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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23 2012 9:47 p.m. MDT

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Just Saying 2
Morgan, UT

East High School 2012 State 4A Playoffs*

*UHSAA doesn't live up to their rules and allows East to play after kicking them out of the tournament.

GLENDALE-84104
salt lake city, UT

Get over it. You don't know the facts... Go East take state.

Prep Supporter
Salt Lake City, UT

They are a great bunch of young men. It's good to see them come together after an emotional last couple of weeks. It was also great to see them with pink tape to show that the game was for charity as well. Hope all goes well for these young men.

Just Saying 2
Morgan, UT

Yes, I do know the facts, the UHSAA chickened out.

The fact is there will always be an * associated with everything East does from this point and that my friend is a fact!

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

East Wins * * * *

(an asterisk for each one of them)

Cache Valley1
Logan, UT

4 asterisks because that is how many wins they have on the season? I don't believe we are clear yet on exactly how many wins East has this year. The UHSAA hasn't made that clear yet. I think all we know for sure is that they have the Cyprus win and a Mountain View win. * * (2 asterisks)

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@ GLENDALE-84104 - We do know the facts, the entire transcript of the hearings were printed in the paper. So those people like yourself who say people don't know the facts only demonstrates that you don't or do not care to read them. The facts have been made public.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

On a side note. I wish these boys from East the best of luck. I hope that the administration and coaches take this opportunity to explain to these kids that hiding things does not benefit anyone. I still won't say East cheated, but they were aware of what they were hiding, that is public knowledge now. These young men have proven to be one of the best 4A Football teams in the state if not one of the best in the state overall. I am glad they have a chance to prove it. I just wish the UHSAA would have did the right thing. One, stand behind your initial decision. Or Two, don't let your decision affect so many others for the sake of one school. TO punish East with on the field play, they should have let Mtn. View, Salem Hills and S.Ville play a play in game by halfs and then let the winner then play East for a play in game, leave the bracket the way it was from the beginning, that would have been fair and Cyprus didn't deserve it anyway.

peacemaker
Provo, UT

Way to go Leopards. What a great tradition of winning football. Look at the 1956 season.. State Champs. EAST 7 OLYMPUS 0, East 23 Murray 0, East 14 West 0, East 29 Jordan 0,
East 6 South 0, East 7 Tooele 0, East 34 Carbon 0, East 34 Logan 6 (State Championship game, touchdown by Logan on a freak late run.
1st polynesian ever at East, Sonoma Liufau made a great contribution to the team.
Love all of you, GO FOR STATE!!!

footballfan22
Herriman/Salt Lake, UT

The issue was never about East to me. The real issue was how the supposed punishment was handled. Had the USHAA left the tournament seeds alone, punished the adults, if they were really the only ones at fault there never would have been such an out cry.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

@ Cache Valley 1

the 4 asterisks were for the 4 ineligible players East had this year.

I hope Logan gets through Timpview and meets up with East again and takes them out!

binghamalum
South Jordan, UT

Should be supppper fun game on Saturday at 5! Would love it if KJZZ would some how get out there and put that on TV!

It will be a very hard hitting intense game, that I can see EAST winning by 20 points, because I dont at all think Herriman is as good as HERRIMAN thinks they are.

They are a solid program and getting better, and hey won a share of the region title! even though it was a region whos combined records are 17-28 !

Good luck to both east and Herriman on saturday

Oh and GO MINERS

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

I hope Herriman beats East, then all the East fans who say we don't know the facts can go away. But then we still have to deal with the way to early Logan Timpview matchup. It is just disappointing that this football playoff season is tainted by some board members. Playoffs is suppose to be exciting, fun and fair. Surprise teams can get rolling and pull an upset, it happens every year in the first and second rounds. Last year in the 4A, nobody expected Westlake to beat Mtn Crest at Mtn Crest and then give Timpview all they could handle at home before losing on a last second TD pass when they got smoked by T-View earlier in the season by 40 plus. In the 5A nobody expected Syracuse to beat Alta in the first round. Teams change in the playoffs and now we have to see what should be hopeful late round matchups way to early. A lot of times, teams who have to rise way up to early sets them up for a let down in weeks to come. It is the nature of sport.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@binhamalum

