Felt’s Facts: Surprising fast starts, renewed series and milestone games

Adam Fondren, Deseret News

Victorious Timpiew runs through a cheerleader tunnel after Timpview High School took on American Fork High School at American Fork High in high school football action in American Fork, Utah on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

Sports don’t build character, they reveal it.

— Heywood Hale Broun

With sadness and respect, Felt’s Facts sends its condolences to the family of Cazzie Brown, Hillcrest High School and all those he touched both as a coach and a friend. He exemplified high school coaching — and lived his life as it ought to be done. Not only the prep community, but the community at large has lost an important influence for good.

Region 1 action already

While most teams play non-league games this week, six of the seven teams in Class 6A’s Region 1 begin league competition. Region 9, in Class 4A, is the only other region with seven teams, but those schools opt to begin their league action next week. In two weeks, 14 of the 18 regions will have started region contests. However, Class 1A North and South, with just four teams in each region, won’t begin their league games until Week 8, on Oct. 6.

Undefeated/winless

Entering the third week of the season, 29 teams remain unbeaten, and three contests pit undefeated squads, all with 2-0 records, against each other: Brighton at Olympus, Delta at Beaver and Millard at North Sevier.

Six more games match 12 of the remaining 32 winless teams: Cedar at North Sanpete, Davis at Layton, Gunnison at South Sevier, Logan at Ogden, Mountain View at Wasatch and North Summit at Enterprise.

Fast starts

Eight schools head into Week 3 with their best starts in several years. Lehi hasn’t opened the season 2-0 since 2002, when the Pioneers started 4-0 and advanced to the state semifinals.

Clearfield last began 2-0 in 2003 when the Falcons won their first eight games. Viewmont last snared its first two games in 2007, but hasn’t been 3-0 since 2006.

Delta hasn’t captured its first two games since 2008 when the Rabbits started 9-0. Milford began the 2009 season 2-0, but with a victory at North Sevier, will enjoy a 3-0 start for the first time since 1994….

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