After Thursday’s action was completed, there is a possibility that all four south Davis County high schools will be making it into their respective state tournaments for class 4A and 5A.
The state tournaments will begin Tuesday, Oct. 12 and end with the final games at Rio Tinto Stadium on Friday and Saturday Oct. 22, 23.
For Region 1, Davis will enter as one of the top seeds in the tournament, as they have run through their competition on their way to a 15-1 regular season record, and had already captured the Region 1 crown with two games remaining on their schedule.
They are also eyeing a chance to get back into the finals this year. The Lady Darts made it to the finals last year at Rio Tinto Stadium, but lost to Alta in a shootout.
Davis is already slated to take on Jordan High School, who finished fourth in Region 4, and will play at the Darts home field at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Viewmont Lady Vikings slipped into fifth place in Region 1 after losing to Syracuse 2-1 in their final game of the year Wednesday.
Layton’s win over Northridge the same day helped the Lancers leap frog the Vikings for fourth in the region.
The Vikings finish could put them in a position to take on the Riverton Silverwolves, who came away with an unblemished record in Region 3 after beating Copper Hills on Thursday.
They also could be left out of the bracket altogether. The 5A bracket has either the fourth place team from Region 2 or the fifth place team in Region 1 playing Riverton. Their fate will be up to the UHSAA at that point.
Meanwhile, Region 6 wrapped up all its action on Thursday. Woods Cross finished its final game with a 1-1 tie in a battle against Highland, while the Braves took care of business against Stansbury.
The good news for Bountiful was win, lose, or draw, they were in the state 4A tournament as third place finishers in Region 6.
The bad news is, they’ll have to face Springville in the first round; the team has only lost twice all year and had an undefeated Region 8 record this season.
Woods Cross had a chance to finish in first place in Region 6, but with East High’s victory over Tooele Thursday they had to settle with a second place finish.
The Lady Wildcats will be the host team in the first round, playing at home against the Sky View Bobcats, who finished in second place in Region 5 with a 7-2-1 region record this year.
With the 5A bracket set, the Darts and the Hawks could have another chance to face each other in the finals this season.
For Woods Cross – who were knocked out last year by Springville in the quarter finals – they would have to make it all the way to the finals and hope the Red Devils get there as well in order to exact their revenge.
This year’s tournament should end up being very exciting for all fans of the south Davis County schools.