SALT LAKE CITY — East takes on Springville at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Watch it live here.
4A championship — East (13-0) vs. Springville (12-0)
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Series history: These teams first met in a 1933 non-region game, which East won 21-0. They battled in the Class 4A first round in 1997 and 2006, with East capturing both contests. Last year, East doused the Red Devils 42-14 in the semifinal round.
Series record: East leads 4-0.
Coach vs. coach: East’s Brandon Matich is 1-0 vs. Springville’s Willy Child.
Current winning streaks: East, 22 (longest active streak and tied for 14th longest in state history); Springville, 12 (third longest active streak).
East quick facts
Opened in 1914; 103rd season.
Championships: 17 — comprised of 13 victories, one title in 1917 when season records determined the state champion, one in 1925 when both semifinal games ended in ties and all four semifinalists were named champions, one in 1926 when East tied Box Elder in the title contest and one in 1943 when East and Davis won semifinals but Davis refused to play in the Class A championship game because of a bracketing change. Both were declared champions.
Finals record: 13-4-1 (.778). Last championship: 2015. Playoff record: 59-27-2 (.682), 44th postseason appearance.
Springville quick facts
Played two seasons in 1908-09, then for good starting in 1919; 100th season.
Finals record: 1-3. Only championship: 1985. Playoff record: 28-44 (.389), 46th postseason appearance.