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Farmington, Viewmont stay undefeated after second week of prep football action

Sep 01, 2022 02:52PM ● By Josh McFadden

Coaches and observers around the state expect the Farmington football team to fare well this season. So it’s hardly a surprise that the Phoenix are undefeated through two games. In class 5A’s Region 5, Viewmont won its first two games as well. Other local squads have had mixed results so far. 


Farmington’s latest win was a 24-3 victory over rival Bountiful last Friday. Playing at home, the Phoenix allowed just 101 yards of offense and didn’t give up any points until Bountiful’s Ben Smith hit a 43-yard field goal with 7:45 left in the game. Meanwhile, Farmington scored all its points in the first and third quarters. 

Adam Stucki had the game’s first score, a 64-yard reception from quarterback Easton Wight midway through the first quarter. With 3:50 left in the first quarter, Drew Romney nailed a 29-yard field goal to make it 10-0. The Phoenix had two touchdowns in the third quarter. First, Jaxson Eastman picked up a Bountiful fumble and ran it back 38 yards for a score. Five minutes later, Stucki had his second TD reception of the game. This one was a 20-yarder from Wight. Up 24-0 entering the fourth quarter, the game was well in hand for Farmington. 

The Redhawks suffered their first defeat of the young season and now stand at 1-1. Farmington held the Bountiful running game in check. Corbin Cottle had six carries for 30 yards. Quarterback Owen Geilman was 8-14 passing for 39 yards and an interception. 

This Friday, Farmington plays at Maple Mountain for a chance to go to 3-0. Bountiful looks to bounce back at home against Springville. 


The Vikings were on the right end of a 73-9 blowout win over Hillcrest. The Vikings set a school record for total points in the process. They did most of their damage in the first half, specifically in a 35-points first-quarter blitz.

The scoring spree began with the opening kickoff when Kingston Mickens ran it back 89 yards for the touchdown. At the 7:21 mark, Landon Jeppesen caught a Luke Jacobs pass for a 13-yard score. Just 45 seconds later, Viewmont had the ball back again and added a 26-yard TD run from Jacobs. The score swelled to 28-0 when Jeppesen scored on a 74-yard pass from Jacobs. Then, with 38 seconds left in the quarter, Jacobs scored his second TD of the quarter, this time from 4 yards out. 

In the second quarter, Jeppesen made it three TD receptions when he caught a 23-yard pass from Jacobs. Then, with 4:34 left in the half, Scott Noel had a 63-yard TD reception from Jacobs to make it 49-0. Hillcrest scored a touchdown and a safety before the quarter ended to make it 49-9 at the break. 

In the second half, Miles McGrath added a 4-yard touchdown run with 7:48 left in the third quarter. Viewmont tacked on a 26-yard field goal from Britton Christensen in the fourth quarter, followed by two more touchdowns. Teagan Burnside had a 12-yard touchdown run, and Landon Sharp returned an interception 38 yards for a score. 

Multiple Viking players had big days in the rout. McGrath had 101 yards on just eight carries. Jacobs had 71 yards rushing and two touchdowns on five carries. He also completed six of 10 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns. In all, he accounted for six TDs and 309 yards. Three of Jeppesen’s catches went for touchdowns. He had 128 yards receiving. Viewmont racked up 603 yards of offense. 

Viewmont will look to keep up the win streak this Friday when they host Copper Hills. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats bounced back from an opening-day loss to West Jordan to take care of Kearns on the road by the count of 27-13. 

Things weren’t looking great for Woods Cross in the first half. The team had only managed a pair of Jacob Howes field goals (32 and 33 yards) and trailed 13-6 at the break. From there, the Wildcats went on a 21-0 second-half run. Cash Henderson had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to knot the score at 13-13. In the fourth quarter, Brock Tandy had a 40-yard TD reception from Lock Smooth on the first play of the period. With 6:40 left to go, the Wildcats essentially put the game away with a 45-yard run from Howes. 

Kearns had just 53 yards rushing and 213 yards in all. The Wildcats also intercepted a Kearns pass and limited the Cougars to 15 of 44 passing. 

The 1-1 Wildcats next host Brighton on Friday. 


It has not been a memorable start to the season for the Darts. 

After two games, Davis is still looking for its first points of the year. Last week, Davis fell at West Jordan 34-0. The Darts’ Josh Barker put up 72 yards rushing on 15 carries, and Jackson Stevens went 17 of 29 passing for 199 yards. But Davis still couldn’t find the end zone in the lopsided loss. West Jordan was up 13-0 at halftime and added three touchdowns in the third quarter. Tyson Elkins was another bright spot for the Darts. The junior receiver had 10 catches for 118 yards. Palmer Gardiner had 10 tackles and a sack for Davis’ defense. 

Davis will host Granger on Friday for a chance to get into the win column. 

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