Bountiful came within one drive of getting to the state finals where it would have faced Region 6 rival Highland High.
Here is something this writer has learned throughout the season, and it has nothing to do with football, really.
It has to do with the quality of young people we are surrounded with living in this area.
This is about football players, but it could be about any team, so take pride in your children Davis County.
While there are some knuckleheads out there, here is a glimpse of our football players who may not be perfect but do lots of good.
The mother of a Bountiful player shared the following story.
Just days prior to the Braves’ game against Woods Cross, she was wrestling with the heavy groceries for her large family.
A car full of young men and one girl pulled up, and the very big boys hopped out. One asked, “Do you need some help with those?” This mother said yes and the guys lifted her groceries into her car for her making the night much easier.
It became apparent the boys wore Woods Cross attire. and when asked it turned out the help she had just received was from a group of Woods Cross football players.
During the Bountiful quarter final football game against Spanish Fork, a Braves’ receiver ran down the field, open near the end zone. The pass was slightly over his head, and the connection was not made.
Expecting this guy to swear as he came through the sideline and onto the grass within earshot of several children, he blurted out, “Golly!”
Not necessarily the words one would expect but this young man represented his family, school and community by one simple word, “Golly.”
Viewmont High again worked with the Cooper family of Centerville as part of the Buddy Walk to support Sydney Cooper.
The Vikings have been helping out as Sydney’s brother, Ian, came through the Viewmont football program. But this year, even with Ian graduated and attending Utah State, the Vikes reached out to help Sydney and other children with special needs.
And the Davis Darts reached out and were willing to wear pink as part of raising awareness and money in the fight against breast cancer. The Darts and the D’Ettes made it their job to put aside their own needs to reach out to others who are struggling.
The stories of kindness and good kids and outpouring of good will are all over the sports programs of our four schools. This is just a taste of what went on this football season. So for sure, everyone here did plenty of winning.