High school football: South Summit, Grand gunning for upsets in 2A semifinals

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  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    There were no upsets Manti and San Juan both won! Should be a great championship game next week!

  • MantiCoug Manti, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    It's halftime right now. Glad to see that Manti did in fact show up for this game. I know the Moab fans were worried that Manti wouldn't show up...not to worry folks.

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    Hey 2A fan everyone knows that Emery is a much better team at home, just check there record. And when Manti played them they were playing there best ball of the year. But the score doesn't show the 2 touchdowns that were called back on Manti. Manti had to fight through some bad officiating. Every play past 20 yards was called back in that game. And let's look at this Juan Diego just beat Hurricane by 30+ points the team that beat the best team San Juan played Snow Canyon by 30+. Manti played Juan Diego better than any 3A team. That game was 7-6 until Manti fumbled inside there 10 with a few minutes to half, they scored and until the end of the game it was 14-6 for Juan Diego, and Manti didn't have there field goal kicker that game either. So talk about the Emery game but that's much more impressive than anyone San juan has played. I think San juan is good but just don't know how good, let's see how they respond when they have someone play them toe to toe and see how they respond. Manti's played those type of games!

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    @Me Myself and I
    Well said!
    Thanks for the info on how to get the game. I'm low tech so I'll get my kids to set me up.We are taking a team of 4rth and 5th graders to Gallup to compete in a little league football tourney Sat.-Sun.Good luck to all teams. Monticello as well, Duchesne will be tough but I think the Bucks can do it.
    I'm ready for Wrestling season.

    Nov. 1, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Fumbles/turnovers generally happen because of the defense and uncharacteristic or not when you play against a good defense they happen. when a team gets back on their heels and is worried and trying too hard they happen. Make it happen again Red Devils. Go Broncos!

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    First of all nobody likes to feel disrespected. Unfortunately I think a lot of time in support of our teams our positive support comes off as disrespectful to other teams when we omit acknowledging the other team's accomplishments and strengths. At this point of the season there aren't any teams that don't deserve to be where they are. No matter the circumstances they've all earned the right to keep playing one more game. I remember 3 years ago in 2A Grand was a lower seed in the then 2A East region. They went on the road and beat an Enterprise team that had been destroying most everyone they played. No one gave Grand a chance in that game and no one gave them a chance in the semi-finals against S. Summit. Grand eventually lost to S. Summit in that semi-final game but they were in the game right down to the end. Saturday will be a great day for football no matter who you cheer for.

    Nov. 1, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    If you have a smart phone you can download the tunein radio app and listen to the game. I know a local station in central Utah will have the game on, D-News will probably stream the game over the internet.

  • South Summit #1 Over there, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    I am glad that we are having a great year. I am exicted for the match up with San Juan. This will be a close game for sure. The problem I have is San Juan is always better coached than we are. For whatever reason we always have turnover issues when we play San Juan. I hope that is not the case but I have my doubts.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    Nothing wrong with having pride in your part of the state. Sorry if your feelings got hurt. I reviewed my posts and don't see where you get beating our own chest from. One could argue that Grand was not ready for Beaver. I share my OPINION, other people share thier OPINION. Its people trying to excuse Grands win over Millard as a fluke that is irritating. Millard also only beat one team with a winning record, Emery. Just adding to the facts you provided. Grand won Millard lost.
    And if a team can't make a big improvemet then why did it take beaver till ot to beat gunnison? They lost to Richfielsd, and beat Kanab by 1. Then started destroying everything in thier path. Blew out Gunnison 48-7 in the play in game, and held San Juan to 20 points! Beaver is one of the few teams that haven't played SJ's jv for a quarter and a half. I know Manti and SS will come to play. I know SJ will, and I hope like heck Grand does. I won't even be able to hear the game on the radio. I'll be in Gallup NM.

    Nov. 1, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    Right it is high school football, so you should not act like beating Millard was the greatest win since the Jets won the super bowl. Beating your own chest and talking about how great football is in SE Utah is a little much. I hope Manti and S. Summit come to play and then we will not need to hear it for another week.

    I am sorry to break it to you, a team does not make that big of an improvement from getting destroyed by Beaver to beating Millard, there are other factors, Millard was not ready, they were looking ahead to Cedar. I am not saying that it was not a great win for Grand, it was a great win, it could turn your program around. This week will be a good measuring stick of how much improvement your team has made.

    Manti is finally getting healthy at the right time and are focused not over looking Grand, if S. Summit does not turn the ball over they will give San Jaun everything they can handle.

    It should be exciting.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 10:59 p.m.

