High school football: Jordan makes statement in narrow defeat

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 3:35 p.m.


    So it would appear that you somehow are responsible for california's wealth of athletic talent? Why? I grew up in california and now live in utah and other than when I was in high school I have nothing to do with it. I just live here, you just live there.

    I always find it amusing to hear people like you that actually think you are a factor or have anything at all to do with any of it. You realize actual athletes laugh at guys like you don't you?

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 12:52 p.m.


    I did choke when I read this part of your post "why schedule against good teams from a state with The best high school football" who are you kidding? Best HS football west of Texas, I'll give you that but not in the country not even close. Florida, Texas and a handful of other southern states produce better players and overall teams than Cali.

  • d0wns0uth Hurricane, UTAH
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    A loss is a loss and if Jordan can do that where do they get the rankings? The kids enjoyed playing in it and someone living in the past has something negative to say. Dont be Hatin, Utah is a much better place to be playing foozball!!!!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:39 p.m.

    Listen guys I live in Southern California and playing St John Bosco
    Is a good team but they are not one of the traditional elites. My question to you is
    What do you get out of it? To see where you stack up?
    You make comments like "Well California has more people so they should win"
    So then why schedule against good teams from a state with
    The best high school football and make excuses. I almost choked on my
    Food when I read that Utah produces just as much quality of talent as California.
    Ummm who told you that? Recruiters from elite programs aren't banging down
    The doors in Utah. You guys produce some kids the go to big
    Football schools but not many.

  • ProudBigBrother NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    Why are so many people are getting down on Utah HS Football on this thread? Naturally a highly ranked California school would be more talented that the average Utah school. And yes, a loss is a loss; but Jordan hardly rolled over for SJB, it was a fight to the end. And it's possible that the average skill level of a California school is higher than the average Utah school, which is caused by a much higher population density, giving a larger pool of players to draw from. So Califonria, by no virture of it's own, but rather because of it's population size, does natually produce more VOLUME of high skilled football players. With that said, Utah has just a much capasity for producing the skill LEVEL players that California does, if not in the same quantity.
    Utah DOES have something to prove, else Utahns wouldn't be talking about wanting to show our talent off on a national level. The same is true of many other small states. It's fun to have a moment to shine every once in a while. You can keep your population levels, and we'll keep our national level dreams.

  • Scots Ogden, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    St John's Bosco is #5 in California and #27 in the country. They out scored there first 4 "Cal" Opponents 217-22. look at St John's conference teams national rank, #4 Santa Margarita, #35 Mater Dei, #286 Servite, #298 Orange Lutheran, #1371 JSerra Catholic. This is one of the top 5 conferences in the country.

  • H-TownTiger Hurricane, 00
    Sept. 30, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    why is everybody giving flack to St John Bosco??? they are one of the Top ranked team in the nation according to multiple sites. they are ranked 5th in the entire state of california.. does that mean they are 2nd rate? no it doesn't, it just means that their are 4 other cali schools in the top 25 in the nation.

    @playwhereyoulive. he did say they lost, read the whole post.

    @crowntown. you saying that SJB never being to a state game only tells me that you judge the team based on past preformances and that you have not seen them play at all this season. the only reason they are 1 and 4 is because of an ineligable player, who made little difference in the outcomes of the games.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    Comparing California football talent to Utah is comparing Apples to steak. Where
    Do you think all rthe Utah Schools recruit the hardest . . .California!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 1:44 p.m.

    Just FYI there at least a dozen schools in our county alone that
    Would beat Jordan or Alta. I don't understand this sense of trying to
    Prove you belong mentality, Your Utah! You will NEVER be in the
    Same league as California schools. Bosco hasn't even been to a
    State Bowl yet.

  • playwhereyoulive SLC, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    Hey prepfanatic, Jordan LOST the game. Your first sentance would make a LOT more sense if it was accurate.

    This is actually Jordan's 2nd loss this year due to an XP. But one of them didn't count because of a power failure.

    Utah football is not there yet, if your "best" team can't beat a California team that will be middle of their own conference, then there isn't much to say. The team that beat Alta would have also drilled Jordan and Utah teams ended up 0-2. So what is there really to say other than Utah football is fun to watch if you live in Utah, but not a factor on the national scene. I dare say that Utah's best could not beat Texas's 20th best.

  • Prep Fanatic Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    @ Proud to be American

    Jordan made a huge statement with the win. They by far are the best team in the state of Utah, and they took the now ranked 13th best high school team in America, St John's Bosco, to the near brink of defeat. Jordan lost that game in the final 45 seconds. Yes it's a loss, but it was a 1 point loss. Jordan played fantastic, and had they made their extra points, would have probably pulled the huge upset over St John's Bosco. What a great game for a local school. Hat's off to the entire coaching staff and Jordan team for a very well played game. Jordan has to be a huge favorite to win the 5A crown this year.

  • Proud to be American West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    What 'statement' did they leave? They lost.