2A high school football playoffs: Manti shuts down Beaver running game, coasts to win

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  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    Grand will have thier hands full no doubt. As a home town fan I'll be pulling for them.
    at the beginning of the year I thought, " if they can just win 3 or 4, they would improve on last year". They have surprised me. I think they have around 19 returning juniors also. I'm proud of our Devils regardless of outcome.
    There is no team grand would rather beat than SJ, in any sport. But as fellow SE Utahns, we are pulling for them as well. SJ will have no problem with South Summit. I'll take the beating if I am wrong after it is over. They are a talented, solid, consistent football team.
    Good luck to all!

  • 2A Football Over there, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    Can anyone tell me about the Richfield south summit game. Seven point win for south summit at home against them is not very impressive. Then you have grand who handles Millard. San Juan destroys emery. Manti gets an impressive win over beaver but looks like the north isn't indestructible as everyone made them out to be. I expect a big win for manti this weekend and I am curious to see if south summit can get a win against San Juan. I think their record is 0-6 vs San Juan. Four of those losses being in state final games.

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    Me myself and I

    Ya it's probably a toss up between Morgan and Snow Canyon, was that game with San Juan and Snow Canyon in San Juan or Snow Canyon? A victory on road is a bit more impressive than a home game and honestly I don't remember where they played. I actually think it would be nice to play San Juan, someone different and I would imagine it would be a good game. I was actually expecting more out of Beaver than what they showed against Manti, the strength Manti has is that they're really deep, they lost there best receiver and defensive back the first play of the game against Beaver and still shut down there passing. Hopefully he'll be back because he's there kick off and punt returner as well, and in the 2a level it's hard to lose one of your best. I don't think they'll have a problem with Grand this week, I think your game with South Summit is going to be a better game. Both teams have good coaching, so it should be good.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    CJT fan
    Reg season records-Beaver 7-2, Grand 6-3, Richfield 5-4. Region play, 5-2 all three teams. I think if only region play counts then we should only play whithin our region. Also, in the this team beat that team that beat the other team stuff, one could argue that Grand's non-region loss was to a tougher team (Emery) than Beaver's 2 non-region wins(north summit, gunnison). Just food for thought. My main point was that beaver had one more win than grand and two more than richfield in the regular season. you stated that beaver had 2 more wins than both. After beaver defeated grand at the end of reg. season play, i agree they were the 2nd best team in the south. I would like to see a re-match w/beaver with the same devil team that showed up against millard. Maybe it would have the same outcome, but it would've been a better game.
    good luck SE Utah, go Broncos, go Big Red !

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    good luck SE Utah!

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 1:46 a.m.

    CTJ fan

    Good points. You're right it's hard to tell what San Juan has, but I think that unknown is an X factor in their favor. As far as Snow Canyon and Morgan are concerned, I will argue that equally impressive to Morgan's OT loss to Stansbury is Snow Canyon's win over Dixie. Morgan had a better region record I believe 4-2 to Snow Canyon's 3-3, but I will give Region 9 the advantage as being the better of the two regions, just my personal opinion. I think Morgan and Snow Canyon are closer to being on equal ground than you might, but we can agree that neither are in the same category as Hurricane or Juan Diego. South Summit, San Juan will be a good match up. I don't think a lot separates Manti, South Summit and San Juan, and Grand proved they can be a dangerous match up for anyone just ask Millard.

    p.s. Thanks for keeping things civil and backing up your points. Wish there were a lot more posters with class.

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Me,myself and I, I can see your points there and there legit. The point is it's hard to know what San Juan has, I think there really good but how good. Snow Canyon was the best team they've played but Snow Canyon is NOT anywhere in the class of the 3A like Juan Diego. And I don't think Snow Canyon is better than Morgan, Morgan took Stansbury to overtime this year and have a very good record in a good region. Atleast when they played the good teams they didn't get rolled like Snow Canyon did when they played good teams. In the Juan Diego game Manti was without there kicker for the game which cost them points and if you look at the stats to that game Manti played them about as good as any team Juan Diego played all year, and they played some good teams. My guess if Juan Diego played Snow Canyon they beat them by 20 or 30 Points Like Hurricane did, remember Juan Diego is Hurricane caliber. Saying that I hope they win it would be good to see them play & it should be a good game!

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    Snow Canyon is a better team than Morgan in 3A and Morgan beat S. Summit in OT. And lets not forget San Juan Beat Snow Canyon. I don't know if San Juan would have beat Juan Diego but they would have been in the game just like Manti. Just my opinion but I think it's pretty accurate.

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    Actually Abitoutside I think San Juan would agree that Beaver is the second best team in the south. I have a suggestion when you have a 3 way tie, go to the overall record before going to a coin flip, Beaver had 2 more victories than both Grand and Richfield that says a lot. I was very surprised that Grand beat Millard but when your at home and you have enough turnovers anything can happen. Like Manti against Emery, everyone knows there a different team at home, and Manti had 2 touchdowns called back on really bad calls. If Millard and Grand plays 5 times Millard beats them 4, but Grand won when it mattered, and Manti people are happy about it. But Grand won't come close next week even if Manti turns it over 5 times. If Beaver ran all over Grand then can't imagine this game being close. If San Juan had Manti's schedule they would have atleast 1 loss as well, Manti played a harder schedule and every hard game was on the road. South Summit will be the best team San Juan has played, Should be fun to see what happens.

    Oct. 28, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    JD you have the biggest pair of rose colored glasses of anyone in high school sports, Millard played their JV the entire second half. Millard had to be dreaming of SUU and forgot about the trip to Grand. Again, great job grand that is an impressive win and shows how much heart your kids have.

    Everything will be settled Saturday about which league is really the best, you have the 2 best teams from the North against the 2 best from the south.

  • JD Books Sulphurdale, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    This looks like a great tournament. Don't forget that South Sevier only lost to Grand by 1 with some home cooking as far as the refs go. South Sevier had the lead against Millard and couldn't hold it.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    I'd like to thing that EJB is wishing a fellow SE Utah team good luck, not over looking a game. Good luck to the Broncos as well against the Wildcats! Just because San Juan scored less than 40 doesn't make it a struggle, Beaver still scored 0. Beaver is tough, but I don't see how a shutout is a struggle. I don't know about the other teams, but with Grand, It depends on which team shows up. Many of us in the stands were surprised as well at the game Against Millard. The Grand boys played good football. Any given night, any team can show up and have a chance to win.
    I would love to see SE Utah, (the weak region), in the 2A finals. Stats and rankings only go so far, it all comes down to what happens on the field! And don't even start on the coin flip, if Grand had beaten Beaver or Beaver had beaten Richfield, there would have been no coin flip. It is what it is.
    GO BIG RED!!!

    Oct. 27, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    EJB, you overlooking S. Summit?

    I don't understand 2A this year, Grand beats Millard, Millard beats Emery, Emery blows out Grand, Beaver beats Grand by 28 and Manti beats Beaver by 31, Manti squeaks by Emery, S.J. beats Emery big and struggles against Beaver, S. Summit struggles against Richfield.

    I don't think anyone better be looking to the next game or you will be home with Millard. I would love to see that game and see how Grand pulled off the biggest upset in 2A this year.

    There should be some great games next weekend,

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    A good night for S.E. Utah! Congrats Broncos, Bucks, and Grand County Red Devils! RDP!!!

    Oct. 27, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    looks like Grand has some surprises of their own. Come on Red Devils, stick it to the templars!