It simply amazes me that Utah doesn't have more communities that participate in Little League. Iron County and Washington county are it. Most other areas all participate in other leagues, or just go the "travel ball" route 100%. It's too bad -- Little League does a great job. Our experience making it to the LLSBWS in 2017 was truly amazing! Our extra inning win (1-0 vs. Washington [state]) in the Western Region Championship game (walk-off single in bottom of 9) was the BEST sporting event I've ever watched.
While this is the first time a boys team has made it this far, we've had 3 girls teams get this far. 1 girls team (Santa Clara) won the Junior world series division in 2018.
Good luck to the boys team this year. I hope they represent well. Regardless of the outcome, the experience this team is having right now is one to remember.