American Fork Cavemen (2-1)
Last week: Defeated Pleasant Grove 21-19
Outlook: The Cavemen were a little too dependent on the run last week. In the first two games quarterback James Moore was effective passing and running. Against Pleasant Grove, however, he completed only one of 10 passes. Injuries: None. Next: vs. Lehi, Friday.
Lehi Pioneers (2-1)
Last week: Defeated Payson 20-13
Outlook: The Pioneers were in tune two weeks ago when lightning ended the game early. Coach Joe Hayes says his team needs to find that same momentum and keep it going for four quarters to remain competitive. Injuries: Jerome Levy is doubtful. Next: at American Fork, Friday.
Lone Peak Knights (0-3)
Last week: Lost to Timpview 34-23
Outlook: The Knights can finally see a break coming soon in the state's most difficult schedule. Keeping the team confident will be a challenge for the coaching staff. Second-half offense is still a bit lacking and too many turnovers are costing them. Next: at Hunter, Friday.
Mountain View Bruins (0-3)
Last week: Lost to Springville 21-10
Outlook: The Bruins, even though winless, are showing more promise every week. Quarterback Don Lovelace has shown he can move the offense. But the defense needs consistency or opposing teams will keep piling up the points. Injuries: None. Next: vs. Bonneville, Friday.
Orem Tigers (1-1)
Last week: Defeated Spanish Fork 28-12
Outlook: The Tigers are showing good offensive balance and are difficult to defend with so many skilled athletes touching the ball. Defensively, forcing seven turnovers will put a smile on any coach's face, but they need a better pass defense. Injuries: None. Next: vs. Springville, Friday.
Payson Lions (0-3)
Last week: Lost to Lehi 20-13
Outlook: Coach Colby Knight is pleased with his team's effort, but says the Lions are missing too many tackles on defense and missing too many blocking assignments on offense. The coaches worked on technique this week in practice. Injuries: Brandon Jarvis out with a broken hand. Next: vs. Cottonwood, Friday.
Pleasant Grove Vikings (1-2)
Last week: Defeated Springville 20-6
Outlook: The Vikings have mounted some impressive clock-eating drives this season. However, they still have a tendency to give up the big play on defense, which has killed them in both losses. Injuries: Westin Sampson is a bit wounded, but will play. Next: vs. Provo, Friday.
Provo Bulldogs (0-3)
Last week: Lost to Timpanogos 41-15
Outlook: The Bulldogs have changed up their offensive line and will try Ian Bell at left guard and Neil Loveridge at right guard. The coaches have been emphasizing blocking and tackling techniques in practice. Injuries: QB Curtis Porter is out indefinitely. Next: at Pleasant Grove, Friday.
Spanish Fork Dons (1-1)
Last week: Lost to Orem 28-12
Outlook: The Dons have proved they can move the ball on the ground or through the air, but they've struggled to hang on to it. Coach Scott Brumfield says the team is just making too many mental mistakes and needs to remain focused. Injuries: None. Next: vs. Timpanogos, Friday.
Springville Red Devils (1-1)
Last week: Defeated Mountain View 21-10
Outlook: The Red Devils found the running game they were missing in game one and Trevyn Smith showed how dangerous he can be coming out of the backfield. With a solid running attack, the passing game should get better each game. Injuries: None. Next: at Orem, Friday.
Timpanogos Timberwolves (2-1)
Last week: Defeated Provo 41-15
Outlook: Big plays have burned the T-Wolves this season, but last week they were the ones doing the burning. They have a lot of weapons and skill, but the team must find some consistent chemistry to remain a power. Injuries: None. Next: at Spanish Fork, Friday.
Timpview Thunderbirds (3-0)
Last week: Defeated Lone Peak 34-23
Outlook: The T-Birds are getting more tuned up offensively each week, but still making more mistakes than coach Chad Van Orden wants. Quarterback Stephen Covey has become a double threat out of the backfield. Injuries: Justin Soi, cut finger, probable. Matt Reynolds, knee, doubtful. Next: vs. Logan, Friday.