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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 6:20 p.m. MDT

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Tenn12
Orem, UT

Each year I hear the same thing about how tough this region is, yet at the end of the year, who always wins the state titles? I don't see this region hoisting state trophies. How many titles have they won in the last decade? This is the most overhyped region in the state. As far as physical goes, that's overblown too. I bought in to all the East hype last year and then saw them against Timpview in the semifinals. They didn't exactly push them around. In fact I saw East get stuffed time and time again. I look for Utah County or Cache County to take 4a as usual.

just sayin'
Woods Cross, UT

I. WX
2. East
3. Highland
4. Kearns
5. Bountiful
6. Cyprus
7. Clearfield

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

Tenn12 - You might be right!!! In the last 10 years: Region 5 has won 2 titles; Region 6 has won 2 titles; Region 7 has won 0 titles; Region 8 has won 6 titles.

I think the hype started back in 2010 when Highland had a magical playoff run and won the title. Then, in 2011, East was unstoppable until it ran into Logan in finals. Then, in 2012, East was again unstoppable until it ran into Timpview in the semifinals.

The truth is that Region 6 is a strong region with solid teams. The region historically puts out Division I players on a yearly basis. With that being said...other than Highland in 2010 and Bountiful in 2003...something always happens to the best teams in this region when it comes to the playoffs. Logan's run and gun in 2011 was too much for East and Timpview's smashmouth was too much for East again in 2012.

The fact that the region is over-hyped actually serves a purpose and benefits teams like East, Highland, WX and Bountiful. Teams are usually more afraid to play them than they should be and often make mistakes early in the games.

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