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Farmington boys soccer wins Region 1, earns top seed in state tournament

May 09, 2024 01:05PM ● By Josh McFadden

The Farmington boys soccer team captured the Region 1 championship with an impressive 9-1 record. The team’s reward: a first-round bye and top seed in the Class 6A state tournament. 

Farmington will host a second-round playoff game May 14, taking on the winner of Layton and Westlake. The Phoenix have already faced Region 1 foe Layton twice this season. The two teams last met April 19, with Farmington winning 3-1. However, on March 27, the Lancers handed the Phoenix their only loss of the season, winning in a shootout after a 0-0 game. Farmington hasn’t faced Westlake this season. 

The Phoenix ended the season with a pair of wins—one a close call and the other a blowout. 

On May 1, Farmington nearly saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end at home against Weber. Kolson Helquist scored off a Jackson Cheney assist in the second half, matching Weber’s output in regulation. Neither team scored in the two overtime periods. 

The shootout displayed goalkeeper Jaxon Beynon’s skill.

Beynon stopped four Weber shots and didn’t allow a single penalty kick past him. Farmington, meanwhile, made three kicks to prevail and move to 12-1 on the year. 

Farmington’s regular season went out with a bang.

The Phoenix blew past Syracuse 5-1 on May 3, with three goals coming in the first half. Four players scored for Farmington, with Josh Foster leading the way with a pair of goals. Jake Peterson, Mac Jensen and Cheney also scored. Helquist, Cole Janke and Alex Gray got assists. The offensive output was the best of the season. The team’s previous high in goals was three, which it accomplished three times. 

The Phoenix had plenty of contributors during the regular season. Foster paced the team with seven goals, while Janke was the team’s leader in assists with five. Cheney had five goals, and Toby Grant chipped in four. Jack Burrup added four assists. Defensively, Beynon posted five shutouts. By surrendering just 10 goals during the regular season, Farmington allowed the fewest goals in all of 6A. That effort was fourth-best in the state. 

If Farmington gets past Layton or Westlake in the state tournament, it will take on Salt Lake Academy or Skyridge in the quarterfinals May 16 at home. 


The Darts had some struggles this season but still did enough to secure a first-round bye. However, Davis must travel to Fremont on May 14 for a second-round clash against a familiar foe. 

Davis and Fremont met twice this season as Region 1 opponents. Davis lost to the Silverwolves 3-2 on May 1 and 1-0 on April 12. Davis finished the regular season with an overall mark of 5-8 and went 3-7 in league play, placing fifth. 

To finish the regular season, Davis went 1-1. In the loss to Fremont last week, the Darts gave up all three goals in the second half after going into halftime up 1-0. The Darts added a second-half goal but couldn’t get the equalizer. Mark Seelos and Graidey Arnell scored for Davis, with Noah Jolley and Miles Iverson getting assists. 

In the regular-season finale on May 3, Davis had its best offensive performance since March 27 when it erupted for five goals against Weber. This time around, Davis defeated Layton 4-2 at home. The Darts scored twice in each half to pick up the win. Bjorn Bergant had two goals, and Kyle Livermore and Ryder Goodyear each had one. Livermore also had two assists, as did Jolley. 

Heading into the state tournament, Bergant is the team’s leading scorer with four goals. The senior had two assists in the regular season as well. Iverson, Jolley and Braxton Passey had three goals. Livermore led the squad with five assists. 

If Davis is able to get by Fremont for the first time this season, it will advance to the May 16 quarterfinals where it would play the winner of Pleasant Grove and Herriman. Davis is the No. 12 seed, so it would play on the road in the quarterfinals against Pleasant Grove; however, a game against No. 13 Herriman would be at home.