Felt’s Facts – Week 12
The first full weekend of playoff action again emphasized the mismatches that have characterized early-round games. Of the 33 contests, 22 were decided by three or more touchdowns and only four by a TD of less.
Including the first round games in 2A a couple of weeks ago, the home team has gone home happy 27 of 37 times, and, arguably, six of the 10 visiting squads that won were favored.
Speaking of Happy Teams
Spanish Fork celebrates a school-record 10 victories, eclipsing the nine wins claimed last year and in 1996. At 9-2, Woods Cross enjoys its most victories since its 9-3 season in 1993; the Wildcats have won more – 10 games – just once, in 1989.
Games this week matching teams with the best-combined records: Hurricane (9-1) at Juan Diego (11-0), followed by Alta (9-2) at Syracuse (10-0), Dixie (8-2) at Stansbury (11-0) and San Juan (10-0) vs. South Summit (8-2). Another blockbuster game has Northridge (9-2) at Jordan (9-1).
Three teams, East (4-7), Fremont (4-6) and Altamont (5-6) survive with losing records.
Timpview has appeared in the quarterfinals for 13 consecutive years and 19 of the last 22. Lone Peak has been in 10 of 12 seasons, Fremont nine of 12 and Alta 11 of 16. Juan Diego has made the quarterfinals 12 straight years, but the first four of those were also the first tournament games for the Soaring Eagle.
Duchesne has been a semifinalist nine times in 10 seasons and San Juan has made semifinal appearances nine of the last 26, including this year. South Summit is in its fourth straight semifinal and, along with Rich and San Juan, tries to make a third title game in four seasons.
Juan Diego has captured at least one playoff victory for 11 years in a row, since 2002. Bingham has advanced to the quarterfinals for nine straight years (since 2004) and San Juan for eight.
Hurricane is trying to become just the eighth team to win at least two playoff games over five consecutive seasons.
First-time Coaches Still Alive
Three first-year coaches have made the quarterfinal round: Kirk Chambers (Spanish Fork), Carl Franke (Desert Hills) and Cary Whittingham (Timpview).
Of eight coaches with previous head-coaching experience, but who are new to their school, only Justin Spencer (Woods Cross) remains in postseason play.
Grand County has flipped its season from 2-8 in 2011 to 7-3, an improvement of 5.0 games. Cyprus, which has its most wins since 2007, has improved 4.5 games (5-5 from 0-9) along with Union (5-6 from 0-10) and Woods Cross (9-2 from 4-6).
San Juan continues to lead the state with five shutouts this season, the most for the Broncos since they blanked seven foes, a school high, in 2010. Box Elder, East, Stansbury, Summit Academy, Syracuse and Woods Cross have posted four shutouts – school records for those last four and the most for Box Elder since 1970.
Congratulations to the Davis Darts, who advanced to the quarterfinals by winning twice last week and also picked up the school’s 550th victory in the process. The Darts, in their 97th year, are just three wins away from catching West, the all-time victory leader, but which has played 119 seasons.
Kudos also to Lone Peak’s Tony McGeary, who now has 50 victories and who also gained two wins last week – one by Timpview’s regular-season forfeit and the other over Brighton in the first round.
Juan Diego’s John Colosimo hopes to guide the Soaring Eagle to the semifinals and earn his 175th career victory, including 46 at Judge Memorial.
One Streak Ends
Skyline finished 5-5, ending a state-record streak of 23 consecutive winning seasons (1989-2011). However, the Eagles still have a 24-year streak of non-losing seasons, the longest current streak and fourth longest in state history.
The longest current streak for consecutive winning seasons now belongs to Juan Diego with 11. Highland and San Juan follow with 10 and Bingham has nine.
Another Streak Continues
With any points against Syracuse, Alta will have scored in 124 straight games, tied with Lehi (1994-2005) for the third longest all-time streak and second longest active streak.
Two Logan Record Setters
Luke Falk set state records in two categories: season completions – 330 – and season attempts – 562. He finished with 3,618 season passing yards, the fifth most on record. Falk tossed 36 TDs this season – 18th best all-time. In career completions, Falk ranks eighth with 469 and 10th in career attempts with 793.
