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And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state... For the Duchesne Eagles, the long bus rides back to the basin when the nearest road game is a two-hour drive away have at least been more palatable in recent years on account of four straight state titles and a state-record 48-game winning streak (which was snapped Friday by North Summit, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A). Along the Arizona border, the views at Monument Valley High School are spectacular, though assembling a team is never easy. And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58355050@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:45:11 MDT Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools that might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview... The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools that might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview... 58351587@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:15:35 MDT Prep football: Brighton 30 Fremont 22 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352985-190/bengals-fehoko-yards-fremont.html.csp Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... 58352985@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:42:24 MDT Prep football: Austin Kafentzis, Jordan roll past East 42-26 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58334752-190/east-jordan-kafentzis-defense.html.csp After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... 58334752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:32:06 MDT Prep football: North Summit 14, Duchesne 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352963-190/mcmichael-duchesne-streak-quarter.html.csp Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... 58352963@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:32:06 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... 58352959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:56:04 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... 58352956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:25:13 MDT Prep football: Bountiful 21, Viewmont 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352998-190/bountiful-yard-touchdown-viewmont.html.csp Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... 58352998@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep football: Taylorsville 17, Murray 13 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58354059-190/murray-taylorsville-warriors-spartans.html.csp Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... 58354059@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small... Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small... 58344768@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an... Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an... 58347629@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: No. 1 Bingham rolls to win over Herriman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58348617-190/bingham-herriman-mustangs-yard.html.csp South Jordan • When Bingham and Herriman got together for a Thursday night football tussle, it was pretty clear that both squads preferred a smash-mouth, physical approach to the game. And the Miners and Mustangs got just what they wanted in the first half. At the start of the second though, one Herriman turnover quickly led to a Bingham score. The Mustangs responded by taking to the air game, and then came turnover number two. And that, in what had been previously marked by hard-earned yardage ... South Jordan • When Bingham and Herriman got together for a Thursday night football tussle, it was pretty clear that both squads preferred a smash-mouth, physical approach to the game. And the Miners and Mustangs got just what they wanted in the first half. At the start of the second though, one Herriman turnover quickly led to a Bingham score. The Mustangs responded by taking to the air game, and then came turnover number two. And that, in what had been previously marked by hard-earned yardage ... 58348617@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep volleyball: Pleasant Grove has a three-peat in its sights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58338429-190/state-teams-coach-class.html.csp As far as conundrums go, Allyce Jones’ problem is one to be envied. Only 26 years old, Jones is on the fast track to a volleyball coaching career that may include stints at the college level. But, on the other hand, her early success comes where she grew up — and where the temptation to stay would naturally be extremely high. Right now, it’s Pleasant Grove High School that continues its tradition of winning and will keep its young head coach for an undetermined length of time. “That’s always bee... As far as conundrums go, Allyce Jones’ problem is one to be envied. Only 26 years old, Jones is on the fast track to a volleyball coaching career that may include stints at the college level. But, on the other hand, her early success comes where she grew up — and where the temptation to stay would naturally be extremely high. Right now, it’s Pleasant Grove High School that continues its tradition of winning and will keep its young head coach for an undetermined length of time. “That’s always bee... 58338429@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT