This article, and the stats in general, don't do Alta's defense
credit. It's worth noting that in Alta's last 4 games, during the
quarters that their first string defense played, Alta has outscored their
opponents 144-6, and that 6 points was on a kickoff return. Apparently that
beating by Don Bosco left a bad taste in the Hawks mouth, because since they
emerged from the locker room against that team that is ranked #5 nationally, the
defense has been completely transformed! I think they have what it takes to shut
down Syracuse's offense.Final score, Alta 24 Syracuse 14.
Alta has a killer offense and Syracuse has a killer defense. It just depends if
Alta amazing offense can score on Syracuse's amazing defense.
ProudBidBrother you are being biased, You have to give credit to Syracuse
defense. Yes Alta has good defense but it is not better then Syracuse's And
yes Syracuse has a good offense but its not as good as Alta's. I want
Syracuse to win but i am not saying everyone else isn't as good just
because they are not my favorite team. I know that it is going to be tough for
our defense but it wont be a 10 point difference. I have faith that
Syracuse's defense can hold them. And if it ends up that Alta wins then so
be it. Just give credit to them. They might actually surprise you.
Of course I'm biased! Alta is my brother's team! But read my other
posts; I have nothing but respect for the Titans! I fully expect a competitive
game, and it could as easily go the other way! My score prediction was simply
hopeful thinking, not based on stats or anything. But I DO think that
Alta's offense is capable of putting up that many points against a Syracuse
offense that, I think, is largely unproven vs tough offenses. This will
definitely be a defensive battle.
ProudBigBrother has even admitted that he is biased as his nephew plays for
Alta. Therefore, his comments don't have much validity when it comes to
Alta High Schools games. According to him and others, Alta High School should
be playing on Sundays against the 49ers they are so good.
@ papi and Remember You are also biased, so you're posts
shouldn't be valid either.We all are. I want Syracuse to win. My
money goes to the Syracuse offense versus Alta defense will decide this game.
Alta will probably score 20 on Syracuse. Even the best defenses allow points to
high powered offenses... They just won't allow 40 like everyone else does.
But my money is that Syracuse will score 27 to 30 on Alta, who although they
have a good defense it isn't that good, and because Syracuse has no 1 star
player Alta has a lot to worry about. Also, the most accurate QB in the
state is Anderson from Syracuse (That doesn't mean he is the best, just
most accurate, he has the highest percentage complete 69.9%) He also has only 2
interceptions with 24 touchdowns. He may not be a star, but he is very
consistent and reliable. Lucero has 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. (Im not
saying he isn't good, just making a comparison). I think Syracuse will
beat Alta because Syracuse seldom makes mistakes and that is what it will come
I would like to point out that 5 of the teams Syracuse played this season are
still in the plaoyffs, And of the 8 teams left in 5A 4 of them are from Syracuse
so unproven is incorrect. Davis and Fremont both beat region champs in Kearns
and Hunter they may not have winning records but they still won. 3 of the teams
Alta beat are a combined 7-24 sp maybe there offense isnt as good as indicated.
Not really a Syracuse fan just saying
Wow, I can't even say something nice about Syracuse without someone jumping
down my throat! But you can't get me down today, I've got too much to
be happy about on this particular evening! My brother just got offered from
UCLA, to go along with his offers from all the Utah schools! Guess what,
UtahBruin, you and I may shortly have something in common! So, hate all you
want. Win or lose, at least I can go forward knowing I have a few more years of
football to watch my brother play! :D And one final Go Hawks!!! before the game!
Congrats on taking notes during alta games, and keeping track of when the
starters went out. But who there opponents in these games? That might have more
to do with it then the bitter taste.
Not only will this be the best game of the week but I have a feeling that this
will be the best game in the entire 5A playoffs. Two stellar teams with high
potent play makers, great coaching staffs, and play their hardest.
Unfortunately, both teams have really biased and annoying fans. Hahaha I
can't wait to just let the players talk for themselves and let all the
assumed scores and justifications go to waste.My prediction as an unbiased
fan: Syracuse wins in a grinded-out, hard fought victory with a big defensive
play in the game. Syracuse 24 - Alta 14I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL!!
(Especially the playoffs!) Good luck to both sides and play a great game boys!
@Trubluaggie@ papi and Remember You are also biased, so you're
posts shouldn't be valid either.--Explain to me how I am
biased? Or how my comment was biased? I never said anything about who I wanted
to win etc. I am affiliated with a Region 1 school and it is NOT Syracuse. I
am not an Alta fan either as I have been treated badly by many of their fans
when I played against and beat them a few years ago. I just hate when people
are so biased in their own opinion and won't listen to anyone else and
people that don't have the facts straight.
@proudbigbrother, Congrats on the offers to your brother. Its great to see Utah
kids get the offers than they put in all those years of work!
@ProudBigBrotherYou called me out and I haven't even posted
yet. Listen, I pick 'Cuse to win over Alta. I am not hating, I have
respect for Alta.In Altas defense of the QB comparison by Aggie.
