Timpview is my #1, you can never count them out, they always field 2-3 division
one players, they have a smart system and disciplined players, and they play
"up" against equal/better teams.East, based solely upon size
and telent, again is a preseason favorite, but has yet to prove it is a post
season winner. There is no excuse for not dominating 4A with players like East
has. Some say it is coaching. I think the player culture may just be
"entitled".Logan's qb, the most prolific qb in the
state last year, was disqualified in the first round. They nearly won their next
game anyway. Hence, I'm guessing LHS is not lacking for motivation. 3rd
preseason ranking seems to recognize that. Quite a compliment since Logan will
be breaking in a new QB in a QB-centered offense. As always, you can count on
their defense to be among the top 4 in 4A.The rest of 4A is a
Lol actually guys, my mother-in-law's step sister's cousin's
adopted brother's son lived in the same village as his great-great grandpa
back in the islands... so yeah that pretty much makes us first cousins haha. Bingham's defense doesn't have enough answer's for
BG's rushing attack with the lost of Heninger and Olsen. Yeah they'll
have Langi returning but like I said, not enough answers for a team that
averaged almost 300 yards a game. And Bingham certainly doesn't have enough
answers or speed, especially with the lost of Manu, for BG's air attack,
which returns the nations all-American #1 TE, and a few stud D1 bound WRs. BG's defense is gonna be stingy as ever... I'll just let you
guys find that out for yourselves.But hey at least Bingham will get
to check out the state-of-the-art locker rooms and play on BG's brand new
field... that's gotta be a be a big highlight to bring back to the beehive
I wouldn't be surprised to see Bingham beat bishop Gorman. They played the
largest high school o line I have ever seen when they beat valor Christian (they
averaged 6'5" 300) lbs and bishop Gorman is a lot smaller and Iif they
could compete with those guys they can compete with bishop Gorman. Binghams d
can hang with anybody and their O, while only having a few starters back, will
be just fine.
I saw the O Lu game and even though Bingham didn't play very well, they
lost to a legit team in maybe the toughest league in California who happened to
have a massive O line that season. Losing once in awhile doesn't mean much
when most of the games Bingham plays against out of state competition they
win.For the population size, and the fact that the best Utah teams are
public schools, Utah high school football is very, very strong. Just
think of all the players in Sandy/Draper/South Jordan/Herriman/Alpine/Highland.
Just the all stars from those cities would compete with just about any team in
the country year in and year out. The fact that there are 6 teams in those
cities who are all quality programs is pretty impressive.
My guess is Wolvie was at a family reunion and heard that a "cousin"
plays for BG. So now they are the bees knees of high school football teams.
The fact Trinity wouldn't come to Utah to play by Utah rules says a lot.
Bingham will hold their own. They may lose that game. They will struggle
offensively for the first few games with only 2 returning starters. But their
defense will keep them in the games to have a chance.
I didn't see the game vs Orange LutherAn. Wasn't that the weakest
Bingham team in the last 10 years. I think they lost 3-4 games. By the way, I
watched BG play once last year. They played Santa Margarita and won in 2OT on a
FG. It was a great game. That same Santa Margarita team gave up 54 and was blown
out by Orange LutherAn. When you say Bingham can't hang with the top teams
in other States, maybe you are right when you refer to CA, TX and FL. Any other
state, including CO and NV, I think Bingham will more than hold their own. Just
my opinion. When you made the comment that your cousin plays LB for
BG, did you mean your real cousin? When I say cousin, I am referring your
mom's or dad's brother's or sister's kids, not an
acquaintance or a FB friend. Either way, I hope he plays well and I wish him the
best of luck.
Desert Hills and Pine View are loaded again in 3AA South. Hurricane, Cedar and
Snow Canyon should be better than last year. Dixie will always be tough and
Payson..... Well I don't see them winning a region game again this year.
What's happening up North? Would love to know how the 3AA North looks this
Jordan has 8 returning starters on offense , and 6 returning starters on
defense. Reload!!! Cant wait for the season to start.
What are you guys' excuses for when Bingham played Orange Lutheren a few
Kind of like BG was a top 10 team in the country in baseball a few years ago and
Spanish Fork smacked them. I think Bingham will hold their own vs BG. Grant HS
won the CIF title a few years back and their only close game was a 35-28 win
over Alta, who had several turnovers. Alta beat them either the year before or
the year after. The Bingham vTrinity game had some home cooking, the TX
officials were not about to let a team from Utah beat their best team. I also
think the TX rules had their OLBs a little hesitant. Trinity scored on a DB that
tripped and punched one in late to pad the score, something Peck never does.
Langi also dropped a wide open pass that would have cut the game to 7 in the 4Q.
Trinity refused to come play the next year in Utah. Keep in mind Trinity scored
over. 60 in a few playoff games that year. LP basketball has more than held
their own vs national powers and Utah youth AAU teams always play well out of
state. Utah has better sports than people outside of the State want to admit
Unfortunately for Utah HS Football they really won't ever be the same
caliber as the national powers that you are talking about. First of all, Utah
has a low population base of around 3 million which you can draw football
players from. The Dallas metro area alone has a population over double of what
the entire state of Utah has. That hurts talent base. Racial demographics also
play a huge factor. You also do not have many teams that exclusively recruit
the very best athletes from the entire state (and even sometimes from the
country) and board them up at their school. Juan Diego is one such school but
the catholic populace in Utah is so low that it doesn't tip it so much in
their favor. Bingham gets out of area players, but its not near the same level
as those private schools in California. Imagine a football team comprised of
the elite players in Utah HS football all on the same team. That would be the
equivalent of Valor Christian or St. John Bosco prep. That would be a dang good
football team, and one that I believe could compete with almost anyone in the
Jazzer: My cousin is the starting middle LB there at BG so yeah I'm pretty
jealous that he gets to play against the best Utah can offer. Gunner: So now that we're comparing apples to apples all the sudden
rankings aren't reliable anymore huh? LolHSFAN: Like I said
before, BG is on a different hype than VC was last year and the year before.
