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Published: Friday, Nov. 1 2013 9:30 p.m. MDT

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Pac 12 Fever
Salt Lake City, UT

many good teams in 4A

but lets not kid ourselves....the title goes thru Timpview.

Defending State Champs; Winners of 6 of the last 9 State Championships; dominant defense again this year (maybe best they have ever had they say).

We all can flap all we want about East and Logan...but reality is the TBirds will be there waiting.

Saratoga Springs, UT

After only missing one game this past week, I took Orem over Salem Hills. It may get a little tougher this week as. Last week I think was incredibly easy to pick.

1A - Duchesne still to win it all, no questions asked. Sorry the rest just do not matter
2A - South Summit to win it all, again the rest do not matter. Maybe North Summit, I still will take S. Summit

Judge over Juab
Morgan over Manti
Then I will take Judge over Morgan in the 'Ship

Juan Diego over S. Canyon
P.View over Hurricane
Dixie over Cedar
D. Hill over Stansbury
Sorry JD fans I like P.View to pull off the upset and D. Hills to pull the upset and D. Hills winning it all.

Logan over Oly, QB or no QB
East over C.Canyon
WX over S. Hills
TView over Sky View again in the rematch
The 'Ship is played in the Semis with East and Logan, I like East and then East to Play TV, East Winning

I like all Region 3, and a 'Ship between Bingham and Brighton, Bingham winning. LP Alta will be the closest game.

South Jordan, UT

Bingham easily beats Riverton, I watched that game online and saw how tiny the boys at riverton are, and there going to make the short drive down 2700 west and bingham wins 45-20

The other 3 5A games will all be good!

I pick
Brighton winning at Herriman 27-20
Alta wins at LP 24-21
Jordan wins 45-30

West Jordan, UT

Can you say an ALL Region 3 semi's for the 5A Big Boy's

Herriman, UT

Region 3 sweep and Region 4 sweep.

I'm picking Region 4 to get 3 teams into RES....2 upsets, a win and a loss.

Herriman upsets Brighton 35-31
Pleasant Grove upsets Jordan 49-42
Lone Peak beats Alta 28-24
Bingham beats Riverton 42-21

I think Herriman and Brighton match up better than most people think...the same for Pleasant Grove and Jordan. Lone Peak and Alta have already played...but I think playing at home will give Lone Peak the advantage they need to win. Riverton will hang tough with Bingham...but will finally run out of gas.

scrappy do

JD wins 3AA

Sorry Washington County

Layton, UT

Huge upsets this week.
Herriman beats Brighton 35-28
Bingham beats Riverton 42-10
Lone Peak beats Alta 24-21
Pleasant Grove beats Jordan 42-35
Region 4 beats Region 3 (3 out of 4)
Let me tell you why?
Herriman match up well upfront against brighton...Brighton is not really a good passing team, but runs the ball really well...but herriman has a group of playmakers in the box on defense and has fair really well against the run. Ball control and minimizing penalties and win the turn over battle, is the reason herriman wins this game...this will be the Game of the week!
Bingham wins in a dominate fashion, point blank.
Lone Peak and Alta played earlier in the season with an Alta 35-10 victory. Being that this will be a second chance against Alta, it will be a home game as well...will give an extra edge for Lone Peak in this exciting rematch!
Pleasant Grove plays a lot like Jordan...very similar offensive schemes. But coming off a huge win against Davis will give Pleasant Grove a slight edge against the Beetdigers...note that Pleasant Grove has a better defense then Jordan especially in the secondary!

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

Here are my 5A predictions this week:

Jordan 49, Pleasant Grove 28 (Jordan will lead by 4 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter)

Brighton 35, Herriman 24

Bingham 50, Riverton 21

The closest game and it could go either way: Alta 24, Lone Peak 20

Two things I can guarantee you. Jordan and Bingham will win big. PG and Riverton have no chance.

South Jordan, UT

Prep Fan 89

I think those are good predictions. I see it the same way.

Pig Skin Fan
Syracuse, UT

Region 3 will roll Region 4 this week. I knew Region 1 and Region 2 were weak. Bigger and Stronger Region will win. All Reigion 3 in RES. Garantee!


PG v Jordan. Don't forget that Jordan beat PG by 50 last year and Hamilton is a good enough coach, with good enough players, to be able to put together a plan to win this game. Somehow PG has come back and found ways to win so I wouldn't count them out. Jordan should still win but it will be close.
Alta v LP. Alta won this game earlier for a reason, they are a better team. Gajkowski is good and will likely make plays, but Alta is playing well of late and will win again.
Bingham v Riverton. Bingham by two or three td's, don't think Riverton can hang with them.
Brighton v Herriman. Brighton is good upfront and will give Herriman's o line some problems. This will be a close game as well, but I don't think Herriman can stop Brighton's offense and can't play catch up.
All region 3 at RES in my opinion.

