This game will be closer than we think. Both teams have not had
"big-time" wins this season. For East, Alta, Jordan wins are marginal
in quality simply because both teams have had a down year, especially Alta, and
Jordan didn't have things going until later in the season so East got them
at a good time. Woods X is probably East's token win. The other opponents
for East were sub-par. Olympus too has not had quality opponents, Logan is
probably their signature win, but Logan was not at full strength. Olympus'
other opponents were sub-par too. We make judgement on the strength of a team
based off margin of victory, which skews our thoughts on how good a team really
is - - until you look at opponents. Both East and Olympus had some significant
margins of victory, but their opponents were not the best. Additionally we look
at the size of players to make an evaluation. East has big players, bigger than
Olympus, especially on the front line, but speed is the equalizer of size, and
Olympus has speed. Lastly, media attention - - we are drawn to teams we hear
about frequently. I see a competitive game.
Honestly, I think East rolls them by 30. They've got D1 athletes all over
the field against good high school players. Olympus is a good football team,
but East is on another level. East is easily the best team in the state and one
of the best in state history. I believe that East could compete with almost any
team in the country.
I think East will wreck Olytoo much speed, size, and skill for East
@wiseacre I don't think you know what you're talking about. East
hasn't had a "BIG TIME" win? Come on now. That's what
dominating teams do. They make it look easy. Equalizer is speed but EAST has got
speed on both sides of the ball along with SIZE, AND STRENGTH. I don't know
who you been watching or rootin' for but EAST will roll past Olympus in
this one. Its hard to say Woods-X to beat Timpview (IF THEY PLAY A
PERFECT GAME) but I think they would be able to compete in the first half until
Timpview shows their post season experience and blows em out in the 2nd halfEAST vs Timpview in the 'Ship
I agree with Ninja. East rolls in this one with no problems at all. East 56
Olympus 20. I also think WX keeps it close for a quarter or two. But I think
T-View rolls in that one also. T-View 48 WX 17.East and T-View in
the Ship, and I even think this one is not that close. I think TView hangs
around for a bit in this one, but eventually East pulls away. East 48 TView 24
@Ninja - East alum. But this East team is no Bingham or Alta in their heyday
when they were dominant in all positions. Unfortunately, the media has really
hyped this East team. There are deficiencies quite visible from an educated and
uneducated football fan that I can see from the stands and if a coach breaks
film down they could find it. They are not fast, they are big, huge, which
poses obvious problems, but I will have to disagree with you in that they do not
have speed - I saw many of East's opponents with better speed. The
secondary is okay in coverage, they didn't have to do much because their
d-line was their strength. Teams have been able to throw on East, and run to a
much lesser level but opponents have some rushing yardage. East does not sustain
drives, they explode and score on huge one trick pony plays. Do I think East is
vulnerable in places, yes. Do I think East blows Olympus away, no. Do I think
East advances, no question.
Olympus worked hard getting to where they are however Logan not having their QB
made a difference in that game. Is should of could of....does not matter. East
is to powerful for Oly. I see a blow out here as well. A blow out is in the eyes
of the beholder but I do not see Oly's defense stopping that offense. Oly
better practice throwing the ball in that offense because East defense front is
tuff to get through. East 55 Oly10.
@wiseacreare you kidding me? east doesnt have speed i believe that
they have one of the fasted teams in the state. no body can compute with them.
