SALT LAKE CITY — Desert Hills takes on Pine View at 11 a.m. Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Watch it live here.
3AA championship — Desert Hills (9-2) vs. Pine View (10-2)
Series history: Although Desert Hills opened in 2008, these two St. George schools didn’t meet that year. But they’ve tangled as region foes every year since and twice in 2013 when Desert Hills defeated Pine View for the Class 3AA title. PV won the first two encounters (2009 and ’10) and the 2013 region game, but DH has taken the other six, including the last four in a row. The Thunder swamped Pine View 36-19 during Week 8 (Oct. 7) at home.
Series record: Desert Hills leads 6-3.
Coach vs. coach: Desert Hills’ Carl Franke is 5-1 vs. Pine View’s Ray Hosner.
Current winning streaks: Desert Hills, 4; Pine View, 4.
Desert Hills facts
Opened in 2008; ninth season.
Finals record: 1-1. Only championship: 2013. Playoff record: 13-7 (.650), ninth postseason appearance.
Pine View quick facts
Opened in 1983; 34th season.
Finals record: 0-5. Playoff record: 24-24, 25th postseason appearance.