And am I excited.
This fall season has been full of excitement for me, seeing all or most of the teams from the area make it to the state playoffs in their respective sports.
With football seedings yet to be determined, it would be difficult to say that almost every team this fall season has been very successful.
Some teams, even as the final week approaches, are still fighting for their playoff lives as the fate of the playoffs rest on the shoulders of a couple teams.
Which makes it easy for me to write about those teams.
Playoffs in any sport are exciting. Even though my favorite baseball team was ousted from the playoffs just last weekend, I still find myself laying on the couch (when I have a few spare moments) watching each team as they slug their way into the World Series in the hopes of being crowned World Series Champions.
When I was in high school at Northridge, our football and basketball teams made the playoffs two of the three years.
Though neither team won a championship in those three years, and the band wasn’t required to go to away games, I was there with money in hand and cheering on the Knights as they made their march to possible titles.
The same can be said about the local teams now. The Davis Darts sports teams have been nothing short of remarkable this year, especially to watch. With the football team going to state the soccer team possibly playing in the finals, I almost have that same urge I did to cheer them (and others) on in the hopes that they may go home with a trophy in hand.
Other schools have been doing well in fall sports as well. The soccer teams from Viewmont (which also went to the finals), Woods Cross and Bountiful all made it into state playoffs this year, making my job a lot more fun.
Even in the sports that are not often, if at all, covered made it into a playoff format of some sort.
The Darts golf team made it to state and placed fourth in all of 5A.
The Wildcats and Braves golf teams also went to state and played their hearts out until the last putt dropped.
Even the last week of the football season could leave the possibility of having at least three of the four local high schools we cover (Davis, Bountiful, Woods Cross) in the football playoffs for 5A and 4A.
All this excitement from all the fall sports still has me fired up about all the teams in our area.
Imagine what the stands will look like at Rio Tinto Stadium Friday night if the Darts and Vikings face off for the third time, this time to determine the state 5A champions.
Or watching the Darts, Braves and possibly the Wildcats football teams fight their way through the playoffs in the hopes of adding a state championship to their school’s banners.
There is so much excitement going on for the fall sports that it’s hard to believe that will all end soon.
But in the meantime, I’ll be on the sidelines Thursday night to watch Bountiful, then Friday night at Rio Tinto – and possibly somewhere else – to finalize the soccer season and cheer on other teams as they make their future march in the fight for state titles.
What a time to be a high school sports fan.