When is the Bingham vs. East game? I don't see either of those teams on the
Oly and Canyon should be a great game. May the best team wins but I will have to
cheer, "Go Oly."
Awesome to see an all Region 4 Semi finals in 6A! I wonder what changes will be
made during re-alignment after this season. There really is no debate that
region 4 is all around the best region, with the best teams in the majority of
all sports, not just football. In my opinion, these games should be held on
Friday. Schools that will provide a higher attendance in the stands should be
able to play on days where more people can attend.AF 35 - Bingham
31Honestly this game could go either way. Bingham is always good,
they have been playing well over the last few weeks, but AF can explode at any
time. I think first team to reach 21 points wins this game. Can you imagine a
Lone Peak vs AF championship?PG 21 - Lone Peak 35PG has
been playing some of their best football as of late. Unfortunately for them, so
has Lone Peak. LP has seemed to get much better each week for the last month or
so and I think will take this one.Both games will be quality high
school football and very fun to watch. I don't know as much about 5A teams,
other than supposedly region 7 was supposed to be really good, and only one team
made the semi's.Skyridge 42 - Roy 21Olympus 21 - Corner
@ MEB "But gaining home field advantage when you have fewer wins? Never
heard of it anywhere, at any level. It makes no sense"Perhaps
you don't look much at other 'anywheres' or other
'levels'. In the NFL, if you don't win your division you might
get to playoffs as a wild card team (2 slots per conference). As a wild card
team you will play on the road in the first round, even if your record is 11-5
and you play a division champ with an 8-8 record. Win your division in the NFL,
and your first game in the playoffs will be at home, period. Do some homework
on it.Same rules apply in MLB. The wild card team that survives the
wild card one game playoff will not have home-field advantage against even in
the LCS even if they there get there against a team with a worse record. More
homework.Which brings me to my final point. If someone wants to be
the champion, then win the games that matter, period. Teams that play to win
championships get it and they don't make excuses. Only fans whine about
who gets disadvantaged. And for all those who rattle on about seedings, there
would be just as much noise about seedings because everyone would have a
different opinion on seeds.
On Friday Bingham is a 43 point favorite vs Kearns. There are 6 players that
live in Kearns boundaries that start for Bingham. I'm sure they were not
recruited and chose Bingham for the right reasons but is this the intended
consequence of open enrollment? Kearns dresses less than 20 kids for their JV
football games. Other 6A teams such as Hunter, Granger and Hillcrest don't
have enough players to have JV teams in football at all. Is that an acceptable
consequence of open enrollment? Doesn't seem right to me.
Personally I think any kid should be able to transfer at will as long as it is
not during the season. I see no reason that kids shouldn't have their own
free will without needing to be punished for it.But at the same time
I think that if there is any recruiting done that it should be punished very
harshly, the punishment should be severe. But not the kids being punished
instead it should be the coaches being punished that were involved in recruiting
them. For instance the first offense should be immediate suspension
for the head coach for the season. A second offense should result in a ban from
coaching for 5 years. Make it so that the punishment to the coaches is so tough
that it simply isn't worth doing it. And if some still want to take the
risk and recruit well once they are caught a couple of times they're out of
coaching and then no longer an issue at all because they're gone.
All these comments about transferring I find kind of funny. I agree with
everyone that is all for stricter transfer rules because it would make the
competition more fair and more fun all across the state. It's just funny to
me because there's literally almost no problem with that in Cache Valley,
and I think these boys really pride themselves on representing their community
and playing with the boys they've played with their whole lives from little
league until now! Good luck to SV and MC on Friday!
Ya Ya Ya, the head coaches have to agree on a time or the UHSAA sets one. Home
team coaches would rather play at 7 to increase home field advantage. Visiting
coaches would rather play early games to reduce it. Not everyone can get time
off for a high school football game.Husker2, I think you're
completely right. Disallow all transfers and you simply create a situation where
people will be more inventive with their cheating. Those few who would benefit
from a legitimate transfer for reasons beyond the sport and respect the rules
would be the only ones punished by allowing no transfers.
YA YA YA-"Does anyone know why the games all of a sudden start
at 4 pm when the playoffs start?"Weather, Money, and Fights!!!
Does anyone know why the games all of a sudden start at 4 pm when the playoffs
start? Makes absolute no sense to me. Let's play each and every game
starting at 7 pm throughout the regular season, but not the playoffs.
