High school football: Thunder take advantage of 2 lightning delays to snap Tigers' 20-game win streak

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  • tigerfan HURRICANE, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 7:16 p.m.

    I pointed out that Hurricane losing wasn't a bad thing a couple of weeks ago, but was not factoring on Prince tearing a ligament in his thumb that required surgery. Not only will this him out as qb for the rest of the season but may hinder his chance to become So Utah's first four time state wrestling champ. Elison is a good qb and is a real playmaker so I think they are still good but not as good as Prince at QB. I'm praying that Cedar upsets DH and gives Hurricane the first seed but not counting on it.

  • juan val dez Kanab, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    D-hills played well and earned the win. I am not saying that the only reason hurricane lost was because the loss of the starting qb. But u need to look at any team NFL, college, and even high school. If u lose the starting quarterback, it hurts any team.
    I still think they need a coin flip for ur #1 seed. Both teams lost once in region. Does not matter who they lose to, they both lost once. Both have same region record. They both deserve a a equal chance at the #1 slot. D-hills beat hurricane, but they still lost to dixie. Do a coin flip, give each team a fifty percent chance to get it.

  • xyloguy SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    @tlar22 - Go google "voddov hhs vs dixie" and watch the game footage. Notice how Dixie's offensive line gets away with holding and illegal blocks in the back on almost every play then tell me the reffing was unfair and bad (although it was bad, but it was in no way one sided). It is too bad that the refs started calling it holding when they did, but Dixie earned it.

    Next - Go watch the Dixie vs Desert Hills game from this year on the same site and notice how overall Desert Hills played a better game but Blake got more lucky connections than Ty. I think Desert Hills should have won that game other than a few mistakes that did cost them the game.

    Don't blame Dixie's bad season on reffing or anything thing else. Region 9 has awesome teams! Dixie would be so far ahead of any team in the region if Blake was a little better about watching his receiver's than just throwing the route. (Don't get me wrong he has the potential to be an amazing quarterback, but still has a ways to go).

    Anyway, Congrats to Desert Hills Football! Go Tigers!

  • why play SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 10:36 a.m.


    Ummmm, anytime you compliment someone and throw in "BUT" you qualify your compliment with anything that follows. (ie: "Ty (QB) and the Thunder defense played a great game BUT..." or "not taking anything away from them BUT...") Your comments come across like your saying DH won because your starting QB went out.

    I have no dog in this race, just a HS football fan who objectively watches football. What I saw that night was a team get down early and refused to give up, no matter what. It impresses me when teams show that kind of resolve and they should get credit when they do.

    You, still refuse to address the substance of my comment and, instead, bring up the DH/ Stansbury game. Not really sure what that had to do with anything other than take away from the fact that the real problem for Hurricane that night had nothing to do with offense, they spotted your team 21 points. The problem was the "mighty" "d"efense allowing DH to score 39 points after half time...just sayin'!!! What's good for the goose is good for the gander. This time DHHS gets the spotlight, not H-town.

  • mightyd Hurricane, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 7:01 p.m.

    @ Why Play
    Ummmm....did I not mention what a great game Ty and company played? Not taking anything away from them but losing your starting QB is a pretty big deal! Also it runs in my mind that when DHHS lost to Stansbury it was mentioned (at least on the blogs) that they were missing a few of their key defensive starters. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander...just sayin. Would love to meet up again with DHHS in the playoffs! Its awesome that there are so many great teams in region 9 this year...let's go represent .

  • why play SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 6:21 p.m.


    Why no mention about Zach getting hurt (btw I hope he gets better soon, the kid is a true stud)? Here's why, because to do so would be to discount what DHHS did! I realize your offense slowed after he went out, but you had a 21 point lead. Is Prince the only guy on the D also? If your defense would have held DH to two TDs, you win. Give some credit to DH for hanging 21 points on the Tiger Defense to tie the game. Anyone who watched that game knows that DH won the game, not that Hurricane lost. There were very few mistakes made on both sides and DH scored when they needed to, Hurricane didn't.

    All teams deal with injuries, just ask PV. I don't condone hurting players intentionally, but anyone who has ever played the game knows football is a game of hitting and aggression. When done properly, the hardest hitting team typically wins, for whatever reason. I personally believe that is why H-town had such a long win streak, they come to play! On the other hand, give the other teams credit when they do also!

  • tlar22 St.George, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 4:56 p.m.


    The reason hurrican should have lost to dixie is because of the poor reffing. Calling 6 flags in a row on the final drive is a good reason to say the refs blew it. Many people complained that dixie was holding all night, even if that were the case, thats bad reffing. Its inconsistent so either way you cannot argue it was bad reffing. Dixie should have won that game. Hurricane is good, but they arent what they used to be.


