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Way Too Early Playoff Team Preview: Boys Class-C

Let’s take a peek at how things are shaping up in Class-C, even though the playoffs are weeks away and everything could change by then. NOTE: Records listed are against in-state competition only.
Class C
The Favorites
Weber — Record: 3-7Weber Logo
The Warriors are currently rated a hair higher than Timpview and Lehi, putting them in the Class-B playoffs, but with three games left to play against Box Elder, Syracuse, and Sky View, that could change. If Weber ends up in Class-C, they’ll be one of the frontrunners. Having recently beaten Roy and given close games to good teams, the Warriors have shown they have the potential to play above many of the teams in the bracket.
Timpview — Record: 5-5Timpview Logo
While Timpview has lost to a couple teams in the bracket, they’ve also beaten some teams rated well above them (American Fork & Herriman). If the Thunderbirds find themselves in Class-C, they’ve shown their a team to be reckoned with, especially if they find the right match-up.
Timpanogos — Record: 8-4Timpanogos Logo
The Timberwolves’ only losses have been to Class-A and good Class-B teams, and they’ve already beaten a lot of the teams in Class-C, including Viewmont, Lehi, and Timpview. The T-Wolves are also riding a five-game win streak. Their game on Monday against Westlake should tell us a lot about both Class-C teams going into the playoffs.
Westlake — Record: 7-5Westlake Logo
The Thunder have done their fair share of winning this season, including an 8-4 statement over fellow Class-C favorite Timpview. On top of that, Westlake’s only losses have come at the hands of Class-A and good Class-B teams. The Thunder also bring a lot of experience to the table, having graduated only four players over the past two seasons, meaning that most of their players have been playing varsity ball together for three straight seasons.
The Contenders
Viewmont — Record: 5-7Viewmont Vikings
The Vikings have beaten top Class-C teams Weber and Roy this season, but they also lost badly to Timpanogos, 9-3. Still, they’ve shown they can play with the top of the bracket and have the potential to hit their stride at the right time and make a run to the second weekend.
Roy — Record: 2-10Roy Logo
The Royals have shown flashes of great potential this season, giving close games to good teams like Mountain Crest, Jordan, and Logan, but they’ve also lost to fellow contender Viewmont and to favorite Weber. If Roy can get over the hump, they could be dangerous in the postseason.
Lehi — Record: 1-11Lehi Lax Logo
The Pioneers have played a lot of close games this season, including one-goal losses to Class-C compatriots Westlake, Timpview, and Timpanogos, but have also given good higher-rated teams like Lone Peak and Bountiful a run for their money. Lehi has the talent and athletes to play with and beat any team in Class-C if they’re on their game.
The Dark Horses
Highland — Record: 1-10Highland Logo
The Rams have had one of the toughest schedules of any Class-C team, having only played two other teams in Class-C (splitting the games: a win against Wasatch and a close loss to Viewmont). Highland has given relatively close games to better teams like Skyline and East, but they’ll need to close out games and get wins if they want to extend their season.
Box Elder — Record: 2-9Box Elder Logo
After a run to the Class-C championship game last season, the Bees have taken a step backwards. They’ve shown some resilience in wins over Wasatch and Desert Hills, but have also lost to Class-C foes Woods Cross, Viewmont, and Westlake. Still, no one expected the Bees to make the ‘ship last year, either.
Desert Hills — Record: 3-9Desert Hills Logo
The Thunder have a unique problem in that everyone wants to travel to them early, even upper-tier teams like Spanish Fork and Judge, and then they play the last half of their season on the road. But, on the road is where Desert Hills has picked up all three of their wins: against West, Wasatch, and West Jordan. They also have losses to Class-C Westlake, TImpanogos, Timpview, Roy, and Box Elder, so they’ll need to play their best to extend their season past the first weekend.
The Underdogs
Wasatch — Record: 3-7Wasatch Logo
In just their second year as a program, the Wasps have managed to put three W’s in the win column, beating West, West Jordan, and Woods Cross. However, Wasatch has lost to five Class-C opponents this season, giving them an uphill battle in the playoffs.
Woods Cross — Record: 1-9Woods Cross Logo
The Wildcats have had a rough season, winning only one game (vs Box Elder) and losing all other games by five goals or more for the rest of the season. Keep an eye on games against West Jordan on Friday and West on May 3, where Woods Cross has a chance to pick up some wins and some momentum entering the postseason.
West Jordan — Record: 1-10West Jordan Logo
The Jaguars are in a similar situation to Woods Cross — just one win on the year and no other close games. However, West Jordan has some good individual players and can string together some wins if they can get some role players to step up. The game that should be circled on the Jaguars’ calendar is this Friday versus Woods Cross.
West — Record: 0-8 West Logo
The Panthers are coming to the end of a rebuilding stretch, but the season’s not yet over. After time ran out on their comeback against West Jordan, the Panthers could make a statement at the end of the regular season against Woods Cross on May 3.

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