Vikes, ‘Cats prepare for final week of non-region play


By Josh McFadden Clipper sportswriter

 

With the all-important region portion of the schedule coming up, both Viewmont and Woods Cross are down to two more game of non-league play to get them ready for Region 5 battles. Both team start region games April 10 after coming back from Spring Break. Woods Cross The Wildcats entered this week’s slate of games with a 3-1-1 record, with their first loss coming last week at the hands of West in an 8-5 offensive outburst. Playing at home against the Region 6 Panthers on March 23, Woods Cross tied a season high in points but also gave up six more goals than it had in the previous four games combined. The Wildcats held a 3-2 lead at halftime, but the Panthers exploded for six goals in the second half alone. West’s Alex Silva toyed with the Woods Cross defense for four goals. On March 20, The Wildcats won their third game of the season with a 3-1 victory over Class 6A’s Kearns. Like it did three days later in the loss to West, Woods Cross scored three goals in the first half. In this case, the Wildcats didn’t score in the second half, but it also held Kearns without a goal. Head coach David Newman’s squad hosted Stansbury on Tuesday in a game that took place after our press deadline. The team will conclude its non-region schedule at home against Clearfield on Friday. The Wildcats will enjoy spring break before jumping into region play at Roy. Viewmont Heading into this week, the Vikings had a similar 2-1-1 record. The Vikings have had some struggles on offense, scoring six goals in four games. Of course, the defense has done its part with only five allowed goals during that span. Last week, the Vikings played just one game: a 1-1 tie at Cyprus. For much of the contest, it looked as though Cyprus would pull the upset. The Pirates led 1-0 at the break and kept the Vikings at bay virtually the entire way. It wasn’t until the last minute of the game that Viewmont found the back of the net. That’s when sophomore Henry Morris scored his first goal of the season to salvage a draw. Viewmont played at Timpview on Tuesday. Results weren’t available before press time. On Friday, the Vikings play at Corner Canyon. The team begins region play at home against Box Elder. Davis The Darts picked up two victories last week to move to 6-0 on the season. Davis beat Syracuse 2-1 on March 20. Jeremy Sommer scored both of Davis’ goals in the victory. Davis then beat Northridge 2-0 on March 22 (scoring information was not available). The Darts hosted Fremont on Tuesday and will play at Weber on Thursday afternoon before going on a long spring break. Bountiful Bountiful is off to a rough start, as the Braves lost to Wasatch 2-1 last Friday to fall to 0-5-2 on the year. Brady Robinson scored for Bountiful. The Braves were set to play at Murray on Tuesday (after press deadline) and then won’t play again until April 13, when they host Roy.

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