I just noticed the picture shows the past and future of Lone Peak football.
eagle,I agree. When Riverton played PG last year, the lopsided win really
came down to coaching. PG had the athletes; all they had to do was stick to the
ground game, but they fell in love with the pass early and imploded. I hope they
have a good year. Region 4 still looks to be one of the toughest in the state.
I think PG is a sleeping giant. They have athletes and now a bit unrestrained
with the new offense and a proven head coach the Vikings could make some noise.
wolfalum, I agree with plyxply. Lone Peak? They have 7 returning starters on
defense. That's it. I am biased, but the team that will sneak up on
everyone is Riverton. They have a young team coming back with a lot of added
talent. I don't know about top 5, but I do think they will be a top 10
wolfalum how do you put Cottonwood at 2? I'll be surprised if they are
within 4 td's of either Alta or Jordan this year. LP lost nearly all of
their skill players and don't have a line, although they should still end
up 2 or 3 in Region 4. Region 1 will have a good team who will compete, maybe
it's Syracuse.Jordan is going to be good, but their qb led the state
in int's last year and didn't handle pressure well, that won't
change this season against the better teams. Bingham will be good and Alta will
be good. I'll give you Syracuse, Russ Jones does a nice job and they are
tough nosed, but in the end Cottonwood will be nowhere to be found.I would
also put Pleasant Grove on par with Lone Peak this year, I don't think it
will be just Bingham and LP, I think PG is going to be better than in the past
and will give both of those teams all they can handle in Region 4.
Utah county did well last year for sure.basketball well already just
give you guys the title this year. No one has a single chance in basketball, so
hopefully this year the football season gives us alot of new faces and names to
really enjoy the upcoming season.I love hearing all the noise from
Jordan already, coaches mentioning we should be ranked top 15 in the nation to
start the year. Ha HA ha that made me laugh. A team who has some
very good offensive lineman back, and there stud QB who is still only a
sophmore. But lose in the semis and expect people to understand well now its
there time. Last year having to play Davis and Viewmont was a easy
breeze into the semi's where your back up qb basically played the game of
his life and still lost.Nice preseason, with games with Kearns,
Layton, and a young young fremont team, but nice pick up game with Cal Poly. I hope that Cwood beats Jordan, as well as Alta or Brighton. Good luck to all teams this year.
Cont.2011 saw Utah Valley dominate in winning the 5A football, both
4A and 5A basketball tltles, 5A baseball, both 4A and 5A wrestling in the 4
biggest boys sports. Interesting to see how football starts off this year. I
see Timpview as the only one with a shot at winning it from utah valley.
Utah County wise, watch out for Timpview. They return like 14 starters
including their QB, RB,s, 2 receivers and a good D front. I think Orem is just
getting better and Timpanogas will surprise some people. But East, Timpview,
Logan I see gettIng back to the turf at RES.5A ut county wise LP
will be the best. AF may hang around In a lot of close games and Hamilton at PG
will immensely prove that situation over the previous head coach. But I see no
one in 5A from uT valley challenging this year.2
I agree with Binghamalum in regards to how wide open 5A is this year.(Preseason) Top 55A1. Jordan2. Cottonwood3. LonePeak4. Bingham 5. Syracuse
@binghamalum : So Fremont beating Bingham, and Syracuse beating Alta was doing
nothing in football? :D Couldn't resist, I do agree with you on the overall
look on 5A this year! There's alot of talent in the State this year! I
think Region 4 will be down to LP and Bingham again and that will be a fun one
to watch, because Jordan's backup QB is going to LP now, so if they start
him at QB, then that's a high scoring game right there! Now, I
don't know what to expect in 4A, except that if Logan can get a good QB,
then they will challenge for the title again because most of their starting
recievers were underclassmen this year! 3A is going to be
interesting - Grantsville and Stansbury return most of thier teams from last
year, and last year Region 11 was a bit down I'll admit, but it should be
alot tougher this year. Morgan has amazing underclassmen as well, so they will
most likely make a good run in the playoffs. Not sure how Region 9 is doing this
year, does anyone care to comment on that.
Orange Lutheran is a Lutheran school in the Pac 5 league in the Southern
Section. They went 7-4 and fired their coach after finishing last in their
league. The rest of the schools are Catolic schools.
It's Orange Luthern....a Catholic School. not Orange Catholic I
believe.I don't see Bigham or Alta beating Don Bosco or Valor
C. Valor has a new QB in Luke Del Rio (Dad is coaching Broncos the Jack del
Rio)...so he is new but they are loaded. They can be beat on a great night.
Bbeing at home, a couple big plays and turnovers you never know. I see that one
very close. Don Bosco..that's a big order. Last years team would have
rolled any team we have in Utah by minimum 2 TDs. I have seen them play. Plain
power.But don't be surprised people....the level of HS football
in Utah is very very good. Utah leads the nation in D1 players per capita in
the nation. And the HS All Star team Coach Peck from Bingham took and won the 7
on 7 event representing Utah has never been done before and was huge.I think CWood can beat Skyline, since it's here.Jordan might
surprise us and win both.Either way lets get it on! HS ftball is
Im stoked for this season,NO CLEAR cut favorite. I dont
care what all the Jordan fans have to say about it. 5A is more open this year
then it has been in a while. Jordan, Cottonwood are the two
favorites in my opinion especially with how many recruits Cwood has already,
with there starting QB going to Alabama. His weapons are going to UCLA, AND CAL,
with lineman also getting them same offers.Jordan returns all there
linemen and the best Freshman QB ive ever seen. Well just see if there just all
Hype again because we all know Jordan can talk up a good team. Bingham should win region 4 this year, with LP losing there whole team, but
still alot of question marks for the miners. Jordan Alta Brighton
Cottonwood will be a good region.Not sure what to expect out of
Region 1 this year, because again we all know no one from REGION 1 does anything
in Football since davis in 2004. basketball since 2005 fremont and baseball well
never since 5A started.
