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New teams move into KSL Coaches' Poll

New teams move into KSL Coaches' Poll

By Jeremiah Jensen, KSL Sports Reporter | Posted - Sep. 15, 2010 at 11:34 a.m.



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After a Friday Night full of surprising results, several teams make their season debut in this weeks KSL Coaches' Poll.

Riverton jumps into the top five this week in 5A landing at No. 4. The Silverwolves are off to a 4-0 start after last week's 40-18 win over Kearns. They have outscored their opponents by an average of 21 points. Cottonwood jumps up to No. 2 this week on the strength of a 57-0 blowout win over Murray. Davis falls to No. 3 after a narrow 6-0- overtime escape over region rival Syracuse. Northridge rounds out the top five. The Knights are also 4-0 and a win Friday over Viewmont along with a Davis win at Layton will set up a battle between two undefeated teams on September 24th. Bingham is still a unanimous choice at No. 1 by 5A coaches.

Last week's Top 5 performances
John Ursua QB Westlake
The junior signal caller had another big night rushing for 186 yards and four touchdowns and passing for two more touchdowns .... read more

Adam Boelter QB West Jordan
Boelter returned to the lineup after missing 2 games with a shoulder separation. He passed for 346 yards and five touchdowns .... read more

Zack Wood QB Parowan
Wood accounted for five touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return and a 79-yard kick return .... read more

Alex Kuresa QB Mountain Crest
Kuresa led the Mustangs to a 51-7 victory over Las Vegas by throwing 6 touchdowns .... read more

Brock Johnson RB/DB Northridge
The Knights two-way star had 15 tackles and a sack on defense while rushing for 53 yards .... read more

Timpview continues to be a unanimous choice at No. 1 in 4A. Mountain Crest has moved back up to No. 2 on the strength of a 51-7 win over Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite losing at home to 3A Juan Diego Friday, Springville only drops to No. 3 this week followed by the undefeated East Leopards who beat Stansbury 48-7.

For the first time in the Coaches' Poll we have a three-way tie. Bountiful, Olympus, and Westlake tied for 5th this week in the 4A Poll. The Titans are 4-0 for the first time since winning a state championship in 1998. They will face East this week in a huge region 6 matchup. The Thunder is 4-0 thanks in large part to the play of quarterback John Ursua. The junior has completed 64 percent of his passes and thrown 12 touchdowns and just one interception.

Hurricane continues to occupy the top spot in 3A. The Tigers rolled last week to a 55-28 win over Dixie. Juan Diego remains at No. 2 after upsetting Springville on the road and Morgan who beat Salem Hills 40- 12 follows them. Cedar took care of business on the road Friday knocking off Manti. They remain at No. 4 followed by another team making their debut in the poll. Richfield is off to a 4-0 start for the first time in 22 years and has done it in just their 2nd year in the 3A classification.

South Summit and San Juan continue to share the No. 1 spot in 2A but that tie will be broken this Friday when the Wildcats host the Broncos in a rematch of last year's state championship game. Beaver is No. 3 again this week followed by Millard and Grand.

There is a new No. 1 in 1A. Duchesne moves into the top spot followed by Rich, Altamont, Monticello, and Layton Christian.

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