West Jordan, UT

Region 3 has been referred to as the "SEC of Utah" since before the season, and they have not disappointed. Davis and Syracuse were the outsiders trying to prove everyone wrong about Region 3, and if the regular season wasn't enough proof, round one of the playoffs ended that argument. Though LP, Herriman, Riverton, and PG are very good teams this year, RES is going to be a Region 3 showdown. Bingham is the team to beat, but Alta, Brighton, and Jordan all have a legitimate chance at it. I still think Bingham takes it this year, but some good football can and will be seen in the Semis and Finals.

Sandy, UT

Prep Fan knows what he's talking about. Jordan will take its gifted home field advantage and stomp all over Pleasant Grove. Austin will be unstoppable and will allow our defense to just settle in and make a few stops/turnovers to win the game. So if I'm correct I'll get my 5th visit to RES to cheer on my beloved Beetdiggers!!

Holladay, UT

OK folks after the double flea flicker I am totally behind Oly. I just got chills saying that and I kinda just threw up a little in my mouth but it's true!

Any way here is how I see the 5A and 4A games. I don't know enough about the teams to comment on the 3AA and below.

Brighton 21 Herriman 17
P.G 35 Jordan 21
Alta 28 LP 31
Riverton 7 Bingham 42
Oly 31 Logan 21
C Canyon 7 East 49
S Hills 14 WX 28
Sky View 21 Timpview 14

That's the way this Eagle see's it.

Best of luck to all the remaining teams.

ummaahh go Tiaaaaa ummaahhh go tttttttttttiiiiiii um oh ahhh gesh! Go Titans!

Sandy, UT

logicalsportsanalyst- A lot of people seem to think Bingham is unbeatable.....I'm glad you can see that they are. No doubt they are the best going in and the clear favorites but its nowhere near over.

Don Jose
St. George, UT

I haven't commented for awhile on these boards, so I thought I would give my two cents. I think from the 1st round of 3AA, its obvious that 3AA north other than JD and Stansbury, are weak teams. Dixie/Cedar, and PV/Hurricane have to play each other again, and that's never easy to replay a team. My prediction is the following. Dixie will make it to championship game against JD. PV will give JD a good game in the semis, but JD is too well balanced for PV this year. In the games i've see this year if you put pressure on their QB he will make poor decisions. Dixie/JD will be an incredible game that will come down to turnovers/Defense. I think both teams are good at running and passing so its a wash on offense. In the end, I feel Dixie Repeats in shootout 35 to 31. Feel free to disagree with me!

Sugarhouse, UT

I believe that this week will be very interesting, with alot of games being closer matches than people may have thought a few weeks ago.

Herriman enjoys homefield advantage, but ultimately can't finish off Brighton.
Brighton 35 Herriman 27
Jordan uses their homefield advantage to stop a run by an incredible PG team, who is a lot better than a 4 seed
Jordan 49 PG 42
Alta and Lone Peak have a rematch on the opposite field, and this time, the outcome is different.
LP 38 Alta 35
Bingham rolls Riverton
Bingham 56 Riverton 14

Olympus will put up a fight, and will win, if Nelson can't play.
(Without Nelson) Oly 28 Logan 21
(With Nelson) Oly 28 Logan 31
East will roll over Corner Canyon.
East 49 Corner Canyon 7
Woods Cross will let Salem Hills stay close for a while but put it away in the second half.
WX 42 SH 28
In a rematch, Sky View will keep the game close, but ultimately lose in the end.
T-View 31 Sky View 28


It's too funny, I spent all week last week looking for any region 3 talk and it was ALL about region 1, well they're ALL out after week 1 of the playoffs! When is Brighton gonna get the respect they have earned. They're the only team to give Bingham a game this year, which they led til almost halftime. Bottomline, football is won in the trenches and that points to Bingham vs Brighton, funny you never read about Brighton having the #1 offense in the state.... Just sayin people.

johnny pigskin
Sandy, UT

I will pick

I give Herriman a shot at an upset, I picked PG last week and looked pretty good other than I also picked Highland? I dont think Lone peak can stop Alta recievers? And I think Jordan will outscore PG with both teams scoring over 40 points each?

4a Oly,WX.Timp, and of course East

Garden City

Utah Bruin...the 1A state championship occurred last Friday at Rich when Rich toppled Monticello. Monticello had to flip in a three way tie and the second best team in the state had to go home during the quarter finals...too bad as they had their best player back for that game.
I'm not saying it is impossible for Duchesne to upset Rich as they could as well as Kanab this weekend but it would be an Upset. Monticello and Rich had Duchesne on the ropes at Duchesne without their best players on the field. Yes I know Duchesne took care of N. Summit during the season but N. Summit is not that amazing and will not make it past this weekend.

South Summit wins 2A even though NS got them in the upset during the season.
Fun time of year:)

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