High school football: Last-second heroics send Pine View Panthers into 3AA championship game

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    Dec. 7, 2013 6:54 a.m.

    Hansen is a stud, no doubt, phenomenal athlete and great kid. There are also two other players being actively recruited by D1 schools, albeit smaller D1's.

  • SoUtHapa Draper, UT
    Nov. 18, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Sounds like you are a regular football filled family. Awesome!
    With your family in St. George, especially at those schools, there is no doubt we overlap somehow.
    Good luck again to your boys at JD, and all these hardworking young men.
    I'm in the SL valley now, so, sushi anytime is always a plus!
    I'm free for lunch today, brah. You just say where.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 17, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    I can't agree more with justmethoughts ..


    Talk about making history, JD made history by becoming the the team with the highest winning percentage in the state. I know CC will be good next year, why wouldn't it be since it has a lot if athletes that transferred from good football programs, one if the was from JD. Since you have some coaches that moved there from JD as well, maybe they can give the kids some if the JD winning karma. Good luck to your chargers. And good luck to out soaring eagle in the future season.


    Hope for a great season for your boy..


  • justmethoughts Draper, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 7:43 p.m.

    @ chargerfan

    C'mon save your post for next year. No need to predict scores for crying out loud. We just finished a great season but disappointing ending. We were at the game. No need to tell us how the game went. CC did have a good year so let us congrat you rather than leading to not like you. You thought we should roll through easy huh and we didn't.Be careful, you say CC will roll over JD next year and if you don't, what will it make you then. Relax and let us enjoy our complete season and worry about next year next year.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 17, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    @ SoUtHapa

    We can still meet for lunch. Thanks for the wishes for my boy, he is real excited about his future, and knows if he does what he needs to do, Heavenly Father will bless him.I have 2 nephews that play on the current PV Team and 2 that play on DH, so it's going to be fun to watch. I'm excited for JD and wish them the best in the future. I still have a lot more High School football since I still have 4 more boys that will be in high school soon. It's always fun reading the comments of all the different fans on here. The support of the fans for their teams is unbelievable and I love it. When ever your up for some sushi let me know my friend. Good luck to PV and DH next week.

  • SoUtHapa Draper, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    You have always energetically supported JD and have been nothing but a class fan! Congrats to you, your boys and all the JD faithful!
    You and I were going to meet at a restaurant a few years back during the playoffs when I was up from So. Utah but I wasn't able to make it. My boys played at PV, my nephew at Desert Hills.
    Congrats on your son's mission call best of luck to you in the future!

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 4:29 a.m.

    I'm glad Charger Fan is the authority on JD football... Will we get your opinion on JD football next year on a weekly basis or will you actually be sticking with posts about Corner Canyon football going forward?

  • chargerfan DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 16, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    Do feel bad for Cameron Hansen. This kid is the best athlete on the team and the only D1 kid. I hope this loss doesn't hurt his chances.

  • chargerfan DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 16, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    Everybody is just glossing over the real issue. JD should have run away with the title this year. How do you not win a 12 team playoff? This was their best chance to win a State Title for years to come. JD looked slow and undisciplined. Jumping off sides, 12 men on the field multiple times and clock mismanagement. As far as region titles, I would be shocked if they didn't win it every year. Anyway, Chargers are on the rise and made history this year. JD opens with Corner Canyon next year. My prediction is 42-14 CC. Good luck!!!!!

  • justmethoughts Draper, UT
    Nov. 16, 2013 5:26 p.m.


    Well said. Young men are resilient. They get over these things a lot quicker than adults do. Wish him much success in his future.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 16, 2013 11:54 a.m.


    I know what you mean. A lot of underclassman played a big role this year, but here's my point when my son was a freshman there was no underclassman. When he was a sophomore the underclassman had their own freshman team, when he was a junior the sophomores had their own team, and now as a senior the underclass were there to help them. I'm not the only one that thinks this my friend. You should listen to Coach Colosimos interview before the park city game. As for not winning state this year, it doesn't bother my boy as much as you may think. He is moving forward and getting ready for college ball and a LDS mission. He did have a great Career at JD, it was the best thing that ever happened to him and he will always remember the moments, good or bad. Good luck to you son and out JD eagle next year, I know I will still be coming out to watch them play.

