Unfortunately, that meant Bountiful dropped it’s game against Logan. Although it was a close one, it wasn’t nearly as high-scoring as I thought it could have been.
This week, region openers come to the forefront as Davis faces Syracuse Thursday night, and Viewmont takes on Northridge Friday night in Region 1.
In Region 6, Bountiful will travel to Clearfield and Woods Cross will head to East for a tough region opener.
This will be a tough game for both teams, but both played a solid preseason schedule and are itching to get into region play.
So much so, that due to the game’s being on TV, it’s been pushed up a day to Thursday night.
From what I’ve seen of Davis, the Darts are a solid overall team. Colton Chronister has taken to the quarterback position well, and his offensive line, running backs and wide receivers are doing all they can to get the team on the board early and often.
Davis wins on the defense front as well. Kawika Tupuola had a big game against Taylorsville in the shutout victory, and they look as promising as ever to take a region title.
Darts win a close one.
The Knights may be 0-3 after preseason play, but I have to give the edge to Northridge because of their tougher schedule.
The Knights played Logan (lost by three), Olympus (lost by four) and a team from Helix, Cali. (a shutout loss). The Vikings won their opener to Bonneville, but had a tough time against Bountiful and Woods Cross, giving up 41 points to each.
The defense for Viewmont will need to improve if the team wants to get through Region 1 and make the playoffs, but they won’t be able to do it against the Knights.
Bountiful’s offense is much better than it appears to be, despite the 10-3 loss to Logan last week.
Coach Larry Wall has installed a few pistol formation plays that he hopes to “open up the offense” and allow for his two tall receivers — Sam Merrill and Tanner Redding — to have one more second to get open down field.
The plan worked against Lone Peak and Viewmont, and I expect nothing different as the Braves start to defend their co-Region championship this week.
Braves roll in this one.
Woods Cross: 21
This is almost an unfair game to start Region 6 play for the Wildcats, who posted an unblemished preseason record for the second straight year.
Coach Justin Spencer has this team playing with the right mind set this season, and the team has followed suit by putting up some whopping numbers against each of its preseason opponents.
The Wildcats, like the Braves, have a two quarterback system that’s working, but it’ll be tough sledding for the defense in this game.
East wins, but it will be closer than many expect.
Until next week.
Last week: 3-0
This season: 7-3