given day, look at last year's semi-final game with Dixie/JD where Dixie won as the third seed. I expect Region 9 to do well again this year. Go Flyers!

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

Edwards Edge is starting to upset me a little bit. For the second straight week...he has Herriman losing.

Actually...I should thank him because that was part of the motivation in our dominating win over Lehi.

Herriman is a strong team that everyone is overlooking. Region 4 is a strong region that everyone is overlooking. I am predicting 2 playoff upsets by Region 4 in the playoffs. Look for Pleasant Grove to upset Davis in Round 1 and look for Herriman to upset Brighton in the quarterfinals.

GO MUSTANGS!!!

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

How do you know Herriman will even be in the same bracket as Brighton or PG will play Davis in the first round? There is way too much still up in the air in that region to be predicting specific play off upsets.

I think PG and Herriman are fairly evenly matched but PG has more on the line this week, so I think that gives them a slight edge. Herriman is in the playoffs regardless, PG could be eliminated with a loss to Herriman. Either way, should be a great game.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Who again has Herriman beat outside of Region 4 that is worth a hill of beans?

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Well unless Herriman wants to risk playing on the road at Davis they need to win. I think Herriman has plenty to fight for and will win against Pleasant Grove.....tho it will be an awesome game.

podunk utah
DRAPER, UT

Mammoth

the south 3AA division surely has more depth that the northern division, none of the northern region teams have really pushed Juan Diego and I doubt PC will this week, thus the Parry Power Score. JD does have a lot of senior leadership this year so I would expect them to be highly focused during the playoffs

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@Parry is a Farce - I'm going off of my belief that Herriman and Lone Peak will both win tomorrow which will put Herriman as the #1 seed and Pleasant Grove as the #4 seed. Herriman would play Layton and then the winner of Brighton/Cottonwood. Pleasant Grove would play the #1 seed from Region 1. From my scenarios...Herriman and Pleasant Grove are both in the playoffs regardless of a win or loss. I believe Herriman has more to play for because it is the only team in the region that has an opportunity to win the region outright.

@Gunner - no one outside of Region 4. But...their 4 losses are to the #1, #10 #17 and #21 teams in the state. And...against Bingham...only Valor Christian has held Bingham to fewer points than Herriman; only Brighton and Jordan have scored more points against Bingham than Herriman; only Valor Christian and Brighton have a smaller margin of defeat against Bingham than Herriman. If things work out the way I believe...I'm predicting a Herriman upset of Brighton in the playoffs and then Herriman rematches against Jordan and against Bingham.

@JDigger24 - I agree...Herriman wants the region title and #1 seed.

mykaljordan
draper, ut

Juan Diego is Legit,like I said before,this senior class 2014 have never lost a game their whole high school career,as a group they know how to win.All season no one has shown JD any love, even DN thought Stansbury and Springville was going to be their toughest games.JD has been playing and winning with some of the main players out due to injury.The teams from down south are tough,and JD knows this. Juan Diego does not think this is going to be easy, and they know that if they want to win it all they have to bring their A game.but know this, if anyone wants the 3AA state title it will go through JD. Its is more then just a state title for this group, it is for a brother they will never forget.I hope that after becoming 9-0 someone will show JD some love.

JD fan to the Fullest...we love you AC2

Rural sport fan
DUCHESNE, UT

mykaljordan....

Dixie 14, JD 13 state finals 2012.

Those JD seniors had one loss last year as Juniors, two the season before, if they were playing as Sophomores. Unless you are counting just JV games?

mykaljordan
draper, ut

Rural Sports Fan,

who did they lose to as Juniors?

correction my friend, JD Football Class of 2014 as a group, have never lost a game. Freshman year undefeated, Sophomore year Undefeated, Junior year Undefeated and this year so far 9-0.as for the underclass I dont know how their year went.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

BigBen,

The funny thing is I come onto these comments every week and watch you predict a Herriman win. Regardless of who Herriman plays, you predict a win. You even picked them to beat Bingham, and before you spout how well they played against Bingham (and they did) and the comparison of point spreads with Brighton and Valor Christian, etc., etc., etc., you have been wrong 4 times in 9 weeks.

Based on that record, I predict that you will predict 3 Herriman wins over the next 3 weeks and Herriman will lose 2 of the 3.

adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Benzo,

AF and PG would have a play-in game if Herriman beats PG. If there are two teams fighting for one spot (or 3 for two spots) there is always a play-in game. If two teams have tied records at the end of the year one will never be eliminated without a play-in game. Wouldn't that be something.

chargerfan
DRAPER, UT

Hey MykalJordan. How about a little love for the Corner Canyon Chargers. They took their JV team into JD and darn near walked away with a win. Held the Big three in check and drove the ball all over the field on JD's defense. Heck, Colosimo was already looking for a way out of this rivalry 5 minutes after the game. Without a doubt, that was the best team they will have played this year. Has anyone else held them to 21 points?

