Wow. Some of his twitter posts are interesting. Thanks for the heads up Tenn12.
I think his posts support the comment made by The Official that the problem
comes from East leadership. If it was just last year's disrespect toward
Timpview, I would have disregarded it as a misunderstanding. I will say though
that it seemed the players on the field this year were showing more respect and
sportsmanship than last year. Can anyone verify from someone that played in
both?The only way to deserve a championship is by earning one. If
they were deserved, MC and TV would both have one from last year.Another team was better than East (on offense and defense) and one or more
teams may have worked as hard or harder than East.Play 10 times and
I think that would have been one of East's better games.
Congrats to TV. An excellent championship. Congrats to East as well for a
great season. East has struggled against well coached teams. It lost twice to
Logan in 2011 and once in 2012, and once to TV in both 2012 and 2013. 5 losses
total in the last 3 years. TV has a well coached program that attracts players
from across Utah County. East does the same in SLC but doesn't seem able
to seal the deal at RES. Maybe 4th time will be a charm. 2 great programs,
congrats on a great game.
@pleblianThat's the first right thing you've said this
Apologies to Timpview and East. I should not have distracted from their
achievements with a pithy comment about Logan.T-Birds, I'm
impressed. I thought East was the best.East. You are a perennial
power with loads of talent. While I sense a lack of discipline and execution,
there is hardly a lack of effort.
I for one am not surprised one bit Timpview won. East talked so much about how
great they were all year including their head coach. Why did all the media
including ones who write for this paper like Trevor Phibbs fall for it?
Haven't they paid attention the last 10 years? The salt lake region loses
90% of the time at Rice Eccles. Timpview was better coached and has a better
program which really isn't an insult considering they have won 7 out of the
last 10 championships. btw, I'm very disappointed by the sportsmanship
displayed by coach Matich after the game not shaking hands with the opposing
teams coaches like his assistants did, and pouting on twitter. Seems like a lack
Britty was indeed "Gritty". I don't know of a player who takes the
punishment that he does game after game only to come back and battle on. It has
been nothing short of a pleasure to watch him do his magical thing as a Timpview
player since the 6th grade. He was the star, the X FACTOR who had great
supporting offensive teammates and an awesome defense that knew how to take the
sting out of his rare mistakes. Looking forward to next year. With Covey
coming back we will have a chance.
Congrats to all the Timpview players, coaches, and associates on another great
season. Most of these seniors also played with two years of conditioning and
training from Coach Louis Wong and his staff. We remember with appreciation.
And, many older brothers and dads modeled championship expectations. Thanks to the carpool moms; we have our fond memories of the vanload of
sweaty, stinky young football boys after daily practices. Props to our Provost
players: #4, #23, #30, and #58!!!
You have to give it up for TV! They Slayed the Three Headed Monster. They out
coached, out played and had a bigger heart than East. Big Props to Timpview
Nation. Well done. I thought you lost too many stars with last years player to
repeat, but you made a few more with this years players. Champions of 4A. Great
win. East great run, but came up short again. Agony of defeat you
know once more.
Frustrated! I made a comment regarding the unsportsmanship call of the Logan QB!
It wasn't any different than the comments made prior to mine! And yet mine
was rejected!!!! I want to know why! I didn't throw the UHSAA under the
bus, or say anything about Logan's team like many of the other comments! I
simply made the statement that the Logan QB had two unsportsmanship clalls in
the game he was ejected from! What was wrong with that?
I said it before on this forum...Nobody in this state beats Timpview with Covey
at QB. I watched him dismantle Region 8 opponents. Crazy quick and shifty,
lousy throwing motion but very accurate. And he is no bigger than
5'7". Looks like a 6th grader when he tries to throw the ball, but man
can he play! Best playmaker in the state, including anybody that lives in
Logan. Congrats Timpview. Your win takes some of the sting out of
getting worked over by you this year. I'm just surprised East kept it as
close as they did. Good team there, too.
Excellent game by two solid teams. IMO Timpview won for three reasons:1) The East offense was too one-dimensional. They finally ran into a team
that had equal talent and they couldn't pass the ball.2)
Coaching. Timpview's coaches made excellent play calls and made good
adjustments at halftime. East only scored 3 points after halftime because of
those adjustments. East tried the same schemes in the 2nd half as what they
used in the 1st.3) Discipline. East had too many penalties,
True Dat Cowboy99, absolutely!!!
@ EagleDon't for get W!
It wasn't Favero that said that at Northridge....it was the Nelson Dad.
