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Boys soccer wrap: Davis off to hot start

Apr 08, 2022 09:23AM ● By Josh McFadden

Davis’ Nash Jensen (12) keeps Farmington’s Cameron Bingham (30) at bay. Both teams were tied through double overtime until Davis finally won 8 - 7 in the Shootout. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

It’s barely spring, but spring high school sports is into its third week. In boys soccer, the Davis Darts have yet to taste defeat. 

Davis won its first three games, including a pair of Region 1 contests. In the trio of contests, Davis surrendered just two goals. All three games were close, showing that the Darts know how to prevail in down-to-the-wire matchups. 

The latest win came in a shootout over Davis County foe Farmington on March 18. 

After a scoreless regulation, the two teams held one another without a goal in two overtime periods. Finally, after a marathon shootout session, Davis edged the Phoenix, making eight penalty shots to Farmington’s seven. Prior to the shootout, both defenses and goalkeepers were excellent. Davis goalie Jude Walker and Farmington goalkeeper Davis Wadsworth were credited with shutouts. 

On March 16, Davis outlasted Fremont 3-1 in the Region 1 opener. Davis scored two of its goals in the first half and pitched a shutout in the first 40 minutes. Each team scored in the second half. For the Darts, Elliot Pehrson, Talon Meyer and Nash Jensen found the back of the net. 

Davis will put its undefeated record on the line at home against Layton this Friday. The Lancers began this week with a 2-0 mark in league play as well. They were 3-1 overall entering this week’s games. 


Farmington’s tough loss to Davis is the team’s only setback of the season up to this point. The Phoenix are 1-1 in Region 1 and boast more wins (five) than any other team in Class 6A. 

The past week was a busy one for the Phoenix, as they played four games. Farmington allowed just two goals in those four games, both in a shootout win over Riverton on Monday. Both teams scored twice in the second half, and Farmington made five penalty shots to Riverton’s four in the shootout. Jaden Petersen and Jake Call scored for the Phoenix. Farmington played in yet another shootout match, March 16 at Syracuse. Winning it 4-3 after no goals in regulation or overtime, Farmington had three straight games that ended in shootouts. 

On March 15, Farmington blasted Springville 5-0, with three of those goals coming in the second half. Cole Janke had two of the goals. Gavin Wanner, Clemente Langer and Jensen also scored. Chase Ashy and Luke Smith got assists, while Wadsworth and Adam Esobosa shared the shutout credit in the net. 

Farmington played at home against Clearfield on Wednesday, after our press deadline. Next up is a home game with defending Region 1 and 6A champion Weber on Friday. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats have had a full non-region slate, piling up a 4-2 record. This week, the Wildcats conclude the non-league slate with a game at Corner Canyon on Friday. On March 29, Woods Cross opens Region 5 action at home against Bonneville. 

Woods Cross has won a pair of shootouts this season and has also earned a pair of shutout wins. The latest was a 2-0 victory at home against Mountain Ridge on Tuesday. Nate Blanchard and Noah Beard scored for the Wildcats, and Michael Williams got the shutout as goalkeeper. On March 18, Woods Cross blanked Cedar Valley 4-0, scoring three goals in the first half. Blanchard had two goals, with Aiden Burke and Bracken Hess adding one apiece. 

The Wildcats suffered a loss on March 15 to Murray, 1-0. Both Woods Cross losses have been by a single goal. The Wildcats also fell in the season opener to Pleasant Grove, 4-3. 


The 2022 season has been a struggle for Bountiful thus far. At press time, the team is 0-4, though all four losses have been by one goal. 

Most recently, Bountiful came up short against East on Tuesday, 3-2. Javier Moreno and Jamarcus Calder scored for the Redhawks. On March 18, the Redhawks fell to Lone Peak 2-1, despite a goal from Jaquan Calder. On March 14, Carter Christiansen’s goal wasn’t enough in a 2-1 setback at Clearfield. 

Bountiful has a chance to go in the win column on March 29 when it plays at Viewmont in the Region 5 opener. 


When Viewmont hosts Bountiful, it could result in one of the team’s first wins of the season. As of now, the Vikings are also winless at 0-2. They have an opportunity to pick up a victory this Friday when they play at Spanish Fork. 

Viewmont lost to Wasatch 2-1 on Tuesday, allowing a goal in each half. Cole Halterman scored for the Vikings. Viewmont got its season off to a late start, with its first game coming on March 15. That was also a 2-1 defeat, this time at the hands of Brighton on the road. Kenyon Grange scored for the Vikings in that game, with Halterman assisting on the score.