High school football: East Leopards 2014 preview


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  • Tenn12 Orem, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 12:44 p.m.

    That would make sense football8 and perhaps you are right. I hope you are. However from what I witnessed last year and later heard from other spectators I couldn't help but come to the conclusion that I did. Personally, I would still look to the two time defending champs as an example because for two straight years they've come up with game plans that really exploited an overall more talented team.
    I am very interested to see how much of a drop off they will have this year. I really don't see normal contenders like timpview or logan being as good as they were last year. East may just have a great shot at winning it this year even though they lost a lot of talent from last season.

  • footballfan8 Provo, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    I'll give Matich the benefit of the doubt and assume the reason he didn't mention Timpview is because Whittingham isn't as tenured as Favero or Peck.

  • Tenn12 Orem, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:48 p.m.

    I thought the same thing kfbob. Why not look to the program that has outcoached him two years in a row. I was surprised to see his lack of respect after last year's state championship game. Looks like it's carried over to this season.

  • kfbob SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:27 p.m.

    "He points to what Dave Peck has built at Bingham and what Mike Favero has built at Logan as examples of high school programs that are successful every year".

    Really coach? No mention of Timpiew? Last year was not a fluke. Timpview have won 7 of the past 10 4A championships. Both teams are rebuilding this year but my money is easily on the most dominate team in State history. When was the last time East won the state title? 1996? Respect the T-Birds!

  • ExTBird Springville, US-UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:02 a.m.

    We aren't going to have to hear about "the beast" from East fans again are we? :)