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Prep football: New teams move into top five in latest Coaches' Poll

Prep football: New teams move into top five in latest Coaches' Poll

By Jeremiah Jensen | Posted - Oct. 18, 2011 at 4:27 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY - There are new teams making the move into the top five of their respective classifications in the latest KSL Coaches' Poll.

The Northridge Knights defeated Davis on Friday to clinch 2nd place in Region 1. The win gives them the chance to host a first round playoff game and has moved them into 5th in 5A in the latest poll. The Knights are 7-2 and have won 4 straight games.

Top Five games to watch this week
SportsBeat Game Night Live: No. 2 Juan Diego at Judge Memorial Thursday 7pm
The last time these two teams met was on the turf of Rice-Eccles stadium in the 2010 3A Semifinals. The Soaring Eagle scored a touchdown in overtime to defeat the Bulldogs and advance to the 3A championship game. It should only add fuel to the fire in this Catholic school rivalry.Cottonwood at No. 2 Alta Thursday 7pm KJZZ
The 2nd ranked Hawks can claim an outright region title and No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a win. If the Colts pull off the upset they claim a share of the region 3 title and will claim the No. 1 seed.No. 5 Desert Hills at Cedar Thursday 7pm
The Thunder can clinch the No. 2 seed in Region 9 and the right to host a playoff game with a win. If Cedar pulls off the upset on their home field it will force a three-way tie for 2nd place in the region. Last year Cedar beat Desert Hills with a dramatic game-winning safety after a snap sailed over the head of the Desert Hills punter and through the back of the end zone.West Jordan at Jordan Wednesday 7pm
The Beetdiggers were ranked in the top five for 8 weeks during the regular season. Now they find themselves needing a win just to get into the postseason. A loss to the Jaguars and they will not qualify for the playoffs.First round of the 2A Playoffs
The playoffs get underway with the 2A first round on Thursday. Eight teams look to advance to the quarterfinals as No. 5 Enterprise hosts Emery; No. 4 South Summit will take on Grand, Kanab visits North Summit and Richfield welcomes American Leadership.

Jordan drops out of the poll after getting upset by Brighton.

Lone Peak remains No. 1 followed by Alta, Bingham and Fremont.

Olympus has risen to 4th in the latest 4A poll. The Titans defeated rival Skyline 42-35 in an overtime thriller to claim the battle for the rock. It's the third consecutive year the Titans have claimed the rock.

Logan is still No. 1 followed closely by East at No. 2. These two teams meet on Wednesday but neither team is expected to play their starters in a non-region game that has no impact on post-season seeding.

Timpview moves up to No. 3 and Bountiful rounds out the poll at No. 5

Top Five Performances
Kyle Foy RB Altamont
The state champion wrestler set a state record for rushing yards and carries in a game. He carried the ball 48 times for 451 yards and four TDs as Altamont downed Milford.Cameron Carson RB Maple Mountain
Carson rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns leading the Golden Eagles to an important region win over Orem. Brandon McBride RB Olympus
McBride rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns helping the Titans win the battle for the rock for a third straight year over rival Skyline.Calvin Escobedo WR Olympus
Escobedo had 10 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown. Several of those catches were leaping grabs that helped the Titans earn a 42-35 overtime win over rival Skyline.Chase Hansen QB Lone Peak
Hansen is no stranger to top five performances of the week. He put up more big numbers with 369 yards of total offense and five touchdowns leading the Knights to a 48-27 win over Riverton.

Stansbury claimed the outright Region 11 title with a win Thursday over Grantsville. The Stallions make their first appearance in the top five this season coming in at No. 4.

Hurricane remains No. 1 after another strong performance downing previous No. 2 Desert Hills 35-8. The Tigers are followed by Juan Diego at No. 2, Delta is No. 3 and Desert Hills falls to No. 5.

San Juan is still No. 1 in 2A but Manti isn't far behind in the voting. The Templars scored a touchdown with 20 seconds left to defeat No. 3 Millard on Friday night to claim the 2A North title.

South Summit is 4th this week followed by Enterprise at No. 5.

The first round of the 2A playoffs get underway Thursday afternoon.

Duchesne continues to dominate 1A after defeating 2nd ranked Monticello 42-0. Rich is No. 3 followed by Layton Christian at No. 4. Both teams meet Wednesday in the final game of the regular season. Diamond Ranch stays at No. 5 in the 1A poll.

Email: jjensen@ksl.com

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