ConradGurchLone Peak, AF and Bingham all tied for 1st place as
Co-region Champions of region 4. When that happens they flip a coin or draw
straws to determine play-off seeding. The result was:1. Lone Peak2.
Bingham3. AFIn the first 2 rounds of the play-offs the home
team is determined by the region seeding. Both Bingham and AF are playing teams
in the quarterfinals that had a higher region seed.
Will someone please explain why AF & Bingham are playing on the road?
A “play where you live” rule is easy to circumvent. Players will
use fake addresses, move in with relatives, move in with teammates, or even move
in with coaches to beat the system.
Absolutely. Either LP or PG could win the whole thing. Any of those teams from
Region 4 can win it. Don’t think that Lone Peaks win over Bingham was a
fluke in any way shape or form, and PG had a guy wide open and missed the pass
to beat Bingham as well. All 4 region 4 teams are very talented and very well
CH Cougar, I'd have to agree with Stang10. Pleasant Grove lost to Bingham
by just three points and Lone Peak beat the Miners by the same margin so I
wouldn't write off the lower bracket just yet.Although I was hoping
for some of the first round games to go differently the only real surprise for
me was Pleasant Grove beating East but I don't mind being wrong - much.I think there's a good chance of the semis being all Region 4 teams but
the only team I'm really hoping will win is Bingham. After thinking about
it I'd like to see Weber beat AF if only so Bingham will play someone new
in the semi should they win at Kearns.
CH Cougar, yes they can! What a great game for PG beating East. Somewhat of an
upset but it doesn’t surprise me, PG has a great team.
Question - can teams in Lower Bracket 6A win the 6A title?
Bt1984- it is also not elitist, you sell your home for $300,000 you buy a home
BT1984, That is the whole point. Make it harder to transfer. Lets say out of 100
transfers, probably only 5-10 actually move to live inside the boundaries.
The solution to classification is easy. It's similar to what was used in
American Legion baseball.You simply count for the purposes of
classification the boundaries of all schools any particular program gets its
players.For example, if Orem has players that actually live in Orem,
Provo, Timpview, Timpanogos, Mountain View, and Pleasant Grove boundaries, you
count the enrollment of those schools. I'm sure plenty of schools would
have multiple boundary players. But after the counting then reclassify. Then
if schools are actually playing with only their boundary kids, they will compete
against other schools that are doing the same. Then if schools like Orem,
Timpview, Bingham, East etc. have players from all over the place, they play
each other. It's really that simple. No more worrying about transfers,
paperwork etc. If a player comes from a different boundary, you count that
school's enrollment too. Private and charter schools have their own
classifications or count whatever boundaries they get students from like anyone
Holy-Moly, your proposed solution sounds elitist to me. Only those who can
afford to move can transfer, those who can't are stuck.I think too
many transfers are allowed but I believe a big part of the blame belongs on the
Utah State School Board. While researching this issue I found a Deseret
News article dated December 10th 2016 titled State School Board approves new
athlete transfer rule. Another article dated September 27th 2017 is titled Utah
high school sports Association sues Over Law it says usurps its Authority. That
new law loosened requirements for student-athlete transfers. I have not been
able to find information on the outcome of the uhsaa lawsuit but demanding the
uhsaa allow no transfers is a futile undertaking. Forces outside the uhsaa are
working to make transfers easier rather than more difficult.
Someone brought up a great point...What has more of an impact, 500 more
students, or 3-4 great players transferring to a school. In my humble opinion,
those transfers can help any school. Just look at Orem this year, or any school
that has won a championship, and you will find out that a couple transfers were
on that team.UHSAA - No transfers, play where you live PERIOD. If a
family wants to move to the boundaries so Jonny can play sports, then fine.
Other than that, NO SOUP FOR YOU.
Recruiting/Transfer Players:1) If you leave your boundary for another
school as an incoming 9th grader=No sports for you. No practice. Nothing!
WHY? Because it will give your home school a chance to have you and also sale
their program to you. Kids would probably love staying and playing 9th grade
with their lifelong pals. It's parents that influence kids to leave in
many situations. They bash the coach or listen to the typical disgruntled
parent that says the local coach is political. All while not even given the
coach or school programs a chance. Well, if you're so bent on
leaving then I hope no 9th grade athletics, any form, is worth it to you and
your parents. 2) If the 9th grader gave it a shot and still wants to
transfer, fine. One free transfer, no questions asked. At least he/she gave
the school and coach a chance and no athletic set-back had really taken place.
