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Published: Friday, Oct. 25 2013 11:15 p.m. MDT

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JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Region 3, including my Diggers recruits ALOT. Probably why we're all going to RES. Also I think every team that has won state in the last 10 years are known recruiters....

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Jarka-rus
Actually I'm hoping/praying Jordan plays Bingham, cause it would mean Jordan made it to the State Finals.
Honestly tho, at this point, I would consider it a huge success if Jordan even gets a trip to RES. Just love that atmosphere and you gotta love leaving work early to go watch football.

goaggies1
Clinton/Davis, UT

PigSkin, if you have followed Cuse all year that's what we have been telling you. Our quarterback has been hurtttttttttt for the first 4 games of the season. Yeah, that's why his passing numbers are down. Guess what, he had a deep thigh bruise and that's why his running yards are bad as well. Brock Andersen from last years team did have big numbers as well compared to the rest of the state. He was efficient with what he did. Cole does the same thing. Takes what is given. Thats why hisnumbers aren't very high and we don't expect him to keep up with everyone in the state. Just be consistant is what we ask for. Thanks for telling us stuff we have been trying to tell you being a Pig Skin Fan. Thanks again for your insight.

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

JDigger24 - Jordan has a paved smooth road to the semis, so don't pat yourselves on the back for making it to RES. It is a foregone conclusion as far as I am concerned, the brackets lined up well for you guys.

Big Benzo - your upsets crack me up. We will see how many Region 4 teams even make it to the quarters, let alone upset teams to get to the semis.

Four things you can bank on right now. 1. Herriman won't be at RES. 2. Davis cannot beat Jordan. 3. Riverton cannot beat Bingham. 4. Alta is the only question mark of whether it will be an all Region 3 semifinal. Bingham, Jordan, and Brighton show up at RES sleep walking, this year's tourney is weak!

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

SS Rams aren't getting any love after upsetting the two most storied programs in all of 2A, San Juan and Millard. They will be in the mix come trophy day!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

It seems to me that there are way too many classifications and too many teams make the playoffs in Utah. Bingham plays a 4-5 west team in the first round. I would think that 4 classifications would be perfect. Here in Washington, you better take first or second in your region to make the playoffs. Most teams in state have no more than 2 loses. No team with a losing record goes to state here.

Old ball coach
Sandy, UT

Spokane Ute,

No Doubt there are too many teams...too many teams are rewarded for winning 2 region games, rather than a complete season. No way a 2-8 or 1-9 teams should be in the playoffs like 3A. In 5A you have a 4-6 teams that have no business in the playoffs, and teams like AF who are out! That's not right.

Don't get me started with how unbalanced the Regions are in 5A. I think the top three teams from each region get in, with the Region Champs getting a bye in the first round. This year would look like this:

C-wood @ Brighton winner plays Herriman
Hunter @ Jordan winner plays Davis
Lone Peak @ Syracuse winner plays T-ville
Northridge @ Riverton winner plays Bingham

That or I wouldnt have a problem with a seeding process...

#1 Bingham, #2 Davis, #3 Herriman, #4 Taylorsville, #5 Brighton, #6 Syracuse, #7 Riverton, #8 Hunter, #9 Jordan, #10 Lone Peak, #11 C-wood, #12 Northridge, #13 Pleaseant Grove, #14 Alta, #15 Layton, #16 West

Defensive end
Clearfield, UT

Pig Skin

You obviously know nothing about Syracuse. Go Aggies also left out the fact that Tracy has not played more than 3 quarters the last 4 games because of what the Syracuse coaches see as large halftime leads. They don't run scores up in Region 1 like the Salt Lake schools do. The coaches also do a pour job of turning in stats to to Deseret News. The stats you are seeing are not even close to the real stats. They tried early in the year to let Fonua play mostly defense and in the Davis game he touched the ball on 1 offensive play. He has averaged almost 200 yards of total offense since. He is one of the most explosive players in the state. I have not seen Lone Peak play and wont pretend to know anything about them. Stats are only a small indication of how good a team really is.

plyxply
SLC, UT

Keep on discounting what Alta will do, but really ballcoach, how can you put Alta as a 14 seed? They will kill your #4 seed Taylorsville, they had Bingham, Jordan, and Brighton all in close games they could've won, and they beat Lone Peak without even playing starters most of the second half.
If there were seeds this is how I'd put them.
Bingham, Brighton, Jordan, Davis, Alta, PG, Herriman, Riverton, Syracuse, Lone Peak, Northridge, Layton, Hunter, Taylorsville, CW, West.
It will be an all Region 3 semi's. Even the Region 1 coaches admit their region is down, Region 4 could get one in with some luck, and Region 2 is pathetic.

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Defensive End-Salt Lake teams don't run up the scores. We just actually have offenses that can put up points......

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Defensive End: Please show me where a team ran the score up. Region 1 may realize that no offense in that region is good enough to come back from 14 pts down, so that is what they consider a "safe lead". But here in the valley where we actually have offenses, 14 pts isn't safe. Like I said in an earlier post, Bingham is usually up 40 pts by half against the poorer teams. At that point, you don't see a starter the rest of the game. Just because you see a 42-0 game, don't assume they "ran the score up". That 42 pts came mostly in the first qtr. Again, the offenses in Region 1 are happy with 21 pts, so that may be a safe lead. That's not the case with real teams that are able to put up 42 pts.

Pig Skin Fan
Syracuse, UT

Lots of excuses why the Cuse Offensive does not put up big numbers. I have more for you lack of Offensive creativity that Region 3 and 4 have, size and talent. Region 2 won't make out of the first round and Region 1 won't make it out of the second round. All Region 3 at RES. Region 4 might sneak one in PG or Herriman. Still Region 3 Final. Bingham wins State easily.

plyxply
SLC, UT

pig skin fan, I agree that Bingham should win the title, but I don't think they are that much better than everyone else. Yes they are better, and better coached, but crazy things happen in the playoffs and there are enough good teams out there who could end up on top this year. I agree it's a Region 3 semi-finals, and I wouldn't be surprised if Jordan is in the title game. Alta could knock off Bingham, could. Can't wait for it all to start. PG vs Davis should be a doozy, I'm picking PG in a close one. PG seems to know how to win the close games.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Plyxply: I give Alta a ton of credit for how they came out against Bingham last week. But honestly I really do think the Bingham team overlooked them a bit, and came out flat. I don't think the coaches did, but the players definitely did. It's a rivalry game, so anything can happen. But I really think that first half was a huge wake up call to that Bingham squad. I don't think you'll see them overlooking anybody in the playoffs. And I think they just have too much talent to let what happened in that first half happen again. I think it woke a sleeping giant.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Those of us who have seen the Bingham/Alta games for the past 10-15 years know that this years Alta team is a shadow of what they have been in the past, no wonder the 9-0 kids at Bingham who hadn't had a real challenge since the Valor game, would have a slight hiccup that they would just walk out and whoop their cans, Alta played great yes but when Bingham finally woke up it was business as usual, nobody can hang with them for 4 quarters. Coach Peck certainly fired up his team at half time but it was actually the taunting actions right before the half by #65 on Alta's O-line that gave Bingham the wake up call they needed. Memo to any team Bingham faces in the playoffs, keep your ego in check.
Everybody's got a game plan until they get punched in the mouth!

goaggies1
Clinton/Davis, UT

I hope Taylorsville comes out and rolls Alta so we don't hear any more all region 3 semi's and final. Taylorville do all of us a favor and beat Alta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@goaggies1
the same T-ville team that got rolled by West? Who will get rolled by Bingham by 50 ?

JDigger24
Sandy, UT

Bingham had several "real" challenges before Alta. Keep in mind they started out loosing to both Brighton and Jordan.

johnny pigskin
Sandy, UT

I like Bingham, but don't forget about Brighton? They have a big line and 2, yes 2 very good backs,one being in 9th grade and Osa Musina being recruited by a bunch of D1 programs. Jordan could get hot as well, though they will need to put up a bunch of points to hold off one of these teams. I also like Herriman as a dark horse, tough probably not quite there yet?

4A East is one,Timp/Logan two, dark horse Olympus *see Herriman

justfacts4u
Sandy, UT

@goaggies1

I as well am picking a stunner in first round. I think Jordan (sorry Beetdiggers) and or Alta have a bigger challenge in front of them. Yeah, sure it's easy to overlook a poor region, but you can't discredit them completely. Let's be realistic, neither Alta or Jordan has been consistent week to week, and who do you think will have more hype going into this game? I see Taylorsville along with Hunter playing UP to Alta's and Jordan's level and squeaking out an upset. Taylorsville is far more likely, as Hunter usually ends up beating themselves.

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