Just when the Bountiful Braves season looked to be flatlining, with no hope of revival, they came up with their biggest win of the year. Bountiful went on the road and beat Mountain Crest 15-14 behind three field goals from junior kicker Ammon Schwab, and a tough defense that forced five turnovers against one of the best teams in Region 5.
Bountiful had interceptions by Jamie Rigby and Tyler Johnson, while defensive end Brock Wright recovered two fumbles, and Bridger Cloward one of his own. It was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Braves, who are looking pretty good in the Region 5 standings at 2-1, with games left against Woods Cross, Roy and undefeated Sky View. If the Braves can get at least two wins in the next three weeks they have a shot at the No. 2 seed in the region heading into the playoffs.
What was more surprising than the win itself, was the fact that the Braves did it without their one-man offense -- Louie Hamilton -- doing much of anything. Mountain Crest kept the senior running back bottled up, holding him to 18 yards rushing -- his low for the season.
Look out Region 1. It was no surprise that Davis dominated Weber 31-14 at home Friday night, but the scary thing for opposing teams in Region 1 is the way in which Davis cut up the Warrior defense.
The Darts have been a one-dimensional offense this season, with running backs Kyle Hirschi and Kyle Burk carrying the load. But the Warriors saw the coming out party of quarterback Nick Martineau, who was 15-21 for 236 yards and a touchdown through the air.
The yard total was more than he had passed for in the Darts' previous five games combined. Davis looks even more dangerous than before, with Martineau providing a passing threat.