High school football preview: Realignment cooked up exotic Region 7

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  • Golden Helmet Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    @wiseacre beating Orem in 7 on 7 is obviously something. They are a strong passing team. Their coach is well known for his ability to coach his offenses to stretch out defenses and deliver the ball. They're returning arguably the best receiver in the state. Add the component of the run game, which we are superior, and it's game over, especially, as you stated, our returning starters are on the line, not to mention the transfer from Highland.

    Regarding our ugly, red-headed step-sister Olympus, don't you think those numbers are just a little off? You may want to reexamine last year's JV game between the two. Bringing little league into the picture? Desperate are we? Enjoy turning in your pads mid-October. The real dilema this year will be to decide on the color of the rock, vegas gold or navy blue?


  • wiseacre Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    @Golden Helmet - no rebuttal on my post, just a "best of luck. you'll need it" Enjoy your rose colored glasses.

  • Golden Helmet Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 10:54 p.m.

    @wiseacre - best of luck this year. You'll need it.

  • wiseacre Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    @Golden Helmet are kidding me?! Beating a team, Orem in 7 on 7 is nothing - where do you believe something like that carries any weight? If the team that won the 7 on 7 would say the same thing, "it doesn't mean anything". Olympus 6th? This years group of Olympus kids have outscored Skylines same group over the past three years from sophomore on up 60 - 9, if you want to include Freshman year, add an additional 40 points. Plus 14 of the 22 starters on Olympus' team that beat Skyline last year were Juniors. If any year was a down year for Olympus, it was last year and they still beat Skyline. Skyline has 4 maybe 5 returning starters, mostly lineman, plus you are grooming a new QB and a new offense. You'll make the playoffs, but no region title. Corner Canyon is the variable in the group.

  • Golden Helmet Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    “I think it’s really competitive,” Skyline coach Steve Marlowe said. “It’ll be nice to play with those Utah County schools. Orem is going to be really, really good. We played them in 7-on-7 at BYU and beat them, but you can just tell they’re a very good team.”

    Here is my predicted order of finish:

    1. Skyline - they've already beaten Orem at BYU
    2. Orem - only loss in season will be to Skyline
    3. Timpanogos - has most potential
    4. Murray - year of the playoffs for Sparta
    5. Mt. View - will lose a heartbreaker and will stay home from the dance
    6. Olympus - sorry, but your best years are behind you
    7. Corner Canyon - 1st year school, may beat Oly or Mt View