Region 4 preview: Herriman the favorite in a stacked Region 4

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  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    I like both programs but I have to pick Hamilton at PG for the region champs. Time will tell. Good luck to all.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    @Bingham1997 - Coach Wilson was one of the best coaches in Utah High School football. He helped my son and two other young men earn D-I scholarships from the class of 2013. I believe Coach Pearce has taken the torch from Wilson very well. Herriman was a state contender last year and will be again this year. Herriman is solid on both lines...possibly the best in the state. Herriman will need players to step up on offense and defense as we lost the best rusher in the state from last year and one of the best linebackers in the state as well. I think Herriman gives Bingham trouble week 2...still not sure who wins that one. I think Herriman wins Region 4 outright and makes at least makes the semifinals.

    @Parry is a Farce - I think the Region 4 Coaches predicted Herriman #1 and DesNews predicted Pleasant Grove #1

  • football fever slc, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 12:25 p.m.

    Herriman looks very solid this year. Has excellent bunch of young players especially in the running game, I think that there is going to be some issues with the passing plays but over all I feel they will make up for this with the yards they make on the ground. Some key players to watch for sure with Andre James probably does not get better than this , Kaden Hayward one of the fastest kids in the region, he will be the offensive playmaker . Kody Jarvis who is well rounded athlete he will add a lot of skill and leadership to the team. It will be great to see this group of kids bring it together.

  • Bingham1997 So Jordan, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    This is a result of the great foundation established by Larry Wilson, who, unfortunately, was caught up in the district nepotism rule. If Coach Wilson was still coaching this team, they would have to be serious contenders for the 5A State Championship. I am not sure that Coach Pearce has the experience and pedigree to take the Mustangs to these heights. From what I have seen, there has been a drop off in quite a few areas of the program. There is, however, no drop off with the talent - some of the best in the state. Worried about their defense as the guy who is the Def Coord is a glorified Ute Conf coach. Special teams were very suspect last year. Offense has been very consistent. As a former Miner, and now a resident of Herriman, I can't wait to see how this all plays out. Ya gotta love high school,football!

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 6:52 p.m.

    Region 4 was the most competitive region last year and is easily the most competitive region in Utah this year.

    Last year Region 4 had six teams that were playoff worthy (Herriman, Lone Peak, Pleasant Grove, Riverton, American Fork and Lehi). Region 4 had four teams make the quarterfinals (Herriman, Lone Peak, Pleasant Grove and Riverton) and then had Lone Peak make the semifinals.

    Region 3 and Region 4 play each other eight times this year highlighted by Herriman at Bingham, Herriman at Jordan, Pleasant Grove at Alta, Pleasant Grove vs Jordan and Lone Peak vs Alta. Out of the eight games between the two regions...I believe Region 4 wins at least five of those games.

    In the end I think Region 3 and Region 4 are again tops in the state. Both regions sent four teams to the quarterfinals with Region 3 sending three teams to the semifinals and two teams to the finals. The quarterfinal game between Herriman and Brighton was easily the most exciting game of the season.

    I think Herriman finds a way to win the region outright this year. Herriman vs Lone Peak, Herriman vs American Fork, Pleasant Grove at American Fork and Herriman at Pleasant Grove will determine the region winner.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    Herriman sure grew up in a hurry, they could throw a wrench into Bingham's plans. And from what I've seen the little leagues are full of kids who can play, they will be in the mix for awhile.