by Josh McFadden
The Region 5 football standings are crowded, and the Viewmont Vikings are right in the thick of things with just two games to play.
The 2-1 Vikings are tied with Roy in second place heading into this week’s slate of games, just a game behind first-place Box Elder. Viewmont scored two touchdowns in the final five and a half minutes to secure a 21-17 victory.
Viewmont opened the game’s scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run from Robert Summerhays just four minutes into the contest. Down 17-7 early in the fourth quarter, the Viewmont offense and Summerhays took over.
The senior running back scored his second and third touchdowns of the night to power his team to a come-from-behind victory in dramatic fashion. His first score of the fourth quarter came from 2 yards out. After Viewmont stopped Roy and gave the ball back to its offense, Summerhays capped a drive with a 10-yard run with just over a minute to play.
Oddly, Viewmont has followed the win-loss-win patter all season, and is now-4-3 season.
The Farmington Phoenix fell to Box Elder 17-7. The 1-6 Phoenix are now 1-2 in Region 5. Farmington has to finish above at least two teams to make the playoffs.
Farmington’s defense kept the team in the game. The Phoenix were right there at halftime in a 7-7 game, thanks to a 2-yard touchdown run from Wyatt Evertsen and a successful extra point from Ryan Marks.
The Phoenix play the first of their final two region games when they visit Bountiful on Friday. A victory would vault Farmington to at least fourth place in region standings.