The combined record is 27-31, with two of the worst teams in the state in Murray and Hillcrest, not to mention Westlake is not much to shake a stick at. Your Region 4 record is not all that impressive either at 33-27, so don't pop off to quick. Must have been tough playing American Fork and Lehi. Herriman is much better than you may give them credit for, yep they slipped against Riverton early in the season. Riverton is not a bad team and will give Alta again all they can handle. Riverton lost to Alta, Bingham, Lone Peak and Suracuse this year. All likely 5A Semi Final Teams despite the outcome in the 2nd Round between Alta and Syracuse. I would be willing to say that Saturdays Herriman East game will be closer than most think and that game will most likely produce the 4A Champ. Like I said before though, it is a shame that Herriman, East, Timpview, Logan, Maple Mountain and Woods Cross are all on the same side of the bracket. Overall combined real record of these teams, 49-11

orem_man_am_i
orem, UT

I feel bad for the other teams that deserved to be in this play-in game but got snubbed due to this fiasco. It sure should not have been Mtn View. When was the last time they had a playoff win? Or even a respectable season? I am a Mtn View supporter and try to attend a game or two every year - this drought is getting old.

binghamalum
South Jordan, UT

@utahbruin

27-31 record
(Take away Herrimans 8-2 recrod)
(take away 4 wins from each of Herriman, Skyline, and Olympus-ALL 4 being region wins)

Skyline1-4, Olympus1-3, Hillcrest1-4, Westlake2-2, hillcrest2-3, murray1-4

American fork could beat anyone from REgion 6, cept maybe Herriman, Riverton won the #4 seed in region 4! THEY BEAT YOU!
Bountiful is #3 seed, barely made the playoffs! and you lost to them!

Herriman is OVERRATED! I have seen them play and they arent that great!
They are good for the players theyve been dealt with being a new school.

But people dont wanna hear how good Herriman, they want to see it.

Sorry lose to Skyline and Bountiful, and Riverton doesnt prove to me your ready for a 4A state title.
East is about to come into town and run it right at your boys.

Leading scoring team in state is Herriman!
You better hope your a better offense then Jordan, they put up 28 points, and still were losing. Jordan would beat Herriman 10 of 10 times.

!East is as big as the Bingham team 2 years ago who finished #4 in country.
They just run more! ha

plyxply
SLC, UT

I have to agree with binghamalum. Riverton was the Region 4 #4 seed and beat Herrimann, how good can Herrimann really be. They lost to Skyline? Did I read that right, lost to Skyline? The nice thing is we'll be done hearing from the West Riverton folks after Saturday, we know they don't show up here after a loss.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@binghamalum

First, if you know sports you cant take wins away. A win is a win. You can't take out Herriman, that's who were talking about. And all the losses you talk about. All to playoff teams one a two seeds, and one four seed, except 3, two by the same team Murray who is probably the worst in the state.

Second, everyone knows that on any given day can any team win.

Third, "American Fork can beat anyone in Region 6, (ac)cept maybe Herriman". Herriman is not in Region 6, they're Region 7. I don't think American Fork could beat Skyline, Olympus, Herriman, Region 7, or East, Highland, W.Cross or Bountiful, Region 6.

Fourth, Bountiful never played anyone from Reg. 7, in fact Bountifuls opening win came against Lone Peak, YOUR Region 4 Champ. Does that mean they beat Bingham too since Lone Peak beat Bingham. "No" but your logic means they could. Bountiful barely made the playoffs according to you with a 7-3 record with the real loss to East. Hmmm!

Fifth, Win a 4 seed? I think rather you get a 4 seed when you go 6-4.

Serida
SLC, UT

I understand why the board let East in. It did not seem fair to punish all the players. That being said, is it more fair to punish the team who broke the rules, or teams who did not? Either make east forfeit all of their games, or none of them. They can call East a four seed, but they are still probably the best team in 4A. I hope Herriman can pull out the win, because they are the ones getting the raw deal. I am curious why UtahBruin thinks Cyprus didn't deserve a shot. As far as I can see, they have better overall record than the other three teams fighting for a play in game, and are in what is the toughest region in 4A.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@Serida

The only reason I said that about Cyprus was that they did not have a chance at the playoffs without East's forfeits. The others were already on a playoff play in game track. They were snubbed by the Timpview forfeits, Mtn View wasn't even suppose to be there at all. I am not taking anything away from them, they are much improved over last year. And I agree with you, they probably do play in one of the toughest regions with Highland, Bountiful and East and Woods Cross (This Year) One of those schools always seems to be playing or mixing it up for the title.

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