  • justmethoughts Draper, UT
    Nov. 16, 2013 10:05 a.m.


    Yes my son is a underclassman. Also congrats on that ring. I do remember. Even though he was not a big part of that team, he did contribute a little. I would think the Senior, Junior and some sophs had a major part in that state championship. That is my point. You forget any underclassman (Juniors, etc) who contribute to this team this year to assist in the wins. All you talk about is the Senior class (or your son) which I agree was talented however how about last year and the year before? They were all talented and pretty good group. That ring you talk about is great but not the same as winning a ring your Senior year where you are a major contributor to the team rather than a little. I was at the game. JD parents walked around like they just had a ton of bricks fall on them. They look dazed in unbelief. Why? Because for four years we all had that this class will take State and when it came that day, no dice.
    Your son had a great career at JD. He will do well.

  • Pig Skin Fan Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    This game was the game of the year, hands down. Gutiest catch and run by a prep player this year, was the one at the end of regulation. Give that the highlight of the year, also.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 15, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Also I give the underclassman a lot of credit. But I'm talking about my son that is a senior. I haven't watched to many underclassman games, but I hear their real good. So sorry if you feel offended. Is you kid one of the underclassman ?

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 15, 2013 4:44 p.m.


    Our senior do have a state title, they play on the championship team when they were freshman.! Just a thought. I can show you my sons ring if you want to see it.! 1 state title 4 region championship . Pretty good don't you think ?

  • Hagatha Ogden, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    I agree oldcoach...JD had the game won, but decided it would be better to try and score again. Didn't think it through completely. Feel bad for JD, but not too bad cause they beat Hurricane 3 years in a row in the state title game on the last play of the game. At least they didn't have a 5 hour bus ride back to their school to think about the loss. I feel bad for the teams that got stuck playing today in the snow...hopefully Dixie and my former Coach Monkres can win today cause the PV/Dixie rematch would be a great state title game.

  • FaifeauSam Lehi, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    When will the UHSAA (high school activities association) wake up and not try to bleed the money coffers dry and give the popularity edge to a Salt Lake team when they schedule the semi-finals and final game in the back yard of one team. I know the field was scheduled way in advance and maybe SUU and Dixie fields were not available for these days, but it would have been easy to look a little into the future and have a back-up plan for the finals just in case it ended up this way? I think the UHSAA pays for the buses and housing of three teams from Washington County to travel to Salt Lake for these games. Since high school sports are so out of control, financially, wouldn't it have been better to play the games nearer home so that the three teams could have equal representation in the stands? Parents and fans will make the trip no matter where it is played, but it just seems wise and equatable if smarter minds had something to say about this situation.It appears that the Salt Lake schools (like East last year) got the advantage.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:23 p.m.


    I never fail to be impressed by how classy JD players, coaches and fans are. Best of luck to JD in 2014.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    Mykal Welcome to region nine every week Maybe JD should schedule some tougher teams later in the season Down here we have tough games all region long I actually had JD by twenty eight congrats on a great season Trust me I know that feeling of losing on the last play of three championships in a row on the last play of the game

  • justmethoughts Draper, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:32 p.m.


    There are many parents who are proud of their boys who have accomplished min losses. You always refer to these boys who I have come to understand is the seniors. You share no credit to the underclass men who is part of that same team you refer to. It may be one loss for them but one that will haunt you forever. Why? Because you let this one get away with questionable decisions. PV I thought exposed your weakness which I posted before and that is your corners. Lineup in empty set and throw slant routes all night long. I can imagine the frustration of having a career like this senior group and leave high school with no State championship. It was JD's to lose but I gotta give a shout out to PV who never gave up. Very edge of your seat game. At least these boys have region championship. Not every team get that award.

  • mykaljordan draper, ut
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    @ Don Jose

    congrats to PV on a Great win.but can you please tell me which JD fan said this was going to be a push over? I know that the JD fans were very worried about PV. like I said earlier the team with the least mistakes will win, and that was PV. unlike others we give credit were credit is due. PV came to play the fought a hard fight and came out on top, I am happy for them,and wish them the best in the state finals. Our boys gave them all they could give,but unfortunately it wasn't enough. we are proud of our boys for all that they have accomplish through the years. how many seniors that you know of can say that through 4 years of playing high School football as a group,have only lost 1 game. thats pretty good if you ask me. PV will be a team to consider next year with the return of that stud QB, but JD will also be a great team. So enjoy this victory your boys deserve it.!