Taylor Compton, established the state record for season receptions with 107. Jesse Braddy caught 93 passes, the fourth-most.
In career receiving yards, Beau Artist ranks 22nd with 1,778 and Braddy is 23rd with 1,654.
In the career receptions category, Braddy is seventh all-time with 144, Artist ranks 11th with 127 and Compton places 17th with 116.
Millard’s Record Setter
Jesse Rhodes finished his high school years tied for first in 100-yard games with 24. In other career efforts, he tied for third in touchdowns scored (65), fourth in rushing touchdowns (60), sixth in rushing yards (4,705) and 11th in rushes (534).
More Player Stats
Here’s a look at some of the other top season and career performances and where those performances rank among the Top-25 all-time. Players are grouped by their school, listed alphabetically.
Altamont’s Kyle Foy has 613 career rushes, ranking fifth all-time. He’s tied for 11th in 100-yard games with 18 and ranks 13th in career rushing yards with 4,246.
Cottonwood’s Cooper Bateman finished his prep years with these career rankings: 10th in passing yards, ninth in attempts, tied for 15th in TD passes with 63 and tied for 16th in TDs-responsible-for with 80.
His top receiver, Inoke Lotulelei concluded with these career marks: third in receptions yards and receptions, and tied for fifth in reception touchdowns with 32.
Dixie’s Blake Barney currently ranks sixth in career total offense with 8,332 yards. Other career rankings include eighth in passing yards (6,798), 14th in both attempts (750) and completions (407) and 19th in touchdowns-responsible-for (79).
Herriman’s Francis Bernard closed his career tied for 14th in 100-yard games (17) and in 25th place for rushing touchdowns (45). Three-year Mustang quarterback Tueni Lupeamanu accumulated 5,824 career yards of total offense, which ranks 24th.
Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis has accounted for 45 touchdowns so far this season, tied for 12th on the all-time list. He has 8,219 career yards of total offense, good for eighth place and is responsible for 89 career TDs, which puts him ninth.
Orem’s Taylor Camp ranks 21st in season touchdown passes (35), and over his career, places 12th in passing yards (6,104), 15th in both attempts (744) and completions (402), and 20th in total offense (6,377). Teammate Nolan Gray has 16 TD catches in 2012, which ties him with 10 others for 11th place all-time.
Pine View’s Prentiss Miller completed his prep years with these season achievements: fourth in rushes (299) and tied for fifth in consecutive 100-yard games (10). In his four-years career, he’s fourth in rushes (671), fifth in 100-yard games (22) and eighth in rushing yards (4,534).
Timpview’s Jake Lloyd has connected on 42 TD passes this season, tied for the fifth most ever, and has accounted for 43 touchdowns, tied for 19th. Over his career, he’s accomplished the following: tied for 11th in TD passes (69), 22nd in total offense (6,162 yards) and tied for 22nd in touchdowns-responsible-for (75).
Teammate Dax Raymond has been on the receiving end of 17 of Lloyd’s TD passes this season, and that ties him with five others for sixth place all-time.
Another Thunderbird, Pita Taumoepenu, is tied for the 17th most sacks in a season with 19.5
Wasatch’s James Delacenserie made these career achievements in two years at Judge Memorial (2009-10) and the past two at Wasatch: 10th in touchdown passes (70), 15th in passing yards (5,959), 15th in attempts (401), 16th in completions (401), tied for 16th in TDs-reponsible-for (80) and 21st in total offense (6,375 yards),
Notable Week 12 Performance
Bountiful’s Jakob Hunt set a school record by rushing for 291 yards last week, surpassing Sherif Hadley’s 263 from 1987.
Playoff Matchup Notes
Alta (9-2) at Syracuse (10-0)
Series record: tied 1-1. Last meeting: Oct. 28, 2011 (5A first round) – Syracuse 16, Alta 10.
Coach vs. coach: Syracuse Russ Jones is 1-0 vs. Alta’s Bob Stephens.
Last quarterfinals: Syracuse – 2011, defeated West 10-0; Alta – 2009, beat Cottonwood 37-13.
Current winning streaks: Syracuse – 10, Alta – 4.
