Three local teams pick up gridiron winsSep 09, 2021 02:04PM ● By Josh McFadden
Maple Mountain QB Banks Jackson (5) braces himself for a cash-grab and poor yield on his efforts from Farmington’s Carson Bennemort (90 – on ground) and Kainoa Jones (55). Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
It may be hard to believe, but the fast-moving high school football regular season is already almost a third of the way over. Most teams have now played three games as region action soon begins.
Last week’s action produced some big wins for Davis County teams.
The Phoenix open up their first year of Region 1 play by traveling to Weber this Friday. Farmington will enter this game having picked up its first win of the season, a 42-14 thrashing of Maple Mountain.
Farmington relied on the strong rushing of Boston Reinhold, who tallied 160 yards on 20 carries. The junior had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 3-yard TD run in the third quarter to help his squad. Fellow running back Kenyon Brown added 70 yards on just six carries, including a 20-yard score on the ground in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Easton White completed 70% of his passes (14 of 20) for 153 yards.
Farmington’s defense was also a big reason for the team’s success in week three. The unit accounted for two first-half touchdowns, beginning with a 35-yard interception return by Brown 3 ½ minutes into the contest. In the second quarter, Charlie Holbrook scored on a 3-yard fumble return as Maple Mountain was backed up near its own goal line.
Gavin Jensen added a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth. Seth Wilcox had five catches, and Connor McFarland had six tackles and a sack. Along with Brown, Devon Clark had an interception.
The Vikings moved to 2-1 on the year, picking up a 24-21 win over Class 6A foe Copper Hills last week on the road.
Viewmont did all of its scoring in the first and third quarters. The Vikings were up 24-14 before Copper Hills scored with less than four minutes to play. Quarterback Luke Jacobs was a triple threat in the game, accounting for 76 yards on the ground (on 12 carries) and 146 through the air. He also had the game’s first score – on a 57-yard pass reception from Hayden Lange. Jacobs also had two TD runs in the third quarter, from 6 and 9 yards out.
Mike Matuli was the team’s leader in receiving yards with 96 on four catches.
The Vikings host Provo on Friday.
The Darts got a tougher-than-expected test from Granger last Friday but prevailed 21-14 on the road. The win moved the team’s record to 2-1 heading into the Region 1 portion of the schedule.
Quarterback Easton Baggett had some struggles passing, as he went 6 of 15 for 53 yards and an interception. But he also had all three of Davis’ touchdowns by scoring on runs of 3, 11 and 31. He had 10 carries for 52 yards. Teammate led the way with 108 yards on 24 carries.
Colby Flint paced the defense with 14 tackles and two sacks. Jensen Jacobs had eight tackles and an interception. Mason Rigby added six tackles and a pair of sacks.
This Friday, the Darts entertain Layton, which is also 2-1 on the season.
In Springville, the Red Devils came back with 13 fourth-quarter points to beat the Redhawks 19-10. A 39-yard field goal by Isaac Jackson gave Bountiful a 10-6 lead entering the final period, but the home team rallied to move Springville to 3-0 on the season. The Redhawks fell to 1-1.
Corbin Cottle rushed for 69 yards and Drew Bowles picked up 62 on the ground for Bountiful. Quarterback Max Barker completed 31-54 passes for 362 yards in a great effort.
The Wildcats ran into an inspired Brighton Bengals team who spotted Woods Cross a first quarter score before running away in a 41-6 victory. Cash Henderson scored for the Wildcats as the first quarter ended, but a two-point conversion attempt failed. From that point on, it was all Bengals.
Kelvan Malepeai rushed 13 times for 57 yards for Woods Cross, while Bradley Bailey added 47 yards and Henderson 41. But Brighton held Woods Cross to just 18 yards passing. The Wildcats are now 0-3 on the season.