Bountiful football wins another; Davis, Farmington victorious in exciting finishesSep 24, 2021 11:37AM ● By Josh McFadden
Bountiful Redhawk Collin Moore (2) runs down Bonneville QB Koy Dixon (4) in the Redhawks’ victory. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Though their season had a delay, it hasn’t stopped the Bountiful football team from jumping out to a good start. The Redhawks enter this week with a 2-0 record in Region 5 and 3-2 overall.
Last week, Bountiful won its second consecutive game, this time over Bonneville by the count of 20-14. The Redhawks used a fourth-quarter touchdown and strong defense to pull out the victory.
Bountiful got off on a good note, scoring on a pair of 21-yard passes from Max Barker to Teagan Dougher. The first was in the first quarter, and the second occurred with under three minutes to play before halftime. Bonneville got on the board in the final seconds of the half to make it 14-6 at the break.
In the second half, Bonneville made things interesting by tying the game at 14 apiece with a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion. But the fourth quarter belonged to Bountiful. Corbin Cottle’s 1-yard plunge over the goal line with just over seven minutes to play was the difference. Though the point-after kick was no good, Bountiful held on for the win.
Cottle had 90 yards on 13 carries, while Barker completed 13 of 20 passes for 184 yards. Truman Duryea had four catches for 59 yards, and Dougher had three grabs for 50 yards and the two TDs. Defensively, Hunter Neilson was all over the field. He had a team-high 14 tackles on the night. Jacob Brooks had an interception.
Bountiful looks for its third win in a row this Friday when it plays at Box Elder.
The Darts snapped a two-game losing streak with a 26-20 win over Syracuse last Friday. Davis had to withstand a Syracuse rally and a tough third quarter to preserve the victory.
But if it weren’t for a last-second “hail Mary” pass, the game would have gone into overtime.
With the score knotted up at 20-20, quarterback Jackson Stevens heaved the ball down the field as time expired. The ball fell into the arms of Maxwell Painter, who scored the TD in dramatic fashion. It was elation for Bountiful and disbelief for Syracuse.
Davis was up 17-3 in the third quarter following a pair of touchdown runs by Dakoda Kempthorne. The first was a 1-yarder in the first quarter followed by a 3-yard score in the second. Gage Butler added a short 19-yard field goal in the first quarter. But the Titans outscored Davis 17-3 in the third quarter to tie the game at 20-20.
Similar to Bountiful’s win, Davis clamped down in the final quarter. But the Darts’ winning touchdown was in the most thrilling fashion imaginable.
Kempthorne was a workhorse, rumbling for 103 yards on 29 carries. Stevens was 25 of 38 passing for 260 yards. Ty Hoagland led the receivers with six grabs for 110 yards. On defense, Jeff Sumsion led the team with a dozen tackles.
The Darts hope to carry the momentum of the exciting win over to this Friday when they play at Fremont.
The Phoenix have found a groove, having now won two in a row and three of their last four contests. Last Friday, Farmington defeated Layton 27-20 on the road in overtime.
Farmington was down 10-3 at halftime and 17-6 after three quarters. The Phoenix scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, first on a 25-yard TD run from Easton White with 8:26 to play in regulation; however, the point after missed. After a Layton field goal, Farmington reached the end zone again. White connected with Mitch Nielsen on a 20-yard TD pass with just 20 seconds to play. A successful two-point conversion tied the game.
In overtime, Boston Reinhold scored the game winner with a 1-yard touchdown run in yet another dramatic finish.
Farmington plays at Roy on Friday for a chance to move to 2-1 in league play and 4-3 overall.
Heartbreak for the winless Wildcats, who saw Northridge score 12 points in the final five minutes to earn a 19-14 victory. The Knights scored on a one-yard run from AJ Tillman with 5:35 remaining to pull to within one at 13-12, then scored on a Maximum Fonoti-Maikui pass to Zach Smith with 3:54 remaining to seal the win. Woods Cross scored on a 21-yard run from Shane Schwenke and a 44-yard pass from Canton Naegle to Austin Bradley, but it wasn’t quite enough for Woods Cross, which fell to 0-5 on the year.
The Wildcats travel to Bonneville this Friday.
The Vikings were thrashed at home by Box Elder, 42-21. It was the first win of the year for the Bees, who are now 1-4, while Viewmont fell to 2-3. Daxton Sumko scored twice and rushed for 85 yards for Box Elder, which never trailed. QB Cooper Stevenson tossed two TD passes for the Bees as well. Miles Mcgrath scored on a pair of five-yard runs for Viewmont, and Elias Uesele added a two-yard run for the Vikings. Viewmont travels to Northridge on Friday night.