Parry's Power Guide: 1A, 2A title games, 3A-5A semifinals

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  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    Interested observer, the clock on the field makes it easier for the small schools. It's nice not having to worry about the ref, did you miss his warning or do you still have 20 seconds. Of course the coaches can actually see it, so they can respond as needed. Even in the small schools we play real football.

    Looks like county mom called the 2A game!

  • Champs Washington, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    Talk is cheap. If it makes you feel better, do it. But then again, it is talk. There is a reason smaller schools play smaller schools, read the UHSAA minutes and show me a school that asks to be in a higher classification. But hey, my dad is tougher than yours. Sounds like BYU and Utah wanting BCS notoriety. LOL. Next time they realign,get your school in a higher classification. I have witnessed St George schools in the 4Aclassification. Not a lot of accomplishments with the major sports. Now back in the 3A classification. They are all doing very well. Enjoy the level where your at and good luck. It was a bit tacky asking about 11 or 7 man football. Again, talk is cheap and my speech is worth about 2 cents about now. Good luck to all your schools

  • SJH BRONCOS Over there, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    Well said a bit outside. I know for sure the broncos in recent years could have put up some good fights against the team like maple mountain, lehi, payson, west, Salem hills. Manti could as well.

    Nov. 8, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    I will cover my bases then, where is Woods Cross, Bountiful, and Viewmont playing this weekend?

    If you want to go after someone go after UU32, small town football is some of the best of all of the high school sports played. Contrary to what most big schools believe, teams like Manti and San Juan could compete against the lower level 5A teams, those that are out of the playoffs right now. They may not win them all but they would be very competitive and compete as well as any of them.

  • red devil pride Moab, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    @ Abitoutside,
    Pretty sure it was me that went to N.M. It was fun! Our 9-10 year old boys played with heart that our High School program just doesn't have. Hope they can carry it on. Yes I've been pretty quiet since Manti mowed over Grand in the semis. I figured Manti would win but my heck! Still pulling for SE utah, GO BRONCOS! I'll be coaching my 10 year old at a wrestling tourney in Salina Sat., but I'll be checking my phone for the scores.

  • SJH BRONCOS Over there, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    I love how everyone is so tough behind the computer screen. Haha

  • brute BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 10:42 a.m.


    First of all it was one person asking a question that you seem to have taken as an insult. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't, I don't know, but it wasn't the Bountiful football team that asked it. But, if makes you feel good to bag on a bunch of kids, go for it.

    And FYI, kids who live in Bountiful go to Woods Cross, Bountiful, and Viewmont. You might want to check that out before you start assuming it was a Bountiful fan.

  • Bear Somewhere, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    @ brute

    UU32 was the one making a "classy" remark. We all know that it was a put down to the small schools as Utah only has 11 man football! Leave us alone and we will leave you alone.

  • SLKid79 Sugarhouse, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:11 p.m.

    I'll admit, I completely forgot that Syracuse's quarterback is out for the season, and I don't see them winning without him, so I'll say Bingham takes it there. As for my prediction of Highland over Mountain Crest, I believe that Highland has the size and talent to make it capable of the upset, but as you can see, I list my "city" as Sugarhouse, and I will admit that I am biased towards Highland, as I will assume that you are biased towards Mountain Crest due to what I can see in your info. I guess it limits my ability to predict when Highland is involved, however I do find it interesting how you called my predictions unethical, besides my bias, which I don't really see as an ethical violation, I don't see how ethics can even come in to play in this situation.

  • MCHS2318 HYRUM, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    @ SLKID79

    I just dont see your predictions as ethical, Choosing Highland over Mountain Crest and Syracuse over Bingham is just very improbable to say the least. At least u will get 2 picks right

  • InterestedObserver Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    UU32 San Juan played a 5A school about 10 years ago and lost by 1, they did the bronco and went for 2 on PAT. Oh, that's right, SJ is the Bronco(s).

    JD it isn't basketball season yet.

    EJB might have been using the 3 Yr number which is about 280 at SJ and 430 at MHS. Either way MHS is 40% bigger than SJHS.

