UTAH VS. THE WORLD UPDATE: Guess it's really not Utah vs. the World until next week when Bear River hosts the Raymond High Comets from Alberta, Canada, but Utah teams performed well last week against out-of-state foes, compiling an 11-2 record.
Jordan had a big win over the Washington Tigers from Massillon (a suburb of Canton, Ohio), 27-24, in a national tournament in Canton.
The only losses were Northridge's 30-13 setback to nationally ranked Crespi (Calif.) and Enterprise's 40-14 loss to Virgin Valley (Nev.).
There are 10 more games with out-of-state teams this week, highlighted by Davis vs. Kamehameha (Honolulu) at Weber State on Thursday, and Dixie hosting La Costa Canyon from Carlsbad (near San Diego), Calif.
Kamehameha is 2-1 this season, currently ranked as high as fourth in Hawaii and is making its first-ever trip to Utah. The Warriors defeated Kahuku and Kapolei on the islands before embarking on a two-game trip to the mainland where they lost to St. John Bosco, 23-14, in the Louisiana area last Friday.
UNBEATENS: After two weeks, just over one-third (34 of 96) of the teams remain unbeaten. Seven in-state battles pit undefeated teams this week: Alta at Kearns, Grand at South Summit, Hillcrest at Copper Hills, Logan at Sky View, North Sevier at Juab, Pine View at Cottonwood and Timpview at Lone Peak.
Desert Hills can become just the fifth team to win its first three games in its inaugural varsity season when the Thunder host winless Emery on Friday. East Carbon (six in 1959), Cyprus (four in 1926), Olympus (four in 1953) and Juan Diego (three in 2000) are the others.
Copper Hills has already matched its best-ever start, 2-0, set in 1999 and 2004. Its opponent, Hillcrest, last won two games to open the season in 2003, when the Huskies started 5-0.
After two games, North Sevier has yet to be scored on.
MEANWHILE, LOOKING FOR FIRST WIN: Bingham, which hasn't been 0-2 since 1991, visits Fremont, which hasn't started 0-2 since '97, in this week's feature game between winless teams. Bingham coach Dave Peck is still trying for his 100th win and Fremont's Kory Bosgeiter is going for his 50th.
The five other games between 0-2 teams include Hunter at Brighton, Murray at Taylorsville, North Sanpete at Union, Payson at Spanish Fork and Richfield at Gunnison.
A FEW RIVALRY-GAME NOTES: Bear River and Box Elder meet for the 88th time in their annual battle for the Golden Spike. Box Elder leads the 62-23-2 in a series that's been played every year since 1923. Only East and West have met more times (108) over consecutive seasons.
Payson tangles with Spanish Fork, also for the 88th time. Payson broke a six-game losing streak to the Dons last year and lead the series 43-39-4 in a series dating back to 1917.
Those two rivalries tie as the fifth most-played rivalries in the state.
Morgan and Park City clash for the 67th time; Morgan leads the series 32-30-4 since 1925.
Beaver and Milford meet for the 62nd time and first since 2005; Beaver leads 49-10-2, also since 1925.
San Juan and Monticello play for the 61st time; SJ leads 36-22-2 since 1956.
The Logan at Sky View game is the 47th between these Cache Valley rivals. The Grizzlies lead 28-18 in their annual series dating to 1964.
Viewmont and Bountiful meet for the 44th time since 1964. The Vikings have taken five of the last eight from the Braves but trail in the series, 24-19.
Roy and Weber battle for the Shield for the 44th time since 1965; Roy leads the series 23-20 and Skyline plays Highland, also for the 44th time; the Eagles lead the series 25-18 but Highland has taken the last four.
FIRST-TIME MEETINGS: Davis vs. Kamehameha. This is the third meeting between a Utah team and the Warriors. Kamehameha defeated Tooele, 41-0, in 1937 and beat Timpview, 26-21, in 2001, both in Hawaii.
The five other first time matchups include Pine View at Cottonwood, Emery at Desert Hills, Judge Memorial at Highland (Pocatello, Idaho), La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) at Dixie and Salem Hills at Uintah.
ALSO: Juab and North Sevier play for the first time since 1996 and first time in the regular season since 1974. Juab leads has never lost to the Wolves in four games.
THIS FRIDAY'S MILESTONES: Dixie is gunning for its 350th win. Alta's Les Hamilton is going for his 50th career victory.
Parowan, now in its 61st season, is playing its 500th game and Duchesne, its 350th. Larry Eldracher (Woods Cross and now at East) and Robert Langston (Milford) are both coaching their 50th games.
FINALLY: For the second straight week, and for the last time this season, every team is in action.
FROM LAST WEEK: North Sanpete scored in its 80th straight game, the 22nd school to achieve that mark; the Hawks have the third longest active streak.