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Viewmont, Bountiful, Woods Cross football ready for region play

Aug 31, 2023 03:41PM ● By Josh McFadden


In the young season, Viewmont has already seen just about everything. 

Game one was a close 21-14 victory over Skyline. Game two was a blowout 54-7 loss to Granger. Last week, the Vikings bounced back and put a 57-6 beating on Taylorsville. 

Dax Nielsen carried 18 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns, while Daren Tovey had 119 yards and a touchdown on 6–11 passing. Backup quarterback Titan Longson was a perfect 7–7 for 83 yards and two scores. Jordan Jones had four catches for a team-high 67 yards, while Cache Tuia and Drez Jensen each had 47 yards receiving. Brock Thrall had nine tackles and 2.5 sacks. Seth Valencia had eight tackles and a 45-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Vade Morris and Carson Baird each had interceptions. 

Viewmont was up 35-6 at the break and outscored the Warriors 22-0 in the second half. Viewmont now opens region play this Friday at Bountiful.

Woods Cross

The 2-1 Wildcats have now won two in a row, with their latest conquest being a 35-10 victory over Lewiston High School in Idaho. 

Woods Cross jumped out to a 21-3 halftime advantage and never looked back in the interstate matchup. Isaac Johnson had a 17-yard touchdown run on the last play of the first quarter. Cash Henderson had a pair of 2-yard TD runs in the second quarter. Henderson also had a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to make the score 28-3. After a Lewiston score in the fourth quarter, Woods Cross capped the day with a 46-yard touchdown scamper by Lock Smoot. 

To go with his three touchdowns, Henderson had 62 yards rushing. Ben Smith-Meacham led the team with 122 yards on the ground on just six carries. 

The Wildcats being Region 5 play at Bonnevile this Friday. 


The Redhawks had a close, defensive-minded game at Olympus last week, losing 13-10 to fall to 1-2 overall. 

Most of the game’s scoring took place in the final quarter, where both teams had 10 points. Bountiful tied the game at 3-3 when Landon Zayas hit a 32-yard field goal. Following an Olympus touchdown, Faletau Satuala scored on a 34-yard touchdown run to knot the score at 10-10. However, Olympus hit the game-winning field goal as time expired to pull out the win.

Brigham Morrison had 62 yards on 15 carries, while Emmerson Geilman had 220 yards on 17 of 29 passing. Satuala was brilliant on the day. The senior had nine catches for 163 yards to go along with his rushing TD. Morrison had a big day on defense too, picking up 12 tackles. Evan DeHart had 11 tackles of his own, and Colton Krogue had nine tackles and a sack. For good measure, Satuala made his mark on defense too, intercepting a pass and making three tackles.