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Published: Monday, May 26 2014 6:25 p.m. MDT

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salt lake, UT

I was afraid of this. Desert Hills did not win the 3A football championship game Judge Memorial did. Desert Hills won the 3AA title. If their points are being added into their 3A competition, then Judge's points should be added in their 4A results. I knew this confusion would happen when the UHSAA divided up the 3A schools into two different divisions for football.

cvc1228
Morgan, UT

Don't get me wrong- Desert Hills is a great school with great programs.

However, they ARE basically a 4A school playing in 3A. I wish there was a better way to align the big southern schools so that the sizes lined up better.

bslack
Draper, UT

Nothing but whining. How many years was the Southern Utah Schools the smaller school in the larger divisions as well as they had to travel much further distances? In the late 70's and 80's we traveled North every two to three weeks and played against Provo, Timpview, and American Fork. I would hear complaints when a school from Salt Lake or Utah County would have to travel South once or twice a season. Congratulations to Desert Hills as they have had to deal with the disruptions of new school boundaries every three to four years as well. Job well done!

Simpe Spectator
St.George, UT

All the southern utah schools are roughly at 1,000 people. I don't know how that is considered 4A? I thought the cut off was at like 1300 or 1400. Congrats to Desert Hills. Where none of the kids that attend have to have jobs, or have to work they can commit to sports 100%.

KAWrunner
Washington, UT

TO Simpe Spectator: That's weird my daughter swam for Desert Hill for four years, one of the most time consuming and demanding High school sports and she had a job her sophomore year on to present and so did may of her teammates. I think you are making a huge generalization about the kids at DH. Congrats Desert Hills!

Simpe Spectator
St.George, UT

A generalization much like saying swimming is a sport, and that it's the most time consuming.

Rural sport fan
DUCHESNE, UT

Congratulations to Panguitch, that was a pretty dominant year, and it could stay that way for a few more years.
Now if you guys only played football!

eagle
Provo, UT

I think one big problem isn't just with Judge but any 3A schools for football that were generally 2A in other sports. Did Manti get its points for taking second in football? Again, the Deseret News probably has some refiguring to do with several teams I suppose.

Also, an administrator from Granger I believe was arguing about the impact of wealth and competitive success and relating this to reclassification. It would be great for Amy (Donaldson) to do a follow up to that story, especially in light of these results.

CC
Saint George, UT

Congratulations Desert Hills for a great year, both athletically and academically. Great job by everyone involved to make it all happen.

gamer
PROVO, UT

You should separate the men winners from the women.

CJHR
Springville, UT

Let the kids at each of these schools enjoy their success. Desert Hills has impressive talent for a 3A school, but that is exactly what it is, impressive.

Dennis
Harwich, MA

If you can't muster a little respect and admiration for the student athletes, the coaches and the effort put forth by so many people to put together a sports program your snide remarks are far from valid.
This isn't a contest, it's a compilation of a myriad of effort.
Looking at all the numbers you can see how close so many schools are. For a school to end up on top of the pile is remarkable. A standing ovation from me to all those participating. Well Done!

KG
South Jordan, UT

Congrats to the Desert Hills student-athletes and coaches. Truly a great accomplishment. However, whether school enrollment numbers fall within the limits of 3A/3AA is not the problem in my eyes. The line between 4A and 3A is somewhat arbitrary. The real problem is that the St. George, and a few others on the Wasatch front, benefit greatly from open enrollment while their opponents from rural areas simply don't have that luxury. It is the same argument against private schools like Juan Diego competing in 3A or Wasatch Academy in 2A, because of their ability to recruit. Until private schools and schools benefiting from open enrollment are no longer competing against rural schools, these accolades are watered down.

Boo Ya!!!
Richfield, UT

So the Morgan girls take second at state (basketball), which is a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering some of the schools "ARE basically a 4A school playing in 3A." But the Morgan boys (basketball) win the entire tourney for the second year in-a-row! If I recall correctly Morgan boys beat Bear River last year....hmmmmm...neither a southern school.

This is an "All Sports Award." So my advise from a way overdone disney movie is this:

"Let it go, Let it go."

914NYC
St George, UT

St George isn't open enrollment. Please get facts correct before spouting off. St George schools are good because of the talent and coaching there not because of recruiting.

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