The Titans are 3-0 in home playoff games.
Fremont (4-6) at Bingham (9-2)
Series record: Bingham leads 7-4. Last meeting: Nov. 4, 2011 – Fremont ousted Bingham 27-20 in last year’s quarterfinal round. (Bingham last won a quarterfinal game in 2010.)
Coach vs. coach: Bingham’s Dave Peck is 2-1 vs. Fremont’s Kory Bosgieter.
Current winning streaks: Bingham – 4, Fremont – 2.
The Miners are 26-6 in home playoff games.
Davis (7-4) at Lone Peak (9-2)
Series record: Lone Peak leads 1-0. Only meeting: Sept. 1, 2011 – Lone Peak 21, Davis 10.
Coach vs. coach: Lone Peak’s Tony McGeary is 1-0 vs. Davis’ Ryan Bishop.
Last quarterfinals: Lone Peak – 2011, defeated Northridge 21-14; Davis – 2009, beat Pleasant Grove 17-9.
Current winning streaks: Lone Peak – 3, Davis – 2.
The Knights are 15-5 in home playoff games.
Northridge (9-2) at Jordan (9-1)
Series tied 3-3. Last meeting: Aug. 21, 2009 – Northridge 36, Jordan 27.
Coach vs. coach: Northridge’s Erik Thompson is 1-0 vs. Jordan’s Eric Kjar.
Last quarterfinals: Jordan – 2011, defeated Viewmont 43-7; Northridge – 2011, lost to Lone Peak 21-14. (Northridge last won a quarterfinal game in 2003.)
Current winning streaks: Jordan – 4, Northridge – 1.
The Beetdiggers are 22-6 in home playoff games.
Highland (7-4) at Orem (8-3)
Series record: Orem leads 5-4. Last meeting: Oct. 30, 2009 (4A first round) – Highland 34, Orem 0.
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between Orem’s Tyler Anderson and Highland’s Brody Benson.
Last quarterfinals: Orem – 2006, lost to Highland 49-13; Highland – 2011, lost to Logan 28-13. (Orem last won a quarterfinal in 1996 and Highland in 2010.)
Current winning streaks: Orem – 4, Highland – 2.
The Tigers are 18-7 in home playoff games.
Bountiful (9-2) at Mountain Crest (9-2)
Series record: Mountain Crest leads 4-3. Last meeting: Nov. 12, 2010 (4A semifinal) – Mountain Crest 42, Bountiful 35.
Coach vs. coach: MC’s Mark Wootton is 4-1 vs. Bountiful’s Larry Wall.
Last quarterfinals: MC – 2010, defeated East 56-26; Bountiful – 2011, beat Olympus 34-14.
Current winning streaks: MC – 8, Bountiful – 2.
The Mustangs are 21-4 in home playoff games.
Timpview (6-5) at Woods Cross (9-2)
Series record: Timpview leads 3-1. Last meeting: Oct. 28, 2011 (4A first round) – Timpview 31, Woods Cross 14.
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between Woods Cross’ Justin Spencer and Timpview’s Cary Whittingham
Last quarterfinals: Woods Cross – 2009, lost to Springville 16-12; Timpview – 2011, beat Westlake 24-17. (Woods Cross last won a quarterfinal in 1993.)
Current winning streaks: Woods Cross – 1, Timpview – 6.
The Wildcats are 6-2 in home playoff games.
East (4-7) at Box Elder (7-4)
Series record: East leads 6-2-1. Last meeting: Oct. 31, 2003 (4A first round) – East 30, BE 13.
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between Box Elder’s Robbie Gunter and East’s Brandon Matich.
Last quarterfinals: Box Elder – 2006, defeated Provo 36-14; East – 2011, beat Skyline 20-13.
Current winning streaks: Box Elder – 1, East – 2.
The Bees are 23-11 in home playoff games.
Morgan (7-4) at Spanish Fork (10-1)
Series record: Spanish Fork leads 1-0. Only meeting: Oct. 28, 2011 (3A first round) – SF 35, Morgan 20.
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between SF’s Kirk Chambers and Morgan’s Kovi Christiansen.
