5A high school football: Jordan registers a record-breaking victory over Syracuse to claim 5A title


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  • YOBANFA Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    Um excuse me but East did not beat Jordan in fact that is one of the games that East forfeited. Also we tried to get East to reschedule and finish the game and Matich wanted no part of it. If the fire doesn't break out Jordan wins that game, there was an entire quarter left to play and Jordan was running the ball straight down the throats of an exhausted front 7 at East. Jordan tried 3 times to finish the game and each time it was no.

    Don't kid yourselves 4A cannot compete with the physicality of the Jordan front line and neither could Timpview. Jordan is the clear number 1 program, best offense and defense in the state. No one in state has, or could beat the Diggers, you are kidding yourself if you think otherwise. GDP reigns supreme.

  • Football Fan Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    Way to go Jordan. Very impressive. Wish it was a better game, but that's sports! Kind of funny to hear someone say "I told you so" Guess if you make a bunch of predictions eventually one of them has to be true. .

  • slcftball Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    re: the Truth801

    No 4A team could play with Jordan? ummm... excuse me but East beat you. And Timpview would beat you too.

    Both J and TV will are ranked in the Top 40 Nationally for the Maxpreps rankings. Good for Utah football. But I wouldnt be si sure Tview gives you the business.

    Congrats to Dixie, Timpview and Jordan. It was a crazy year. Best teams obviously won the title.

  • ProudBigBrother NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:08 a.m.

    Who is the guilty party that began that ridiculous rumor that Austin Kafentzis is an 18 year old sophomore?!? People, he is 16... I have seen his date of birth. Please stop using that poor excuse to justify your team's defeats. He beat my Hawks, too, and I had to sit and listen to people in the stands spouting that rumor to excuse the Hawks' loss, too. He really is just that freakin' talented! It's impressive, and he will break every QB record in this state by the end of his junior year. He deserves respect and credit for how hard he has worked.

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 2:01 a.m.

    Ha! binghamalum is back. What happened man? Why were you gone all this time. It couldn't have had anything to do with Bingham loosing could it? Way to not accept defeat. Syracuse won and you still say they suck. Well guess what? That team that lost by 56 in the finals beat Bingham and Alta. So you shouldn't be say Syracuse still sucks. Because its kind of obvious that the syracuse that bingham and Alta played is not the same syracuse as the one Jordan played. And by the way Fremont was not undefeated last year. They lost to Jordan and east. With that said, nice to see you have come back.

  • goaggies1 Clinton/Davis, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    Nice to see Binghamalum surface again. I thought after Syracuse took down the mighty miners we wouldnt hear from you. How do you guys look for next year? Maybe we can play again. That would be awesome. All we do is reload and play weak teams until we hit you again next year. Lets start the lifting weights for next year. Merry Christmas dude. Hope Santa brings you some good news for next year.

  • Proud to be American West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    Good to see Timpview and Jordan win state titles, isn't it? Two teams that build their programs with the highest level of character and integrity. Two teams that follow the UHSAA rules to a "T". Great to see the good guys in Utah finish first.

    What a great world we live in, isn't it?

  • binghamalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 7:54 p.m.

    Syracuse Defense gets to state, and gives up 24, 16, and 56 to all the salt Lake schools!

    Keep playing that Tough region 1 and not prepare your selfs for actuall teams until the playoffs!

    Fremont was also undefeated and lost by 30 to Lone Peak last year.

    Congrats on the 12-1 season with a 54 point drubbing syracuse!
    Way to not have any emotion, but against Bingham you clearly played! ha
    Bingham ain t the all mighty!

    I said it all year Jordan is stacked and there line just pushed that same defensive line who destroyed my miners last week!

    Knew this would be a blow out! It could of been 100!

    So much for the defense!

    "If you aint First, your last" Ricky Bobby

  • TheTruth801 SLC, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    Jordan's domination of the 5A shows that they are the best team in the state and will be nationally ranked. No 4A team could play with them! So please, don't do the "comparison" thing!

