High school football: DJ Nelson scores 8 TDs for Logan in rout

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  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Oct. 4, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    hate to break it to some of ya, but throwing TDs at the end of the 3rd qtr by your starter when you are up by almost 50 points is running it up no matter how you slice it. Im a defensive guy and I believe it is the other teams responsibility to stop the offense, but come on... throwing for a TD when you are up 43-7 is irresponsible coaching.

  • needruff LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 3, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    I did go to the game and that was the most effortless 60+ point game I've seen. I'm not sure anyone realized the score had gotten so high. Coach did take him out at end of the 3rd. Otherwise it would have been 80. At some point you have to leave a player in the whole game so he can have the experience. It's not the player or the coaches fault they are blowing teams out. They just need to play to the best of their ability and leave it at that. Sky View is a great school and really I don't think there is bad blood between them. It's nothing intentional I'm sure

  • Not a hater LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 1, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    Good points made above! Mountain Crest still undefeated in region. East still undefeated. This team needs to be prepared for a full game. When the kids are in the game, they still need to play hard or they get injured. They still haven't played the starters for the full game yet. They need the test of conditioning. Too bad about the injuries for Sky View. They look like great kids on a great team with some good momentum. Keep playing and keep improving.

  • Jacob's Dad LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 1, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    When do you expect Coach Favero to give his starters a full game to play? Isn't it coming to the time of the season when these kids get their conditioning put to the test? Look at the remaining games on their schedule. Look who they might be facing in the playoffs. Full game time still needs to be tested. They have just barely started simulating situations in case DJ gets injured. Before posting coments like you have, look at the whole season and how much time DJ and the starters have spent in games in the second half. To me, they just look like a team preparing for a championship run. They are facing both of the teams who were co-region champs with them last year and then a powerful East team. I think, but also hope, they are conditioned for a full game. Not a coach nor a parent of a player---just a fan of a team and a coach working hard to achieve their goals. BTW-research the score of the Logan Sky View JV game the day before.

  • Utahstaggie Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 1, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Also if you guys read the story the last touchdown Logan scored was from the backup QB Jesse Braddy. He threw a TD to Soph. WR Taylor Compton. So I guess DJ Nelson didnt play the whole game AGAIN!!! Also the reason the rivalry game was lopsided was SV starting QB, Carver, left game with injury. Great story by Amy Donaldson.

  • Utahstaggie Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 1, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    I wasn't at the game, but all I will say is that of all the games this year for Logan. DJ Nelson, including this game, has only played 3 full games (cottonwood, spanish fork,and Sky View). He usually will only play 1 series in 3rd qtr and then come out of the game.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Oct. 1, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    I thought the same thing about why would your star still be in the game in the 4th with the game well in hand by that time? No knock on the kid, because as was said earlier, they just want to play and do what coaches ask. But maybe the Logan coach should have called off the dogs?

    Also, did this kid commit too soon? I'm thinking maybe bigger and better offers would come.

  • SailorSam Salt Lake, Utah
    Oct. 1, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Congratulations to the Nelson family on their big night.

    I didn't see this game, but I can read a box score. According to the DN box for this game, DJ Nelson, who already had accounted for 7 TDs, was in the game at QB in the 4th quarter with his team leading by 46 points.

    @Logan coaching staff - what's up with that? Margin of victory not big enough for you? The young man already accepted his D1 offer. We all know he's a strong candidate for 4A Player of the Year. How about showing a little class in that situation?

    I'm not a Sky View fan, just a high school football fan. This is no knock on DJ. Players do what coaches tell them. This was strictly a coaching decision.

    And BTW if the DN box score is wrong, somebody please post here to set us straight.

  • Coach P Provo, UT
    Oct. 1, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    It looks like little brother didn't want big brother to get all the applause. Wow!