High school football: 'Beat'diggers aim for first state title since 1994

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  • gravedigge DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Goaggies1- care to restate your post? Remember the TITans called our mascot "lame"- twice- and you opened your mouth via keyboard. I won't brag or boast. The team said it all through their play.

  • goaggies1 Clinton/Davis, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 6:31 p.m.

    Hey prep fanatic I wil throw in some ranch dressing for you to swallow the pile of crow you will be eating tomarrow night. Maybe the wambulance can deliver it to your house. Happy eating!!!!!

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    Wow! I HAD nothing against you guys untill i realize how rude you guys are. If you read any of my any post i said that i think Jordan is going to win, but i didn't come in to these comments to hate on jordan or there mascot. I really don't care about about the mascot is all i was trying to say, i wasn't tring to hate on you guys, i just wanted to know why deseretnews made an article about something that doesn't even go along with the title. If i wanted to read an article about the beetdiggers then have the title say it. I just thought i was getting in to a different article.

    And I said i HAD nothing against you because i originally didn't but you are just so rude. I Have my name "Remember-The-Titans" because i am proud i am a titan and i really like the movie. I was not relating My high school to the virginia one. I know its not the same.

  • Prep Fanatic Los Angeles, CA
    Nov. 15, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    @ Remember-The-Titans

    'Remember-The-Titans' is not unique to you nor to the Syracuse Titans. It's embarassing that you and your school are trying to use a name that was derived in 1971 at T.C. Williams High School, in virginia. We all know the story of that storied high school football team from Virginia, who not only conquered the race issues of the times, but was able to put together an undefeated high school football season. Just like you don't like the storied tradition of the 'Beetdiggers', people have a hard time with Syarcuse using the phrase 'Remember-The-Titans', because you haven't won anything as of yet? When, and only when, the Syracuse Titans win a state title, can you even put yourself in the same category as the T.C. Williams Titans of 1971. They are the real 'Titans' football team, and unfortunately on Friday afternoon, you will see the real football team of Utah. And they're mascot is the Beetdiggers, and they are currently ranked #37th in the nation, according to MaxPreps. The Diggers only loss is to the currently ranked #1 team in the country. Go Diggers!

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    I did say lame because it is. It is a very uniquie and kind of lame mascot. But i really don't care what there mascot is. I don't hate jordon or there mascot i just think that deseretnews should write something a little more on subject. It says they are aiming for first state title and then all they talk about is the mascot. I didn't mean to come off as being rude, i meant to say the article was bad i didn't really mean to say the mascot was.

  • gravedigge DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Well, you did say "lame mascot"....

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    I want hating on you his I'm just saying that I didn't click on this link to read about the mascot.

  • gravedigge DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 10:38 p.m.

    Well, remember the TITans, The Offensive line at Jordan are collectively known as the Gravediggers, and I'm here to tell you that the GRAVEDIGGERS will bury the TITans at Rice-Eccles on Friday. Don't insult over 100 years of tradition- how long's your School been around???

  • Remember-The-Titans Syreacuse, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    I am sorry but i thought i was clicking on a link to take me to a web page about there football team. and instead i get 1 and half pages about a lame mascot. I am not trying to be rude, but who really cares about the mascot? I wanted to see what the players had to say about the up coming game and what they need to do to win. Don't get me wrong, i have huge respect for jordan but i really don't care about there mascot.

    Good luck out there beetdiggers, the TITANS are coming!!!!!!!!

  • SmallTownCougFan Beaver, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    I played on the Jordan High Football team the last time they won state in 1994. I loved being a Beetdigger then and I am still a very proud alumni now. Good luck Diggers!! Gold Dot Pride!!!!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    The beetdigger was a field laborer who worked for the farmers who actually owned the land the beets were planted in, typically earning meager wages. It was a skill that early farmers hired Japanese laborers for, but as the Japanese were looking to own their own property the farmers soon realized the best workers for their fields were the Mexicans who worked hard during the day and were happy as laborers.

  • Gravedigger72 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    I love unique mascots: Tarheels, Boilermakers, Cornhuskers, and so on. It reflects a school's roots and carries tradition with it. Bingam Miners, Granite Farmers (now gone)- Kanab Cowboys, Manti Templars, even the Delta Rabbits and others are memorable and have some meaning. I wish the new schools would pick more creative names.