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Well, like i predicted jordan would win. I just thought that it would be closer, I know jordan is really good, and they would of still won no matter what but that was not the Syracuse team i remember watching. They are better then that. Maybe they just got to overwhelmed with it. I don't know. Good job Jordan for taking advantage of all the mistakes and stuff. You guys are really good, i just thought that Syracuse would of at least shown up.

  • satch Highland, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    Jordan has some great players that get the headlines, but I thought Jordan's O-Line and d-line were amazing. That is where the game was dominated.

  • goaggies1 Clinton/Davis, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 3:36 p.m.

    jordan has an awesome team. Im still trying to figure out how to stop their offense. I told someone today it looked like the was a JR college team playing in the championship game. Syracuse had a geat season and did what they wanted to accomplish and more. Im sorry you Jordan fans wanted a tougher opponent, sorry there wasnt we already beat them. Your number 2 team in the region got beat by Syracuse. Maybe you could finish the game with East or Timpview over the thanksgiving holiday and decide who's the best team in the state. Jordan is the king for a year and you have an awesome team and a bigger target on your back. Syracuse now returns a seasoned team to make a run next year with more experienced players. I knoww people thought they didnt have a tough schedule the whole year but I think they answered most of the critics. Dont feel sorry because you beat them. Prepare you team like ya did this year, there will be plenty of teams knocking on your door. We will be one of them. Congrats on a awesome year best team in the state.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    I was hoping for a good fight from the Titans. I was happy for them to be in the final. Hopefully the next time this two teams meet up in the same predicament that the Titans will bring shovels with longer blades to expose the beets roots.

    Nov. 17, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    That defense was really... something?

  • JohhnyG Draper, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 1:03 a.m.

    They will just go out and find some more 18 year old sophmores and keep doing what they do. Hats off to them they were truly an outstanding team especially the o line.

  • razorback South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 12:54 a.m.

    Today's outcome wasn't difficult to explain. It just helped put some perspective back to the last couple of weeks. Nonetheless congrats to both teams but especially to Jordan on a really fine season capped with a title.

  • Gravedigger72 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 12:29 a.m.

    Those were kind words RVB- Syracuse has nothing to be ashamed about. They beat legit teams this year and just ran into a team that was steamrolling everyone. There's not much a team can do against an offensive line like Jordans- you know whats coming, but you can't stop it. Sad to see the season come to an end.

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    Jordan won't be as successful next year... they won't have the offensive line they had this year, they're all gone. Granted, Kafentzis and co. are all great players, but they don't get there without that Oline just manhandling everyone they played. They could have run two plays the whole game, and no one could have stopped it. That's essentially what they've done the whole playoffs. They almost made it unfair. We'll see how good they are next year when all those guys are gone. They had a luxury this year of being behind one of the best lines in the country. Hats off to them, should be entertaining to see next year.

    Nov. 16, 2012 11:49 p.m.

    Sometimes outcomes can't be easily explained. A fast start by Jordan and a couple key errors by Syracuse quickly snowballed into an avalanche. I'm a Syracuse fan. That said, if a healthy Syracuse team played Jordan 10 times, I think Jordan would probably win 9, maybe all 10. They are a great team. However, I doubt any of the other 9 games would have a result anything close to today's. It's too bad that Syracuse's worst game and Jordan's best happened on the biggest stage. The final score looks bad, but there are 22 5A teams that did not make it to the final game. Syracuse did. Props to the Titans and their outstanding coaches for reaching the final, and congratulations to Eric Kjar and the Beetdiggers for winning (deserving) the gold. They are easily the best team in Utah.

  • Old ball coach Sandy, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    Watching these teams warm up....Syracuse seemed like the weren't excited to play.... Jordan obviously was!

  • armchairQBonthehill Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 9:03 p.m.

    Embarrassing -one team didn't even show up.

    Nov. 16, 2012 6:05 p.m.

    Looks like everyone attending this game would have been more entertained had they attended the 2A championship game between San Juan and Manti.

  • SportsLover24 SLC, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    Great season to both these teams! Jordan is so fun to watch play. And with all the underclassmen, I could possibly seeing them breaking into the top 25 in the nation for next year. Congrats to coach Kjar on a great season! Also regardless of the beatdown today, congrats to Syracuse on a great season up until today and beating Alta and Bingham. I love high school football!