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Bountiful boys soccer leading the charge in Region 5, Farmington, Davis battling in Region 1

May 12, 2023 12:59PM ● By Josh McFadden

Back Off: Bountiful’s Evan Drueding (7) warns Viewmont’s Mason Hanson (12) about encroaching on his personal (and soccer) space. Drueding’s foot and scoring helped the rain-soaked Redhawks fly above the marauding Vikings winning 2-1. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

With the postseason not far off, state playoff seeding is becoming increasingly more important in boys soccer. With every victory, teams improve their positions. Locally, Bountiful is atop Region 5, while Farmington and Davis are faring well in Region 1. 


The Redhawks are 4-2 in league play as of our press time. Overall, Bountiful sits at 6-4. The Redhawks are No. 12 in the RPI standings, outside of enjoying a first-round bye but still hosting a first-round home game. 

On Tuesday, Bountiful enjoyed a 2-1 home victory over Northridge, with all three goals in the game coming in the second half. Raymond Robinson had a goal and an assist for Bountiful, while Evan Drueding had the other goal. Cayden Pulido had an assist as well. It marked the ninth time in 10 games that the Redhawks allowed no more than one goal. 

Last Friday, April 21, Bountiful won by the same 2-1 margin, this time on the road at Viewmont. The win was key, as the Redhawks are currently just half a game ahead of the Vikings in Region 5 standings. Drueding and Robinson scored for Bountiful, as the Redhawks scored a goal in each half. Elias Pacheco assisted on one of the goals.  

The Redhawks play at Box Elder on Friday for both teams’ final games in April. 


In Class 6A’s Region 1, Farmington has been fighting for the top spot all season. At our press time, the Phoenix were 6-3 in league action and 7-3 overall. Farmington hasn’t been scoring a lot; however, the team has allowed just eight goals in nine region contests. 

On Monday, they slipped past Clearfield 2-1 on the road. It marked the seventh time in nine region games that Farmington was involved in a one-goal decision. In this one, Farmington scored in both halves, with Chase Ashby and Ben Wright getting shots past the Clearfield goalkeeper. Gavin Warner had an assist for the Phoenix. 

Two of Farmington’s losses came last week, as the Phoenix went 1-2. On April 19, they fell to Layton at home 1-0. On April 21, Farmington shut out Syracuse 1-0 on the road, thanks to a goal by Cole Janke and an assist from Davis Wadsworth. The lone goal came in the second half to break a scoreless tie. 

The Phoenix hosted Clearfield in a rare case of back-to-back matchups. On Friday, Farmington travels to Fremont. On Wednesday, May 3, Region 1 play wraps up when Farmington plays at Weber. 


The Darts have fewer wins than Farmington, but along with 6-2 Fremont, no one has fewer losses. Davis is 4-2 in league play and 5-2 in all its games. 

The Darts have scored four goals in three of its last four games, all of which were wins. The latest example was a 4-0 shutout of Layton on the road. Impressively, all four goals came after halftime. Andrew Donigan had two goals for Davis, while Grant Kessler and Miles Iverson added goals too. Meanwhile, Kyle Livermore recorded two assists. Bjorn Bergant and Kasen Smith also assisted on goals. Jude Walker had his second shutout of the year. 

However, in the previous game, April 19 at Fremont, Davis was on the wrong end of a scoring barrage. High-scoring Fremont defeated the Darts 4-1, finding the back of the net four times in the second half. Bergant had a first-half goal for Davis on a Livermore assist. But it was all Fremont after that. 

Davis currently has the No. 3 spot in the RPI rankings. The Darts played at Layton on Wednesday, after our press deadline. Next up is a game at Syracuse on Friday. 


Back in Region 5, Viewmont is 4-3 in league action and 5-5 overall. The Vikings have the No. 17 spot in the RPI rankings. 

The Vikings picked up a big 3-1 victory over Woods Cross on Tuesday. The team had a nice 2-0 cushion at halftime and added a second-half goal for insurance. Max Larsen led the way with a pair of goals, while Cole Halterman had two assists. McKay Stacey had a goal, and Britton Christensen added an assist of his own. 

On Friday, April 21, Viewmont fell to Bountiful 2-1. Halterman assisted on a Larsen goal in the loss. 

Viewmont travels to Bonneville this Friday. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats have a 5-5 record and are 2-4 in Region 5. Woods Cross has some work to do to improve on its 23rd spot in the RPI standings. 

In its latest game on Tuesday, Woods Cross fell to Viewmont 3-1, with Corbin Preston getting the Wildcats’ only goal. The team’s game last Friday against Bonneville was postponed. The Wildcats play next at Northridge on Friday. λ