Prep Football: Viewmont clinches playoff spot by stifling Woods Cross

Friday , October 06, 2017 - 10:25 PM

MARK JONES, Standard-Examiner Correspondent

BOUNTIFUL — While Viewmont High football coach Scott Ditty has claimed any region win is a big win, he was quick to downplay the significance of his team’s 22-7 win over Woods Cross on Friday night in a 5-A Region 5 contest.

With the win, Viewmont (6-2, 3-0 Region 5) clinches a share of the Region 5 title and a spot in the upcoming state playoffs.

“Our goal is to always in it outright,” he said.


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And with a matchup with Bountiful next week, Ditty is aware his team still has work to do.

But on this night, he can be proud of the way his defense played.

After giving up a touchdown to a Woods Cross (5-3, 1-2) in the opening quarter, Viewmont shut the Wildcats out over the course of the final three quarters, which included limiting Woods Cross running back Martin Samuelu to 35 yards on 11 carries.

Perhaps, Viewmont’s most impressive take away from Friday’s win was the ability of its defensive line to get into the backfield.

In a rare occurrence, the Viewmont defense recorded two safeties in Friday’s win, both coming in the first half. Both were sandwiched around a touchdown run by Cameron Brown that allowed the Vikings to take a 12-7 lead into halftime.

“That’s a combination of defense and special teams,” Ditty said of the pair of safeties.

Viewmont also recorded three quarterback sacks of Woods Cross quarterback Ashton Fornelius and intercepted him once.

The Vikings put the game away with a third quarter touchdown by Brown, who rushed for 138 yards on the night.

Viewmont’s Davis Weir completed 12 of 24 passes for 167 yards. Fornelius completed 13 of 25 passes for 144 yards and one touchdown in the loss.

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