I'll bet you find most kids like it and want to stay. Much to the
disliking of the helicopter parent.Boundary coaches would be happy, more
kids would be happy. Parents may not be, but it not about them!!!This is
2A First Round PredictionsEnterprise (5-5) at South Summit (8-1)Atkinson gets another 5 passing TD game and South Summit rests their
starters for most of the second half.SS 42 - Enterprise 6Millard (8-2) at San Juan (6-3)San Juan pulls the kind of sort of
upset and takes out Millard.SJ 24 - Millard 17South
Sevier (5-5) at Grand (6-3)Grand takes care of business with huge
rushing numbers and wins easily.Grand 31 - SS 7Beaver
(7-3) at Delta (4-5)An absolute slug-fest that comes down to the
wire but Beaver pulls off the nail-biter.Beaver 14 - Delta 10
@BigtraviI agree with them all except I don't think Hunter
beats Davis. I think Davis gets it done.
Predictions!AF 45 - Riverton 21Granger 14 - Weber 28Northridge 14 - Kearns 31Herriman 7 - Bingham - 38Davis 21 -
Hunter 28West Jordan 14 - Lone Peak 31Pleasant Grove 28 - East 21Cyprus 14 - Fremont 28
bak 123,But the biggest 2A school, ALA, is consistently at the
bottom so it's not all about enrollment. Those schools also have long
traditions of winning regardless of their classification. Except for Grand who
usually underachieves for their size.Of course numbers matter in
football and that's my point. Those schools you mention are much closer to
the enrollment numbers of the 2A schools than the 3A schools. Especially when
you look at the ratios. You prove my point because if you have a sport like
football that has a large number of students participating then it makes more
sense for them to play in a smaller classification than a larger one.
Bigtravi, I'm sure he'd have complained about the Region 4 champ
having an easy draw no matter who it was.WTDM5, does anyone who accuses
schools of recruiting ever need evidence to back their claims?Wasn't
Bingham investigated a few years ago for supposedly recruiting players from
Kearns and proven to have worked within the rules?Facts? Facts?! They
don't need no stinking facts!
Mr. Boris,So is it just a coincidence that South Summit, Grand, Delta and
San Juan are the top two teams in the 2 divisions in 2A? Numbers probably matter
more in football than other sports. I just think that if you're 2A in
everything else, you should play 2A football. If you're 3A, play 3A
football. If there are only six 1A schools playing football, at least it is a
true 1A title.
@stop recruitingDo you have facts or are you just assuming? If you
don’t have actual facts of key players transferring illegally or actual
recruiting than that’s a pretty ignorant thing to say.
bak 123,South Summit, Grand, Delta, and San Juan are 3A schools in
every sport but football. They are 2A in football because so many of the small
private schools don't play football. They are not 3A schools when you are
talking about football. Football has it's own classification system
separate from the other sports. The UHSAA didn't drop anyone to 2A for
football. They work from small to large in football to fill the classifications
because not every school plays football. I know 2A likes to cry
about South Summit because of their dominance but South Summit is way closer in
enrollment numbers to the 2A than the 3A schools. South Summit has roughly only
100 more students than Millard, North Summit, Beaver, etc. but 300 less than
Grantsville, Morgan, Juab.
It would be nice if the state looked into where most of EA$T and Bingh*m's
players who actually play played in little league where you have to play in your
KimmypWhat you don’t know is that the first round games in
football next week, the gate goes to the home school not the UHSAA. Ticket
sales do not cover the expenses of state tournaments. Three state championship
games for $10 is one of the best bargains in any state. You can go online and
review the entire budget for the UHSAA and see they don’t make huge
amounts of money. Primary sources of revenue are corporate sponsors and ticket
sales. School dues make up less than 5% of the budget. The UHSAA also covers
100% of a catastrophic insurance policy for players and support groups state
wide. Regardless of what you may think the UHSAA does an amazing job with the
budget they have.
With the lack of enforcement of transfer rules and recruiting there really is no
need for the different classifications. If the UHSAA was truly trying to make it
“fair”for the kids they would enforce the tranfer rules in place.
High schools sports in Utah are suffering and lacking in credibility due to the
lack of enforcement of ALL the rules set up by the UHSAA. The lack of
enforcement encourages blatant abuse of rules and policies and in some cases
puts student athletes health and safety in danger. For example, allowing FB
players to play 8 quarters of football in a week (JV and Varsity games.)
@stocksontherocksYou do know the bracket and region vs region
matchups have been set for the last year right? They didn’t choose which
school would be on which side of the bracket.
bingham, "WEBER", and american fork all in the same 1/2 bracket? lets
pave a road for Lone Peak..