Bingham hasn't played a team like this since they played Trinity at Texas.
And I give props to all the Ut coaches (Alta, Jordan, East) for playing big time
out of state schools, it makes all teams better for the games in November. Unfortunately for Bingham they risk their potential national ranking
when they lose to BG. They might when their state title but fans will see that
Utah schools are still a work in progress when it comes to HS football.
Hey Wolvie-Just last year, Valor had 9 players that signed letters,
including 5 players who received FBS scholarships. McCaffrey (Stanford) Marcus
Wilson (Colorado State) and offensive linemen Ryan Cummings (Wyoming), Isaiah
Holland (Army) and Alec Ruth (Kansas State). All five starting offensive linemen
received scholarships. That does not even count underclassmen like Brian Dawkins
Jr. They also signed a handful from the year before when Bingham beat them the
National pre season rankings are about as reliable as our current President
Wolvie. You may be right. But no matter what, I can guarantee you that Bingham
will be one of the final four left in November.
@Wolvie23 Apparently you're jealous. As a fan of Dixie High, I support
any high school team that plays out of state. Bingham played them tough, and it
was rules they weren't used to so that has some factor to it. I think
Bingham has proven to be the best high school football program the last few
Pumped to see Bingham and BG. I think BG will prove too much for them. Bingham
will smack around most of their Utah competition though. Jordan is still good,
but nearly as good as they were. I think Herriman is going to be real tough in
5A. In 4A you'll have the usual suspects and I am hoping a surprise team or
two rise up.
Gunner: This years Maxpreps preseason rankings has BIshop Gorman at #13 .
We're not talking about last years apples bud. I'm just saying BG will
be a faster & bigger team than Valor Christian was if Bingham fans are
thinking that's what they're up against in September.
Wolvie: BG wasn't a top 20 team last year. They finished 66 Nationally!
Start comparing apples to apples bud.
Jazzer: you're right Bingham's history of the last game against a top
20 team (Trinity, Euless Texas) will surely repeat itself. When the game is
played don't forget where you read it first :)
@Wolvie123.... You seem so sure of the results to this game. We won't know
till this game is played. History shows that Bingham has and will contend and
make this an interesting game.
Things are just handed to you @dchabc313. You need to earn a top ranking. The
coaches around the league feel that LP is not a top 5 team. If they are, then
they will prove it on the field this fall.
Gunner: Valor Christian had one big time all-star, Bishop Gorman has 4 or 5
playmakers of the same caliber on both sides of the ball. BG has weapons
everywhere. Bingham's defense this year won't hang with those guys.
Not really sure why LP isn't in the top 5 after they have been to the U
four years now. Regardless of the talent they return, they have earned the
respect of one of the top programs in the state until proven otherwise.
GoldenGrizz86, So who are you refering to if these rankings are not
good teams?!Jordan, Brighton Bingham are all 3 of the best teams in 5A
this year, and they all went to the U last year in the final 4, so I am confused
what your worried about?!I do like Timpview again, but Corner Canyon
will be a team to look out for. I dont know what herriman returns besides there
big two linemen, Bingham might be starting 3 sophs on there O line
but they are big dudes but well see how it goes!Just excited for
some football period!Bingham wont go undefeated this year!
I see some great games looming in every classification. Its great to see such
interest and excitement for HS football. The season can't get here soon
Wolvie: Just like when they played the best team in Colorado last year and beat
them right? As for the DB's, they have a corner and a safety returning
this year from last year's squad. 1 of which was all state I believe.
DB's won't be their issue. They may not go unbeaten this year. But I
guarantee you that they will be there in the end.
Why didn't they rank any good teams?
C'mon plyplx Corner Caanyon needs to win something first before
they get the accolades. Over Timpview? Winners of 7 of the last 10 State
Championships? And over East? I would be happy with CC at 5.
I really doubt Bingham will finish the season unbeaten. They play nationally
ranked Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas the 3rd week into the season. That's
where the in-state teams will find Binghams weakness. I'm pretty sure
it'll be with their DBs.
I agree with Timpview at the top and East right behind them but Logan in the top
five? They don't have half the experience back so there is no way they
should be ranked that high.
@plyxplyNo question Corner Canyon returns a lot of talent. However, there
are other schools returning just as much or more: Bingham, Herriman, Timpview,
possibly Brighton and Jordan (I know they have some guys returning that are
excellent, however I'm not sure how many). I don't know how many
underclassmen Syracuse played at the varsity level last year, but I know their
senior class is pretty dang good.
5a behind Bingham is pretty wide open this year. Brighton, Jordan, Herriman, and
American Fork will all field great teams with some great players returning. lone
Peak and PG are going to be rebuilding a bit this year. LP has the talent but
almost no experience. Davis and Northridge will be good teams as well. I'm
looking forward to a great season.
CC maybe should be up 1 more spot over Woods Cross. I think it's a bit of
a stretch to say they will be the best team in the state for 4A and 5A.
Corner Canyon should be ranked higher, they have more talent coming back than
anyone in the state. I expect CC will be the top team in the state, both 4A and