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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12 2014 9:51 a.m. MDT

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dchabc313
Boise, ID

I wish Bingham would schedule games with LP being one of the only teams in the state of Utah to beat Bingham. I fell they could start a great rivalry.

jazzer
St. George, UT

It would be a blow out

2020
Herriman, UT

I am no Bingham fan, but I do hope that you are not implying that Bingham is afraid to play Lone Peak. They have never run from anybody. Back when the state was Bingham, Alta and a bunch of teams trying to catch them, they played during the season whether they were in the same region or not. Their non region schedule this year is pretty tough: Davis, Herriman, Bishop Gorman, even Hunter should be tough this year.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I'm suprised they didn't say a little more about week 3 opponent Bishop Gorman. They are ranked #1 in the USA Today poll, have won 5 straight State Championships, return 11 starters and play six games against out-of-state foes, including three teams in the Super 25 rankings: No. 19 Servite (Anaheim); No. 23 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) and No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). Yikes!

That's going to be a Huge test for the Miners.

Go Bingham!

Class of '82

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

This year's defense is going to be awesome! The new RB from Colorado is legit! YES! Football is back!

Feliz
Kaysville, UT

A lot of people seem to be making a big deal out of this team from Nevada. I realize that you can't always compare past performance to current success but I believe in the early to mid 2000s Mountain Crest played Bishop Gorman and beat them handily. If my memory serves me right Bishop Gorman supposedly had all kinds of D1 talent and Mountain Crest still beat them easily. A top notch team from Nevada is not the same as a top notch team from Texas or California.

sher khan
La Verkin, UT

In 2008, Dixie barely lost to Bishop Gorman 20-14 in overtime but were blown out 48-14 in 2009. Dixie's history on this website shows that they played Thoreau, New Mexico which is an error.

adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Jazzer I think it would be a lot closer series than you think. Lone peak has beat them 2 of the last 3 times and those teams were not slouches. I'm pretty sure the series is tied or Bingham May have the overall lead by a game but I don't know how to check. I'm with dchabc I think it would be a great series. For some reason lone peak finds a way to get it done (with the exception being last year). It's the classic speed vs. strength matchup and would be a fun one.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Feliz

I think Bishop Gormans numbers speak for them self. If stating the facts regarding the team is a "big deal" then so be it. Their numbers and record is quite impressive. I think Bingham will give them all they can handle. They certainly played Euless (sp) Texas straight up a few years back.

CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

Bingham was thrashed by Trinity Euless, but Trinity is a 4500+ student body school vs Bingham, which at the time was probably around 2300 student body...not apples to apples. Bingham with their current run of talent would probably do pretty well in their proper division in Texas. Not saying they would win it all, which is really hard in Texas for any team, but they would be a playoff team easily

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ CMO

I didn't realize Bingham lost that bead; 42-21. I stand corrected. Although Bishop Gormon, and Valor Christan, don't have the large student body; they both have the recruiting factor involved. It will be an interesting matchup; from what I read, the Valor Christan game was great last year. California, Texas and Florida seem like the top HS states. However, there is a team here in Washington (Bellevue) who has, and can play with anyone; including California schools. They play Alta this year.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

Bingham is 3-2 all time against Lone Peak. They played in the pre-season in 2007 and 2008 with Bingham winning 31-3 and 24-8. They then played in 2011 and 2012 when they were region foes with Lone Peak winning 45-24, and 21-17 (that Lone Peak team from 2011 was very good, 14-0, State Champions, led by Chase Hansen). Then they met last year in the State semi-finals with Bingham winning 48-13.

I don't think it would be that great of a rivalry. Yes, Lone Peak did have a couple great years where they handled Bingham, but I think that has passed. Lone Peak was a 6-4 team last year and showed that in the present configuration cannot hang with Bingham.

