High school soccer: Top teams set their sights on state tournament titles

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  • fan of all sports Heber City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    I see 3A as follows:

    First Round winners: Ogden, Parkcity, Snow Canyon, Dixie, Cedar City, Juan Diego, Wasatch and Pine View. Spanish Fork and Bear River might win but I would be surprised.

    Quarter Finals: These will be great games. Park City over Cedar City, Odgen over Dixie, Snow Canyon over Juan Diego, and Wasatch over Pine View. I don't see any for sure winners here. I went with home field advantage because of the long travel for the away teams.

    Semi-Finals: Ogden over Park City and Snow Canyon over Wasatch. These both could go the other way though.

    Finals: Ogden over Snow Canyon in a close game. Ogden's defense is the difference against Park City and Snow Canyon.

  • Bobby McMahon Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    By winning Region, Alta got a good draw in the bracket. Freemont could give Alta some problems if Alta is not prepared for the Elmer sisters. But if Alta can get past Freemont, Alta should have clear sailing to the final game. The top part of the %A bracket looks tough with Brighton, Davis, Viewmont, Lone Peak, Jordan, and Riverton all having a chance to make it to the final game. Look for Brighton v. Viewmont in the semi-finals.

    This year's bracket shows why the playoffs need to be seeded differently and more fairly. It's unfair for Brighton, Viewmont, and Davis, all possible finalists, to be in the same bracket.

    Look for an Alta/Brighton final, and in a one-off game for all the marbles, it's anybody's game. It will be tough to beat a team three times in a row, but Alta will be playing inspired soccer thinking of Lexe Selman.

    In 4A look for Skyline to prevail, but Maple Mountain is the dark house.

    In 3A, Park City and Ogden are looking good.

    In 2A look for St Joe's and Waterford in the finals.

    It should be a great two weeks