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

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BRING ON THE TITANS!!!!
syracusse, UT

Region 4 is just crazy, I want to know who syracuse is playing but those guys are just all over the place. It sucks to see Davis take region though. In my opinion Syracuse deserves it. If they did a rematch Syracuse would wipe the floor with them. Syracuse has been so strong lately that I can see them taking out anyone in their path until they hit bingham in the semi's. If you look at davis they have been struggling with the easy teams in region 1. Layton, Fremont, Northridge. All teams that syracuse has rolled past. (except fremont but theyre playing this week). Davis is just really over-rated in my opinion, they are going to get wrecked as soon as they play anyone semi-good. Syracuse took awhile to start up but ever since the davis game they found it ad has been really good. Kavika Fonua is an amazing runner and he was out the day they played davis. He is a huge factor to helping syracuse succeed. My predictions i the final 4 are, Bingham, Syracuse, Brighton, and Herriman. And keep in mind syracuse is the last team to have beaten Bingham.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

It might help if they can beat Pleasant Grove first Benzo.

Rural sport fan
DUCHESNE, UT

Mykaljordan...."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"

So, are you saying no Juniors played on the varsity team last year? If they played, they had a part in the loss...unless you are going to simply blame last years' seniors?

Sorry, out here in the small schools, a team is a team, we often have sophomores and sometimes freshmen playing varsity, and we count the wins and losses for all of them, regardless of class.

Don't take this the wrong way, those kids are pretty good, even really good, but to dismiss a loss simply because there were other grades on the team is a bit odd.

JD-Dad..yes, out here in public school land, we have to play younger kids up, so a kid can be both Varsity and JV. Usually they don't start both, at least not in the same position, but sometimes...you play what you have.

chargerfan
DRAPER, UT

MykalJordan. Depth? Are you kidding me. My son plays for corner canyon. Half their JV games have been canceled in 4A because other programs didn't have the numbers. Additionally, JD has the ability to offer scholarships for a private school education to athletes across the valley. If they have a depth issue, its because better athletes won't compete in 3aa. It's not a numbers issue, it's a courage issue!

I do agree that JD would be extremely competitive in 4a. That's my point. And that's why they should make the move. Plus, you are currently in a classification that allows 6 out of 7 teams to make the playoffs in each region. Yet you still can't produce enough teams to complete a 16 team playoff. As a fan, you should be fighting for that move. The reality is that JD is going to run away with the 3AA title. But what is it really worth? They are better than that and you should be embarrassed.

Gun smoke 64
Salt Lake City, UT

Chargerfan

When you say (Better athletes won't compete in 3AA) is it about only Sports or Maybe they have the opportunity to have a Great Education, you watch player jump schools to chase there dreams or there Parents dreams, this may have kept some of these Great athletes (in which one of there players is being very highly recruited to the D1 programs in the country) he started there at age 3 for the consistency of education not to chase the minimal chance at playing at the next level, hopefully these athletes do see the possibility that the next level may just be the rest of there life with a Better education and a future

chargerfan
DRAPER, UT

Gun smoke 64. The two are not mutually exclusive. In most parts of the country, catholic schools play at the highest level of sports competition, while providing an excellent education. They realize you can succeed in both. Don't be fooled, JD takes their athletic programs seriously. They can talk education all they want, but they cherish their state titles against weaker competition.

Question? There have been 4 out of state catholic schools who have flown in too play Utah teams. Why hasn't JD offered to play them? Wouldn't it have been great to see them play Bergen Catholic instead of Jordan?

Golden Helmet
Salt Lake City, UT

Expect a Skyline upset tonight.

Charger Fan, you got lucky against us. You will not win past round 1.

