High school football: Parry's Power Guide for Week 1

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  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 10:58 a.m.

    I would advise changing Skyridge's rating Mr. Parry. 31.5 is about what you have for a mediocre 2A team. This school took talent from a 5A team, including several starters. The number of athletes the school has to choose from is also large. I'm not saying they will be good as they have to compete in rugged Region 2 but I had a feeling they would beat Ridgeline because they would get some pretty good athletes from Lehi and just have more athletes than Ridgeline.

  • Parry's Power Guide Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 20, 2016 11:56 p.m.

    You are welcome. How about changing your handle from Parry is a Farce. A little harsh. Thanks for keeping an eye on the guide.

  • Parry's Power Guide Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 20, 2016 2:22 a.m.

    Bingham s rating is 120.7 making them no. 1., not 102.7. A typing error occurred at the paper. Which has since been corrected. By way of explanation about the guide, please go to parryspowerguide.com. The seasons starting rating is based on how they finished last year with adjustments made for the number of returning starters. It s great to have football back!

  • Parry's Power Guide Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 20, 2016 12:41 a.m.

    Bingham is ranked #1. The Deseret News miss typed there power rating number. It is 120.7, not 102.7.

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Aug. 19, 2016 7:59 a.m.

    Yes, football is back! Here are my predictions for some week 1 marquee games:

    Alta 34 Taylorsville 24 - Alta experience will pay dividends this year.
    Bingham 41 Westlake 0 - Bingham D as good as advertised.
    Springville 21 Dixie 17 - Good, tight game between good teams.
    Herriman 27 Brighton 10 - Herriman gets ground game rolling.
    Jordan 31 Desert Hills 28 - Jordan ekes out a close one.
    Corner Canyon 24 Pleasant Grove 21 - PG will have some growing pains this year.
    Riverton 31 Skyview 14 - Sky View lost too much.
    Lone Peak 38 Bountiful 7 - LP offense is a juggernaut.
    West Jordan 31 Juan Diego 7 - West Jordan has a very strong team this year.
    Woods Cross 28 Maple Mountain 10 - Woods Cross experience wins out.
    Cottonwood 21 Olympus 20 - Cottonwood has some good talent.
    Hunter 20 American Fork 13 - Hunter too good in the trenches.

  • Tyrone Francis, UT
    Aug. 18, 2016 9:45 p.m.

    Calm down people. Who cares what the rankings are. It's all for fun. The best part about high school football is they settle it on the field. Unlike college football where they rig the system for the SEC.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2016 9:28 p.m.

    I'm going Juan Diego over West Jordan and look for a possible upset with Maple Mountain over Woods Cross. I don't see Ridgeline beat Skyridge by all that much if at all.

  • Proud to be American West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 18, 2016 6:43 p.m.

    A couple of thoughts.

    1. No way is Herriman #1, and they will NOT come close to winning 5A this year. No chance.

    2. Pleasant Grove by 19 points over Corner Canyon? No way.

    3. Bingham and East - clear favorites.

    4. Region 2 always stinks at state in football and hoops. Count on it again this year.

    5. Alta's RB is going to have a monster year, if he can stay healthy.

  • Stang10 Highland, UT
    Aug. 18, 2016 2:31 p.m.

    Not sure what to think about the current rankings but to be honest I see both Jordan and American Fork being very good this year and better than most writers are predicting. Two years ago American Fork was picked to finish in the middle of region 4 but ended up sweeping the region and losing to Bingham in the championship. Not sure that either team is better than Bingham but time will tell. Love this time of year!

  • markymark HERRIMAN, UT
    Aug. 18, 2016 9:18 a.m.

    How are the points figured?