3A football championship: Fourth time's the charm for Hurricane

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  • Whiteshoes Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    I, for one, loved the football game at RES in the snow. It is football...played in whatever the weather brings us. As a fan, I just dressed warmly and cheered my guts out!!

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 27, 2011 11:19 a.m.


    I believe what jbk is suggesting is that it would be interesting if four Region Nine teams turned up for the semis, because it would put UHSAA in a most awkward position regarding the site of the games. While I agree with you that the odds of four teams from the region showing up for the semis are not high, it's far from unthinkable, and given what local teams have coming back I would not be the least surprised to see two Region Nine teams in the finals in 2012.

    With that in mind and speaking as a fan, it would sure be nice to watch the finals from a stadium seat with the temperatures in the mid sixties, as opposed to driving 600 miles to sit in a snow storm.

  • LAsorda Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 27, 2011 7:21 a.m.


    While Region 9 is going to be tough as always next year, it is unlikely that four local schools make the semis. Juan Diego and Spanish Fork are as tough as anyone. Delta does a great job every year and has advanced to the semis in the past. The 3rd & 4th seeds have to travel great distances and are pitted against good teams (I.e., JD vs. Dixie).

  • Aloha Saint George Saint George, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    Congrats on a great win against DHills. You have a great program and I wouldn't be surprised to see you simply reload and do it again next year. Although I am very impressed with Brian Scott and I believe he'll get the award for Mr. Football in 3A. I am reminded that the RB from Hurricane team last year got the award too. No disrespect to Scott, but RB are nothing without a great line and system.
    Homer has a great system. Some may criticize it because it's kinda bland. The main thing I like about it is that it's effective. They average 35+ points per game. They rarely get negative yards, rarely get fumbles, they rarely go backwards. Their preseason lifting is incredible. They have a few kids go to college. Nontheless, last time I checked winning is fun, but it comes at a price. Few schools and coaches understand this, nor are they willing to pay the price without offending other schools or communities. I am a DHills fan. I rarely heard animosity from our side. I NEVER heard 'in your face' from Hurricane kids.
    I give respectful props to your program, the system will carry yourkidsalongtime.

  • jbkhbrmz Saint George, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    Congratulations to Coach Homer and the Tigers. It is good to see a region 9 team win the title. I believe region 9 will dominate the 3A ranks until the next realignment. How fun would it be to see 4 region 9 teams in the semifinals next year? Maybe then we could convince the state to hold the state championship in sunny Southern Utah for once as opposed to the frigid confines of Rice-Eccles.

  • Whiteshoes Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 25, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    Congrats to Hurricane HS!!

    Now the 800-lb gorilla is on the backs of the last five schools who ihave played longest without winning a state football title (Park City, North Sanpete, Spanish Fork, Wasatch and Cedar).

  • southpride56 Saint George, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Congrats Hurricane you deserve it.

  • Ask the Football PRO SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    Hurricane Team, Coach and City, Congratulations on a dynamic season, it's funny that the people who all lost in the 1982 state championship tried to get Homer fired, Now they all love Homer, that's what I call love. Congrats to all.

  • LAsorda Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    Was just at the celebration for Hurricane! It was incredible! The team was there, the trophy, plus a nifty tribute to the members of the 1947 & 1948 state champs. Great event!

  • sunnyjsanders VIRGIN, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    Southside...why should I?

  • Southside SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    You should probably stay off these blogs, just saying.

  • sunnyjsanders VIRGIN, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    Jamal...my son is a junior...since 5th grade that group of boys has been UNDEFEATED EVERY YEAR...Watch out! We don't really need luck because they are an amazing group of boys.

  • Region9supporter HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    Well, history was made! Congrats to the entire HHS team and staff. The Hurricane faithful were there like usual. What a great experience! The Tiger Team is a very functional machine. Don't overlook the other Region 9 teams next year. The bullseye just gets bigger. The Hurricane team now understand how to win!

  • H-Tizzle HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    Wheres Southpride now?

  • Jo Momma CEDAR CITY, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    That kind of hurts my feelings downsouth. I have no idea what you are implying, but it sounds mean. If you will excuse me I need to go back to church in time for priesthood opening exercises. Yes, I sluffed the middle part to come home and check on NFL scores.

  • d0wns0uth Hurricane, UTAH
    Nov. 20, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    I heard a joke not long ago and I need to ask Joe on it, Is the reason you brand the sheep is to know which ones kick?

  • Kolobman HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    Joe Mamma:

    You are darn funny. That one was good but not nearly as good as the posts earlier in the week about your sheep and flat bed pickup. Cracked me up. Keep up the good humor. you're a funny dude!

    Good job Tigers!

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    jo momma-at what weight? Beat Delta in the Southern regional and then talk your smack.

  • LAsorda Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Congrats to Coach Homer, his staff, and especially to the team! I have never been warmer than I was sitting in the stands with my neighbors as I was yesterday in RES in the snow! Our crowd is awesome!

  • woodness Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    jo momma, not at Brian Scotts weight

  • mightyd L.A.verkin, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    Congrats to the mighty Hurricane Tigers! What an awesome season...so much fun. The 3-headed monster was amazing this year...Scott, Yardley and Thompson. Here's a shout out to the kids that made it all possible for them...our great offensive linemen! And the defense was super too! Thank you also to a great coaching staff. Congrats to all who were a part of this team, you made history! Can't wait until next year...ha!

  • Jo Momma CEDAR CITY, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Cedar is going to take state in wrestling.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 19, 2011 6:55 p.m.

