WOODS CROSS — The Woods Cross Wildcats ended their 23-year losing streak to Bountiful by beating the Braves 14-0 last Friday.
In Davis and Viewmont’s case, their chances of holding a strong playoff position into the postseason took a step backward. Davis lost to Northridge 22-20 and Viewmont lost to Kearns, 24-16.
The end of a near-generation of losing finally ended Friday night when Woods Cross took down Bountiful 14-0 with a strong running game and solid defense. Playing in the pouring rain, Sean Barton guided the running game by carrying the ball 29 times for 160 yards and both of the Wildcats’ touchdowns.
His late touchdown in the fourth quarter with the Wildcats up 6-0 put away the game for good. The scoring play came in the final five minutes of the game.
Defensively, the Wildcats picked up their third shutout of the season and second in a row. Woods Cross blanked Clearfield 47-0 the week before.
The win for the Wildcats put them in position to be as high as a No. 2 seed heading into the 4A playoffs. Bountiful may also be seeded anywhere from a No. 2 to a No. 4. The Braves, Wildcats and Highland Rams each finished the season with 2-3 Region 6 records.
Viewmont’s battle with Kearns last Thursday was an opportunity for the Vikings to pick up their third consecutive region victory and solidify a high playoff seeding heading into the 5A playoffs.
But a 24-16 loss to the Cougars left Viewmont with a 2-2 Region 2 record. The Vikings played their final game of the season Wednesday night against Hunter.
The Vikings scored all 16 of their points in the third quarter when quarterback Hunter Anfinson threw two touchdown passes to Mitch Dalley and Blake Williams. The touchdown tosses cut the deficit to 21-16; however, Kearns’ field goal in the fourth quarter gave the Cougars enough of a cushion to put away the game for good.
Anfinson’s his pair of touchdown passes were his first two of the season as the Vikings have started four different quarterbacks this year. Brandon Wardell led the running game with 109 yards rushing on 19 carries to complete his third straight 100-yard rushing performance of the season.
Dalley and Williams caught their fourth and second touchdowns of the season, respectively.
The Vikings’ final region game against Highland wasn’t finished by press time. A win over Hunter could put them in position to claim a No. 2 seed in Region 2 heading into the 5A playoffs. A loss and they will be the No. 4 seed.
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