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  • BT1984 West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    Second attempt at posting this.
    That's a lot of qualifiers for a Herriman win. Here are my responses to your points, in order.
    1. That's a given.
    2. Do you expect Bingham to go into the game thinking they'll lose? Just like Herriman, they're coming off a 35-point win. With that in mind both teams have reason to be confident.
    3. Herriman shouldn't fear Bingham. Respect, yes. Fear, no. I don't think Herriman has to overachieve to win. They're a good team. If Herriman can stick to their game plan they have a good chance of winning. If the opposite occurs Bingham has the advantage.
    Pretty obvious.
    4-10. Sounds like you think a lot has to happen for Herriman to win. I think they don't need that much. They just need to play a good, solid game.
    Yes, I brought up a game from 2010. It's the only point of reference available to compare Bingham and Herriman head-to-head. I don't see Bingham overlooking Herriman. The coaches won't let it happen. They remember how the 2005 season ended all too well. Herriman cannot be overlooked if Bingham wants to win.

  • Scots Ogden, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    Did you bring up a game from 2010? Bingham was up 45-0 at halftime in that game, but who could play with that team? That was the best team in State history they put up 49 points in the first quarter against Copper Hills. I could see Bingham looking past Herriman because they have to play at Valor Christian the nest week. I pick Bingham 38-20.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    BT1984 - You didn't look at the time stamp for my comment. I made my comments before the Bingham game against Bonneville.

    Maybe underachieving was not a good word. A better word would be overconfident. On paper and in a vacuum...Bingham has a decided advantage. So, in order for Herriman to win, which I believe they can...some things need to happen. Playing at home helps Herriman, playing on TV helps Herriman due to added time. Herriman actually needs to play just like Bonneville did in the first half.

    Keys to a Herriman win:
    1. Playing at home
    2. Overconfident Bingham
    3. Overachieving Herriman with no fear of Bingham
    4. Herriman scores first during the 1st Quarter
    5. Herriman goes into halftime either winning, tied or down by 7 points or less
    6. No Herriman turnovers
    7. Two Bingham turnovers
    8. Herriman special teams touchdown
    9. Herriman goes into 4th quarter tied or down by 7 points or less
    10.Score matching: For every Bingham score...Herriman must score a safety, FG or TD.

    Bingham is an awesome team...but look for this one to be closer than most think!!!

  • BT1984 West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 25, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    Everyone who comments here knows how biased you are. Regardless of the situation you always "predict" a Herriman win.

    I'd take Bingham's coaching staff over any in the state, but I'm admittedly biased myself.
    Neither of us will convince the other to change his opinion. I won't try and if you do you'll fail.

    Scouting is equal. I'm sure some of Bingham's coaches were at Herriman's game, just as certainly as there were Herriman coaches at Bingham last night.

    You talk about Herriman "having the confidence of playing after a blowout win". You may have not noticed but Bingham won last night 42-7, just like Herriman did the night before.

    It's funny that Bingham can win by the same score as Herriman yet you say they're "underachieving".

    If history is any indication (which you'll deny) Bingham has the advantage.
    Bingham beat Herriman 48-0 at Herriman last time the two played. Bingham has a long winning streak against West Jordan. The the last time West Jordan beat Bingham was October 12, 2001, 35-32 in triple overtime.

    The one advantage I see for Herriman is playing at home. It didn't help in 2010.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 24, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    Glad High School Football is back!!!

    Region 4 had an awesome showing...going 6-1 this weekend. Extremely encourage by Lehi's 60-20 pounding of Murray and Westlake's 21-20 edge over Spanish Fork. While Region 3 is arguably the best region in Utah...Region 4 will be interesting to watch.

    Region 4 has some tough games next week that will help define how good the region actually is...highlighted by Herriman vs Bingham, Pleasant Grove vs Timpview and Lone Peak vs Alta. I'm predicting that Region 4 will pull a sweep on these three games and go 3-0. Look for Lone Peak to jump early on Alta, just like East, and win easily. I believe Pleasant Grove will come out on top in the end with a slugfest against Timpview. Call me crazy and optimistic...I am predicting a Mustang win over the Miners!!! Yes I am biased...but I think playing at home, good coaching, good scouting, the confidence of playing after a blowout win and an underachieving Bingham will lead to a 1 point win by Herriman.

    Herriman has some key seniors and an army of strong juniors in the right places to withstand Bingham!!!