BOUNTIFUL — The Viewmont Vikings football team fought the Granger Lancers last Friday night, only to drop their sixth straight game in a 19-13 loss.
At the same time, the Braves won in an overtime thriller over Highland 30-27 and the Wildcats bounced back from a tough loss in a 54-7 trouncing of the Cyprus Pirates. The Darts’ two touchdowns in the second half gave Davis its first region win of the season in a 35-21 score over Fremont Silver Wolves.
In Viewmont’s six-point loss, the Vikings were the first to get on the scoreboard as Blake Williams found Riley Loveless for a 64-yard touchdown pass. The point after attempt failed, but the score eventually had the Vikings take a three-point lead after the first half. Granger was responsible for the next four scores, kicking a field goal before the first half ended and scoring a touchdown to take a 9-6 lead. A field goal by Spencer Brown of Granger extended the lead, and Jairo Tarver’s seven-yard touchdown reception gave Granger a 13-point lead. Viewmont’s Davis Young scored the final touchdown in the game, but couldn’t catch up to the Lancers in the end.
Young’s touchdown was the first rushing touchdown the Vikings scored all season. Loveless scored his first touchdown of the season in the loss.
Bountiful’s 30-27 overtime win against Highland came down to many big plays being converted by the Braves. None were bigger than the two plays that tied the game. One of these was Tanner Redding’s 12-yard touchdown reception followed by Ryan Curtis’ reception, which sent the game into overtime.
With the defense holding the Rams to a field goal, Bountiful made a big play that set up Jakob Hunt’s one-yard touchdown run to gave the Braves their second region win in as many games. Hunt’s touchdown was his third of the night. He led the ground attack with 136 rushing yards on 31 carries.
The Braves are 5-1 this season, including 2-0 in Region 6 play. Hayes was very efficient passing in the game, completing 14 of 22 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown pass to Tanner Redding. Redding also led the defense with 12 tackles, and Jeremy Rock, Ryan Curtis and Rylee Gautauvai each recorded nine tackles in the win.