Don Bosco is a big team who also recruits all over the east coast and
haven't lost a game since early in 2008 (47 straight). In the process
they've beaten Bergen Catholic 6 times, Manatee FL, Mission Viejo, and De
La Salle, along with several other top out of state teams. They do run the ball
and rely on their defense and special teams to create scoring opporunities, Alta
really has their hands full with this one but with their talent at receiver they
could just pull it off.
I am not sure I see them winning any of them. If they do not, I hope they are
able to keep it close and tight nit games. If the win, Utah Football is on the
I see Utah winning 1 maybe 2 of those games. Sorry, I hope I'm wrong.
I grew up in Lakewood, CA. Was in the same league and played against LB Poly,
played St. John Bosco in the playoffs. That is the only reason I know so much
about those two schools. Poly is big, powerful and fast. Bosco is huge and
talented, like I said they recruit. Their O-Line will definetely average 300,
they always have. These guys look like Notre Dame size and uniforms. I
can't speak all that intelligently about Valor, CO, Skyline, WA, or Don
Bosco Prep, NJ. But they have obviously proved themselves with their
accomplishments. This is going to be exciting to see how we fair. This is a
great test. I am really excited to go watch some of these games. It will be
interesting to see how Don Bosco handles Alta's passing game, Don Bosco I
think is a big power run team from what I have read. I think Valor is the same
way for Bingham Skyine I think is usually a passing school, and St. John Bosco
when I played was a pro style with a bit more pass. This is going to be fun and
all the games are in Utah.
@ plyxply "If Jordan, Alta, Bingham, and CW all win their out of
state games, then our state 5A champ should be a top 25 team"If
Jordan, Bingham, Alta and CWood win their out of state games, they should be in
the USA Today Top 25, and one of them happens to run the table and win the 5A,
they should be Top 5 no doubt. Especially if it is Jordan, who I think is going
to be a tough out if their defense can show up. But they would have to beat
Alta and Cottonwood during the season, beat Long Beach Poly, CA, and St. John
Bosco and then beat maybe Alta or Cottonwood a second time in the playoffs and
beat Bingham as well. That would be like a Man Vs. Food Challenge and to do
that after Alta beats, Don Bosco Prep, NJ and Bingham Beats Valor Christian, CO
and CWood beating St. John Bosco, CA. Seriously, tallest order, definetely MAN
vs. FOOD biggest and most serious challenge.
Utah Bruin I completely agree, Utah football has a chance to really make a name
this year. Not sure what the results will all end up, but if you think of the
possibilities this could be the greatest season in Utah football history. If
Jordan, Alta, Bingham, and CW all win their out of state games, then our state
5A champ should be a top 25 team.
Some great schools coming to Utah. Great opportunity to put Utah H.S. Fball on
the map. We have thought all along we can compete with the best in the country
well were going to have an opportunity to do it prove it.*2011 USA
Today #23 - Valor Christian, CO vs. Bingham*2011 USA Today #1, this means
High School National Champion, Don Bosco, NJ vs Alta*2011 Washington State
Champ - Skyline, WA vs. Cottonwood - By the way Skyline has won 9 of the last 11
WA State Championships.*Long Beach Poly, CA vs.Jordan - I think everyone
knows who LB Poly is. Yes, a premier power out of So. Calif. These guys run
the option with serious power and speed.*St. John Bosco, CA. vs. Jordan -
A private Catholic school out of Cali that recruits, plays in probably the
toughest division in California with Servite, Santa Margarita Defending Pac-5
State Champ, Mater Dei, and Orange Catholic. Oh yeah, Orange Catholic is the
one who smacked our Utah team in the mouth last year in Cali and then took last
in this div.Good Luck Utah Football, I think we will need it!
Valor out of the Denver area is the real deal. They are a private school that
openly recruits, so much so that teams in their own league have refused to play
them. They had one relatively close game and I think one their last state title
by about 50 points. They will be a tough test for Bingham to say the least.
It should be noted that this is the last season as Alta as we know it before
the big split. It should be a season to remember.
Alta has another brutal schedule, but if they can put together some wins over
tough opponents they could be ranked nationally.Timpview, Bingham,
Brighton, Jordan, and Cottonwood all look like tough games, and of course
playing USA Today national champ Don Bosco will be a barometer game for Utah
football.Alta has the best group of receivers, maybe ever, with at least
three of them legit D1 players and all four being recruited by Utah, Utah State,
BYU, and Weber.My early, early top 5 teams.JordanBinghamAltaEastLone PeakBest case scenario for
Utah football is Alta, Bingham, and Jordan all win their out of state games, and
one of the Utah teams goes undefeated.
Look for Bingham to be right there again. 5 kids already offered Div 1
scholarships and another 2 or 3 should be coming. Looking forward to the game
against Alta, Valor Christian and Lone Peak.