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Boys soccer: Region 5 logjam includes trio of local teams

May 06, 2022 10:44AM ● By Josh McFadden

Bountiful’s Carter Christiansen (black jersey) soars high with a kick as Bonneville’s Dennin Anderson doesn’t care to look. The Lakers also didn’t find much to look at in the 1-0 Redhawks’ win. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

It’s still early in Region 5 for high school boys soccer, but no one has asserted itself as the favorite. 

Through five contests, all six teams are within a game of one another. Woods Cross, Viewmont and Bountiful are in the mix of the Region 5 race. With plenty of action still left, there is time for any team to emerge at the top of the standings. 


The Vikings were 3-2 in league play, tied with Box Elder for first place. They were also 4-5 overall as the week began. Last week, they had just one region game, a 2-1 home loss to Box Elder on April 19. All five Viewmont losses have come by a single point. 

In this game, the Vikings found themselves in a 2-0 hole at halftime. Kenyon Grange scored off a MacKay Roy assist in the second half. But the team couldn’t get another into the net as the equalizer. 

Two days later, the Vikings stepped out of league play to take on Region 2 foe Taylorsville. For the first time this season, the Vikings held a team scoreless in regulation. It was also the first time an opponent had done the same to them. Neither team scored in two overtime periods. It wasn’t until Viewmont prevailed 3-2 in penalty kicks that a winner emerged. In Viewmont’s win, goalkeeper Sam Davies was credited with the shutout. 

Viewmont hosted Northridge on Tuesday before playing at Bountiful on Thursday. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats entered this week with a 2-3 Region 5 record and an overall mark of 6-6. Both of last week’s games were close ones for Woods Cross, with a regulation win and a tough loss in a shootout.

On April 19, the Wildcats edged Northridge 1-0 at home. Bracken Hess scored a goal in the first half, while goalie Michael Williams got the shutout. It was his fourth shutout of the year. 

On April 21, Woods Cross opened the scoring against Bonneville and led 1-0 at the half. The Lakers tied things up in the second half, and then neither team scored in two overtime periods. Bonneville dominated the shootout 4-1 to secure the win. 

Woods Cross hosted Bountiful on Tuesday. On Friday, the Wildcats host Box Elder.


The Redhawks are the only Region 5 team to have played just four region games. The Redhawks were 2-2 entering this week and 2-7 overall after a challenging non-league slate. 

Things went well in Bountiful’s only game last week. The Redhawks hosted Bonneville and earned a 1-0 victory. Goalkeeper Parker Hayford was credited with the shutout and got plenty of help from his teammates in keeping Bonneville out of the net. Javier Moreno scored a first-half goal, which was all his team needed to win. It was the junior’s third goal of the year and the seventh of his career. 

The Redhawks played at Woods Cross on Tuesday, after our press time. On Thursday, Bountiful hosted Viewmont. 


In Class 6A’s Region 1, Davis is just half a game behind league-leading Weber, the defending state champions. Davis sits at 6-2 in league games and 8-2 overall.

Davis had not given up more than one goal in any game this season. That changed last week on April 22 when Syracuse scored two in a 2-1 setback. Kyle Livermore’s first-half goal tied things up at halftime, but the Titans put one into the net in the second half and shut out the Darts in the final 40 minutes. 

Davis had a huge game on Wednesday at 7-2 Weber, which took place after our press deadline. The Darts previously lost to the Warriors 1-0 on April 13. On Friday, Davis plays at Fremont. 


The Phoenix aren’t too far behind in the Region 1 standings. Farmington began this week with a 5-3 league record and a 9-3 overall mark. 

Through 12 games, the Phoenix have a region-best 24 goals. Farmington fell to Fremont 3-2 on April 20, with Fremont scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. The Phoenix had battled back from a 2-0 halftime deficit with goals from Boston Peterson and Jaden Petersen. Chandler Gunn and Cole Jenke assisted for the Phoenix. 

On April 22, Farmington routed Clearfield 5-1 behind an offensive clinic from Petersen. The junior put on a show with four goals, giving him nine on the year. Chase Ashby added the other goal, as Farmington tallied three goals after halftime. Gunn had two assists. Teammates Coleman Stetler, Cameron Bingham and Owen Nicholls each had an assist. 

Farmington hosted Layton on Wednesday, after our press time. On Friday, the Phoenix have a home game with Syracuse. λ