3A high school playoffs: Hurricane vs. Spanish Fork

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  • EagleFan Lake Forest, CA
    Nov. 11, 2011 11:41 a.m.


    Looks like it didnt work out,despite all the comparisons...when it comes down to it the playoffs are different than regular season...looks like it didnt work out for ya....where ya at now??? why havent we heard from you? Hurricane deserves your congratulations...crow pie is not so tasty...ha ha.

    Eagle Fan cheering for the TIGERS....you deserve the title...so go WIN IT!

  • H-Tizzle HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    i dont know, but in my book "snuck by" means a W.. anyway i look at it.. but besides that, its almost 6 and we get to see these two teams fight it out. ITS ABOUT TIME! let the games begin!!!

  • USC Fan in Utah Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Looking forward to a great game tonight. All of the chest thumping on the blogs means absolutely nothing. Hurricane is definitely a good team, otherwise they wouldnt be in the semis. SF is on a roll right now. What happened earlier in the season does not really mean a thing tonight. I hope both teams leave it all on the field and no one gets hurt. This game will be well worth the price of admission.

    With that said... DON PRIDE

  • cedarpost Washington, Utah
    Nov. 10, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    The final will probably be moved to southern utah if hurricane wins. Too many reasons not to move it down.

  • cedarpost Washington, Utah
    Nov. 10, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    How does anyone think Spanish Fork is better than Cedar and the H-SF game is the real championship. Delta killed SF, Cedar killed Delta, and H snuck past Cedar.

    Nov. 10, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    I know H won, thats why I said the only stat that counts is on the scoreboard. The point I was making is that Cedar can play with Hurricane and that the final game will not be a blowout, but a real dog fight. I also have to say that after watching the games from other regions the quality of football in Region 9 is on a completely different level. And after watching H for years and knowing how well disciplined a game you guys play, tonight should be easy challenge for you. I'm rooting for you.

    Cedar vs Hurricane =RES

  • H-supporter Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    @ Tex Ex from Cedar, come on,only thing that does matter was the scoreboard, stats, whatever they didnt help them win the game. If that was the case and we could say thats what mattered Hurricane would have 3 state championships. Cedar is tough no doubt about it. but all the what if's have not brought us a championship. These region 9 schools know what to expect from eachother they have played eachother, the SF fan that said H will be turning in pads monday well , we will all see tonight you might not know what hit you! I want to say good luck to all region 9 schools and hope that we can all support eachother and the showing that we are making right now in this run to the title!

  • Ligers Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    Where its nice and warm all year long, until the wind blows from Spanish Fork.

  • Prep Fan Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 7:35 a.m.

    Tonight Hurricane is located at RES. They will give you a game you will never forget. Go Coach Homer and The Tigers. This Redman is cheering you on. These Dons act like they never heard of you. Make sure they never forget you.

  • Ute Fan In Utah County Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Where is Hurricane anyway?

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 9, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    we have more 3A "comments" vs. all the other divisions. I suppose we did our job in this here forum to blow-up this game, tomorrow evening...and, to all the players--be safe and good luck to both the Dons and to the Tigers!!! and the one thing that's 100% guaranteed as to who the winner between these two combatants will be: it'll be a team from Utah!

  • SirTipsALot65 Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    @HAMOBull: what "close games" are you talking about? close games in the playoffs? or during the season? or rivals? please dont speak out of ignorance..... learn the facts buddy

    mr felts said something nice: Hurricane has won 46 games from 2008-11, tied with Bingham and just three behind Juan Diego's 49 for the most victories during those four seasons.

    it should make for a great game eh. alma 5:28 pride....

    Much love, see ya'll tomorrow

  • Ligers Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    It will be a game of points so don't miss it. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins lol. good luck, both teams are good and stacked, and hope nobody gets injured. The next two games for who ever wins will have their hands full with Cedar.

  • tigerfan HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    I can't help but think Hurricane's tougher schedule this year has really benefited them. Skyline, WJ, Dixie, DH, SC, PV and Cedar all through things at Hurricane that they will see tomorrow. I think it will be close for the first half and then Scott will wear the Don's down.
    Hurricane 35-14.

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 9, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    @kmh: relax and dont get offended. it's all for fun, here. And, i still believe the Dons will take care of business tomorrow...and, bring home the CROWN next weekend. It'll be close game, tomorrow...but, we all know WHO has the experience in dealing w/ extreme pressure under tight games...and, who has zero experience. GO DONS!!!

  • kmh Junction, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    Some of the SF fans on here seem to have a inferiority complex. First they get knocked down to 3A, making them one of the biggest schools in 3A, then they have to talk trash to convince themselves they can win. It will certainly be a good game as many in the playoff are but if the SF players think like these posters they will be in for a long night!

  • Sampson Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    @Ute Fan in Utah County

    Not sure you have seen Hurricane. You think SF is bigger on defense? I don't think that is the case. Either way, that SF defense got shredded by Delta (who is not big at all). Big is nice...but big & fast is better.