    A snow game, SJ had one of those against So Summit at Alta, no Alta HS not ski resort.

    The 2A should be a great game, maybe a defensive struggle to.

    2A & 1A, Should be interesting how the teams, QB's deal with the 25 clock which is on the field.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:50 p.m.

    Eagle's picks:

    Bingham over Syracuse (I would have taken Syracuse but injury to QB holds the Titans back)
    Jordan over Lone Peak (the Knights luck finally runs out)
    Timpview over East (East has more returning starters but that Timpview QB is playing out of his mind)
    Mountain Crest over Highland (I don't see this year's game between two great programs being that close this time around)
    Spanish Fork over Desert Hills (It should be a good one, much like SF vs. PV with the Dons winning in the end)
    Juan Diego over Dixie (I believe in Dixie but Juan Diego has convinced me all the way they are the team to beat in 3A)
    Manti over San Juan (great hard hitting action but Manti might have too many athletes)
    Duchesne over Rich (Eagles have too much for Rich who will give a game effort at always)

    Nov. 7, 2012 7:21 p.m.

    EJB I missed you all week, how did New Mexico go? But, San Jaun has 398 and Manti 560 according to USOE. Like San Jaun, Manti has a large minority population like Grand and not a lot of football ball players in that group. Manti is not much bigger than Grand.

    It will be a good game, I am going to go with Oldcoach's prediction.

  • brute BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    @bear and @abitoutside

    re:UU32's question

    Really? Your going to insult Bountiful's team just because you got asked a question that you didn't like? Classy.

  • JD Books Sulphurdale, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    Was South Sevier in the power rankings? If not, I wonder why.

    Nov. 7, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    +What San Juan does every year in football is absolutely amazing. They have about 260 students of which about one half are native americans and about ten per cent of the native boys play football. Yet they are perennial champions. It is a champion program with champion coaches and champion moms and dads. You might as well win the game, Broncos, you are already champions.

  • SLKid79 Sugarhouse, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Let's look at these guys' prediction records in the 4A and 5A playoffs so far. Parry is 10-2 in 4A and 11-1 in 5A, he only made mistakes in the 1st round for 4A (Logan and Sky View) and in the Alta-Syracuse game. Edward is 9-3 in 4A and 10-2 in 5A, his mistakes came in projecting Kearns and Hunter to win in round 1 for 5A, and in projecting Logan and Olympus round 1, and Orem in round 2 (4A). Pretty much, between those 2 classifications, they are both fairly even and in round 2 they were both 7-1. These projections are pretty accurate. This week, they agree on 3 of 4 4A/5A games. Both of them, seem to have biases though, as Parry is picking against Syracuse and Timpview for a second time, while Edward is going against Highland for the 3rd straight week. I personally project Timpview, Highland, Syracuse and Jordan. So, I agree on half of the games with Edward, an on only one with Parry. Based on their record, I don't think my projections have a very great chance but I'm sticking to it.

    Nov. 7, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    UU32, good one. Where is Bountiful playing this week? They are not playing, do you need some pointers on how to play the game?

  • Bear Somewhere, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    @ UU32

    Either one of them would beat Bountiful by a couple of touchdowns!

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    Manti vs. San Juan will be determined by which team can play in driving snow storm. Also, which one can grind it out with a power game. Passing may be next to impossible in the weather that is coming, so let's see who the best "mudder" is. (taken from horse racing)

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    Manti vs. San Juan - Is that 11 or 7 man football?

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    If Manti continues with their great defense San Juan will not beat them. It will be a great game!

  • TemplarBlue CENTRAL, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    Manti = 38
    SanJuan = 14

  • Bear Somewhere, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:30 p.m.


    If you feel bad enough to stay home then go ahead but I think you will miss one hell of game!
    If he is going to pick a winner then someone will be picking against someone. Don't get your feel bads hurt because a sports writer didn't pick your team to win the game will still be played and both teams have a chance to win.

    Nov. 7, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Well, it looks like Manti should just stay home, James Edwards has picked against them again. But, what else is new?