James, on behalf of the Wasatch team and fans.... we'd like to apologize
for the Wasps ruining your 3A bracket. Please see the comment posted at your 3A
Boys Tournament Capsule - so that you can see a more accurate handicapping of
the Desert Hills/WHS game (which predicted a close game and a WHS victory
tonight in the Nest). The reason I picked against an excellent Thunder team was
because I am a Wasatch fan. However I did have a few facts on my side. D Hills
had lost 2 of 3 to non-tourney teams, they had to travel a long way for a road
game against a surging Wasatch team. The road is hard on any team, just ask OKC
or ASU, and that ultimately made your DHHS blowout prediction... well, wrong.
Now on to a neutral floor. The Wasps will have a tough assignment the
next game against a good Spanish Fork side... perhaps we Wasatch fans/team
should hope you pick against us again. It gave our coach good material for the
pre-game speech : )
I know that a couple of the Region 10 schools questioned UHSAA about the curious
repeat of last years bracket assignments.... UHSAA assured the curious
Northerners, that the brackets last year worked well (at least for region 9) and
not to worry their little Northern minds about the apparent scheduling oddity.
Seems more than curious to me. Notwithstanding this little curiosity, a
Northern team will probably win the 3A tournament... it is just unlikely to be a
Region 10 team (can you say "Morgan"?).
@zelmob57It used to be rotated. So last year 9 played 10 and 11
played 12. This year it should have been something like 9 plays 11 and 10 plays
12. And then the year after that would be 9/12, 10/11. And that's how it
rotated. For some reason this year (travel maybe?) they voted to keep 9 playing
10 like last year. Kind of strange, but whatever. @TDowEsq It won't be region 9 pleading for a new assignment next year. Just
all the new small schools that don't like realignment.
James, if the Wasatch/D Hills game is not competitive (within 10 pts) you have
my permission to never cover another WHS game. Good luck to the other Region 10
teams... let's help the folks in Region 9 plead for a different assignment
How is the determination of which regions play each other in post season made?