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Published: Sunday, Aug. 11 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

I think some of the teams Skyline had in the late 1960's and 1970's were pretty good and actually turned out several NFL players. Layton had a great team in 1978 and produced some NFL talent. When you produce NFL players you must be pretty good. I would also put the West HS team that went 13-0 in 1992 up there. They had both a great defense and offense.

I think we need to have some historical perspective.

Salt Lake City, UT

This will be the only props I give Skyline as they are fierce rivals, but I think Skyline set the precedent for dynasty during the 90's - they had some awesome teams that were not only athletic, but disciplined under DuPaix. I would put a couple of their teams head to head with Bingham's best.

Tyler McArthur
South Jordan, UT

Bingham 2006. The teams they faced that year were better than the teams that the 2010 team faced, with pretty similar results. Also, they laid the foundation for the first Bingham championship in 60 years and established the current dynasty. There's something to be said for ending a drought and the intangibles involved there.

West Jordan, UT

Hillcrest is the best team ever...


Sorry "eagle", but any team from the 60s and 70s could not hang with the talent and athleticism that athletes have today!

Hunter 03' is the best team to ever play football in the state of Utah! There were big, strong, and athletic. If they had any discipline or coaching..... they would go down as the best team ever. I believe if you put that team with Coach Pecks coaching staff, they would have been unstoppable!

Hunter 04' is the best class to ever graduate. State champs in football and basketball! BEST EVER!!!!

Provo, UT

I don't know, if you play in the NFL you're probably pretty good. Has the 2006 Bingham team produced any NFL talent yet? And I agree a bit with the Hunter team of 2004. They were awfully good and dominant. I don't know if you could say they were poorly coached, Wilken was the D-Coordinator for two or three of Timpview's state title teams before he moved on to Hunter.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hunter 2003 was pretty awesome......but Alta 2007 was the best ever.....linebackers were unbelievable!

Sugar City, ID

Some perspective: East High School, 1957. They won every game and were not scored on until the state finals which they won 34-6 against Logan. Pretty impressive. Are any of that team still around?


Star Lotulelei was just drafted 14th over all in this past years draft. He started both ways on that 2006 Bingham team. Also Jordan Pendelton would have gone to the nfl for sure had he not had all those injuries. You obviously don't really know what your talking about. What does the nfl have to do with the best high school TEAM ever?

That being said, the Bingham 2010 is definitely the best team. There margin of victory would have been 80 if the starters ever played in the second half. 16 college scholarships, all of those kids started as juniors and won the title in 09 too.

Just my opinion, we will never really know because I don't think there is anyone who has seen all these teams play. Pretty cool to be on the list though.

mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

You cannot overlook the Skyline team of 1976. Oh sure, we didn't make it to the championships but we did make the playoffs. It was a team that will go down in history. If no where else, there were mentioned in the comment section of this article. Long live the team of 76.

Harwich, MA

Skyline 1971. Simply the best football team of any high school generation. Look up their stats and players and it's a clear choice. A staggering number of the players played at Utah and BYU. Steve Marshall, Lance Robbins, Steve Lyman, Stan Varner etc. etc. etc.
And no, I didn't go there. I went to Olympus and had to watch them trounce us every year.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

Moses only wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. Bingham fans had to do it for 60. 2010 Bingham probably was more talanted but what that 2006 team did for a program that struggled for a LONG time made it the greatest in this alum's mind.

Really pretty sure that this can never be determined.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

What about 1985 Bountiful? Way better than Woods Cross that year.


The Dixie High Football Teams of 1973, 1974 and 1975 were three-peat State Champions. In 1975 Dixie was undefeated and had an average margin of victory of approximately 30 points and starters only got to play the first half to keep the games close. The most challenging game was the State Championship game with Wasatch held at the UofU stadium. Certainly there have been many great teams in Utah but the Dixie teams of the 1970's accomplished something pretty special. Coach Walt Brooks also deserves to be remembered as the best high school football coach as well. He taught his players that there was more to life than winning football games and that life was about giving back to those around you. The things he taught me on the football field have helped me meet the difficult life challenges since then. Thanks coach!

Brigham City, UT

Still have the 1995 Box Elder vs East 4A championship game on film. Love to watch and listen as the commontaters gush and drool over "Cinderella" East and Bernard "Boo" Bendiger. Then listen to them slowly change their tune as BE drove East into the ground, and Boo Boo was shut down by the BE defense.

Mambo #5
Rexburg, ID

Some of the teams mentioned in the article were not even undefeated. Shouldn't that be a minimum standard rather than just margin of victory?

Salt Lake City, UT

Ernest T. Bass - your 85' Bountiful Braves were throttled by the Davis that year and Woods X was horrible that year.

Coalville, UT

Your facts were wrong on the 1973 shut outs. It was North Summit that had the consecutive shut outs and actually defeated Beaver in the state championship game.

Salt Lake, Ut

@ SSmith40. I just checked the UHSAA records book and it shows that in 1973 Beaver had 9 consecutive shutouts and North Summit had 8 in 1974. The records show Beaver won the championship in 1973 and Kanab won it in 1974. It doesn't show North Summit winning the titles in either of those years.

Salt Lake City, UT

Skyline Early 70's.

I knew several members of the staff and they were the forerunner's for DuPaix.

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