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Farmington boys soccer still undefeated as region play starts

Mar 28, 2024 08:45AM ● By Josh McFadden
Ivan Jackson, Bountiful (21) flies above Box Elder’s Landon Lloyd for the ball.   Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

Ivan Jackson, Bountiful (21) flies above Box Elder’s Landon Lloyd for the ball. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

Four games into the season, the Farmington boys soccer team still hadn’t tasted defeat. 
The 4-0 Phoenix began region play on Wednesday, traveling to Layton to take on the Lancers. Farmington and Davis clash on Friday on Davis’ home field. 
The Phoenix closed out non-region action with a 2-1 victory at Pleasant Grove on March 22. Both Farmington goals came in the first half, with Ben Wright and Jackson Cheney finding the back of the net. Kolson Helquist assisted on one of the goals. A second-half goal was all Farmington allowed. 
Through four games, Farmington has only allowed two goals while pitching two shutouts. Goalie Jaxon Beynon has been solid in the net, and his defensive mates have done a good job keeping opponents at bay. Offensively, Farmington has gotten three goals from Wright and two from Cheney. Cole Janke is the leader in assists with two. 
Farmington is the only Region 1 team to still be undefeated at this point. 


The Darts enter Region 1 action with a 2-1 record. The team hasn’t played since a March 15 loss at Ogden. Coming off that first loss, the Darts were eager to rebound when they started region games Wednesday at Weber. 
Prior to the loss to Ogden, Davis hadn’t allowed a goal all season. Bjorn Bergant and Braxton Passey had two goals apiece through the first three contests. Three other players added a goal during this span. 


The Redhawks dropped to 2-2 on the year (all in Region 5 play) with losses to Box Elder and Woods Cross in the past week. 
Bountiful fell to Box Elder at home 2-1 on March 22, giving up a goal in each half and scoring in the second half. Elias Pacheco got the Redhawks’ goal. This past Tuesday, Bountiful and Woods Cross played in a thriller, with the Wildcats prevailing in a shootout, winning in penalty kicks 3-1. Bountiful scored in each half, as Mason Hamlet and Pacheco scored. Neither team scored in overtime. 
Bountiful can get back on the winning track Friday at Roy. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats’ win over Bountiful improved the team’s record to 2-2. 
Woods Cross trailed 1-9 at the break but got second-half goals from Brian Randall and Spencer Keddington. The two players also assisted one another’s goals. The Wildcats got the better of the Redhawks in the shootout. 
On March 22, however, Woods Cross came up short at home against Clearfield in what was the Falcons’ first win of the year. Keddington scored in the first half for the Wildcats, who surrendered both goals in the first 40 minutes of the game.
Woods Cross and Viewmont face one another this Friday in a big Davis County match. 


Speaking of the Vikings, they are 1-2 on the season but had a huge game in their last outing. 
On March 22, the team exploded for four goals, including three after halftime—all while shutting out the Northridge Knights in a 4-0 rout. Nathan Pitts scored twice for Viewmont, while Zach Andersen assisted on a pair of goals. Ashton Simkins and Jacob Ramos also got shots past the Northridge goalkeeper. Owen Hughes also had an assist, and goalie Brett Barbe earned the shutout. 
Viewmont can even its record at home against Woods Cross this Friday.