@southprideI think this is funny because we are both super biased to
our respective regions haha, but I think our top 3 teams from region 12 will
advance to the second round and Green Canyon will lose a close one to Pine View.
Sky View will not be tested until the semis against Dixie and even then I think
they will pull out a close one to them. I think the same with MC and Logan
against their first round teams, they will be close wins. But to be fair, I do
think they will all eventually lose to Orem if any of them end up playing. MC
would lose to them in the second round, Logan would lose to them in the semis,
and SV would lose what I think would be a close one in the finals. Can't
beat money and recruiting at the high school level when our kids from CV, and I
assume down south in St. George, are actually playing within their own school
boundaries, yet we seem to always be the tougher teams, and actually beat a lot
of the Salt Lake/ Utah Valley teams regularly as well. But good luck to all 4A
schools in the playoffs, especially all the valley schools!
Former Ute,So, since the UHSAA is solely concerned about the kids,
they won't keep the money all of the extra games generate, right? SMH
UtahBruin, you're probably right. Schools from lower classifications have
claimed to be as good as or better than those in higher classifications for
years. I'd have to do some research to be sure but it seems that when given
the chance, the bigger schools generally win.East would most likely have
taken state last year had they not moved up to 6A in football but I can't
find fault with wanting to play Bingham. To be considered the best they have to
play the best competition. 7 state championships since 2006 indicates Bingham
has routinely been the best in Utah's largest classification.
And if you want to combine some classifications like one is saying.Seeding Out the Upper Classifications as stated. I made a few adjustments to
the state rankings.#1 Bingham 6A#2 American Fork 6A#3
Orem 4A#4 Corner Canyon 5A#5 East 6A#6 Skyridge 5A#7
Lone Peak 6A#8 Pleasant Grove#9 Olympus 5A at Pleasant Grove 6A - PG
Wins#10 Sky View 4A at Lone Peak 6A - LP Wins#11 Highland 5A at
Skyridge 5A - SR Wins#12 Jordan 5A at East 6A - East Wins#13 Fremont
6A at Corner Canyon 5A - CC Wins#14 Dixie 4A at Orem 4A - Orem Wins#15 Roy 5A at American Fork 6A - AF Wins#16 Timpview 5A at Bingham 6A -
Bingham WinsThis is where it doesn't work. All the higher
seeds win. I don't even see opportunities for upsets. To be upset in the
first three weeks of the season is one thing. The end of the season is
different. Ask Jordan. Springville would not come close to touching Jordan
now.Teams that would miss the playoffs. Riverton, Viewmont, Logan,
Desert Hills, Spanish Fork, Herriman, Davis, Northridge, Cyprus, Kearns, West
Jordan, Lehi, Alta, Wasatch, Pine View, etc.And that is why there
are multiple classifications. Smaller schools can't compete with the big
*While East is in the lower bracket.That's what I get for using talk
to text and not proofreading.
Silverwolves, I said Bingham has been the only Utah team to beat East in the
last few years.I also said East is really good at what they do, which is
supported by the fact that only Bingham has been able to beat them in recent
years.Looking at the playoff brackets East doesn't have to worry
about playing American Fork or Bingham before the championship game. Those teams
are in the upper bracket well East is in the lower.From my point of view
the team in the lower bracket with the best chance of beating East is Lone Peak.
Eagle-provo ut, south summit IS a 3A school! They just happen to be one of the
3A schools that the uhsaa dropped into 2A for football. They should be
competing against Morgan. Formerute 24, I agree that numbers of
students matter but is it fair to drop 3A schools into 2A football and drop 2A
schools into 1A football just so there are more teams? There's a good
chance that a2A school will win 1A and a 3A school will win 2A. Is that fair to
the schools that really fall into those classifications ?
Even if you look at football, there isn't much difference between the best
and worst in 5A vs. 6A for example. Corner Canyon is just as good as Bingham.
Heck, Timpview BEAT American Fork and is on the road for its pla yoff game.
Even at the bottom level, Cottonwood (5A) beat 6A Hillcrest. Heck,
you can even stretch it down even further. What is the real difference between
Orem and Corner Canyon/Bingham, not much. Cyprus (6A) beat Spanish Fork (4A) by
single point after being down 28 points, both finished second in their league.
Pine View (4A) gave Highland (5A) one of its losses. Highland beat Lone Peak
who beat Bingham and Lone Peak is the #1 seed out of the toughest league in 6A.