On a side side note, can't help but to wonder why JD isn't petitioning the UHSAA for a move to 4A. Heck if your beating people by 30 points every week it is time for a move. Don't use numbers as an excuse, Highland was in the same position the last time around and demanded to be kept in 4A. They have proven they can compete at that level, so step up and show some courage John Colosimo. Quit chasing meaningless wins and put your program in a more competitive environment.

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@Parry is a Farce - You're 50% correct. I didn't predict wins over Bingham and Jordan. I said if they were winning, tied or down by less than 14 points going into the 4th quarter...they would have a chance to win. In both games that exact scenario happened, but we failed to capitalize. Against Highland (loss by 4) and American Fork (loss by 2) I simply predicted wrong.

That only goes to illustrate my point that Herriman can play with anyone. Since 2011, Herriman has been able to compete with any team in Utah...which includes Bingham, Jordan, Brighton, Alta, Davis, Syracuse, East, Logan and Timpview.

I believe there is a difference between beating a team and being better than a team. Bingham beat Herriman by 13 points...they beat them...I don't necessarily think Bingham is better than Herriman. Bingham, Highland, Jordan and American Fork...these 4 teams are not better than Herriman...they simply beat them. In the upcoming weeks...Herriman may have a unique opportunity to rematch Jordan and Bingham...I would not be crazy to say that Herriman would be competitive in both games and have a chance to win.

@adwight - I finally saw it

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

BigBen-Really hope Jordan gets a rematch against Herriman in playoffs. Won at Herriman, we'd definitely beat you at Jordan. Then there would be no choice but for you to say Jordan is a better team lol.

BTW Bingham is better than Herriman.....

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

The Problem Benzo, is you've been saying "They can beat any team in the state" for the past 3 years. Well sure anybody can beat anything. If Bingham's JV team shows up, then Herriman may have a chance to win. If if's and buts, were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas too. Until Herriman does anything in the post season though, it's all just a dedicated fan not being realistic.

mykaljordan
draper, ut

Hey chargerfan,

It is easy to just move a team to 4A but to compete is a different story. A lot of 4A and 5A schools have the depth to compete. JD's Starters except for maybe 2 or 3, start both ways, not like the bigger divisions that have enough players to play one side. Ill give Chargers JV some love, because as you stated they nearly came out with a win,And to say Coach Colosimo is chasing meaningless wins, is just not true, the only meaningless win I saw, was when JD beat your Chargers, even with all the great talented players that transferred from Alta,Jordan and JD, you still couldn't be our Soaring Eagle.

And on a side note, if JD did play 4A this year they would've won region 7

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

My two cents, I have seen every Region 4 team play, more than once. And I think Herriman handles PG without any problem at all. I also think Lehi will beat Lone Peak this week. Which makes for a nasty Region 4 outcome. The number one and two spots are locked up in my mind with Herriman #1 and Riverton #2, Riverton will not lose to Westlake. And if it plays out the way I think. That leaves four teams at 3-3 for two more spots. Who have all beaten each other. PG beat AF, AF beat LP, LP beat PG, PG beat Lehi, Lehi beat AF, AF beat Herriman and Riverton, and assumably maybe Lehi beats LP is my guess. What a mess that makes to see who gets the final two spots.

With all of that said and Reg. 4 playing Reg. 1 in the opening round. I have seen Cuse, Davis and N.Ridge play this year, no Layton though. And I honestly do not think any of those teams could beat anyone in Reg 4 accept Wlake of course. But every dog has his day. You just never know on game day.

JD-Dad
RIVERTON, UT

Charger fan

Interesting that you say Corner Canyon played their JV team against JD. Those JV players must be playing all year for varsity as the stat lines have the same kids scoring. Didn't realize the Ebeling kid was on JV. Thought he was a real gamer when I saw him play. You guys should be really good next year if that's the case.

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@JDigger24 - A Jordan/Herriman rematch would take place at RES. Herriman played Jordan without our two leading rushers, without our top defensive back and without our starting quarterback...due to a non-region game. Herriman would welcome a rematch.

@Gunner - Yes...for the last 3 years, I have been saying Herriman can beat any team in the state, but for the last 3 years you have said that most teams in the state would "kill" Herriman...which is closer to the truth??? When Bingham and Herriman matched up early this season...no one on the field owned a State Championship ring!!! So...in my opinion...Bingham simply beat Herriman...they are not necessarily better than Herriman. There is no team in Region 3 that Herriman fears...including Bingham. To say that Herriman or any other team has no chance to beat Bingham is a bit off. I personally know 4 Bingham players who admitted that in the 4th quarter of our game...they were seriously worried that they might lose.

In the end...I do not think I'm out of line in saying that Herriman could make it to RES and possibly upset Brighton, Jordan and Bingham along the way.

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