Alta throws the ball a lot more and you are bound to have a few more INT's
when you throw the ball the way they do, so I am not quite sure the comparisons
is all that fair. However, both QB's a very good at what they do.And if your brother picks UCLA, my son and I will be his biggest fan. There
are no bigger UCLA fans here than my son and I, what position does your brother
play? Congrats to him, you and your family on the offer, that's great.@FarceYou still have not given 'Cuse credit. You say
10-0 is incredible only to be debunked by your "overrated",
"schedule" and "Region Playoff Matchup" talk.To all,
it's here, game weekend. This should be a crazy good game. I would love to
see both teams play perfect and have the overall best team prevail. Good luck
to both the Hawks and Titans!
Last night on channel 5 news, they were commenting on all of the quarterfinal
football games today. They were talking about the Alta and Syracuse game, and
talking about the great game it was going to be.I did find it ironic though that
they mentioned the same comments that I have already made in prior posts, that
Syracuse has not seen nor played a team that is as talented as Alta is this
year. I have said this all along to you Syracuse fans, that yes you are 10-0,
and that is a wonderful feat, but you have played a weak schedule. If Alta had
played your schedule, they too would be 10-0, and have the best defense in the
state. Should be a great game tonight, but I think the potent offense of Alta
will score allot of points, and Alta's defense is as good as the Titans
defense, if not better. Don't worry though, the coaching staff at Alta will
have these boys prepared to play. They will not overlook Syracuse tonight, and
they will come prepared to play, and deliver a fantastic performance. Alta is
People really need to stop judging Syracuse based on who they have played. Yes
alta has played a hard schedule and yes Syracuse has played a weaker schedule
but that does not mean one is better then the other, Syracus hasn't had the
chance to show you they can play hard teams, so it doesn't mean they will
loose it just means this is the test. I want Syracuse to win, i really do. But
alta is really good and I know it will be a close game. That being sad I wish
both teams luck. I want both of them to play there best game ever and only then
we will know who the best team is. Now i have always respected alta ever since
they slaughtered us in the playoffs a few years ago. I will always respect them.
But tonight i will be a TITAN fan. So Play your best Alta, And will see if a our
defence can handle it.
@UtahBruinYou are right that Alta throws it more, that is why I
didn't judge either player based off the comparison. Although it does have
truth in it. You say that Lucero has more interceptions because he throws it
more which is true. However if you look at the overall stats. almost 4% of
Lucero's throws have been intercepted and only 1% of Andersen's (I
don't view either of these numbers as bad) so you can see that Andersen has
been more accurate. And my point was that Syracuse would win because Alta would
have more mistakes. That could be 1 untimely turnover to 0, but Lucero has
thrown an average of a little more than 1 interception a game. Again, I
don't think Lucero is bad and overall at throwing he may be better than
Andersen, but I see him throwing one against Syracuse and that being the
difference. That is what happened to Northridge. One mistake was a
game-changer against Syracuse, because Syracuse hardly makes bad mistakes like
fumbles and interceptions. That is what the game will come down to because it
is so close.
Thanks for the congratulations! I'm proud of him. My brother is a WR. He is
very interested in UCLA. I agree, both QB's are very talented.
Anderson only throwing 2 interceptions is pretty incredible, considering how
many passing yards he has. Is Anderson a junior or senior?Good luck
to both teams!
ENOUGH TALK ALL OF YOU!game time is in 2 and a half hours! Hustle up
to Syracuse and watch!Since Desnews decided to air the Bingham
Fremont game not the Alta Syracuse game which will be the best 5A game all
day!Intead they are showing a blowout and 2 3A games and some other
bad 4A game.Then KJZZ is airing livin the Timpview vs woodscross
game which will also be a blowout!Im mad they dont have all
quarterfinals on, instead they have 8 cameras showing girls high school
volleyball. Common Desnews!
@FarceYour post did nothing but show maybe a diaper needs to be
changed, you still don't get it. Just calm down and little bit, read your
post before you hit submit so that they give credit to your statement. I am
moving on, you are not worth it anymore.@AggieI see what
you are saying, I hear ya. Lucero throws an INT on average every 26 to 27
passes, Anderson throws an INT every 91 to 92 passes. I got ya, my bad, I was
looking strictly at attempts to INT's without doing the math. But I see
what you are saying with the turnovers and what happened to NRidge etc. I agree
with you in the pick of Syracuse, when I mentioned earlier that I hoped both
schools played perfect games, I could see a mistake of a fumble or INT caused by
the 'Cuse defense which will still make it a perfect game for both if it
was caused and not just a cough up. I appreciate the explanation, thank you.See Farce, that is how it should go. Level headed chit chat and
understanding can go a long way.
Syracuse 31- Alta 24, goodbye Proud big brother!!!!
I told ya to write it down the "Cuse" would win. I do have one question
for the Alta fans. Does anyone know why you didnt run the ball more. You have
guys the size of the wasatch mountains? With all the film I watched I was scared
of Ammon Barker. He is a stud. Your team is better in person than one film. We
couldnt stop the bubble screen but we were going to give that to ya all night.
You have a great team. The early turnover kind ya. You couldnt ask for a better
ending as well.