  • prdamricn St. George, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    I doubt any Hurricane FANS will be turning pads in anytime soon. To reach the championship and win your crown you must not just beat Hurricane but beat either Cedar or Desert Hills. I would not go out and get fitted for your crowns just quite yet.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 9, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    SF All The Way--I'll bet anything that YOU won't be on the field to back that up. There are no illusions about it being an easy game--just a great one!

  • TCnewsie Tooele, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    I think it is funny that the writer spelled 'Dessert Hills" with an extra 's'. It kind of makes their school sound a whole lot more tasty. Desert Hills just sounds so dry!

  • SF ALL THE WAY! Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    All you Hurricane fans better not get your hopes up. If you think you're going to easily win this game, think again because we aren't going to be the ones turning in our pads next week. You guys get to watch us win the state championship! DON PRIDE!

    Nov. 9, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    in the end of the day all your playoff appearences and your half time lead dont mean anything we still beat juan diego so yeah thats all i gotta say no offence to anyone.

    Nov. 9, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    juan val dez i win is a win

  • Ask the Football PRO SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    My prediction in the State Finals Cedar and Hurricane. It's just a guess. And my guess would be Cedar 35 Hurricane 28

    Nov. 9, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Stats show that other than the one that counts (the scoreboard) Cedar beat Hurricane. Also, if I remember correctly, Hurricane did not go ahead until about four minutes left in the game. So if they meet in the finals it will be a real dog fight. Don't you love high school football!!

  • SageGuy CEDAR CITY, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    The win over JD was huge for the Dons, but the road to the semi-finals was much tougher in Region 9 than in Region 12 three of the four teams still standing shows that. With the exception of CV, Region 9 was brutal this year. Hurricane's undefeated season is even more impressive when you look at their opponents. The only team to team to keep the Tigers under 30 points and lose by a single-digit number was Cedar. HHS is the real deal.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 9, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    I know that the Hurricane players are only looking at this game. Stopping the passing attack of SF with be priority #1 for this week. Despite what the bloggers say on these forums, it is going to be a great game. It is good to know that no one who posts will be on the field come Thursday. Only the athletes will decide the outcome.

    I think it is ironic that there was a Matt Christensen playing for Hurricane during the years '91 to '93. Not the same person, though. He is a vice-principal in Davis district.

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 9, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    @woodness: the proof is in the pudding (or as we say here in Hawaii...in the poi). It is what it is...
    @ juan valdez: JD lost...and chocked in the 2nd half...and, couldve shouldve dont win games. The truth is...the heavily favored JD got beat on their own hmoe turf last week. JD...come and join the Dons as we don the crown this year!!!

  • juan val dez Kanab, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    WEll i want to give SF credit for beating Juan Diego. But its hard to Compare this years juan diego teams to any in the past. And if you really want to compare teams, well lets see Juan Diego got spanked by Skyline, Hurricane spanked Skyline. So on that Hurricane should have beat juan diego. Delta spanked Sf, Delta got spanked by Cedar, hurricane beat Cedar, So if you want to compare teams on that hurricane should beat SF. Oh and don;t say you dominated Juan Diego, cause if i remember juan deigo was on the seven bout to score. And a fumbled stopped that, so you got a victory on a fumble. Don;t say you went in and dominated them. Just saying the truth. GO TIGERS!!!!

  • woodness Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    @ hamobull. a fact is something you can prove.. and thats a fact.

    Nov. 9, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    sher khan ummm i guess we will just have to wait see tomorrow... DON PRIDE!!!!

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    Hurricane 28 Spanish Fork 21. It will be a good one but I think it's finally Hurricane's year. That Scott kid is a beast!

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 9, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    @sher khan: pure speculation re: SF bein' schooled by JD in past 3 years btw, in past 3 years...how many D1 graduates did SF produce vs. JD and Tigers combined? Point is...SF of last 3 years would've schooled both JD and Tigers combined of last 3 years!...and, that's simply the facts. Go DONS...bring home the CROWN...and that's not speculatation or wishful thinking...it's a FACT!!!

  • Geeber South Jordan, utah
    Nov. 9, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Would really like to see Hurricane win this year they are due. Nothing against SF. I will be at the game and hope both teams play well.

  • sher khan La Verkin, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    @USO684, The Dons haven't done anything that Hurricane has or hasn't done. This years Hurricane team hasn't lost to this year's Juan Diego team and this year's Juan Diego team has never beaten this year's Hurricane team. Chances are you would've been schooled by JD in all of the past 3 years as well but who can say, you never played.With that being said, good luck against Hurricane this week. Tigers all the way!!!

  • SirTipsALot65 Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    oh man looks to be a great game. I'm so excited to see how eachothers team will stack up. i hear about the passing game that the dons posess it'll be fun to watch yardley and parker on defense. how is the dons defense though? great stuff. only time will tell.


    @Ute Fan In Utah County: as for the dons having more to play for i have to disagree, i think the tigers will want it more having been so close for so many years in a row. this may be the year hurriacane or any team from the south finally wins the big one.

    good luck ya'll

  • HHS fan St. George, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    @Ute Fan

    "If the Tigers can stop the running game of Christian Taele and the strong arm of (byu baseball commit) Hayden Nelson they can pull an upset."

