Good Luck to both teams should be an awsome game, if mother nature helps in the
mix maybe a factor for aiding East. The weather would aid in slowing down the
passing game, as for the running game of East ball security would be the key and
playing a close to perfect game. By all means it can be done, I would throw a
wrench in it and run a little spread has everyone forgotten East was running a
variation of the spread before Matich got there. Its gonna be a great game
hopefully its a nail bitter and not a one sided affair. Good Luck to both teams
Sam,If the TV coaches were bit more humble and stop making excuses
for tough game and losses than people wouldn't take shots at them.In
their win against Westlake, it was about their mistakes that kept the game close
rather than Westlake outsmarting and outplaying them. If anything, it Westlake
that made the costly mistakes and practically handed TV the win (WL should have
been up at least 21-0 at halftime).East spotted them 10 but overcame
it because they had smarter coaches than WL ( don't know why they tried to pass
in second half when they were running at will in the first half).All
Wong did was say it was TV mistakes and barely gave credit to the other teams.
Enjoy the humble pie again. Your also wrong about them rising again
as their demise is here to stay. If their smart, they'll go 3A after next year.
Many of the poly players in that area will start going to LP, WL and now even
back to Lehi.
CheeseFries:The back up kicker is a girl. She was brougt onto the team
half way through the season so she isn't rostered. Rumor has it that she was
messing around, kicking a football after soccer practice , and te coach asked er
to show up for kicking practice with Van Minde the next day.Logan is
a beast. Don't go into the game with a bug head about it. But everyone was
betting against Highland last year... So best of luck to our rivals. Bring
Region 6 another trophy.
What's the big deal about "dethroning Timpview?" Don't most people
hate the Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys because they are on top too much of the
time? Timpview has a quality program every year and if you know anything about
athletic teams, you know that you can't stay on top forever; it runs in cycles
and don't count TV out in the future. As long as Wong is there, TV will be
strong and competitive. They have young men who can afford to attend summer
camps and benefit from the training and proximity available at programs and
individual coaching that others cannot. They have tradition on their side and
that makes a lot of difference. Polynesians are competitive athletically just as
Asians are competitive academically; that's just the nature of things. Count the
number of Polys on the all-state teams and hear what I'm saying. Now I've
shifted gears and I apologize for that, but don't count the Thunderbirds out
I love all the people that dismiss East. I hope, they all read the negative
comments people give them. This will serve as motivation that they need. All
East needs is more heart and motivation and trust me they are probably hearing
it all from Sports pundits and blogs all over... This will drive them. All people love to talk about is the 46-14 win. Played starters, rest
starters, Whatever. They locked the region win. They didn't want to risk injury.
Their mentality was to play and not get injured. Even if they won, most likely
would be playing the same team. That game didn't matter. That's fact. I honestly
don't know why that game was scheduled that late anyway. I love the underdog and
i'm an East 05' Alum. but East does have a difficult task. But wait you'll be
seeing a lot more heart then they showed in a (Non-factor game after a region
To East thank-you for dethroning Timpview, its about time.Pretty
sure all of MC was cheering for you.
East didn't look that good, Logan will smash them. This game is over already
Well, Jake2010, I will point out to you that East not only beat those reigning
4A State Champs, but shut them out. Let's just save all the posturing and see
With Logan having beaten the reigning 4A State Champs it will be them, not East
that reigns the next 12 months as State Champs. You can bank on it. :)
Cheese Fries: I think the girl is #98 I don't know what position. But East is a
great team and their mistakes can be fixed (QB pitch relationship w/RB). I was
very happy to see that East's pass defense improved. Their pass rush has always
been good but to see the DB's step up was amazing. #8 & #23. East should
utilize their best player more too. #16. The Championship game will be a great
game but I am going for Logan. Good Luck to all.
It's pretty entertaining to see how you supposed adults take yourselves and your
opinions about high school football so seriously. Let's let the boys (and girl)
play, and just see how it all shakes out.
Hey UtahUtes10 -- you are resting on semantics by saying East's varsity team
hasn't been beat. Lets keep it accurate here . . . while a large number of JV
players played in that game, there were also some first stringers that played as
well. Claiming East's varsity hasn't been beat is just wordsmithing because the
record book shows a 1 in the loss column.And it is also worth noting
that the Logan "varsity" players were liberally substituted out in the
later parts of the game.What surprises me is you didn't attempt to
wordsmith the player's quotes - - suggesting they meant something else.
armchairQBonthehill,"Apparently, this team leader suffers from
amnesia as the 46-14 score did matter. Maybe the QB was on the bench preparing
for the playoffs (resting)"How exactly did that game matter?
East had already won the region (the only games that mattered) And yes, East's
varsity team hasn't been beat. The game against Logan where the JV team played
doesn't count. Tune in next friday to see the first actual meeting of logan and
Didn't these 2 teams already play earlier this season? And didn't East decide
to "rest" its players for the playoffs then soundly get whooped. I
love the East QB's quote in the article "It doesn't matter what the score
is or who we're playing". Apparently, this team leader suffers from
amnesia as the 46-14 score did matter. Maybe the QB was on the bench preparing
for the playoffs (resting). Someone is later quoted "we can't be
beat".Look at the stats boys . . it looks like you were beat .
. and I believe it was by the Griz. Very funny how some players love to hear
themselves talk, but they don't even know their own team record and apparently
have a very short memory.State playoffs are a fun time of the year
that's for sure - - and the quotes and dumb things the kids say are equally as
fun to read in the paper as the play on the turf. Good luck boys . . I expect
Logan to complete their dream season next week. East Leopard quotes in the
sports pages won't be nearly as entertaining then!
Congratulations to East!You got off to a slow start and played 3 quarters of
good football. You will need to play 4 quarters of great football to beat
Logan. Good Luck!
Dear Writer:I think you mean "floorin'" and
"awry." I stopped reading after those two gems.
"I believe that I have the best young men in the state. They're just
wonderful boys and one young lady."Who's the girl?
How great is it that we don't have to see Timpview, Bingham, Alta, or Juan Diego
in the state championships. I will be attending all the finals, they should be
some solid (new) competition. Congrats to East, you will have your hands full
with Logan though.
East definitely outmanned TV.. TV needed to play perfect to win and obviously
didn't.. Missed some opportunities when they went up early. Credit to East.
Thinking Logan wins by 2-3 TDs but in a state final anything can
Good luck East. You'll need it! 49-21 Grizz.
East when they face the up tempo of Logan offense they will wilt. The key is to
stretch the defense forcing them into a lateral pursuit angle game then you have
them, tired and leaning and reaching instead of getting there feet and hips to
the play.Defensively, Logan will need to stay at home in gap control
and East will be forced to bounce to the pitch where they are turnover prone. If
East fails to keep the football away from Logan they are done, over.
East plays with heart and they didn't even have their A-Game going.They
will with Logan. East will shock all. State Champions...