@NinjaI agree that it will most likely be a matter of who makes the least
mistakes and who wants it more, but until they play you never know for sure.In general I don't fully agree with your first two sentences. Being
classless doesn't win games either. I think Lombardi's point was more
to refute the idea that "it's not whether you win or lose" and less
the point that "it's how you play the game." And though I think
that in most games the difference so small it is irrelevant, I think there is
sometimes slight correlation to performance and class and to a smaller degree
Ninja - you're absolutely right. Good luck to the players at East beyond
Class doesn't win games! Lombardi once said "If winning doesn't
matter then why do they keep score." East vs Timpview is gonna be a good
game. Both teams are good and neither of em cant afford to make mistakes and
need to keep the turnovers to a minimum. Good luck to both teams.
East defense aint no Woods-X defense.
WestFBking, I just wanted to point out something that my history teacher said
today. East chanted "We hate Olympus!" so many times that we lost track,
but never in the entire game did they chant "We love East!" Just a
little thought provoking, I think.
I was at this game as a neutral observer. I was impressed by the resolve of
Olympus. This is a team that played clean and hard, they showed great class.
There fans showed class as well. This is a program headed toward great things.
I also observed one of the more dominant teams in East.
Unfortunately, they did not show the same class. Playing the starting O the
entire game, even when the outcome was set. Perhaps they were trying to keep
their scoring average high. I was surprised as their fans chanted throughout the
game, "we hate Olympus!" There were other individual cases, as well as
team cases of lack of class that made me regret feeling sympathy for them last
year. I will be pulling for Timpview.
Am I the only one who noticed that they put in the wrong name for our
Quarterback for Oly? Connor Manning doesn't exist, but CHASE Manning and
Connor HALLER are real people! I think they mixed them up because Chase is our
quarterback most of the time, but when he was out because he was hurt Connor
went in as our quarterback.
@tharef I think you're comparison is a bit off. Timpview and East
are both BIG and FAST so maybe an LSU vs ALABAMA comparison would work for them.
Also I think either team would be in trouble if the other has a big lead going
into half time. That's an obvious one. Timpview's offense is number
2 in scoring in 4a and number 1 in scoring defense. East's offense is
number 1 is scoring offense per game and number 2 in scoring defense per game so
both teams are capable of scoring points and coming back and both teams are
capable of shutting offenses down so I wouldn't count either team out if
one of them gets a two touchdown lead. Would you want to be the number one
scoring team in the state if you were down in the second half? of course you
would. Would you want to have one of the best defenses in the state if you were
up in the second half? of course you would. If either team has a big lead at
half time = not good for the other. Neither team is gonna wanna fall behind big
in this game.
@ NinjaWho's they the writers of this paper. If so show me
where they wrote it. You got to have a better argument then the one you brought.
I will reword it so you will at least get it. If Timpview gets a big lead on
East and can go in at half time leading. It will be hard for East to come back
with the offense they run. It's not a fast pace offense at all. I'm
kinda looking at this game like the 2008 Sugar Bowl. Big Bad Strong Alabama is
going to run all over Little Fast explosive Utah. Alabama = East, Utah =
Timpview. It's just my prediction Timpview wins this one just like they did
last year. 31-28
@tharef speed and athleticism is what they said with olympus but what happened?
East was TOO STRONG, and FAST.
After watching both games today I believe Timpview will take this one from East.
Covey is a great QB exspecially when he's out of the pocket. If Timpview
can get a nice lead, it will be hard for East to play catch up against Timpviews
Defense. They're fast and very athletic.
If the championship game was played today"....East 13...Timpview 34. Timpview would have rolled East. Sloppy play by the Leopards. Should be a game next week...but I will take the team that has won 6 of the
last 9 State Championships; a team that killed East last year; and the defending
State Champion---Timpview. (instead of a team that hasn't won it in 25
years).Tbirds 21. East 16
I think it is unfortunate that Logan did not make it to this game. Not saying
the outcome with the QB was wrong, just that I think Logan was the better team
and this game would have been tighter in the end, even without East sleepwalking
in the first half.But congrats to Oly on a good season and a gallant
effort in this one.
I got to say though that if East plays like that against Timpview they are going
to lose their shot at state....again. Bingham pulled the same thing earlier
with that "this game is in the bag" attitude and come half time the
score wasn't looking so good. When playing against top notch programs you
HAVE to play hard. Even if you are the favorite to win.East being
upset again this year is entirely possible.
Chris Toronto, watching the game in Laie, Hawaii. I played for Coach Whitehead
at East 2006-08, but I'm still a Leopard Fan. Go East.
Yeah it is over. East pulled a Bingham basically. Relaxed in the first quarter
and turned on the gas after half time.
My name is masood and I'm watching from west palm beach Florida watching my
boys finally take state like we should have the last 2 years!!!
Korey Rush isn't playing because he is out with an injury.
Ogden Utah! Gooooo East!
the hammer is coming down on Oly now
All the way OLY. Rooting hard for you!
I am watching from Utah State University in Logan Utah, and I am supporting my
Alma Mater Olympus!
Oh Prep Fan you are brutal! But right. Come on Oly you can do
this. I love the fight you have put up in the first half now go get your birth
in the State Championship in the second.Go Titans.It
still feels so wrong saying that.
I know that no body wants to hear this but I am so sad that Logan is sitting
home today. As I'm watching the game I just keep thinking that Logan could
have given East such a good game! Anyway Oly is doing pretty good. Hope they can
keep it up in the second half. Not whining, just feeling bummed out:)
Based on what I have seen so far, I am not sure they will need Korey next week.
East might be watching Olympus play in the Championship.
midway through the 2nd quarter. I have obviously not given Oly enough credit.
They are hanging tough. My apologies to Oly players, I have misjudged their
talent.This East effort reminds me of Logan in 2011. East players
are not hustling off-ball. It is almost as if they expect Oly to tackle
themselves in fear. At this point, East is playing entitled, and Oly is doing
everything they have to do to stay in this.You can actually see East
players walking around while the play is live. They aren't sharp and they
aren't earning it. That said, their size and speed is still impressive.I love high school ball.
They probably forgot to do the UHSAA paperwork. No worries, that just means he
will be back for sure if that is really what happened!
Does anyone know why Korey Rush is not playing and/or if he will play in the