August Miller, Deseret News
Referee's get a drink as University of Utah players participate in the annual Red and White spring football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, April 17, 2010. August Miller, Deseret News

Week 1

The 121st season of Utah prep football opens with record highs: 103 teams – including new Corner Canyon, 574 games – plus any intra-region playoffs, and six classifications. Endowment Week sees a record 51 games involving 101 Utah schools, and Bonneville (Idaho). Only Monument Valley and Rich take the week off.

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For the first time since 1993, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) added a classification, but for football only.

(There was a temporary contraction to four classes in football for four seasons from 1997-2000 when the few 1A schools playing football competed in 2A as 1A teams. Utah returned to five classifications in 2001 when 1A got its own league back.)

The additional classification was just one of several alterations affecting prep football during the offseason, including rule and by-law modifications.

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