There isn't much of a difference between 4A and even 6A in its
worst teams. Not much separating Ben Lomond from Copper Hills, maybe a
touchdown. Bottom line, there are too many classifications.And even at the lower end, the top 2A and 3A teams (South Summit and
Morgan) played and South Summit actually beat Morgan.Again, too many
classifications, three would be plenty and it could make state an actual
BT1984What are you talking about Bingham destroyed East this year!
If East plays against AF or Bingham before the semi they will lose
Seedings ContinuedI admit, I am not as familiar with these
schools.3A#1 Morgan#2 Granstville#3 Summit
Academy#4 Juan Diego#5 Juab at Juan Diego#6 Union at Summit
Academy#7 North Sanpete at Grantsville#8 Richfield at Morgan2A#1 South Summit#2 Millard#3 Grand#4 Beaver#5 San Juan at Beaver#6 Delta at Grand#7 Enterprise at Millard#8 South Sevier at South Summit1A#1Duchesne#2
Milford#3 Parowan#4 Altamont#5 Layton Christian at Altamont
#6 Rich at Parowan#7 Monticello at Milford#8 Kanab at Duchesne
UHSAA should Seed the playoffs. I am definitely not saying I am right in my
seeding's but I think I am close.6A#1 Bingham, They ended
up the 2 seed due to coin flip, but I just don't think if they played LPeak
10 times that LP would win even 2 or even 3 games.#2 A. Fork#3
East#4 L. Peak#5 Weber#6 Fremont#7 P. Grove - Their 4
losses are to Bingham, AFork, LPeak, and CCanyon#8 Riverton#9 W.
Jordan at Riverton#10 Davis at P. Grove#11 W. Jordan at Fremont#12 Kearns at Weber#13 Cyrpus at L. Peak#14 N.Ridge at East#15 Hunter at A. Fork#16 Granger at Bingham5A#1 Corner
Canyon#2 Skyridge#3 Olympus#4 Highland#5 Jordan#6
Timpview#7 Alta#8 Roy#9 Lehi at Roy#10 Viewmont at
Alta#11 Box Elder at Timpview#12 Springville at Jordan#13
Provo at Highland#14 Wasatch/Maple Mountain at Olympus #15
Murray/Skyline/West at Skyridge#16 Farmington at C. Canyon 4A#1 Orem#2 Sky View#3 Dixie#4 Desert Hills#5
Pine View#6 Logan#7 Spanish Fork#8 Mountain Crest #9
Snow Canyon at M. Crest#10 Park City at S. Fork#11 Stansbury at
Logan#12 Snow Canyon at P. View#13 Green Canyon at D. Hills#14
Ogden at Dixie#15 Mountain View at S. View#16 Tooele at Orem
Having been involved with the UHSAA for the past 20 years let me offer some
perspective on the football brackets. Why do we have six classifications with
so few schools? It has become paramount with board members, superintendents and
principals that school size matters when it comes to competition. It is
difficult to to decide what is the appropriate "gap" between the
smallest and largest school in a classification. (200, 400, 600?) It was
finally settled with a ratio and tried to keep it below 2:1. I think most
people would agree that a school with 1000 students playing a school with 2500
students wouldn't be a fair match in any sport especially football. While
it may look bad on paper that a team with no wins get to play a game at state
because there are only 12 schools in that classification, that is the sacrifice
we make when we try to group schools by size. If you have a better way, email
the UHSAA and let them know. I have said for years that if the UHSAA is guilty
of anything, it's that they are trying to make it "fair" for all
Coin flip...It would save $ to forget competing.Who
needs compete when you can gamble on a coin flip?What lesson(s) are
we teaching to the rising generation?
@backbonedrAs for teams with better records. The UHSAA needs to get
away from the simple this region plays this region. Award Region Champions, and
that is it. After that, a seeding needs to take place. Bingham and American
Fork, despite Bingham losing to Lone Peak, are the best two teams in 6A and yet
they will meet in the Semi-Finals. There is not one other team in the 6A Upper
Bracket that stands a chance. And that goes for 8-1 Weber as well. The bottom
bracket will come down to Lone Peak and the winner of the PG vs East game. @MEBIf Viewmont didn't want to play on the road, then
they should have beat Box Elder. Had they done that instead of losing by 2,
they would have a home game. And you really can't look at overall record.
You need to look at 4A Records, however still in Viewmonts favor. But it is the
way the UHSAA does it and I agree it is lame. Seed the teams for the
playoffs.@SouthprideI agree with everything you said
except, Sky View is going to Roll Snow Canyon.