    Wow, really? You making that comparison is like trying to say that a very good parolympics basketball team could beat a fairly good olympic basketball team. They arent comparable! Everyone said that about southern utah in basketball and football this past year and look how that turned out.....a little bit better than your JD baseball team!

  • mightyd Hurricane, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    Great game last night...bitter loss for HHS and a sweet win for DHHS! Ty (QB) and the Thunder defense played a great game but why no mention in the article about Zach (Hurricanes QB) getting hurt midway through the 3rd quarter and not playing the rest of the game or in the 3 OT's? I believe this had a big impact on this game although the backup QB did a great job considering the position he was put into. Kudos to both teams on a great night of football...can't wait tell the playoffs.

  • EightOhOne St. George, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    don't sleep on Pine View people. they are much better than their record indicates. they are a bad match up for any team. They are my dark horse to get to RES

  • tiger06 SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    Wow! You gotta love Region 9 football! Huge upsets of Dixie and Hurricane by Snow Canyon and D-hills! Congrats to both those programs on great wins! Although it has been a while since I have seen Hurricane lose, and it was very bitter, I have never seen two rivals come together for one cause like the Hurricane and D-hills communities did last night! Great support was shown by both sides for Brian Scott (Former HHS Fullback) and Mary Janice Richmond (Former HHS Faculty)! Last night helped us realize that there are bigger things than football, rivalries, wins, and losses. The money that was raised at the game for those afflicted with illness was astounding! After last night, I am proud to say that I am a Tiger and a Region 9 fan! If the standings hold (D-Hills still needs to win in Cedar, and HHS needs to beat Canyon View) Hurricane will get the 2 seed and travel to JD in the second round! That is going to be a great clash of traditional Titans! The Brackets are beginning to become clearer and are looking very promising for a spectacular November Tournament!!!

  • fender Washington, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 12:19 p.m.


    Sorry pardner. It's apples and oranges. Regions 10, 11 and 12 are much weaker overall than 9, so of course your defensive stats look shiny. Here's a real comparison for you. Juan Diego beat Springville 19-18. Orem beat Springville 45-18 and PV, the #4 0r 5 team in Region 9 beat Orem at Orem without its starting QB. Juan Diego is a great program and super classy, but the fact remains that there are at least 4 teams in Region 9 as good or better.

    By the way, aren't you the same guy who made all the noise during the baseball season about how Snow Canyon had no chance of beating JD? How did that work out?

  • binghamalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    No Team from REGION 9 will win the state title!

    Juan Diego, or Spanish Fork!

    Stansbury might get beat first round, same Grantsville team that got spanked by some good teams, and Stansbury wins by 1.

    No team from the daunting region 9 will win state in 3A.

    Keep fighting it out for the region title.

    JD wins it after finally losing the Hurricane!
    Defense has let up a total of 74 points, highest total they got scored on was 19 points by 4A skyline!
    Beat 5A granger 49-0
    All of REGION 9 defenses are not that good, 136 PA by Desert Hiklls is the best d,
    JD 74
    Stansbury 80
    Spanish Fork 94
    Those are three good Defenses better then any REGION 9 teams
    They are also a combined 25-1 BTW.

    Remember Region 6 did this same thing, talked like if they were the best regoin around all year, then wouldnt win state. Thats how I feel about region 9
    Good teams yes, but just because all your games are close dont mean here is where state champion lies.

  • Irrelevant Provo, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    @ Dr. Rush

    Remind me again of why they should've lost the Dixie, and Pine View games? they just out played their opponents hence the Wins. the truth is many Hurricane fans aren't really heart broke about this L. They'll find fire (perhaps for the first time this season) to fight and bring a new level on intensity to the playoffs. it'll be an interesting to see what happens. I think Honestly any team from Region 9 can take it.

    May the best team win!

  • OneManWolfPack St George, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Of course now we discredit what Desert Hills has done that no one for 2 years could. PV and Dixie didn't win and are both great teams. Hurricane is a true champion, they play very good football 99% of the time. Desert Hills played just as well last night and it came down to who would make the first mistake in OT. Desert Hills showed us last night that they will fight till the end and won't give up. Congrats to both teams for playing the best HS football game that I have ever seen! Both classy programs.

  • Dr Rush Saint George, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Looks like the Hurricane team this year is not what it was, They managed to win games they should have lost, Dixie and Pine View and then let a 3 touchdown lead in the 3rd quarter at home get away from them. Doesn't mean they won't win it all this year just looks like the talent is not what it was in years past, looks like a dog fight in the playoffs, should be fun.

  • southpride56 Saint George, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    Saw this coming