    You guys up north should read the whole post. I never said Manti should stay home. No one can accept that Grand won a game that they weren't supposed to, it's because of turnovers, it was at home, if they had made the 2 point conversion, blah blah blah. Also never said that Grand kicked Millard all over the field. Grand held em off on the 2 pt conv. Millard owned most of the 4rth quarter. It was a good game both teams played tough, Grand came out on top.
    South summit has won three games against teams with winning records, Millard, Emery, Richfield. Beaver has only won one game against a team with a winning record, Grand. Grand looked like cheerleaders in the game against Beaver. A completely different Grand team played Millard. I watched both games.
    Grand has a serious challenge ahead of them. I'm a devil fan so I'll pull for em. This is San Juan's game to lose on sat. I was shocked last year when Millard knocked em off.
    Any thing can happen, it's FOOTBALL, and high school football at that.

  • ewan ko... Blanding, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 10:02 p.m.

    Abitoutside, I doubt anybody is overlooking anybody at this point and I'm sure that both Manti and SS aren't relying on luck. I know that at some point SS is finally going to get that win over SJ that they've been longing for. I sure hope it isn't this time. Good luck to all teams. Go Broncos!

  • Grand Rocks Over there, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    To a bit outside

    Actually the game is tied if Millard converts the two point conversion.

  • 2A Football Over there, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 9:57 p.m.

    Guarantee you San Juan isn't overlooking south summit. Plus the north teams have said all year that the south region might as well stay home when the playoffs start. Everyone was talking about how San Juan better be ready for emery it will be the best team they have played all year. Emery was possibly the worst team San Juan played with exception of parowan and enterprise.

    Oct. 31, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    Grand has won 2 games against teams with winning records, Millard and Richfield, Manti has had the most difficult schedule of anyone in 2A, and every top team played was on the road, and they won all except Juan Diego, had a shot at Juan Diego.

    You guys down south make it sound like Manti and S. Summit may as well stay home. When Millard played S. Summit they lost their QB on the second play, or that game could have been different. Millard converts the 2 point conversion last Friday the game is over, you make is sound like Grand kicked Millard all over the field, you got two late TD's when Millard was desperate. Millard was not ready, I hope you are not banking on the Manti kids coming to play not prepared and looking forward to the showdown with S. Summit. San Juan better come ready to play, S. Summit is a very good team and were looking ahead to this week.

    Maybe with e little luck, Manti and S. Summit can keep it close.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 7:53 p.m.

    If you could, list the major turnovers that had a real impact. I was watching the game and grand also threw a big int. that millard marched back to score on. Grands int. at the end just put the nail in the coffin. Grand also received 3 holding calls in a row in the first half. Watching the game millard's missed extra points and a failed 2 point conv. had a huge impact. Those millard boys could march up the middle! It sounds like your saying that because beaver beat grand that grand has no chance and south summit could surprise us. South summit handled millard, san juan handled grand, so if you think of it that way there is no way san juan can lose! Also, holding on to the ball is an important part of the game. Doesn't make grand lucky, they played tough, against beaver they did not.
    One thing for sure is, anything can happen in sports regardless of your past achievements.
    Good luck to all teams this Sat.

  • 2A Football Over there, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 7:37 p.m.

    Hey ctj fan. How do you explain manti being down 14 to 0 at half time to emery. I know they won 15 to 14. I think emery was the worst team San Juan has played all year with exception of parowan and enterprise. I don't know how emery even kept it close with the three north teams. They were bad!

    Oct. 31, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    San Juan has basically the same kids playing as last year and they are playing harder. They aren't thinking they are great. They are a hard working team and maybe the key word is team.

  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    Not sure how tough, it took major turnovers by Millard to lose to Grand and turnovers by South Summit just to keep Richfield in the game. San Juan is tough but if Grand got beat by that Beaver team by 20+ points Manti will have to cough it up a half dozen times and have every call go against them to lose this game. If South Summit limits the turnovers that game will be closer than what many think. In fact I think that whoever wins the turnover battle will win the game. Remember San Juan was supposed be invincible last year and got ran off the field by Millard. So it will be interesting, hard to know how good San Juan is, they've only had one true test. Out of the two South Summit has a better chance of the underdogs to win.

    Oct. 31, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    It definitely looked like Millard was looking past Grand to Manti and got surprised by a good team. Manti may well be looking for SanJuan and past Grand. Stick it to them, Red Devils. San Juan will win in a good battle against South Summit and be ready for either opponent. Another southeast Utah 2A championship battle would be great!

  • William over there, UT
    Oct. 31, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Go Grand, San Juan and Monticello....Southeast Utah football is tough.