Last quarterfinals: Spanish Fork – 2011, defeated Juan Diego 21-14; Morgan – 2009, lost to Hurricane 41-9. (Morgan last won a quarterfinal in 2008.)
Current winning streaks: SF – 7, Morgan – 1.
The Dons are 9-3 in home playoff games.
Bear River (7-4) at Desert Hills (7-3)
Series record: DH leads 1-0. Only meeting: Oct. 30, 2010 (3A first round) – DH 15, BR 14 (OT)
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between DH’s Carl Franke and BR’s Chris Wise.
Last quarterfinals: DH – 2011, defeated Stansbury 26-7; BR – 2009, lost to Wasatch 48-32. (Bear River last won a quarterfinal in 2006.)
Current winning streaks: DH – 4, BR – 2.
The Thunder are 2-0 in home playoff games.
Hurricane (9-1) at Juan Diego (11-0)
Series record: JD leads 3-0. Last meeting: Nov. 19, 2010 (3A championship) – JD 10, Hurricane 7. This is their first meeting not for a state championship.
Coach vs. coach: JD’s John Colosimo is 3-0 vs. Hurricane’s Chris Homer
Last quarterfinals: Juan Diego – 2011, lost to Spanish Fork; Hurricane – 2011, defeated Grantsville 41-0. (JD last won a quarterfinal in 2010.)
Current winning streaks: JD – 11, Hurricane – 2.
The Soaring Eagle are 14-4 in home playoff games.
Dixie (8-2) at Stansbury (11-0)
Series record: first meeting.
Coach vs. coach: First meeting between Stansbury’s Clint Christiansen and Morgan’s Blaine Monkres.
Last quarterfinals: Stansbury – 2011, lost to Desert Hills; Dixie – 2009, lost to Springville 24-14. (Stansbury has never won a quarterfinal in its three-year history while Dixie last won a quarterfinal game in 2009.)
Current winning streaks: Stansbury – 11, Dixie – 1.
The Stallions are 2-1 in home playoff games.
Manti (9-1) vs. Grand (7-3)
Series record: Grand leads 14-9. Last meeting: Oct. 26, 2007 (2A quarterfinal) – Grand 21, Manti 7.
Coach vs. coach: Manti’s Cole Meacham and Grand’s Dennis Wells are 3-3.
Last semifinals: Manti – 2011, defeated South Summit 6-0; Grand – 2009, lost to South Summit 17-6. (Grand last advanced to the finals in 2005.)
Current winning streaks: Manti – 8, Grand – 1.
San Juan (10-0) vs. South Summit (8-2)
Series record: San Juan leads 6-0. Last meeting: Nov. 13, 2010 (2A championship) – San Juan 19, South Summit 6.
Coach vs. coach: San Juan’s Monty Lee is 4-0 vs. South Summit’s Jerry Parker.
Last semifinals: San Juan – 2011, lost to Millard 35-20; South Summit – 2011, lost to Manti 6-0. (Both San Juan and South Summit last advanced to the finals in 2010.)
Current winning streaks: San Juan – 10, South Summit – 4.
Duchesne (10-0) vs. Monticello (7-4)
Series record: Monticello leads 26-15. Last meeting: Oct. 12 (Week 9) – Duchesne 21, Monticello 6, at Duchesne.
Coach vs. coach: Duchesne’s Jerry Cowan 1-0 vs. Monticello’s Lee Chadwick.
Last semifinals: Duchesne – 2011, defeated Rich 46-0; Monticello – 2011, lost to Layton Christian 35-6. (Monticello last advanced to the finals in 2004.)
Current winning streaks: Duchesne – 32, Monticello – 2.
Rich (7-3) vs. Altamont (5-6)
Series record: Rich leads 27-8. Last meeting: Sept. 21 (Week 6) – Rich 41, Altamont 26, at Altamont.
Coach vs. coach: Rich’s Ashley Brown is 5-0 vs. Altamont’s Mick Fieldstead
Last semifinals: Rich – 2011, lost to Duchesne 46-0; Altamont – 2010, lost to Duchesne 41-12. (Rich last advanced to the finals in 2010 and Altamont in 1993.)
Current winning streaks: Rich – 2, Altamont – 1.
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