Woods Cross, Farmington drop week two football contests


by Josh McFadden Clipper sportswriter One Davis County high school football team had a reversal of fortunes from week one, and other is seeking its first-ever victory as the third week of the season gets underway. Woods Cross The Wildcats put together an impressive performance on both sides of the ball in their season-opening victory over Maple Mountain. Things can change in a hurry from week to week. Last Friday, Woods Cross struggled at home against Region 7’s Alta, as the Hawks ran and threw the ball effectively in a 42-14 rout of the Wildcats. Woods Cross couldn’t stop Alta running back Dallin Pan, who had 167 yards rushing and two touchdowns, or Alta quarterback Indy Hanson, who had nearly 250 yards passing and 72 yards rushing. The Alta quarterback accounted for four touchdowns (three through the air and one on the ground). Woods Cross fell into an early hole and never got close to climbing out. Alta was up 21-7 a minute into the second quarter and took a 28-7 lead into the locker room. The Hawks scored touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to go up big at 42-7. The Wildcats managed a late touchdown when quarterback Carston Naegle connected with Tucker Goodfellow on a long 60-yard pass. It was Naegle’s second TD pass of the game, but it wasn’t nearly enough to offset Alta’s offensive attack. The Wildcats sit at an even 1-1 on the year and next host West on Friday. The Region 6 Panther are also 1-1 and are coming off a narrow 28-21 loss to Cyprus. The two teams also met in the third week of last season, with Woods Cross winning handily by the score of 43-0. Farmington Brand-new schools tend to struggle in sports in their inaugural seasons, particularly in football where depth is critical. The Phoenix have taken their lumps in the first two games. Last week, Farmington couldn’t get on the scoreboard in a 36-0 home loss to Northridge. Facing the school where he starred as a wide receiver and tight end nearly two decades ago, Farmington head coach Daniel Coats had his team excited for the challenge. Unfortunately, the Phoenix had a tough time moving the ball and stopping the Knights, who led 22-0 at halftime and cruised from there. Farmington came closest to getting on the board late in the second quarter when they were into Northridge territory attempting a field goal. But the Knight blocked the attempt and ran the ball back 70 yards for a touchdown. Farmington hosts Murray this Friday. The Region 6 Spartans are 1-1 and come in with plenty of momentum, having crushed Hillcrest last week 51-3. The Phoenix have two more non-region games to get ready for Region 5 action on Sept. 14 when they play at Viewmont.

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