High school football: Opening jitters, heat no problem for Skyline

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  • Tiger Fan
    Aug. 26, 2009 11:58 a.m.

    HHS' enrollment approx. 750. Skylines enrollment approx. 1400. This was announced at the game!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 26, 2009 10:35 a.m.


  • Anonymous
    Aug. 26, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    well i think the eagles arent that good. hurricane has 700 kids skyline has like 1500 hundred and they bareley beat us the only reason they won is because we came out bad if we came out hard the the score would have been 25-0

  • highschoolf-ballfan
    Aug. 25, 2009 10:52 a.m.

    i love the way that the eagles take all these people that say bad things about them and then beat them with out a word from them. people that have a lot to say that is bad about others should really kram it! you need a good dose of humility and be a good sport.
    go eagles!!!

  • little 3A team?
    Aug. 24, 2009 8:50 p.m.

    skyline has the enrollment of a large 3A school. Hurricane has more players in the program then skyline. Skyline is amazing for being as good as they are for how few students they have

  • Excuses
    Aug. 24, 2009 8:29 a.m.

    The whole first half of the article is full of nothing but excuses. Why not just admit that the little 3A team put up a good fight instead of trying to make excuses why you didn't blow them away.

  • Oh brother
    Aug. 24, 2009 8:10 a.m.

    Skyline wins with great coaching of the players they have. Maybe you should look into why kids choose to go to Skyline. Another sour grapes loser using the recruiting whimper at 6:00 am Aug. 24, 2009. Get over it and move on.

  • Skyline doesn't recruit
    Aug. 24, 2009 6:00 a.m.

    But they also can't win with there own players.

  • Whatever
    Aug. 23, 2009 4:52 p.m.

    What's your point eaglekilla. Kids want to play for Skyline because they are a perenial winner with a proven program from a coaching legend. Algernon Brown, the team's star running back, knew about Dupaix's reputation before he came to Skyline and playing under him has exceeded all expectations.
    "It's a privilege to play for him," Brown said.
    Give the bogus "recruiting" whine a rest.

  • Utah Fan
    Aug. 23, 2009 3:26 p.m.

    Skyline could have blown out Hurricane but they didnt because they thought they could coast the last three quarters and Hurricane dominated them. The held the Eagles offense to ONE touchdown and several 3 and outs. Take away the first quarter and Hurricane could have won this game. And in reference to Juan Diego i think the Soaring Eagle could beat Skyline this year, that is if the Eagles played like they did against Hurricane. Glad to see that the blue and gold pulled it out though, take it to the Titans next week!

  • eaglekilla
    Aug. 23, 2009 3:16 p.m.

    hey skyline try to make it through one season with out a star player that you recruited from east cyprus(aldgerin brown)murry ect.

  • Skyline Fan
    Aug. 23, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    Kudos to Hurricane for traveling 5 hrs to play a perrenial 5A powerhouse and giving a tough impressive effort. They will be the team to beat in 3A. Oh, and ALTAFAN, you can't have it both ways. You make a sarcastic comment of congrats to Skyline for an "impressive win", implying Hurricane was a weak opponent. Then you discount Skyline's win over Bingham in last year's opener by saying "it was the first game of the season and many of Bingham's starters were unable to play that game". Hello McFly...this was the first game of the season and Skyline played Hurricane without 2 starting lineman and their best defensive player. So pick a position; you can't have it both ways. By the way, if it wasn't for bonehead penalties by Bingham giving Alta a second life, Bingham would have blown out Alta in last year's championship.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 23, 2009 12:18 p.m.

    skyline= JOKe

  • SLCWatch
    Aug. 23, 2009 9:26 a.m.

    Congrats Eagles from Nagasaki Japan. Wish we could be there but we need to be here. Take it to Olympus.

  • get your facts straight
    Aug. 23, 2009 1:20 a.m.

    If anybody else noticed it was 21-0 at the start of the 2nd quarter. Skyline thought they could coast and Hurricane did battle back. But the statement that Hurricane dominated skyline the 2nd half? they scored ONCE more than Skyline did. The facts are Skyline had 2 starting lineman out along with they're captain best defensive player and MLB Garrett Battaglia. Plain and simple Skyline could and should have blown out Hurricane. But with alot of younger lineman in they thought after the 21-0 lead they could coast. Skyline will be perfectly fine. They get both lineman back this week and Battaglia week 3. Watch Skyline work they're tails off this week and take it to Oly next Friday. And "See how Skyline does this week" at 9:04 please for the sake of others don't post on these messages becuase you have absolutely no clue what your talking about. Your just making a fool of yourself.

  • Hurricane Fan
    Aug. 22, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    We traveled up with the team and arrived at Skyline about two hours before the game. What a classy school! We were greeted by a welcome sign on their marquee and also a sign on the fence going into the stadium. Every person we met was so kind and helpful and one very nice person asked us if we were spending the night and offered her back yard for us to sleep in if we needed a place to crash! We have been to many great schools, but this was above and beyond what we had experienced before. Thank you Skyline! I wish the outcome of the game would have been different but what a class act you all are.

  • Jitters
    Aug. 22, 2009 11:10 p.m.

    I was at the game...early jitters were shown by the Tigers which benefited Skyline. Two long snaps over the punter's head by Hurricane plus one interception was what helped the Eagles. I credit DuPaix for throwing the ball a ton--it caught Hurricane off guard (as it did the Skyline faitful).

