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TOP PREP TEAMS AREN’T OVERCONFIDENT ENTERING FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON

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"Can we forfeit?"

That was the response of Skyline coach Roger Dupaix when asked about Friday's matchup against Region 2 rival Highland."Don't even say it!" interrupted Hunter coach Mike Fraser when asked if this weekend's contest against 1-7 Kearns would be "easy" for the Wolverines.

Despite their teams' ranked status, coaches of the state's top teams won't be accused of being overconfident entering the final week of the regular season.

The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in the Deseret News Coaches Prep Football Poll, will square off against unranked Highland in a rematch of last year's 4A championship game. "They always manage to play us tough," said Dupaix. Although the Eagles defeated the Rams 22-14 for the state title, their sole loss of the season came against the Rams.

And Fraser, whose Wolverines sport a 7-1 record and are ranked fourth in the 4A poll, can also recall last year when Hunter finished the season without a single win.

As for movement in the poll: Hunter and Roy are in, Davis and Hillcrest are out in the 4A poll. Nothing changed in the 3A and 1A polls and San Juan replaced Morgan at No. 5 in the 2A poll.

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Deseret News Prep Football Coaches Poll

4A

No. 1

Team W-L Pts votes

1. Skyline 8-0 25 5

2. Brighton 7-1 19 -

3. Timpview 6-1 15 -

4. Hunter 7-1 8 -

5. Roy 6-2 7 -

Others receiving votes: Bingham 3A

No. 1

Team W-L Pts votes

1. Mt. Crest 7-0 25 5

2. Springville 7-1 15 -

3. Granite 7-1 13 -

4. Box Elder 5-2 9 -

5. Jordan 6-2 8 -

Others receiving votes: Dixie, Emery

2A

No. 1

Team W-L Pts votes

1. Delta 8-0 24 4

2. Grantsville 7-1 20 1

3. Park City 7-1 12 -

4. Beaver 6-2 7 -

5. San Juan 5-3 6 -

Others receiving votes: Richfield, Morgan

1A

No. 1

Team W-L Pts votes

1. N. Summit 8-0 15 3

2. Monticello 8-0 12 -

3. Rich 5-2 9 -