I like both programs but I have to pick Hamilton at PG for the region champs.
Time will tell. Good luck to all.
@Bingham1997 - Coach Wilson was one of the best coaches in Utah High School
football. He helped my son and two other young men earn D-I scholarships from
the class of 2013. I believe Coach Pearce has taken the torch from Wilson very
well. Herriman was a state contender last year and will be again this year.
Herriman is solid on both lines...possibly the best in the state. Herriman will
need players to step up on offense and defense as we lost the best rusher in the
state from last year and one of the best linebackers in the state as well. I
think Herriman gives Bingham trouble week 2...still not sure who wins that one.
I think Herriman wins Region 4 outright and makes at least makes the
semifinals.@Parry is a Farce - I think the Region 4 Coaches
predicted Herriman #1 and DesNews predicted Pleasant Grove #1
Herriman looks very solid this year. Has excellent bunch of young players
especially in the running game, I think that there is going to be some issues
with the passing plays but over all I feel they will make up for this with the
yards they make on the ground. Some key players to watch for sure with Andre
James probably does not get better than this , Kaden Hayward one of the
fastest kids in the region, he will be the offensive playmaker . Kody Jarvis
who is well rounded athlete he will add a lot of skill and leadership to the
team. It will be great to see this group of kids bring it together.
This is a result of the great foundation established by Larry Wilson, who,
unfortunately, was caught up in the district nepotism rule. If Coach Wilson was
still coaching this team, they would have to be serious contenders for the 5A
State Championship. I am not sure that Coach Pearce has the experience and
pedigree to take the Mustangs to these heights. From what I have seen, there has
been a drop off in quite a few areas of the program. There is, however, no drop
off with the talent - some of the best in the state. Worried about their defense
as the guy who is the Def Coord is a glorified Ute Conf coach. Special teams
were very suspect last year. Offense has been very consistent. As a former
Miner, and now a resident of Herriman, I can't wait to see how this all
plays out. Ya gotta love high school,football!
Region 4 was the most competitive region last year and is easily the most
competitive region in Utah this year.Last year Region 4 had six
teams that were playoff worthy (Herriman, Lone Peak, Pleasant Grove, Riverton,
American Fork and Lehi). Region 4 had four teams make the quarterfinals
(Herriman, Lone Peak, Pleasant Grove and Riverton) and then had Lone Peak make
the semifinals.Region 3 and Region 4 play each other eight times
this year highlighted by Herriman at Bingham, Herriman at Jordan, Pleasant Grove
at Alta, Pleasant Grove vs Jordan and Lone Peak vs Alta. Out of the eight games
between the two regions...I believe Region 4 wins at least five of those
games.In the end I think Region 3 and Region 4 are again tops in the
state. Both regions sent four teams to the quarterfinals with Region 3 sending
three teams to the semifinals and two teams to the finals. The quarterfinal
game between Herriman and Brighton was easily the most exciting game of the
season.I think Herriman finds a way to win the region outright this
year. Herriman vs Lone Peak, Herriman vs American Fork, Pleasant Grove at
American Fork and Herriman at Pleasant Grove will determine the region winner.
Herriman sure grew up in a hurry, they could throw a wrench into Bingham's
plans. And from what I've seen the little leagues are full of kids who can
play, they will be in the mix for awhile.