  • 4BS St George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    Wow, JD just take a knee and win. Poor decision and it cost them.

  • Goldendomer Holladay, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    I don't wish any ill will to Juan Diego or their team, players and Coaches but I am glad Pine View won this game. Juan Diego should play in the 4A class. It's been a bee in my bonnet for the last few years and we all know it, Juan Diego has an unfair advantage in the 3A or 3AA class. The wired thing is this, Juan Diego would still be a top tier team in the 4A class and for the most part they would probably do well in the 5A class as well. As a student body, school and coaching staff wouldn't you want to play in the upper class?

    That's just my opinion. Nice job on the Victory Pine View and best of luck next week!

  • slap-shot sandy, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Juan Diego has great coaching....the record speaks for itself. But to score that last touchdown with a one point lead gave Pineview the keys to the kingdom. JD should have taken a knee on that last play and not gone into the end zone. Pineview let JD score knowing that was only way they were going to get the ball back with workable clock-time remaining. Still a great season for JD, but right now heartbreak.

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    Bruin: Obviously this is a decision that comes down to coaching philosophy. In my opinion, if you score to make it a 7 point game pending the extra point, you go for two to make it a 9 point game and make it impossible for the other team to win. It doesn't hurt you because they still have to score and kick the extra point to tie it up. I understand your thinking as well, it comes down to philosophy in my opinion. I'd rather make it impossible (9 points in 34 seconds, 2 possessions, at worst 7 points with them still having to go the length of the field) than possible for them to come back (8 points/1 possession). Hats off to Pine View and that runner on that last catch, that was unbelievable.

  • porkpies SANDY, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    That may have been the craziest football finish I've ever seen, hats off to both programs, all those kids played their guts, amazing! GO BENGALS!!!!!!!

  • BoSox4 St. George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    JD should have kneed the ball instead of scoring that last touchdown... That was extremely stupid

  • south fan washington, utah
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    Pine View spots Juan Diegc 14 points and still wins, yes the better team did win.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:19 p.m.


    If JD goes for two and misses, they wouldn't have even had a chance to go to OT, they did the right thing in kicking the PAT. Besides, who thinks that a team is going to drive the field on you in two minutes with one timeout. And if JD just wraps up a player (The last TD pass by PV) they win.

    So glad Pine View won. Just as Don Jose said above. Pine View was not the pushover that JD fans did think they were. And not one JD fan can say otherwise. Comments all week about how Pine View can't beat JD. Well, they just did! That southern region is by far and away the best 3AA region this year. The north region had JD and that was it. Now they are bounced. Dixie and D.Hills is going to be a lot of fun tomorrow. Good luck to both teams tomorrow. A very good P.View team awaits you next week.

  • podunk utah DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    bummer for JD, good job PV. that was crazy

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    Beyond the incredible finish what impressed me most was the sportsmanship on both sides. This was high school football at its best. What a shame somebody had to lose this game. Congrats to the Panthers for keeping their composure and to the coaches for making some very nice adjustments at the half. PV has finally shaken the curse of imploding in a big game. Next week should be very interesting.

  • papi_chulo Ogden, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    @podunk utah

    --Don't be bitter just cause the great soaring eagles lost. Congrats to PV on the win!

  • Don Jose St. George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    Congrats PV! Go Region 9!

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    Craziest ending ever wow. JD should have gone for 2.

  • Don Jose St. George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Wow! I jumped the gun. Tied 42-42

  • Don Jose St. George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    Congrats to JD they are a great team! This was a fun game to watch! I'm hoping for a Dixie/JD final!

  • podunk utah DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    nice cheapshot on the PAT, PV

  • Don Jose St. George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    Looks like PV isn't such a pushover like the JD fans on here thought they would be. Tied 28-28

  • HardRains Draper, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    That 68 yard pass looked a lot like a run.