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SALT LAKE CITY -- After knocking off previously unbeaten Pleasant Grove last Friday by a score of 33-3, the Lone Peak Knights have moved up this week in the KSL Coaches Poll to third in 5A. The Knights have clinched a share of a title in Region 4, considered the toughest region in the state. They can secure a No. 1 seed if their rival, No. 4 Pleasant Grove, can knock off No. 2 Alta on Friday. Bingham remains at No. 1 in 5A for the sixth straight week. Brighton remains in the poll at No. 5 while Syracuse also received votes.
In 4A, no one is hotter than the Highland Rams. A week after knocking off previous No. 1 Bountiful, they rally from a 24 point deficit and score 43 unanswered points in a 49-30 win over last week's No. 5 Woods Cross. The Rams are now ranked No. 3 in this week's coaches poll. Mountain Crest and Timpview remain at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively after comfortable wins. The Mustangs can clinch an outright Region 5 title with a win at arch-rival Sky View while Timpview can do the same over their much improved rival Provo who once again received votes in this week's poll. The Bountiful Braves and the Springville Red Devils round out the top 5 in 4A.
No changes in the 3A poll but two games this week will feature four of the top five teams playing for region titles and No. 1 seeds. No. 1 Juan Diego will host No. 5 Morgan to decide the Region 11 title while No. 4 Wasatch will host No. 3 Park City for the Region 10 title. Hurricane holds steady at No. 2 and has already clinched a Region 9 championship and a top seed in the state playoffs.
The 2A state tournament gets underway this week with the top four teams in the poll enjoying a bye in the first round. San Juan is yet to lose to a Utah team this year and remains at No. 1 followed by South Summit, Enterprise, South Sevier and Millard. The Eagles will host Gunnison Friday at 6pm.
In 1A, Rich continues to dominate the classification and is the last undefeated team in the state of Utah. They are followed in the poll by Duchesne, Monticello, Altamont, and Milford.