Back in September during the pre-game between Hurricane and Dixie, KSL asked
coach Monkres if the winner of that game (HHS/DHS) would be in the state title
game....without hesitation, coach Monkres stated: "YES" I thought he was
crazy for making such a bold prediction. Maybe he knew something I didn't.
Good luck Flyers. Keep the title down South.
It would have been nice to read an article about Dixie High School beating Juan
Diego. Isn't that what happened, or was I to the wrong ball game.
I'm pretty impartial, but there was no proper credit given to the Dixie
Boys for what they accomplished. They weredefinite under dogs gong into
the game against a very highly touted Juan Diego. This article is all about
Juan Diego....and they lost. Don't we like to write about winnersanymore. Dixie earned it playing out that last few minutes without
folding..using the clock well...hey...give them some paper space.
It seems a large portion of the State of Utah has a "love affair" with
the Juan Diego Soaring Eagle. True, they had a great run for three straight
years in 3A with championships at the latter end of the past decade ('08,
'09, '10 - all victories against Hurricane); however, it will now be
two years since they reached the championship game.Trouble in the
Soaring Eagle family? I don't think so. Juan Diego is nothing if not
resilient and I'm sure they will be back to contend again next year. But
this year did prove something that I've said for some time now - that
Region 9 is truly stacked with talented teams (maybe not top to bottom, but the
top four/five teams can compete with any of the top programs from other regions
on any given year).In successive weeks, Dixie has dispatched
Stansbury and Juan Diego - two of the top three programs heading into this years
playoffs. Remember, Dixie was the #3 seed coming out of Region 9. If, and I do
mean "if" they are able to prevail against Spanish Fork in next
week's championship game, that will be quite a feat! Good luck Flyers!
@naggerthere is a whole article giving credit to dixie, probably
right underneath this one about JD losing
I don't understand why everyone thinks JD is classiest team in the stateDirect quote from Dixie QB“They were real chippy, and
talking mad smack,” Dixie quarterback Blake Barney said. “We just
tried to be mature and keep calm and let them kill themselves.”
@ southpride56And he said this to you? Are you best buddies with him
or something? Looks like you two will have watch the finals together on
It was a quote in one of the articles...not sure if it was on this site but I
read the quote southpride56 is talking about.