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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013 12:15 a.m. MST

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Gunner
South Jordan, UT

8 first team selections from Bingham. That is awesome! Well deserved boys! As for the QB selection, 20 td's and 19 interceptions? I get the love affair with the kid, but he did not have anywhere near the year he did last year. I still would have went with the kid from Bingham at QB. Way to go Miners!

All Love
Salt Lake, UT

well deserved list...But how was Hunt the DE for Brighton left off this list????

tharef
Sandy, UT

Come on gunner look at his body of work the last three years. He has broken ALMOST every record there is recorded for a QB. That kid from bingham what's his name? Ya not even close to what Auz has done, not even close.

Pig Skin Fan
Syracuse, UT

Hunter Dall Kicker from Brighton was robbed. Out scored the Syracuse Kicker by 26 points in the year. They missed him big time. Had one off game in the Championship. Many other did not play their best in that game, but still made All State.

Pig Skin Fan
Syracuse, UT

OL: Nick Giles, Brighton, Sr.

He did get Second Team, but should have been a First Team guy also. I get it they lost the Championship, but he was right there with the other two OL from Brighton all year. Great job Giles.

HS Sport Dude
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree with Gunner. You can't base this on anything but this year. It's the 2013 All State Team. One more TD Pass than INT and only a 50% completion average. Not very impressive and not on a State Championship Team. Like other QB's from Jordan and Utah High Schools the Jordan kid will not play a down of D1 football at the QB position.

Barricade
Herriman, UT

How is it that a player can be the 5A leader in both tackles and QB sacks and not be first team? The McMorris kid from West Jordan got robbed!

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Theref: Last time I checked, This is for THIS year. Not the past 3 years. 20 td's and 19 interceptions does not qualify as all state, in any state. He has had an incredible career. But this year was not a great one for him. The Gearig kid threw for 28 TD's and had 9 interceptions. Besides led his team to an undefeated season with a state championship. You compare this year bud, not the past 3.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Not to mention the fact the kid ran for another 13 TD's.

adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

They need more categories, such as an ATH position. For example you're trying to tell me Baron Gajkowski, one of the 5 best football players in the state, led his team to back-to-back semi final appearances didn't even make the All-State list until honorable mention? Yet Zac Dawe, with 44 tackles and 7 sacks makes 1st team All State when the kid from Brighton was far superior. Makes no sense to me.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

Re: Pig Skin Fan

The kid from Brighton is a good kicker, however he did not kick many field goals. Total points is a reflection of field goals and Point after touchdowns. Most high school teams have kids who can kick PAT's... The kicker from Syracuse had many more field goals. The second team kicker from West was second in field goals. Hope this helps make sense.

The Brighton kid also played in 4 additional games. I'm guessing the Bingham kicker also scored more total points due to being in more games... more PAT's.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

re: Barricade

The West Jordan kid was third in tackles, which is impressive, but 18th in sacks. Check the stat's before you make such claims.

re: adwight

Gajkowski is a great player. Saw him play several games. It's a tough year to be a QB though. I'm not sure which QB (first/2nd team) you could take off the list? The Davis QB is a great player who had great numbers as well and he was honorable mention too. A lot of great players at that spot this season.

Also keep in mind. Coaches from each school nominate players. The ballots are then voted upon by the various coaches. Sometime people (parents) think their kid should be on the list, when they don't even get nominated by their coach. Maybe off the field issues? Who knows.

porkpies
SANDY, UT

I was pretty pleased with the list, I thought my kid was a first teamer, but maybe this can be a chip on his shoulder to work harder and do more at the next level. I agree that Hunter Dall got robbed that kid was nails all year. It was still quite the ride this year, GO BENGALS PRIDE!!!!

sinkme
Salt Lake, UT

Quarterbacks do run the ball now days as well. The qb from Jordan looks to have more rushing yards and TD's than both first team running backs. Never seeing him play, one could assume that you would chalk at least half of those int's on bad routes or missed balls by his receivers? I am not sure how anyone can question how good the kid is unless you just don't like the attention he gets. Yes, 19 interceptions. BUT 50 TOUCHDOWNS. How is that not a first team all state kid "in any state"?

Riverton123
Riverton , UT

Given that this award is based on individual stats and not the team. The McMorris kid deserves to be first team all-state. He had equal if not better numbers in tackles and sacks than the first team linebackers, With the number of games played compared to most players who played 1-4 more games then he did.

7Heismans
Highland, UT

My submittable last night was deleted or never posted by the DN. Why? Because it was the truth? I certainly did not use vulgarity, I wasn't uncivil nor did I denigrate anyone. I merely asked the DN to consider revamping how they can be more fair in All State selections. As is, the system is flawed and allows coaches get together and vote for guys as favors to other coaches. "You vote for my guy , I'll vote for yours" and deserving players are left out or end up as honorable mentions only because of inside deals. The process needs more transparency and greater objective participation.

5A Football Man
Layton , UT

Pig Skin Fan- What is your deal with Syracuse High? All year you been on them and bashing them. I'm from Salt Lake area so I have nothing to do with Syracuse, but if I would say you have somthing out for them. Maybe you had a kid that couldn't play for them or you couldn't go there. But I watch high football in the state of Utah and only really care about 5A and they have done great in there first 7 years.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Sinkme: The Gearig kid from Bingham had 41 touchdowns with 10 fewer interceptions. Not to mention the fact that there were probably 5 games where he didn't see the field in the 4th qtr. I watched the Jordan kid play 4 times this year. It wasn't due to bad routes being ran trust me. Go watch the semi final game against Brighton. Passes were high, behind his receivers, etc. It was the same in the other 3 games I watched him. Look I'm not saying the kid isn't a great HS QB. I'm just saying that his stats weren't that impressive to me as were the Bingham QB's. Sure I'm a Bingham homer and alum. But the kid led his team to a 14-0 record and a state championship. I think that trumps an extra 9 touchdowns in my opinion.

Orem7
Pleasant Grove, UT

Frankly, your discussion of which qb threw better is kind of funny. The Bingham kid, the Jordan kid, and the Lone Peak kid are below average passers. The two passers in the bunch are the PG kid and the Alta boy. The PG kid is the best pure passer.

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

Unfortunately Orem7, neither of those two are worthy of honorable mention!

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