Parry's power guide to Utah high school football: Week 3

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  • footballfan32 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    RE: airliner

    You might want to check your facts. 5A is 20-16 v 4A this year (Hillcrest has 3 of the 16) Historically 5A wins about 2/3 of the head to head games. Go look it up if you don't trust me. East may be the best team in the State this year, but we will have to wait and see. The wins over Jordan, who lost most of their line and Alta, who was has no depth due to the opening of CC are still very impressive. They blew out 3 very good teams. To say 5A is inferior is wrong.

  • footballfan32 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    BigBenzo88. I like reading your comments for the most part, but please stop with the Herriman almost beat Bingham stuff. They got beat by 2 TDs. That is called getting beat. I guess now Herriman is almost 3-0, but they are now 1-2.

  • airliner Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Big Benzo and other 5 A fans. 5A is inferior to 4A.

  • Tbirds4lyfe South Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 6, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    Quick observation from the Valley:

    Everyone is counting us out even though we spotted PG 21 points in the first quarter. No big deal, as the season rolls, people will come to the realization that unlike other schools, we play our best at the end of the season, when it matters the most! After tonight's game against Alta, our bandwagon will start to fill up.

    UtahBruin, you must not understand football too much. Westlake has a Junior heavy team with 1 Sophomore and 3 freshman starting. They actually have a very good freshman class in general that are playing in their class and if they play confident all year, they could be pretty good next year and very scary in 2 years.

    I'm going to go ahead and say that the 5A and 4A titles will end up in Utah County by season's end. 4A title will still have to run through the T-Birds and the first quarter against PG, the defense who we all thought they would be finally came together. PG will surprise everyone and win it all!

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    @Pig Skin Fan - In the preseason...I was right there with you...I felt that Region 3 would win 5A and East would win 4A. 2 weeks in...I'm not as sure. Week 3 games will give us all a little better understanding of where teams, regions and classifications are at.

    Bingham's close win over Herriman, Alta's loss to East, Jordan's lopsided loss to a California team and Brighton's close win over American Fork puts somewhat of question mark over Region 3's dominance in 5A and in the state. I still believe that the 5A championship will go through Region 3...meaning the champion will come out of Region 3 or the champion will have to beat a Region 3 team.

    With each of the past 2 seasons (2011 and 2012)...East was as dominant then as they are now and were considered the team to beat in 4A and in the state. However...each of those years...someone (Logan and Timpview) beat them in the playoffs. There is nothing to say that this years team is any better...other than the fact that the seniors probably have a chip on their shoulders and want that championship.

  • BRING ON THE TITANS!!!! syracusse, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    -Pig skin

    So because they lost corners you have completely lost faith in them? I don't get it. They are a talented group of kids and you're hating on them every chance you get. The offense is worse in my opinion because Kole Tracey got hurt and their down a good QB at the moment but during the last little bit of the highland game the new QB was really connected with his team. They really came together and I can see them playing a good game against davis. But Kole is coming back soon and it will only make them better. I know Syracuse isn't the best but you have to give them more credit. Every year people always overlook Syracuse, this is the first year Syracuse actually is recognized and is respected and the team to beat. And what do you do the very first year they get recognition? you hate on them say they're over-rated. My little "history lesson" was because people like you still don't see that Syracuse has a really great program and continue to bash on it every time you can.

  • Pig Skin Fan Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 10:11 p.m.


    Jordan, Bingham, or Brighton regardless 5a champ will come from Region 3. East or Logan, most likely east will be the 4A champs.

    Bring on the titans,

    Defense lost corners, that was replaced by weaker ones this year. They will get beat deep all year. You have not seen good receivers yet. Dline and lbs are pretty good. One safety is good. But, offense still sucks.

  • BRING ON THE TITANS!!!! syracusse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    -Pig skin

    you even said last week that highland was going to wipe the floor against the titans and that their defense was amazing. And now your saying our offense sucks? Has it ever occurred to you that Box elder and Highland has a really good defense? Low scoring games doesn't mean our offense sucks, it just means the defense is really good. And i have to admit the 4th quarter against highland was amazing for the titans offense. The titans have finally found their rhythm. I have never seen the titans come together and play that good when they needed to. It was amazing. And i admit, davis is going to be challenging. But they have a good offense and we have a good defense. It will be a fight. And by the way, that little history reason was because people like you still don't see that syracuse is good. you seem to believe we were good but i don't know what happened to you to make you think we are so horrible. We have a lot of starters returning on defense. So can you explain to me what made you change your mind?

  • Pig Skin Fan Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 9:26 p.m.

    Bull rodeo,

    Go to the Jordan vs East game to watch a real game with real good coaching. mountain crest vs titans will have no offense, another low scoring game for the titans. Defense will have to win another ugly game. Just saying.

