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Bountiful, Viewmont in thick of Region 5 boys soccer race; Farmington on top in Region 1

Apr 25, 2024 10:27AM ● By Josh McFadden

Time is ticking away in the 2024 boys soccer season. In Region 5, Bountiful, Viewmont and Woods Cross have just four games to go until the Class 5A state tournament begins. In Region 1, Farmington leads the way with a 5-1 record, as the Phoenix also had four games left as of April 24. 


At 6-4 in Region 5 (and overall), the Redhawks are a game back of second-place Roy and two games behind region leader Box Elder. Bonneville and Viewmont are tied with Bountiful. 

The Redhawks split their last two games, with the win coming last Friday at home against Northridge, 2-1. All three of the game’s goals came in the second half, as Bountiful’s Thomas Thorne found the back of the net twice. Parker Thompson and Emilio Castaneda assisted on the goals. 

On Tuesday, however, Bountiful fell prey to a hot Box Elder team, losing 4-1 on the road. It was tied 1-1 at halftime, as Bountiful’s Elias Pacheco scored for his team. But the second half belonged to Box Elder with the Bees scoring three times. 

With a sense of urgency, Bountiful travels to Woods Cross on Friday, followed by an April 30 game against Roy. At press time, Bountiful was ninth in the 5A RPI standings. A few more wins could shoot the Redhawks upward a few notches. 


The Vikings are also 6-4 in league play and overall but sit at 13th in the RPI rankings, due to a lower strength of schedule than Bountiful. 

Viewmont won its last two games, including a 6-2 thrashing of Northridge on Tuesday. 

In the victory over the Knights, Viewmont exploded with a season-best goal total and tallied three goals in both halves. Sam Vanderlinden was the start, getting three goals in the decisive victory. Nathan Low had a goal and an assist, while Nathan Pitt and Zach Johnson also scored. 

On April 19, Viewmont earned an important victory over Bonneville on the road, prevailing 1-0 in a defensive contest. Brett Barbe earned the shutout in the net, with plenty of help from his teammates on the back line. Jacob Ramos had a goal, assisted by Low. 

Viewmont hosts Box Elder on Friday for a chance to inch closer to the top of the league standings. The Vikings play at Woods Cross next Tuesday. 

Woods Cross

As for the Wildcats, they are 21st in the RPI rankings and 4-6 in Region 5. Woods Cross was riding a three-game losing streak entering its game on Tuesday against Clearfield. The Wildcats put an end to the skid with a big 2-1 victory. 

On April 19, the Wildcats lost in a tight 2-1 game at home against Roy. The Wildcats held a 1-0 halftime advantage but gave up two second-half goals. Zach Despain scored for the Wildcats.

After hosting Bountiful on Friday, Woods Cross will play at home against Viewmont on April 30. 


In Class 6A’s Region 1, Farmington is having a stellar season. The Phoenix have lost just once in 10 games overall. The Phoenix are 5-1 in league play, a game ahead of Fremont. 

Farmington has allowed just eight goals in 10 outings. The offense has been solid too, making the team tough to beat. Farmington defeated Syracuse on the road on April 17 by the count of 2-1. With a goal in each half, Farmington outlasted the Titans, which had its lone goal in the second half. Josh Foster and Jackson Cheney had Farmington’s goal, with Ben Wright getting an assist. It was the eight time this season Farmington had either a shutout or held the opponent to just one goal. 

The Phoenix made it nine times allowing one goal or none when it beat Layton 3-1 on April 19. Playing at home this time, Farmington was victorious 3-1, getting goals from three different players. Kolson Helquist, Toby Grant and Foster scored, while Cole Janke and Jack Burrup had assists for Farmington. 

Through 10 games, Farmington has enjoyed balanced scoring, as 10 players have had at least one goal. Grant and Cheney lead the way with four goals, and Foster and Wright each have three. Burrup’s four assists lead the team. Goalkeeper Jaxon Beynon has three shutouts to his credit. 

Farmington is in a good position at this point in the season. The Phoenix not only sit in first place in Region 1, but they are first in the RPI rankings. 

Farmington hosted Davis on Wednesday, after our press deadline. The Phoenix play at Fremont on Friday. Farmington beat Fremont 3-2 on April 10. The Silverwolves are the only team to score more than one goal against Farmington. 


At 2-4 in Region 1 and 4-5 overall, it hasn’t been the season the Darts were hoping for. Davis is fifth in the six-team region and has the No. 12 spot in the 6A RPI rankings. 

Davis did pick up a 1-0 shutout win over Layton on April 17. Bjorn Bergant assisted on a goal by Noah Jolley in the first half, which was all the Darts needed to upend the Lancers. It was the fourth shutout of the year for Davis. 

On April 19, Davis met Weber at home, a team it had routed 5-1 on the road on March 27. This time around, Weber got revenge, winning 3-1. All four of the game’s goals came after halftime following a scoreless first half. Livermore assisted on a goal by Cooper Harwood for Davis, but the Darts couldn’t hold back the Warriors in the second half. 

Davis can inch up the league standings Friday at Syracuse. The game against Davis on Wednesday was also critical.