While at the Davis game against Jordan, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing as the Beetdiggers continued to score at a rampant pace against a defense that hadn’t given up more than 14 points in eight of its nine games this season.
And then they faced Jordan. Darts quarterback Gavin Fowler was forced to throw too much and the running game was literally grounded.
The other yikes goes to the Braves, but in a good way. Who would have thought it would take them seven games to start scoring at the consistent level that they have been on for the last three weeks?
This is a special fearless for me. Since now we get to talk about Northridge because they’re still in the playoffs, I’m pretty excited about that, so they get a game for me to prognosticate.
One more win for either team means a semi-final match. Here goes.
Spanish Fork: 7
Yeah, the Braves are serious.
Anyone that was at that game and saw all the phases of the game by Bountiful last Saturday should know that the Braves are serious contenders in getting to the state finals this year.
And winning it.
Bountiful’s offense has put up arcade-type final scores against their last three opponents (42 against the Stallions, followed by 56 against the Titans to claim Region 6, then last week’s 41 point outburst against Orem).
With all facets of their offensive attack starting to wake up from its slumber, I don’t think the Braves will have any issues scoring at or near those amount of points again.
Combine that with the fact that Spanish Fork has combined to give up 116 points (about 38 per game) and the Dons could be in for a long ride during this rematch.
Some people will probably look at the last time these teams faced each other, look at the final score, and think it will be another close game. That’s not the case; these two teams were completely different the last time they faced each other, and their roads to success have also been different.
This rematch will be one to remember for both teams. Remember, a Bountiful win means another possible shot at East in the semi-finals; which the Braves have also beaten this season.
Northridge was a bit of an upset special in their game against Alta, holding them to just 14 points in a victory and a quarter final berth in the 5A playoffs.
But the Hawks had hit some hard times this season, going 4-6 in the regular season but 4-2 in their region.
Their disappointing season was capped off by the departure of the head coach.
And unfortunately for the Knights, they have to play the defending state 5A champs, who just bowled over Hunter 34-0 last week.
I have some issues with this Knights team. Yes they finished 9-2, took third in Region 1 with losses to Fremont and Davis and drew (and beat) Alta in the first round.
But their last three regular season games were against struggling teams.
Roy, Clearfield, and Weber combined to win just three games this season, and may not stick around in Region 1 much longer with the realignment coming soon.
And the Knights didn’t put up that good of numbers against the rest of the region, especially against Fremont (21 points) and Davis (14 points), where they lost.
The Miners, a.k.a BYU Jr., have done nothing besides bowl over the entire state of Utah to get to where they are right now.
They’ve won 23 games in a row dating back to last season, and haven’t lost to a team from the state of Utah since the 2008 5A championship game.
The Miners had two “off” games during the regular season, where they scored a season low 48 points (that’s right, season LOW).
They took it to Hunter last week with 35 more points and completely shut down the Wolverines.
The Miners want to repeat as state 5A champions, and there aren’t too many teams that will be able to stand in their way.
So this is it. Barring a miracle from Northridge this will be the last time the Fearless Forecast will appear this year (Although basketball season is coming up, hmmm).
Last week: 1-1
For the year: 26-11