    Those who were at the game saw Hurricane settle down and outplay Skyline for the remainder of the game. A questionable call cost the Tigers a 3rd qtr touchdown--which would have pulled HHS within 6 points.

    Costly victory--Algie Brown got injured.

    Aug. 22, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    Beagles, congrats. Really impressive win... For those of you saying you would beat JD, you wouldn't. Think of JD as a smaller version of Alta. They are only two miles away and get many of their kids from the same area/talent pool. You did win it all in 05. Let me be the first to remind you though that despite that, you've taken a pounding from Alta for the last six years (even in 05) so don't go saying you could hang with anyone. As for the comment made regarding the first game last year against Bingham, bear in mind it was the first game of the season and many of their starters were unable to play that game. I'm sure you remember how the next matchup against them went...

  • Get your facts straight
    Aug. 22, 2009 7:12 p.m.

    Hey "What??",
    Here's a little reading assignment for you to get your history straight. This past Wednesday in Prep football: "A coaching legend still going strong
    Skyline's Dupaix has piled up 281 wins during coaching career" by Maggie Thach
    Get over your old, tired discredited argument about open enrollment. Its the program and the coaching that makes Skyline a winner, not open enrollment. Skyline is no longer the biggest school in the Salt Lake Valley. Enrollment numbers have decreased steadily over the years but Skyline continues to compete in 5A, even though the school has a student population of just about 1,450 students.The Eagles have made it to the playoffs every year since they took it all in 2005, advancing one step further every year. Last season, the Eagles beat Lone Peak (1,900 students) and Layton (1,700)to get to the semifinals against Bingham (2,250).

  • TIger fan
    Aug. 22, 2009 6:02 p.m.

    It was a good game skyline played good and so was hurricane good luck to both teams next week!

  • future eagle
    Aug. 22, 2009 5:16 p.m.

    Who ever skyline plays they are going to win. It does not matter if hurricane is a 1a,2a,3a,4A OR a 5A team, it doesn't make a difference.
    Yesterday was my birthday and what is the best birthday gift then seeing my eagles win the season opener. Hurricane for all we know, they could be the best team this year. And by the way "See how skyline does this week"...... GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! We don't play Juan Diego this week or this season for that matter. We play Olympus. RETAIN THE ROCK!!!!! GO EAGLES!!! By the way, if we did play JD we would smack those guys around too.

  • What??
    Aug. 22, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    Hey, Get a life (and a brain),
    Nice revisionist history lesson! Skyline has had low enrollment forever and started the "open enrollment" mess that is Utah high school football. So, before you pull that excuse out of...whatever orifice it's been festering in, it could easily be used against you as open enrollment got you those more recent state titles. Hmmm, now we should hear crickets...

  • Utah Fan
    Aug. 22, 2009 3:04 p.m.

    Hurricane was not lucky, they are just that good of a football team. Skyline really needs to learn to play a full game of football or this will be a long year.

  • Eaglefolife
    Aug. 22, 2009 2:11 p.m.

    good job skyline! next week will 10x better....hurricane was so freakin lucky! and they know it.

  • Utah Fan
    Aug. 22, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    I was at that game and let me tell you Hurricane beat up on Skyline for the last 3 quarters of the game. As "Impressed" said take away those first quarter mistakes and the Tigers could have easily won this game. Skyline needs to learn to play a full football game in the future and honestly the Tigers are one of the elite teams in 3A so it wasnt an easy win or a gimmie win. Heck i think the Tigers would have beaten up on some of the worse teams in 5A. Way to pull out the win Skyline, see you at Olympus next week.

  • eagle
    Aug. 22, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    we dont play juan diego smarty pants we play olympus a 4A school and a rivalry game

  • Get a life (and a brain)
    Aug. 22, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    Excuse me "See how Skyline does this week", but you're selective (or challenged) memory failed to recall that Skyline opened preseason last year with Bingham and shocked the mighty miners, who didn't know what hit them. Due to declining enrollment numbers over the years, Skyline applied for 4A last year so they could play against schools with similar enrollment size but were instead put in a different region in the new 5A realignment. Even with 4A enrollment numbers, Skyline has competed well in the toughest 5A region winning a state championship in 2005 and advancing to the 5A quarterfinals last year losing to Bingham (a MUCH bigger school). Let me also point out that 4A "powerhouses" Timpview and Cottonwood got humbled by new 5A powerhouses Pleasant Grove and Alta in their preseason openers yesterday. But I guess you know more than a legendary coach with 8 state championships and 100+ more wins than any coach in the state.

  • on looker
    Aug. 22, 2009 11:10 a.m.

    why are you not playing 5A schools is this the best you can do what a joke .

  • impressed
    Aug. 22, 2009 10:35 a.m.

    I was at the game, Hurricane dominated skyline for the last 3 quarters, but didnt have enough time to overcome the deficite. Hurricane started the game terribly, interceptions, miscues, penalties, snaps from center over the head of qb and punter, but settled down and played excellent football, the are definatly going to be a good team.

  • See how Skyline does this week
    Aug. 22, 2009 9:04 a.m.

    They play Juan Diego, which only a few years ago was a mighty 2A powerhouse, but still "Little League". Is Skyline trying to prove they are good by scheduling up 3Ateams? Wow, I am Impressed Eagles........Now if you can go .500 playing 5A will it be a season worth playing? or a complete joke, and worthy of a move to 3A where you could be championship material...LOL!