CVMD
North Logan, UT

Our neighbor Logan High has a 3A school population, but are 4A caliber in play at 9-0. They kicked our can (Sky View). As well, a significant part of the school population is immigrant families that create a diverse environment, but do not have a football heritage. Yet, the team excels with hard work and exceptional coaching. Being familiar with all the programs here in Cache Valley, the program at Logan is among the best in the state. Playing up in 4A seems to have been a catalyst for excellence. Maybe JD should give it a try.

mykaljordan
draper, ut

charger fan,

my nephew plays for Corner Canyon,you probably know him since he transferred form JD, so I know the talent they have to compete. and my son plays for JD he's #55 and I know for a fact that the chargers coaches told their team to look out for him and #56. Heres the thing, I could have taken him anywhere to play since we just moved here his 8th grade year, but I wanted him to get the best education that I thought as a parent was possible. moving from alaska we didnt know anything about 1A 2A 3A and so on, he just wanted to play ball. now living here for 5 years,I see how seriously people take it. maybe JD could compete at 4A, but I know that with the depth they have right now, it would be hard. I know my boy would be worn out by the 3qtr. Its not about Courage as you keep saying,JD has more then you think.I really think it comes down to you being upset because JD was better then CC on that friday night.I bet we wouldnt be having this conversation if CC won..!!

Gun smoke 64
Salt Lake City, UT

Chargerfan

"The two are not mutually exclusive" referring to education and athletics is wrong. The drive for a better education and a better life comes down to work ethic. That work ethic these kids put forth into there education translates into everything they do, including athletics. If you have a team that works hard they will have success. So please do not degrade not only these kids but all kids playing football, and say if they are successful they recruit and do not work hard for what they have accomplished.

Gun smoke 64
Salt Lake City, UT

Chargerfan

Catholic Schools in Utah are different from other states due to the obvious religious culture we have here, so the say Bergan Catholic playing Juan Diego would have been a fair game is not accurate. Juan Diego is in 3AA due to there enrollment, but the location gives them an advantage. There is Alta, Jordan, Bingham, Brighton, Riverton, and the new Corner Canyon (who is doing very well) fairly close to Juan Diego so to assume they recruit is ignorant. There is a lot of talent in the area and the success of other programs prove it. Your Chargers may not have done so well for a first year program if the school was located somewhere with less talent.

JD-Dad
RIVERTON, UT

Rural sports fan - You need to recognize sarcasm when it is being offered. CC did not play their JV against JD. Starting varsity players are not going to play JV. JD suites up its JV and uses them in varsity games like other smaller schools.

cvmd- logan enrollment about 1500 JD enrollment around 750

CVMD
North Logan, UT

Logan has 4 grades and an alternative school. I honestly don't know the 10-12 enrollment, likely around 1100 or 1150 with the alternative students. No recruiting. Does JD have an alternative school? Colorado's best football school is private, has 850 students and plays 5A, the highest division. The schools there are as large or larger than our 5A. The point is that sometimes the increased competition is good for the players and the program.

JD-Dad
RIVERTON, UT

cvmd logan enrollment is 1642, check your numbers. Yes Valor Christian is the best HS football team in Colorado. It's also only 10 miles from downtown Denver. Denver metro area pop=2.8mil Salt lake county pop= just over 1 mil. I would bet that VC enjoys a much easier religious environment than JD does. You don't have to be Catholic to go to JD but it is required to learn about it, some families have a hard time with that. You're comparing apples to oranges.

Others have used Bergan Catholic and St John Bosco. Both enrolments around 850. Both all boys schools with a much larger population to pull from. Again apples to oranges.

JD tuition assistance is need based. Families might not pay the full ~10K/yr but most pay something which is more than public schools.

So, you have a son/daughter that is legit D1 athlete. Financial times are tough. Unless you truly want the JD (Catholic, small community experience, which is fantastic!) you're going to enroll your child at Bingham or Alta, sorry CC your just not that competitive right now.

Point- JD gets the most out of its kids on all levels

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@BigBenzo88
Guaranteed those supposed 4 players aren't starters, if you think 4 Bingham starters were worried they were going to lose you really are up in the night.

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