  • goaggies1 Clinton/Davis, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Remember the Titans

    Keep going with your thoughts on the season. Iknow mr Pig Skin wants to put salt in your game but don't worry about him. He is starting to see the light. When he first started posting about Syracuse he said we would only win 3-4 games this year, now he has us going to the playoffs and atleast winning our first state game. He will soon see the light again. Region 1 is a good region and it will be a battle this year. should we let Pig Skin in on some info about the "Cuse". We will be getting a few pieces of our offense back here in the next few weeks, that should help a bit. I do think Pig has the market cornered on his only pick for the week. It should be a great game with East/Jordan. Two great programs. Skin who are you predicting for 4A and 5A champs this year? I still remember you did vote for Mitt this past election. Go "Cuse"!!!!!

    Sept. 5, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    PIG SKIN FAN last week 1 of 5 and you still think your Jimmy the Greek.

    Sept. 5, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    PIG SKIN FAN 1 Of 5 last week you might want to be a little humble.

  • Pig Skin Fan Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    Jordan over East will not happen. East is playing the best in the State. This is a must see game. Don't miss the clash of the titans.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    I had hoped that Parry would give Herriman a little more respect after giving Bingham a run for its money last week.

    Look for Herriman to come away with the "surprise underdog" win at Highland...even though I don't believe Herriman is the underdog in this game. I'm not saying Herriman will kill Highland like we did last year...but I expect a win of at least 7 points. Look for a hard fought battle with Herriman pulling away in the 4th quarter.

  • Pig Skin Fan Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 8:23 p.m.

    Bring on the titans!!!,

    Thanks for the history lesson. The titans were a great team the last couple years, just not the year. 23 points in regulation in two game, really sucks. Defense and a lot of luck won both game. Beat Davis and I might believe they are decent in a Okay Region. Second round playoff team at best. No wins at Rice Eccels this year guarantee. region 3 too strong, Sec of Utah is about right.

  • BRING ON THE TITANS!!!! syracusse, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    I know i am a little biased here, but i think Syracuse has a great program. 3 semifinal appearances and one finals appearance in 6 years . and one of those years they played with no seniors. They might not be the best but when they're that good year in and year out the coaches at syracuse are doing something right. I mean if i did my math right the they are 59-15 in 5 years. (not counting 1st year) and that is pretty good if i do say so myself. Alta has lost 16 games in 5 seasons, bingham has lost 10, and lone peak has lost 12. I'm not saying Syracuse is better because they're not, but I'm saying to all those people who think syracuse is over-rated. Syracuse has a really good program. And they deserve to be recognized for it.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    Also SC fan, I am not trying to chide you at all. It was a sloppy game, for both sides and the refs for game one of the season. I don't think either of our teams are heading to the state championship this year. I know SF has been better, I just don't know what happened between last year and this year. You all brought back several returning starters. I just think Payson has improved, it should be a good game.

    As for W.Lake, we are riddled with Sophmores and even a few starting Freshman. I think it is only 6 seniors starting. The rest is all Jrs and lower, more Sophs than anything. However, I am not making excuses. We are not getting out of our new region with PG, Herriman, Lone Peak, AF, Riverton, and Lehi. Playing the way we do. We might...I said MIGHT beat Lehi. It is going to be a long road ahead for years for the Thunder. But, I am standing by my boys and rooting them on win or lose. GO THUNDER!!!! Tomorrow against Corner Canyon will be a tell all story for the year I think.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    UCLA Fan in Utah here!

    Spanish Fork was a PAT from tying the game against W.Lake. However, the game was not that close. You are right, TO's were a factor, something that S.Fork was not really getting over. Momentum change, maybe. As I am sure you were there as was I. Penalties played a huge factor in all three of S.Forks scoring drives. A mysterious helmet to helmet hit that produced a 15 yrd penalty on first down, on a 3rd and 8. Another late flag Helmet to Helmet hit and a lame PI call that both lead to first downs on 3rd and long conversions. And on the final scoring drive a PI call where the ball was overthrown by 10 yards that resulted in a first down on a 3rd and 14, and another 4th and 16 conversion on a clear hold. But somehow the refs missed our guys helmet get ripped off the kids head by a face mask and the ref was not even three yards from the play. Wasn't at the Timp game, was at our game.

  • USC Fan in Utah Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Spanish Fork was a PAT away from tying Westlake. They had the momentum and would have won in OT.Turnovers were a big factor. Against Timpanogos, SF was able to drive on them, but couldn't score in the Red Zone. Again, turnovers were a big factor. I think SF fixes those problems and beats Payson by 14. ( I hope I am right )