WOODS CROSS — It was a near-complete sweep for south Davis County football teams last Friday as Woods Cross, Davis and Bountiful picked up wins over Sky View, Hunter and Viewmont respectively.
Woods Cross continued its winning streak last Friday by taking down old Region 5 opponent Sky View 41-14. The team’s offense was dominant throughout the first half, scoring all of its points in the first two quarters of action and forcing the mercy rule to take effect for most of the second half.
Sean Barton and Filipo Mokofisi got things started for the Wildcats with 90-yard kickoff return and 48-yard interception return for touchdowns. Barton ended up scoring three touchdowns on the afternoon, catching passes of 58 and 97 yards for touchdowns.
Skyler Farnes was also instrumental in the easy win, accounting for four total touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) with 305 yards passing. Farnes’ two touchdown passes to Barton were Barton’s only two catches on the night. In all, Barton had eight total touches for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
Shaden Fisher and Tony Mendez led the Wildcats’ defense with five tackles each, and Jake Kocherhans, Mokofisi and Siale Masia each had four tackles in the win.
Davis’ 23-0 shutout win over Hunter was the first shutout of the season for the Darts. The Darts’ defense, led by Davis Hanson’s nine tackles and one interception, forced Hunter’s quarterback into throwing five interceptions while getting sacked twice.
Hanson was on of the five players to pick up an interception along with Alex Watts, Dillon Yocum, Kyle Godderidge, Matt Morrell and Cody Jacobsen. Kawika Tupuola and Sumner Peterson each recorded a sack in the shutout as well.
Davis did most of its scoring in the first quarter, picking up two touchdowns behind a Colton Chronister run and Gage Cook pass to Colby Child. Davis’ final nine points came via a defensive touchdown and a field goal.
Child was Cook’s favorite target during the game, catching five passes for 85 yards and the touchdown. Cook finished with 141 passing yards and threw one interception as well.
Bountiful’s win over the Vikings last Friday was the Braves’ third in four preseason games as Jakob Hunt led the charge with 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the night. Hunt’s yardage came on 27 carries as the Braves scored on four straight possessions to open the game. Jordan Hayes was efficient under center for the Braves as well, completing 5-of-7 passes for 105 yards. Redding was on the receiving end of all five of Hayes’ completions, and Mosese Manu caught the only ball thrown from Ryan Curtis on a halfback pass for a touchdown.
On defense, Jeremy Rock and Rylee Gautavai led the Braves with seven and six tackles respectively. Rock and Junior Hamilton recorded a sack for Bountiful, who finish the preseason with a 3-1 record.
Three of the four south Davis County high schools will start region play Friday night as Davis, Woods Cross and Bountiful will play Syracuse, East and Cyprus respectively. The Vikings will play Lehi on the road in its final preseason game.
All are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.