How can Matich burn timeouts so early im the second half? He burned an earlier
one that also didn't make sense. Then they are up against the clock and do
running plays...which is their bread and butter...but the clock keeps going and
they don't even go no huddle?How can #7 make a late hit against
the Covey kid that cost East a first down and not one coach says anything to
him. Undisciplined. Arrogant. That program needs some help IMO.East was outcoached by a huge margin. Props to Timpview-they own East I
guess. I cant believe Timpview got it done. The more talented team
I'll add another letter to the reason for East's defeat and that is
the letter K. K is for Karma. East talks too much smack. They didn't
shake hands with the captains from Woods Cross. Karma turned against them.
While East might have had more talent A-Z except for one letter, that one letter
proved crucial. And that letter is the letter C for Covey and Coaching. Covey
was clutch and Timpview's staff outcoached East making the halftime
adjustments while East's staff didn't.
ahahahahahahahahahahahahEast unstoppable?Thanks for
making me some cash Tbirds!! $$$$
2011- Incredibly athletic team dominates the state except for when it kept
starters from Logan. year. Loses to a smaller, not as fast, disciplined Logan
team on prayer pass from a dominant qb. Two losses-both to Champ Logan.2012- East dominates the state, nearly gets unfairly bounced for paperwork
mistake. Gets beat bad by a solid Timpview team with a dominant qb-receiver
tandem. Considered an upset.2013- East dominates the state. Gets
beat by a very good, but less talented Timpview with a good great qb-reciever
tandem.2011-2013 East 33 wins, 4 losses to two teams. Ouch.IMHO, If talent and size dictated champions, East should have 3 straight
titles. Congratulations Timpview, who always seems to peak in November.
Wow! Timpview completely outcoached East today. They exploited any small
weakness East had, from special teams to their secondary. Whoever scouted the
East team really did a fine job. But the Timpview players still had to carry
out the game plan and they sure came to play. Covey was outstanding in all
phases and his speed and cutting ability were insane! East definetly had the
players to get it done this year- maybe the curse of the ineligible player is
here to stay.
Timpview never fails to impress. After that "run and hide" nonsense
over the last week I was really hoping Timpview would upset East. East was a
VERY good team, but the fans were becoming a bit insufferable. Timpview is 4A
royalty for a reason. The path to state pretty much always goes through them.
East just wasn't up to the challenge, and hasn't been for a couple
years now.Congratulations to the Thunderbirds. You boys continue to
This was an awesome game between two powerful teams. I think the difference
between the teams is the fact that Timpview had beaten East last year and the
fact that they won the championship last year.East is a very big and
intimidating team and most of the teams East played this year were beat even
before the first snap. However, East's intimidation did not affect
Timpview.Nonetheless...East has to be considered one of the most
dominant teams in 4A over the past 4 years. A quarterfinalist, a semifinalist
and 2 runners up in 4 years is very good. Only 12 points and Logan and Timpview
separate East from 2 State Championships. I don't know much about East
other than they were a very senior heavy team. I imagine that they will find a
way to be a good team next year.
Another great TBird title.Mattich does need to develop a passing
game. He relies on the run too much in this day and age and it hurt him at Park
City and it's hurting him at East.Instead of running right over
undermanned teams all year they should have spent significant time/energy in
developing a more rounded offensive team. They have the athletes to throw the
ball, but no point in beating every team by 50 if you don't develop your
total scheme. Beat them by 20 and get valuable experience learning how to throw
why are people posting about Logan, did they play today?
Champ:There must have been an error with the reporting because the
Interview clearly said it was his Father. If in fact I am wrong then I owe you
the Neilson family and the Logan fans an apology which I gladly offer. Other than gaining respect back from Mr. Neilson nothing changes from my
views in my earlier post.East you are an awesome team and it was a
hard fought game but my congratulations to this years 4A State Champs the
Timpview T- Birds. Nice job Timpview was hard earned and well deserved.
How do you loose two years in a row with the talent that East has?
Unbelievable? East's average coaching was exposed last week against Olympus
and out-coached today vs Timpview. How do you not have a pass game with the
talent that East has. Option football is a great compliment to an offense.
Just not an offense in and of itself. Poor coaching! Congratulations Timpview.
@pleblianI agree with you that Logan got jobbed. The UHSAA has
proven on multiple occasions that they don't know what they doing, they are
biased, and have the fortitude comparable to that of a mound of jelly. And they
really don't like coach Favero. He has been vocal on how inept they are and
how biased they are. But facts are facts Logan lost and Timpview are the state
champs 2 years running now and they are to be congratulated on that incredible
exciting game, just seemed as though East was sloppy throughout the game, lots
of penalties and they could not seem to cover the receivers. That Covey kid is
Proud of my T-birds. Line wins baby, line wins. Great game East. I'm an
old, old T-bird--fight one where ever you may be.
Covey may be small at 5-9,but he runs 11.1 100m, and is tough. Unfortunately
East is too one-dimensional... run run and run. Once TV figured out their
scheme they were toast. If these teams played 10 times TV would win 9 of them.
