High school football: Felt's Facts Week 3 (14 items)
The undefeated and the winless
Entering the third week of the season, 35 teams remain undefeated. Seven contests pit unbeatens: South Summit at American Leadership, Parowan at Beaver, Taylorsville at Davis, Manti at Grantsville, Timpanogos at Pleasant Grove, Juab at Salem Hills and Cyprus vs. Juan Diego at Rio Tinto.
An equal number of games match 14 of the remaining 32 winless squads: Whitehorse at Diamond Ranch, Cottonwood at Kearns, Hillcrest at Murray, Maple Mountain at North Sanpete, Judge Memorial at Park City, Mountain View at Provo and Canyon View at Tooele.
1 of 14. Fast Starts
A few other teams are off to their best starts in several years. Taylorsville hadn’t won a season-opener since 2007 and hasn’t seen 2-0 since 2002 when the Warriors won their first three.
Union hasn’t won two games to start the season since 2006 and Snow Canyon since 2007. Parowan began the 2010 season at 2-0, but with a win at Beaver will be 3-0 for the first time since 2001.
2 of 14. Stellar Performances
Alta’s Mack Richards’ 256 receiving yards against Lone Peak thrusts him into 12th place in all-time single-game reception yards.
3 of 14. First-year Coaches
4 of 14. Utah vs. The nation
In a double-header at Valor Christian in the Denver area on Saturday, Lone Peak plays Mullen, Colo. and Bingham takes on Valor Christian, Colo.
After losing at Bingham last year, Valor Christian captured 12 straight and successfully defended its Colorado 5A (largest class) state crown.
MaxPreps ranks Valor Christian no. 1 in Colorado and 35th in the nation. Bingham is ranked 310th nationally this week.
5 of 14. Streaks
Manti has the next longest current winning streak at 12 games. Four schools tie for third longest with three consecutive victories stretching back to last season: American Leadership, Cyprus, Juab and Roy.
Meanwhile, North Sevier has lost 18 straight. Whitehorse has lost 13 in a row, and Ben Lomond and Provo have each dropped 12 consecutive contests.
Jordan scored in its 100th straight game, the 16th longest such streak all-time and the third longest current streak. Juan Diego will be seeking to score for the 100th consecutive time when the Soaring Eagle take on Cyprus.