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Brighton upset of Alta shakes up KSL Coaches' Poll

Brighton upset of Alta shakes up KSL Coaches' Poll



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Brighton's stunning 21-10 upset of then 2nd ranked Alta caused the biggest shake up in this week's KSL high school football coaches poll.

The Bengals go from unranked to third in 5A after holding the Hawks to 10 points, which was 33 points below their average.

Bingham remained at No. 1 followed by Pleasant Grove who moved up one spot after throttling then 5th ranked West Jordan 43-14. Lone Peak and Alta round out the top five. Davis received votes after their 4th straight victory.

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The 4A poll remained unchanged, as all five teams were victorious on Friday. Bountiful survived a scare from rival Woods Cross but continues to be a unanimous No. 1 choice. They are followed by Mountain Crest, Timpview, Pine View and Ogden. The Tigers lead in the state in average scoring with 46 points a game after posting 63 in a win over Logan. Quarterback Nik Allred had 579 yards of total offense by himself. Their 5-0 record is their best start since 1966. Provo and Spanish Fork received votes.

No surprise at the top in 3A as the defending champion Juan Diego continues to dominate their opponents winning their 19th straight game. There was movement in spots 2-4, as Wasatch has impressed coaches with their 5-0 start moving up to 2nd in the poll. Park City and Hurricane drop to 3 and 4 respectively despite picking up nice wins Friday. Bear River edged out Morgan for the No. 5 spot. The Bears host the Trojans this week.

South Summit remains No. 1 in 2A with San Juan coming in at No. 2. The Broncos host the Wildcats this Friday in a huge 2A West clash that could be a state championship preview. Thanks to the best start in school history, South Sevier isn't far behind at No. 3. Kanab and Enterprise round out the top five.

In 1A, Rich continues to hang on to the top spot followed by Duchesne, Milford, Altamont, and Layton Christian.

E-mail: jjensen@ksl.com

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