Viewmont: 27 Bountiful: 25
Just like last year, the Vikings and the Braves are so evenly matched that this is a toss up in my eyes. Both teams have shown moments of greatness and at other times...well, letís just say not so much. Both teams have size, good talented people in the so-called skilled positions and terrific coaching staffs. Last year the only difference was Ammon Schwab and this year the only difference is that the game will be played on the Viking turf. And itís only for that reason that I give the nod to Viewmont. But donít be surprised if Bountiful takes this one.
Woods Cross: 14 West: 12
The Wildcats dropped to a tougher-than-most-people-realize Syracuse team last week. Itís not time to panic, folks. Now I donít expect a blowout like Woods Cross had in week one and West had a very big team, BUT I still believe our guys will win because they are conditioned. Freddie Fernandes does a great job of making sure his teams are in shape and these guys have bought into that idea. I expect West to come out and take an early lead and if the Wildcats donít panic, by the third quarter those big West players will be way too tired to chase around the speedy Woods Cross players. Should be a good one.
Davis: 22 Kamehameha, HI: 18
Not this is a road game! Kamehameha has traveled all the way from Hawaii for this date with the Darts that will take place tonight at Weber State. I know very little of the boys from the islands since my lear jet was down two weeks ago and I couldnít make the trip to scout these guys. Iím placing my pick on the simple rule that we live in the mountains and the Kamehameha team canít be used to the lack of oxygen here. In addition, after so many days on the road, itís got be tiring. Then throw in the fact that they are playing a very good Davis team and I see the Darts getting the win.
On the horizon...
Region play begins next week and thatís when things always get real interesting.