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Published: Thursday, Nov. 21 2013 9:45 p.m. MST

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CheetahMahi
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's go LEOPARDS!

pleblian
salt lake city, utah

I concede that East was, coming into this year, the best team. And, like many years before, has held the most impressive regular season resume. Until they play Logan. Every year. Until they play Logan.

As for Timpview, they are awesome. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. They were never as good as Logan. The common opponent, Sky View, evidences that Logan and Timpview are at least on par. Except that Timpview squeaked out a win at home. Logan blew out Sky View in the first quarter.

So, as a reporter, be honest, thorough and complete. Do not forget that Logan, sans an official's decision and USHAA's arbitrary spine, was undefeated and rolling before begin deprived of 4A's most prolific offensive player. The only thing that could stop Logan before being matched up with East was USHAA.

That said, Timpview and East are certainly worthy of the Title game. I just cannot get over the sour taste of how capricious officials and USHAA choose to be.

md
Cache, UT

Logan was clearly better than Timpview. Undefeated. However, dumb reactions by a player and officials resulted in a lost opportunity to see the two best teams play (Logan and East).

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@pleblian

If you are the thorough reporter you claim to be, you need to do just a bit more digging. You said...

"The common opponent, Sky View, evidences that Logan and Timpview are at least on par. Except that Timpview squeaked out a win at home. Logan blew out Sky View in the first quarter."

Timpview beat Sky View first game of the season, you called it a sqeaker. You also said it was at home, yes, at home for Sky View. You said that Logan blew out Sky View, that it was over in the first quarter, since Logan scored 17 points and won 52-21. Timpview also played Sky View at home, winning 49-17. I don't call that a sqeaker.

I guess if Logan wanted a chance to prove how strong the were, they should have controlled the hot head. And don't give me the injury garbage. He was fine while running the touchdown, and he was fine while trying to walk away from the flag. That kid cost his team a chance. But don't play the common opponnet card when it doesn't work. I guess Utah should have beaten Oregon with your logic.

Stang08
Southern, UT

@md

Oh clearly Logan was the best. That's why they are, oh I'm sorry they got beat in the second round. Therefore, they aren't the best.

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

Ding dong, East is dead! Love it!

AggiePride
Logan, UT

Logan would have had a darn good shot at beating both East and Timpview. The punishment ABSOLUTELY did not match the crime for Logan this post season. Last year Timpview and East BOTH cheated ON PURPOSE and got to participate, this year there was no mercy for Chase Nelson or Logan and as a result, the state didn't get to see the best player on the best team compete for a championship.

Eagle78
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry, but Logan was all hype. I was tired of hearing about how amazing they were all season and then looking at their schedule. Logan was carried as far as they were by a great QB, and a easy schedule. Nothing more. You can blame the officials all you want, but at the end of the day Logan had nothing to back the hype. The second their QB didn't get to play they lost. Timpview has a exceptional QB as well, but it has been their defense that impressed all year. It was a team effort to beat East today.

Timpview and East were better teams. Timpview proving to be the best in 4A this year.

AggiePride
Logan, UT

Logan had one of the best defenses in the state. It wasn't their defense that lost the game against Olympus. It was 4 picks thrown deep in their own territory that got Olympus points, and Logan STILL almost beat them.

mab93
Provo, UT

@AggiePride

The two games Timpview played an ineligible player in last year was human error (IMO so were East's) and they paid the MAXIMUM possible penalty for it (plus 2 preseason forfeits for games he didn't play in). The UHSAA would have had to break their own rules to prevent them from playing. The Timpview football program was given no mercy on multiple occasions soon after the 2011 season ended.

Interestingly, Logan being eliminated and not knowing how they would have done actually shows why removing a top team from the playoffs shouldn't be taken lightly. Had East been eliminated people would question whether or not East was the best team.

I was really disappointed that Logan ended up being eliminated. Though many would agree that the refs were more strict than they have been in similar situations, kicking someone is grounds for ejection and they had given him a warning earlier. In the end the refs were given a reason to eject Chase and all Logan had to do was step up enough to beat Olympus and they would have had still been in.

Tenn12
Orem, UT

Why are we even talking about Logan? Those who are stop being disrespectful to East and Timpview. They made it to the championship and were the two best teams period. Stop whining about it and show some class and sportsmanship and let it go.

Tenn12
Orem, UT

And one last thing, Timpview has dominated Logan every time they've played for the last decade it seems. So… like East, prove that you can beat them first please. Congratulations to East and Timpview for a great season and a very entertaining final.

TVDAD
Provo, UT

I found it interesting that the article states that East and Timpview were the best all year while ranking Logan ahead of Timpview in every poll after the loss to PG. All the talk from the Logan fans about them being slighted or left out of the conversation is just whining. How many 4A & 5A quarterfinalist and semifinalists were on your regular season schedule? Skyview? Anyone else? Really!?? Timpview crushed you at home in the 1st round last year - IN YOUR HOUSE! You were defending champs and couldn't advance past the 1st round in 2012. Slightly better this year going out in the 2nd round. You lost your best player, but you still had a team, correct? Timpview lost it's best player in 2009 (Bronson Kaufusi) and still won a championship. That's what champions do! Win as a team. Stop the whining and come back when you can back up your complaints with (championship) results on the field. (You do deserve congrats for 2011)

razorback
South Jordan, UT

At least the reporter got his title right.

They were the "4A best teams" all year.

Stang08
Southern, UT

@AggiePride

"Last year Timpvew and East BOTH cheated on PURPOSE and still got to participate. This year there was no mercy for Chase Nelson or Logan." Are you kidding me? Do you honestly think that way all the time? I just can't wrap my head around it. Clearly you wouldn't have beaten East or Timpview had you played them. You couldn't even beat Olympus.

BridgerK
American Fork, UT

Aggie Pride.....Olympus had 9 sacks and 4 picks. It looked like they came to play versus Logan. Give them credit.

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