5A Football Playoffs
East at Stansbury 5 p.m.
Orem at Bountiful 6 p.m.
Timpanogos at Springville 4 p.m.
Lehi at Timpview 6 p.m.
3A Football Playoffs
Saturday at SUU
Juab vs. Morgan 4 p.m.
J.Diego vs. Grantsville 7 p.m.
4A Football Playoffs
Pine View at Dixie 6 p.m.
Crimson Cliffs at Ridgeline 6 p.m.
2A Football Playoffs
Saturday at SUU
S.Juan vs. S Academy 10 a.m.
S.Summit vs Beaver 1 p.m.
Utah at Stanford 8:30 p.m.
Idaho St. at BYU 1:30 p.m.
Utah State at N.M. State 2 p.m.
Portland St. at Weber St. 1 p.m.
SUU at Idaho 2 p.m.
Dixie St. at Sam Houston 11 a.m.
The 2021 World Series is over, and the Atlanta Braves are champions, defeating the Houston Astros in six games. The Braves, who came into the postseason as a bit of a dark horse, found their groove against the best baseball had to offer. They’re celebrating their fourth championship as a franchise and their first since 1995.
Atlanta won the Series 4-2 with a 7-0 victory in Game 6 at Houston.
The Braves won the first game 6-2, and Houston evened the Series at 1-1 with 7-2 win in Game 2.
The Braves won Games 3-4 with a 2-0 win and a 3-2 victory. Houston won Game 5 9-2.
In the National League, the Atlanta Braves won three straight in the NLDS after going down in the first game to the Milwaukee Brewers. That only set them up to take on the winner of the San Francisco-Los Angeles Dodgers series, a matchup that would determine which team with a historically successful regular season the Braves would have to overcome. They proved more-than-adequate to the challenge, starting off the series with a pair of walk-off wins in Atlanta and staving off a comeback attempt by the star-studded Dodgers.
It had been a long, strange trip for the Houston Astros in the American League. Coming off their sign-stealing scandal and a sub-.500 performance in the abbreviated 2020 season, it was worth asking whether Houston was truly as elite as their reputation. That answer turned out to be a resounding yes. First, the team took care of the Chicago White Sox in convincing fashion. Then they faced the suddenly surging Red Sox, who seemed to have them on the ropes after a barrage of home runs led Boston to take a 2-1 series lead. The Astros didn’t panic, however, and shut down the Red Sox’s bats with ease in the next three games.