East finially had a close game and choked. It doesn't matter if you
dominate. The final score shows who wins. Look at the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Big underdog in the 1960 World Series. When they lost they got slaughtered by
the Yankees. They won all the close games and thereby the World Series.East hasn't had a close game all year. That worked to their
Congrats to Covey, Timpview and Region 8.
To East: good team, good season couldn't get it done. but a couple of
comments about the game.at the end of the game the T- birds in Victory
formation, East shows very poor sportsmanship by attacking the linemen at their
ankles, reflects East leadership, from the top down.Champions know how to win or
lose with their heads held high and proud because they represent their
school.Fact is Coach Matich could not win a state championship with a very
good team while coaching at Park City, and so far, cant get it done at East.
With great talent in Park City and East, seems like the coaching has a history
of being a stumbling block to win State. Better luck next year Coach. Congrats to the Timp-View T- Birds on another State Championship! enjoy and
reflect on your season. East, hold your heads up and be great- full for what you
Two great teams, congratulations to both for being here today. It's
interesting how discipline trumped this "beast" of a team. I guess the
"rah rah" rhetoric can only carry you through 13 games.
What a game that Timpview team is pretty dang good. That's how you fight to
the bitter end. Great job by both teams and a great year. Lets hope the rest of
the games are the same in intensity and fight.
@pleblian,Old news..., get over it!
@pleblianIf it was "flagrant" as you say, then it was
unsportsmanlike. You can't defend it. The kid is a hot head and it cost
his teammates an opportunity at the title. If Logan was all that good as you
claim, they would have beat Olympus. But they didn't, better luck next
@Goldendomer That was coach Favero who said "Nelson" not his dad.
WILSON! #62... another State Championship, add another ring to the family
Did I just see a 5'7 150 lb qb embarrass this highly regarded East team?
What an amazing sack by Gabe Reid to clinch the title!
Taylor and Robbie Larson In Minnesota airport, GO TBIRDS
Logan fans still upset about the "Right Call". Neilson is a great QB
but what he did was un sportsman like and selfish. Oly was every bit as good a
team as Logan and they proved it on the field. I kinda think the Neilson boy
had a little bit of "I can do no wrong" view of him self. Understandable
but still not the right attitude when leading a football team. There ain't
no "I" in team! I was watching the young Mr. Neilson in an
interview after a hard fought victory this year and instead of letting his son,
who played great by the way, have the spotlight his father jumped in the middle
of the interview and kissed him right on the face and then proceeded to yell
"Neilson" into the camera. After that it was clear where he got is
inflated sense of confidence. It was also after that I started hoping Logan
lost. Bottom line is this. Even if Logan beat Oly there is no way
they could hang with Timpview more or less East. The right teams are in the
championship and I am pulling for Timpview.Go T-Birds
Watching our nephew and cheering for our nephew, Gabe Reid, from Mesa, AZ! GET
Supporting East! From Bloomington, Indiana (Go Hoosiers!)
Supporting Timpview, my little brother #62 and cousins #17 and #90 all the way
from Corvallis! Let's go T-Birds, TAKE STATE!!
Hey. Sure, what the Logan kid did was CLEARLY unsportsmanlike. Oh, wait. No it
wasn't, it could be interpreted to be. And, yes, that is exactly the point
I'm making. I'm not really over it, because it wasn't flagrant.
The whole thing is petty.On the other hand...minute left in the
half: East looks like a complete team. But dare I say, as good as
they are, East is underwhelming. With all that speed and size, I really
don't feel like East is matching Timpview's discipline, heart or
hustle. Almost like East is just going to hope TV wears down under East's
sheer athleticism. Timpview is relying on Covey-Van Leewan, all the
way, every other play. So far, seems like a solid plan. Also, TV defense is
playing hearts out. Except for a couple missed assignments, they are holding
It's comical to me to see so many on here say "Logan got what they
deserved" as your knee jerk response. But many of you are the same people
that defended East last year when they should have forfeited their way out of
the playoffs. Gotta love it.
this is sam from walnut creek ca. i was qb at east in late 90's go
I have a feeling that missed extra point by east is going to come back and bite
them. Pure domination by East so far however.
"Best* teams. *Logan was pretty good too. Until running into an
official's itchy fingers and USHAA's spongy, unpredictably flimsy
spine."You're right. Nobody should ever be punished for
bad sportsmanship, especially if it involves kicking at another player.
plebian. It is over for Logan. Move on.
Correction: Logan was a pretty good player. East and Timpview are teams.
Best* teams. *Logan was pretty good too. Until running into an official's
itchy fingers and USHAA's spongy, unpredictably flimsy spine.