they simply out run everyone on offense no need for drive.. and if a team
happens to stop them a few times they will beat you in the air. i dont believe
you have ever seen east play because trickory is not in their playbook. as far
as weakness they have several. defensively they stuggle at the coner postision
thank god for there fast lineman and linebacking core. as for oly, did you watch
the logan game. they could not put together a drive to save there life. they
will not be able to do that against an east team. ive said it from the beginning
they are on a whole nother level from anyone in the state. and as far as them
playing bingham all we can do is have out opinion they would win. might be
closer than any other game in the season but its something we will never
@wiseacre "East alum. But this East team is no Bingham or Alta in their
heyday when they were dominant in all positions. Unfortunately, the media has
really hyped this East team". Let's start with the fact
that East has a couple of big wins this year against Jordan (in the 5A
semi-finals-reigning 5A State Champion) Woods Cross (in the 4A semifinals-only
loss was to East. They destroyed every team they faced by a large margin. Those
Bingham and Alta teams in their heyday that you speak of were very good teams
also. Living in Sandy I watched many of their games. I've watched the East
team this year and they are definitely as good or better than all of those
Bingham and Alta teams. Most non-biased coaches and people who have seen east
and Bingham play this year also agree that East would probably beat Bingham this
year. I have friends that coach at both schools and they agree with me. The
media has every right to pump up East this year because they prove it every week
on the field. If they don't take state however then you will be right.
If Oly plays their all-time best game, they will still lose by five scores.
East 52, Olympus 14Olympus shouldn't even be playing this week,
Logan would have drilled them last week with Nelson.East will also
beat Timpview by at least 3 TD's.
Olympus run and hide, run and hide, the Beast from the East is coming. Run and
Hide!!! Ula is coming!
Very disappointed Logan was not playing East. Good run Chase Nelson. You
don't deserve to go out like this. UHSAA is inconsistent and need to be all
@wiseacre: Did you really just say someone other than Olympus scores on "one
trick pony plays?" This doesn't describe East, but does someone close
to your heart. "Trickery" works well for Juan Diego and Olympus,
especially when they're overmatched. Oly can take this game if a few things
work in their favor: the plague hits East High School, the East bus breaks down
on the way to RES, or someone tells Matich the game is on Sunday. However, their
best bet is another intervention from on high or mass East player suspension.
In the late 60's East played Olympus at their homecoming. There was a
parade of floats and other high school bacchanalia strung around the track prior
to the game. At some time during the first quarter a group of East high students
walking past one of the floats set it on fire. I still laugh about it. After the
game walking home with a couple of friends a car full of East students stopped,
jumped out and wanted to rumble. The three of us together wanted nothing to do
with this and took out through the "Smart" dairy farm, through the cows
and back into the stadium. I've enjoyed watching East lose since then. Go
Wins against not one, but TWO 5-A semi-finalists are not quality wins--according
to Wiseacre. This, notwithstanding a mopping of the premier hs team of
Hawai'i. Another win against a 4A semi final team, WX, is not a quality
win--according to Wiseacre.Also, nobody has come within 2 touchdowns
of East, and East's starters have literally only played about 65% of their
games this year, and scores against East have occurred largely in the 4th
quarter.On the otherhand, Olympus lost to a team that East beat by
40. Olympus squeaked by Springville--a mediocre team in 4A's weakest region
and Olympus had to hold on for dear life and have 4 interceptions to beat Logan
while Logan had one arm tied behind their back. Olympus, bless their hearts, is
a good team with the weakest one-loss resume I've ever seen.If
East wants to make a statement, play 4 quarters with their starters, this could
be a 70 point game.Wiseacre ain't so wise.
Whatever the outcome, I'm impressed with the poise and maturity of the
players interviewed. No smack talk about the opponent, either direction, and
both coaches being respectful. My dad played for East in the 50s when then went
undefeated (Dee Lloyd), and so I'd like to see them go all the way.
However, my kids go to Oly now, so I'm conflicted. I do hope it's a
good game. I liked the Oly coach's quote about playing with "house
money" at this point. However they got there, they're still playing.
Oly didn't suspend Chase Nelson, and Logan's backup QB (Wildman I
think) played a good game. So today, it will be a good experience for both
teams to be playing at RES, on a beautiful fall day. Go Oly!
Mr. Lloyd,That is true. USHAA determined Nelson's fate. And I
though Olympus looked like a team playing to its maximum potential against
Logan. A very disciplined, well coached high school team.