High school football: Desert Hills, Pine View lead loaded 3AA South once again

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  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 1:10 p.m.

    Go Dixie! I like that my alma mater now is always seeming to be in the discussion for 3AA state champion, along with the other schools from Washington County.

    But I think it is odd with how they have the 3A classification split in to 3AA and 3A and then have about half the schools in each sub classification make the playoffs. I have not paid too much attention to this in some time, but is there really that big of a difference between the size of the 3AA schools and the 3A? And if so why is the split only for football? Frankly it cheapens the Football State Championship in football for 3AA and 3A especially when the larger classifications have twice as many teams per classification.

    On a side note it seems odd that Payson is in the "South" division of 3AA when all the other schools are a good 2-3 hour drive from Payson. Every road game for them is a day-long trip. I guess given who else, other than Southern Utah teams who are in 3AA it makes sense, but just another reason the 3AA and 3A split in football doesn't make sense to me.