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Boys soccer wrap: Region 5 play starts this week

Apr 08, 2022 09:58AM ● By Josh McFadden

Viewmont’s Mason Hanson (12) goes to the ground defending Wasatch’s Raul Villalobos (28). With their flight grounded, the Vikings also lost their luggage 2-1. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

A few weeks of non-league action is in the books. Now it’s time for local boys soccer teams in Region 5 to get to the meat of their schedule. 

The region battles began on Tuesday, with teams starting the first of what will be 10 games. Each team plays one another twice and will battle for postseason seeding. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats had a busy non-region schedule and picked up the most overall wins in Region 5. At 4-3, the Wildcats started league games on Tuesday at home against Bonneville. Last week, Woods Cross went 1-1, with both games having identical scores. The Wildcats first triumphed over Mountain Ridge 2-0 on March 22. Three days later, they fell by the same score, this time at Corner Canyon. Against Mountain Ridge, Woods Cross scored a goal in each half. Nathan Blanchard and Noah Beard scored for the Wildcats, with Michael Williams getting the shutout in the net. 

It was the second consecutive shutout for the Wildcats. 

After opening with Bonneville (after our press deadline), Wood Cross plays at Bountiful on Friday. 


Speaking of the Redhawks, it has been a rough early going for the squad. They enter region play at 0-5, having lost four of those games by one goal apiece and the other by two goals. 

Last week, Bountiful scored twice at East but gave up three goals in the single-point defeat. Bountiful had a goal in each half, with Javier Moreno and Jamarcus Calder finding the back of the net. But Bountiful saw a tie game slip away with two East goals in the final 40 minutes. On March 25, the Redhawks came up short at home against Herriman, 3-1. Calder scored a first-half goal for the team. 

On Tuesday, the Redhawks were hoping for their first win of the season when they played at Viewmont. 


Viewmont began region play also seeking win No. 1 on the year. The 0-3 Vikings were outscored 8-5 in non-league games and opened the region portion of the season at home against Bountiful. Next up is a road date at Northridge. 

A week ago, the Vikings had two narrow losses. First, they suffered defeat at the hands of Wasatch, 2-1 on March 22. Cole Halterman scored a second-half goal, but the team couldn’t rally to tie things up. On March 25, Spanish Fork outlasted Viewmont in a high-scoring 4-3 affair. Boston Meacham, Halterman and Kenyon Grange scored for Viewmont. Cooper Page had an assist. Spanish Fork scored three goals in the second half as the two teams combined for five goals in the final 40 minutes. 


Up in Region 1 of Class 6A, Davis has already played three region games – and won them all. The 4-0 Darts looked to keep their winning streak going with a game at Syracuse on Wednesday, after our press deadline. 

The Darts played just once a week ago – a 2-1 win over Layton. Both Darts’ goals came in the first half, as Talon Meyer and Nash Jensen scored. In its four games this year, Davis has surrendered just three goals.

On April 1, Davis plays at Clearfield. 


The Phoenix are 2-1 in Region 1 and have already played seven total games, amassing a 6-1 record. 

Farmington defeated Riverton in a shootout in a non-region clash on March 21. The game was tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation, with Jaden Petersen and Jake Call scoring. In the shootout, it was 5-4 in favor of the Phoenix. 

Two days later, Farmington won a key region game, edging past Fremont 2-1 on the road in a tight overtime contest. Boston Peterson scored for Farmington, as did Chandler Gunn. Clemente Langer had an assist. 

The Phoenix hosted Clearfield on Wednesday and play at home against defending 6A champion Weber on Friday. l