    You need to remember that SF isn't the favored team here so that wouldn't be an upset. Hurricane is taking SF seriously trust me, but SF would be the one pulling an upset if they can contain Hurricane's high powered offense.

    Nov. 9, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    In talking to some Hurricane football players, none of them really cared that Juan Diego lost, it doesn't mean that much to the Tiger Football Players but we as a community want to beat them.
    Good Luck Tigers and may the best team win.

  • true observer Cedar, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    SF is a good team, that being said they have struggled to stop running teams this year (Delta). Hurricane is one of the best running teams in the state just ask Skyline and West Jordan let alone all the 3A teams who faced Hurricane. SF will have to out score Hurricane to beat them and I don't see that happening.

  • Girlsrockyourboys VIRGIN, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Juan Diego is a different team every year!!!! Props on beating them this year....tomorrow will answer all our questions! Go tigers!

  • Ute Fan In Utah County Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    If the Tigers can stop the running game of Christian Taele and the strong arm of (byu baseball commit) Hayden Nelson they can pull an upset. I think Spanish Fork not only is bigger on defense but has more to play for, considering this is our first appearence in the semifinals since 1995. GO DONS BRING HOME A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TO SPANISH FORK. WE NEED ONE.

  • Tigress HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    Calm down Dons. No disrespect to you or your team for your game against Juan Diego, and don't worry.....our Tiger team is taking you very seriously. One step at a time. Go get 'em TIGERS!!! We're behind you all the way!

  • trfan HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:16 a.m.


    And when we beat you, we'll have done something you've never done. Four consecutive Final appearances.

  • Jo Momma CEDAR CITY, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    No offense but we did something you will never do against Hurricane...lead at halftime.

    Nov. 9, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    no offense but we did something hurricane has never done beat Juan Diego..

  • SoUtHapa Saint George, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    The Cedar/DH semi IS at Dixie State. However, the UHSAA has announced already that, regardless who the participants are, the finals will be at RES.

    Including semifinals, Hurricane has made 6 trips in the past 3 years to RES. I don't think I'd consider that unfamiliar territory.

    Nov. 9, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    just keep hating on us dons just keep hating it motivates us hurricane has never beat juan diego and we have so if that doesnt earn us our respect then we will go get on thursday!!! Don pride!!!!

  • podunk utah DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    nothing against SF, I like Hurricane, they are hungry, so close for so long... I think they win it all, go Hurricane!

  • FaifeauSam Lehi, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    The High School Activities Association needs to wake up and smell the roses when deciding where the semi-finals for 3A and other lower population schools play their post-season games. Why are Cedar, Hurricane and Desert Hills required to travel to Salt Lake City when they could be playing in Cedar City at SUU or in St. George at Dixie? I know those decisions are made early and contracted with the U. but where is the logic in this format? A lot of unnecessary expense for schools and patrons could be avoided if the UHSAA would THINK before they flex their muscle; they're too much like the NCAA/BCS and NBA hierarchy. They would make more money at the gate if they were played locally. Get a life!

  • Ask the Football PRO SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    Don's haven't been to the BIG show in years, due to Hurricane and Juan Diego hogging it for the past 3 straight years, the Don's are a good team who should of lost to Juan Diego, but they didn't, Hurricane with the power of Scott and the speed of Thompson and the toughness of Parker with the mentally sound with Prince, I'm just saying good luck Don's on even coming close.

    Hurricane 42-Don's 21

  • Sampson Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2011 5:44 a.m.

    Hurricane has been to three straight finals, so I don't think the travel will bother them. It didn't when the Tigers beat Skyline 33-14 in week one. Expect a good game, but I favor the ball control & physicality of the Tigers. Besides, this could be a game where the Tigers starting line-up gets to play the whole game. HHS 42 SFHS 21

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 9, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    No doubt that SF's got major "home" advantage over remaining so. teams (huge factor)...not to mention rough travel drivin up; and the consensus is that the 3A championship will be played this Thurs. between SF and Hurricane...and, I'm predicting an SF victory. No disrespect to DH and esp. Cedar...but, it is what it is...and, it's no longer bout the past and it's all about the NOW...Go Dons!!! AND, GET YOUR CROWN!!!!

  • juan val dez Kanab, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    Ok, let's put this in perspective. Spanish fork got demolished by Delta 35 to 14. Cedar easily beat Delta. Hurricane admittedly had a little trouble beating Cedar, but nothing really serious and beat them by 9. That should tell you who the better team is. Now Hurricane needs to come out and play like they are capable and we should be playing for the Championship..

  • HAMOBULL Ewa Beach, HI
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    SF 42 Hurricane 21: talent for talent...and, pound for pound--SF Dons will wear the Crown. Saddle UP, Dons...and RIDE da "Canes

  • John Paul Orem, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    Hurricane 35 SF 14

  • Girlsrockyourboys VIRGIN, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    Let's get em tigers!

  • southernsuperfan Saint George, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    SF 35 HH 21