The Alta rivalry is all but over as Alta is down from losing so many to Corner Canyon. I think the Brighton-Bingham is the one to watch for the next year or so.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

Bingham did get trashed by Trinity, but . . . They played by Texas High School rules which allows chop blocking and a change like that can really take a team out of their element. Also, that game was the first game in the new Cowboys Stadium and there was no way a team from Utah was going to come in and beat a Texas team. I don't think there was any way r Bingham could have won that game.

dchabc313
Boise, ID

If i wanted to say Bingham was scared, then I would of said Bingham is scared. I just think it would start a great rivalry. Lp Doesn't have alot of returning talent this year but they know how to get things done. And there is alot of talent this year, we just just need to see if they will play well together. Last year it took a couple of games, but they went of to make it to the semis again untimely losing to Bingham.

lancer3622
west valley city, ut

@Feliz, a BIG DEAL should be made out of the match up with Bishop Gorman out of Nevada. This is an entirely different program than the one you are referring to in the early 2000's. This will be the highest profiled opponent, that any Utah High School team has ever played in the history of Utah high school football. Spokane Ute, has already posted Bishop Gorman's insane football schedule. But it is nothing new to their program, ever since Coach Tony Sanchez took over at the helm, they have sought out the best competition, which has translated to playing multiple out of state opponents, due to the lack of competition in Nevada. This will be a great measuring stick for Bingham despite their own national profile. Sher klan pointed out the blow out by Bishop Gorman over Dixie in 2009. Another illustration of the changes Coach Sanchez has brought to their program. It helps that their boosters have some deep pockets to help their rise to national stardom. As for the Lone Peak rivalry. Talent wise, Bingham is back to where they were during their championship years. No contest for the next couple of years.

HS Sport Dude
Salt Lake City, UT

I attended the Bingham versus Trinity game since I had tickets to the OU BYU game. The game was much closer than the 42-21 score. I'm not one to point to officiating but in that case the penalties and yards were way out of line until in the 4th quarter a bunch of meaningless plays (example: Bingham defense having the Trinity QB wrapped up for a 15 yard sack.....then a flag comes out for a holding penalty against Trinity. No loss for Trinity on this one)

Bingham matched up on size and power quite well with Trinity but there were only a couple of Bingham players that could run with the Trinity guys. Bingham probably had the fastest player on the field with the Anderson kid (spelling Anderson or Andersen??) and another speedy guy in McCrae (Sp??) but Trinity had another 7-8 guys of similar speed.

With the speed and a cutting down defenders Trinity gained a bunch of yards around the side where the Anderson kid was not at. The strong safety (I think McCrae was his name) stopped many of these after 5-10 yard gains with great play. Speed, rules, and officiating were the issues at that game.

SoJoBoy
South Jordan, UT

One thing is for sure, they have WAY understated the value of the transfer from Colorado, Cameron Smith. That kid is a stud player. I watched the 7 on 7 camps during the summer and the scrimmages against Lehi and Herriman a few weeks ago. He stood out as the best in all of those. Granted, some of the bigger studs in the state were missing from the 7 on 7, but of the kids that were there, Smith was the best. I was shocked to see that he got only a little blurb in the paper.

CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

I watched the Trinity/Bingham game on TV, maybe Texas rules had a little play on it, but it looked to me like Trinity could have scored 60 in that game if they really wanted to, they were bigger, faster, deeper and stronger... but it is a lot bigger school too

Gunner
South Jordan, UT

The move in from Colorado is a beast! I watched the scrimmage as well a couple weeks back and was thinking "Who is this kid?" I was expecting to see the Marsh kid and then this kid was killing it. I feel kind of bad for the Marsh kid, but from what I hear they have plans to use him also.

lancer3622
west valley city, ut

The Bingham vs Trinity game was competive for about 2 quarters and a half. Trinity started to pull away at the end of the 3rd quarter. The interesting thing about the match up, was that Trinity was a young team that year. They weren't even rank that year nationally and were not even ranked in the top ten in Texas. Bingham's team was essentially the same squad who would run the table the next season, completing what many people thought as the most dominating football season ever in the history of Utah high school football. While I do believe that Bingham can compete with anyone in the nation, Utah still has a long way to go to compete consistantly with the national powers.

Oh and regarding the Bellevue vs Alta match up. It will be a blow out. If this was the Alta squads of the Leslie Hamilton era, they might be able to compete against a premier program like Bellevue. Bellevue will win this game by at least 30 pts.

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