Alta only has 62 varsity players, but from what I've heard they have a
great group of sophomores and the younger groups coming through will be very
good. New OC and DC as well for the Hawks, I'm interested to see how
the offense looks now that Harrison is calling the plays. I think the Hawks
will surprise some teams but they have a brutal schedule. I've heard
Alta will move down to 4A, but I sure hope they stay 5A because I think
they'll stay competitive regardless of the lower numbers and I love the
Black and Blue rivalry.
I doubt that Alta would move down a classification as success is taken into
account into the football classifications now. I also doubt that Bingham would
stop playing Alta even though they are in 4A. To me the "playing down"
idea is a farce. The best 4A teams are comparable with the best 5A teams and it
shouldn't make a difference.