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Prep football: Logan, Herriman move up in poll after big wins

By Jeremiah Jensen | Posted - Aug. 30, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.



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After big upsets against 5A teams, Logan and Herriman were the big movers in this week's KSL Coaches' Poll.

Logan had the most impressive victory of the week going on the road and knocking off 5A's 5th ranked team Cottonwood 32-25. The Grizzlies are off to a very impressive start and have moved up to No. 3 in the 4A poll.

Top 5 games to watch this week
SportsBeat Game Night Live: Bear River at Box Elder
Utah's longest-running uninterrupted series continues when these two teams get together for the battle of the golden spike. This is the 91st meeting since 1923. (Thanks to George Felt for the info)No. 2 Lone Peak at No. 5 Davis (Thursday)
The Knights have dominated good 4A competition so far this season. Now they face a huge test on the road against the Darts who want to prove they are state title contenders. This game features Lone Peak QB Chase Hansen and Davis LB Troy Hinds - two of the top five players in the state.Bountiful at Logan
The Grizzlies are coming off a huge win at Cottonwood and hope to continue their hot start against Bountiful who can make a statement of their own with a win.Morgan at Wasatch
These long time rivals meet for the 83rd time and this time both teams are off to a 2-0 start.No. 4 Emery at No. 2 Manti
A big game early in the season for these 2A teams who both believe they are state title contenders.

Herriman also enjoyed the biggest win in the school's short history knocking off rival Riverton 29-28 in overtime. The Mustangs stunned the Silverwolves when Tueni Lupeamanu completed a two-point conversion pass to David Christensen who vomited just moments before catching the game-winning pass. The win was enough to vault them into the poll at No. 5.

Region 6 powers Highland and East remain 1-2 in the poll and Timpview remains 4th.

Bingham remains No. 1 in 5A after a thrilling 21-18 victory over Alta in the latest Black and Blue Rivalry game.

Lone Peak moves up to 2nd after defeating Bountiful and Mountain Crest by a combined score of 72-14. The Knights face a tough test Thursday night when they face No. 5 Davis on the road. The Darts haven't allowed any points in two games this season.

Top 5 performers from week 1
Devan Judd QB Payson
Judd put up huge numbers against Salem Hills. He was 31-48 passing for 483 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also rushed for a score in a 39-38 victory.D.J. Nelson QB Logan
D.J. is no longer known as Riley Nelson's little brother. He is making a name for himself this season leading the Grizzlies to an impressive start. He passed for 175 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 190 yards and a score in a 32-25 upset at Cottonwood.Tadd Challis WR Dixie
The Flyers are flying high after another big offensive performance. Challis had 5 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-7 win over River Valley, Arizona.Sean Barton RB/DB Woods Cross
Barton had a big night in the Wildcats 24-22 win over Bonneville. On offense he had 7 catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. On defense had made 16 tackles, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.Nathaniel Hansen LB Canyon View
The senior linebacker made 22 tackles (12 solo) to help lead Canyon View to a 22-20 win over Richfield and a 2-0 record.

Alta drops to No. 3 while Jordan holds steady at No. 4.

Hurricane has jumped Juan Diego to take over the No. 1 spot in 3A. The Tigers have two impressive wins over teams in bigger classifications. They went on the road in week one and defeated Skyline 33-14. Then they defeated 5A West Jordan at home 48-36.

Juan Diego drops to 2nd after a 49-17 victory over Manti.

Spanish Fork holds steady at No. 3 after dominating their rival Springville 35-7.

Pine View and Desert Hills round out the 3A poll.

Two-time defending champion San Juan holds on to the top spot in 2A. No. 2 Manti, No. 3 Millard and No. 5 South Summit all showed well against 3A competition this week but came up short of victory.

Emery moves up to No. 4 in this week's poll after a 30-10 victory over Uintah.

Email: jjensen@ksl.com

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