Southern Utah Schools have become a force in the Utah High School Sports Arena. In the last five years, we’ve had state titles in football, girls’ and boys’ basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, and more. It would take several blogs to do the Region 9 schools justice in celebrating their athletic presence. In fact, look for some in the future.
Now is the time to enjoy the fall sports season which include: football, volleyball, girls’ tennis, cross country, golf, swimming. Whether you are the athlete or the spectator, there is an air of excitement as these young athletes begin to compete.
Schools in the Saint George area fall under the umbrella of the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA). As in other states, schools are grouped into classifications based on the size of enrollment. In Utah, the UHSAA has divided most sports into classifications ranging from the schools with the lowest number of enrolled students at 1A to the schools with the largest number of enrolled students at 5A. Football has the added classification of 3AA in addition to the other five classifications. Within each classification, schools are grouped into geographic regions for competition.
Desert Hills, Dixie, Hurricane, Pine View and Snow Canyon High Schools all compete against each other in Region 9. These schools are 3AA schools for football and 3A for the remaining sports. The top four finishers in Region 9 advance to the state tournament.
While not the largest classification, 3A and 3AA sports provide a high level of competition. Each year, several of the best senior players move on to play sports competitively in college. Local residents can enjoy seeing past Region 9 athletes represent Dixie State University and Southern Utah University on a regular basis. This year, Pine View High School’s senior quarterback, Kody Wilstead, is reported to have received a scholarship offer and verbally committed to Brigham Young University to play quarterback. Also, Hurricane’s kicker, Corey Edwards, will play for BYU this fall.
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