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Winter continues, wreaking havoc with boys soccer season

Apr 06, 2023 01:40PM ● By Josh McFadden

It’s the same issue since the spring sports season began in early March: the seemingly never-ending winter continues. 

The record snowfall has been great news in many ways, including ending a long drought. Unfortunately for high school athletes, the snow and cold have kept the players off the field. This has been true with boys soccer where local teams have struggled to play scheduled games. However, weather forecasts show that spring may finally be on the way, giving hope to Davis County teams and others throughout the state. 


The Phoenix did get in a game last week, defeating Fremont 1-0 on March 29. This big victory raised the team’s Region 1 record to 4-0, putting Farmington on top by a game and a half as of our press deadline. The Phoenix are 5-0 overall. 

The win over Fremont was the third in region play in which Farmington has won by a single goal. Also, Farmington’s defense has allowed just one goal all season, fewest in Class 6A. In beating Fremont, Boston Peterson scored a second-half goal, which broke a scoreless tie. Davis Wadsworth got the shutout, No. 3.5 on the year for him. 

Next week looks promising for the Phoenix to resume play. They will play at Davis on April 14.  


As for the Darts, they’ve only gotten in three games this season. At our press time, they were 2-1 overall and 1-1 in Region 1. Davis last played on March 17, a 3-2 win over Fremont. 

Davis has two games on the slate for next week, at Weber on April 12 and at home against Farmington on April 14. In Davis’ three games so far, Bjorn Bergant, Rhett Nuenswander and Miles Iverson have each scored goals. Kyle Livermore and Talon Meyer have recorded assists. 


The Redhawks were able to play its first Region 5 contest of the season on March 29. The win, a 3-1 triumph over Viewmont, improved the Redhawks to 2-2 overall on the season. 

Two of Bountiful’s goals came in the first half, putting it up 2-1 at the break. A second-half goal sealed the win, especially since the defense pitched a shutout after halftime. Elias Pacheco had two goals and an assist in the victory. Javier Moreno scored the other goal, while Jakob Patterson also had an assist. 

Region 5 games are off the schedule this week. Next week, the Redhawks host Box Elder on April 11 and entertain Bonneville on April 14. 

Woods Cross

Woods Cross has managed to get five games in so far this season, and the Wildcats have made the most of it, posting a 4-1 mark. 

On March 29, the Wildcats had a key victory to kick off region play. Woods Cross held off Bonneville 2-1 in overtime. The Wildcats overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to pull off the win. Ryan Wray and Aiden Burke scored for Woods Cross. Zach Despain assisted on both goals. 

The Wildcats host Northridge on April 11 and then play at Box Elder on April 14. 


The 1-3 Vikings host Bonneville on April 11 and play at Northridge on April 14. By that time, Viewmont will be returning the pitch for the first time in two weeks. 

The Vikings have scored in each game this season, including in their 3-1 region-opening loss to Bountiful on March 29. Matt Holliday got a first-half goal in that contest. It was his first goal of the season. McKay Statcey is the team leader in that category with three. Cole Halterman has a pair of assists. Viewmont is looking for its first assist of the season. λ