    After the "hail Mary" loss, I asked Coach Homer about a week later if the sun had come up yet. His reply--"Not yet". I think the sun came up pretty early last night. Great win and season. First 11-man championship and first undefeated season. Congratulations, Tiger players and Coach Homer.

    Nov. 19, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    It's obvious your a parent of a junior. Probably the one the coach had to tell to shut up during the game. Classless. Good luck next year with your senior, you'll need it.

  • Dr Rush Saint George, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    DH had some great chances in the first half but couldn't take advantage,the offense has been the weak spot for DH all year.Congrats to Hurricane for kicking the door down,I think they will be there for a few more years.

  • sunshiner st.george, ut
    Nov. 19, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    Too bad dhhs seniors on offense didn't show up. Defense did their job. It is hard to stop hurricane again and again when you are on the field the entire 2nd half. Congrats to HHS. Snow storm was unbelievable and a memory maker for sure.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    Congrats Tigers!!

    Great year !!

  • Prep Fan Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Good on ya Hurricane. Congratulations Coach Homer.

  • xyloguy SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    I have to say this @southpride "Defense Wins Championships"

    Congrats Tigers I had so much fun sitting through the blizzard and watching history in the making. Thanks to the coaches, staff, and players for an amazing year!!!

  • saltsportsfan SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    Congratulations to the Hurricane Tigers! what a great team victory. Brian scott is awesome. Taylor Parker is a fantastic leader qb/safety. my son has gone to football/basketball camps with taylor and says he is everything they say...a great kid. good job Hurricane

  • saltsportsfan SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    Congratulations to the Hurricane Tigers! They are really a class act. I've been watching you guys play for several years now and you deserve everything you get. Great team effort. Brian Scott is awesome. Taylor Parker has been a fantastic leader and outstanding safety. My son has been to several football/basketball camps with Taylor and says he is everything people say about him.. Outstanding!. Couldn't have happened to a better group

  • Mr. Morgan Morgan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    See what happens when you don't get the chance to eliminate Morgan in the playoffs!?!? Good job Hurricane, you guys really deserved that win!!!

  • Mr. Ed La Verkin, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    Very happy for coach, his staff & players and HHS. You will never forget a state champion team, ever. No feeling in sport like winning a state championship. Enjoy the moment fellas, well done.

  • d0wns0uth Hurricane, UTAH
    Nov. 19, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Way to step up the big D and leave them with a goose-egg. Everybody knew it was going to snow and the pass game is hard to use in it. Congrats to all the players on both teams, what a fun time it was up there. It is nice to have undefeated teams in all the title games taking home the crown. Now lets enjoy this 60 degree weather down here. I love the how they kept saying that the southern teams are not use to the weather, tell me what other team played in the snow this year ha ha.

  • KPED Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    Thank you to all of the Hurricane faithful who made the trip to SLC and supported our team! You are the best!

    Congratulations to Hurricane--2011 State Campions!

  • tigerfan HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    Great Job Tigers! I can't wait to see that State Champion trophy displayed at HHS. It has been a long time coming. I think this team really showed a lot of heart and character this year. MVP goes to Brian Scott. Great Year and amazing job in the Championship game playing through an injury. The D played great especially Edwards and Prince. Yardley and Thompson ran great and kept the sticks moving.
    Too bad for both teams the game was played in a snow storm. Would have been ten times more exciting in So Utah.
    I had fun chatting with all of you fellow board followers and look forward to starting up again next August.

  • Mark D LAS VEGAS, NV
    Nov. 18, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    Congratulations to a classy Coach, Team and Community! 4th time was definitely a CHARM!

    It seems that the Tigers don't "rebuild" but rather "reload"! With many Juniors coming back, they seem to again be in the drivers seat for yet another return trip to RES and a return date with destiny... For those who will disagree - refer to the past four years for evidence...

    This Coach/Team/Community proved they are truly Champions by not giving up when they were put to the test the past three years...and kept coming back until they got what they came for - a 3A State Championship!

    Congratulations to the Desert Hills Thunder Coach/Team/Community for not giving up all season long and proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in the future...

    Though I will still look forward to next season and a possible H-Town/JD final match-up...yet another one for the ages...

    BTW - this is the first time in UHSAA history that the 3A, 4A & 5A Champions in Football are "undefeated" - AMAZING!!

  • sher khan La Verkin, UT
    Nov. 18, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Thankyou Tigers for getting it done.This will be remembered for many generations to come. Congrats!!! It must be the greatest feeling in the world.

  • Tiger_Souljah H-Town, UT
    Nov. 18, 2011 10:52 p.m.


  • Zona Zone Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 18, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    Congrats to Coach Homer and Tigers ... what a great day for a great community!

  • trfan HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 18, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    Way to go Hurricane! With Thompson, Edwards and Prince all returning, why not get another one next year? Go Tigers!

  • Shawnbo POMONA, CA
    Nov. 18, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Congrats Hurricane!!!

  • 3 DOWN 1 TO GO bountiful, utah
    Nov. 18, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Not 3 Down 1 to go anymore !!! 4 Down and STATE CHAMPS !!!!! The Hurricane Tiger football team this year was fun to watch...they definitely played well as a team and won as a team ...it was not a one man show... the talent showed this year all the way to the end with an undefeated season and many talented playmakers !!! They should be proud of what they accomplished together !!! Congrats to the team and to the coaches !!!! HURRICANE 21 DESERT HILLS 0 ... NUFF SAID !!!