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FANTASTIC AS PERFORMANCES WERE, THEY WON’T BE IN RECORD BOOKS

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We'd like to tell you that a couple of the top individual performances in last week's prep football action - the 417-yard rushing outing of Wood Cross' Kitt Rawlings and the 57-yard field goal by Orem's Cade Schaerrer - were good for Utah state records, but it seems as though there isn't such a record book.

A number of coaches contacted recently by the Deseret News admitted that they knew nothing about a record book. And Dave Wilkey, assistant director of the Utah High School Activities Association, says the UHSAA hasn't published a listing of records - at least not for prep football peformances.The UHSAA includes only swimming and track records as part of its annual handbook, which lists champion, directories, tournament formats and by-laws.

Wilkey says that a state prep football record book would best be a publication separate from the yearly UHSAA manual.

Time and personnel limitations have hindered such a football-records publication, although the association has occasionally discussed, Wilkey said.

He had set a personal goal of having one ready by 1990 before the association's recent emphasis on drug-education programs required more his time and attention, he added.

Another problem with publishing a record book is getting started - especially since no records at all have been kept. The UHSAA would likely follow the lead of the national federation of high school association, which compiled a record book by asking for submitted records, with newspaper clipping or other similar certification required.

"If we ever get it going, it wouldn't be that tough to keep up with," Wilkey said. "But getting it off the ground - that's the kicker."

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U.S.-AWOL TODAY: Despite his 417-yard ground game in Wood Cross' 28- 21 win over fifth-ranked Bountiful, Rawlings surprisingly didn't earn mention in the USA TODAY's weekly listing of top prep-football achievements. Even more startling was that the Monday listing of a dozen-plus outings included backs who gained less than half of Rawlings' total yardage.

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FLIP FLOPS: This is the second straight year when Davis has tied with two other teams for the region championship and, because of coin flips, enters the 4A playoffs on the road as the league's No. 3 seed. This year, the Darts shared the Region 1 title with Bonneville and Roy, while last year's threesome atop the Region 4 standings were Davis, Highland and Woods Cross.

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POLL-WATCHING: Mountain Crest and Dixie - the only undefeated teams in their respective ranks - move atop the 4A and 3A polls, respectively. North Summit has spent the whole regular season as the top-ranked 1A team . . . .

With the regular season concluded, this week's Deseret News Coaches Polls serve as the final rankings going into the playoffs.

A look back to the first polls at the start of the 1989 season:

4A - 1, Alta; 2, Bonneville; 3, Granger; 4 (tie), Highland and Orem.

3A - 1, Logan; 2, Jordan; 3, Woods Cross; 4, Springville; 5, Mountain Crest.

2A - 1, Richfield; 2, Millard; 3, Morgan; 4, Delta; 5, Hurricane.

1A - 1 (tie), North Summit and Duchesne; 3, Parowan; 4, Monticello; 5, Milford.

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TOP GUNS: Besides the performances of Rawlings and Schaerrer (both also accounted for three touchdowns each), other top individual efforts last week included: - Kanab quarterback Dustin Moore threw three TDs as the top-ranked Cowboys beat Juab 44-8 in a 2A first-round playoff game.

- West Jordan linebacker Bryant Burton registered three sacks and logged seven more tackles (and another three for losses) in the Jaguars' 10-8 upset of formerly top-ranked and previously undefeated Granger. Meanwhile, WJ quarterback Kurt Hamblin rushed 22 times for 161 yards and a 33-yard TD in his first full-time role since being hurt in the season-opener against Highland.

- Logan's Jeff Spencer scored on runs of 6, 3 and 10 - the later an overtime TD - as the Grizzlies won the Region 5 title by edging previously undefeated Box Elder 27-26 in OT.

- Mountain View's Brad Mangum gained 139 rushing yards on 16 carries in a 28-10 victory over Prove, while Bruin receivers Kyle Weston and Ben Cahoon each gained at least 100 yards on three catches each.

- Besides his 57-yard field goal, Schaerrer scored on runs of 57 and 4 yards and threw for a 58-yard TD as the Tigers tripped Pleasant Grove 30-12..

- Springville's Ryan Hamilton gained 170 yards rushing as the Red Devils romped over Cedar City 34-12.

- Roy's Phil Durbano completed 10 of 19 passes for 195 yard and three TDs in the Royals' 27-18 non-league triumph over Alta.