Backbonedr - thanks for your comments. There will always be some regions who
are better than others (or at least they think they are). That exists in every
sport at every level. But please point me to any other sport at any level where
the team with the lower winning percentage gets home field advantage in the
playoffs. Worst case, they play at a neutral location. But gaining home field
advantage when you have fewer wins? Never heard of it anywhere, at any level.
It makes no sense.
MEB, I need to respectfully disagree with you about teams with better records
having to play away games against teams with worse records. We all know that
some regions are much tougher than other regions. So you might have one or two
teams dominating their region, then have 4 or 5 good teams slugging it out for
seeding in their region. Its not a perfect system but to me it seems to be the
best we can do.
Anyone know when West, Murray, and Skyline play for that final playoff spot?
I see all of the comments here about winless teams in the playoffs. Yeah, that
makes no sense. Neither do a lot of the pairings. Like Viewmont, who tied for
first in their Region, having to go on the road to play a 4-5 Provo team? Who
dreamed up these bracket rules? Team with better regular season record should
always get home field advantage. That's what you play the regular season
City people,The 1A, 2A and 3A seasons are set up differently than
the big schools. The championships are a week earlier than 4A, 5A, and 6A. The
small schools only have 9 regular season games instead of 10. Technically all
the teams make the playoffs but none of the lower seeds ever go anywhere in the
tournament. It's very rare that a 5 or 6 seed ever advances. Basically
every small school makes the playoffs so that they all get to play 10 games
since the season is one week shorter than the big schools. It's more just
an extension of the regular season.
How does a team which won zero games all year go to a state tournament? For
that matter, even one with a losing record? What a joke of the process.
However, if any of these teams make it to the championship game, I'll eat
my words. Now that would be a story....
My field, Syracuse finished fifth in Region 1 and didn't make the
playoffs.Silverwolves, you should ask someone from Jordan, Alta, or any
other team from Region 3 how East wins running the ball so much. East
hasn't lost to a Utah school other than Bingham since a bad 2014 season.
They're good at what they do.
Who does Syracuse play in the first round I don't see them? What happened?
Snow Canyon will give SkyView a run for their money.PV will beat
Logan.DH will beat MC.Dixie will beat Green Canyon.
The UHSAA has made a mockery of even playing a region schedule. Teams without a
single win make the playoffs in the ever wider money grab by the activities
association. What a joke. Why not just make a trophy for every team and
charge them for it. Win, Win.
So.... how does Region 7 play out if seeding is still up for grabs? Corner
Canyon vs Jordan are obviously battling for the Region title but the loser of
the game only falls to the second seed correct? Timpview cannot get higher than
3rd? Someone help me out haha
East could lose first or second round. They only run the ball. EAST QB only has
70 yards passing... how do you win games with just run the ball?
They all 3 flipped a coin and the odd coin got 1st place. Then AF and Bingham
flipped for 2 nd and 3rd. Head to head had nothing to do with it.
There are too many classifications in Utah. Teams with loosing records
shouldn’t be in the playoffs.
My nephew plays for AF. They did the toss on Saturday.
6A upper bracket is way tougher than lower. Sorry Weber you get AF in round two
Fremont vs East no northern teams at RES again this year in 6A.
Adwight,The article says that the coin flip will be on Monday? Of
course the article also said that the #3 and #4 seeds from region 3 were to be
decided on games being played this week (as I commented on earlier and has since
Mountain Crest and Logan are in the same Region and will not play each other in
the first round.
Lone Peak won the flip and will get the 1 seed. AF by virtue of tiebreaker will
get the 3 seed and Bingham the 2. AF was 18 seconds away from an outright
region title and instead ends up on the road first round. Crazy stuff.
There are no games in Region 3 that impact the 3rd and 4th seeds. The only game
that is left is East/Copper Hills. East has the #1 seed wrapped up and Copper
Hills is eliminated (even if CH wins, East would tie with Riverton at 4-1 but
they hold the tiebreaker over Riverton by winning head-to-head; CH would move
into a tie with Taylorsville at 1-4, but both finish behind West Jordan at 2-3
and Herriman at 3-2). Herriman finished 3rd and West Jordan finished 4th. Herriman does not play this week. Taylorsville plays a non-region game
against Westlake, Riverton plays a non-region game against Kearns, and West
Jordan plays a non-region game against Pleasant Grove.
2 Teams at 0-9 Make it into the tournament -