BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
BOUNTIFUL – High school football is kicking off games in seven regions tonight, and many of those matchups are proving to be important for local high school teams.
In girls’ soccer, Davis and Woods Cross will close out the season with very important games.
In girls’ tennis, the Lady Darts will head into Saturday’s matches tied for first place in points.
In football, Region 1 will kick off tonight as Davis (6-0, 3-0 in Region 1) attempts to win its seventh straight win. The Darts will face off against Northridge (3-4, 3-1 in Region 1).
At Layton, the Viewmont Vikings will still be fighting to get their first win in Region 1, and will face the Lancers, who have lost two of their last three games, but beat the Weber Warriors 26-13 last week.
Region 1 and Region 6 girls’ soccer matches will conclude today as well. Davis will host the Lancers at 3:30 p.m. A win for the Darts will secure the No. 3 seed from the region when the 5A playoffs begin next Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Woods Cross Wildcats girls’ soccer team gets a chance to earn the fourth and final spot from Region 6 today as they face off against Highland at Bountiful High School. The winner will be the No. 4 seed from the region and face Logan in the first round of the 4A girls’ soccer playoffs, which begins Tuesday.
Coming into this Saturday's semi-finals to be held at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, the Davis Darts girls’ tennis team is currently tied with Lone Peak for first place, scoring 10 points and earning a semi-finals berth in all five brackets.
At first singles, Breezy Turley will battle Long Peak’s Leah Heimuli. Turley swept her way into the semi-finals, dropping only one game.
In second singles, Whitney Turley will face Alta’s Mariah Petersen. The younger sister of Breezy, Whitney also swept her way in action last Saturday.
In third singles, Eliza Hafen will battle Victoria Hekking of Cottonwood, and Viewmont’s Sara Marple will go up against Lone Peak’s Electra Cochran. Wins by Hafen and Marple will have a Dart and Viking face off for an individual title.
Marple is Viewmont’s only tennis player to make it to Saturday’s semi-finals.
Brooke Burningham and Emily Watkins are also in the semis, and will face Lone Peak’s Haley Schettler and Lauren Allen. The second doubles semi-final will see Davis’ Kendall Sargent and Annie Gardner go up against Bingham’s Bethany Morey and Amanda Balls.
The 4A State girls’ tennis tournament is ongoing, but may be delayed due to inclement weather.
The Davis Clipper will post tonight’s scores as they become available.