LAYTON -- With the Region 1 boys soccer season winding down, teams with playoff aspirations are scratching and clawing like, well, the playoffs.
The Layton and Northridge High squads met in a cross-town battle on Thursday afternoon at Layton High.
And after regulation and a pair of overtimes, the teams finished the day tied for third in the league standings.
"It always feels like a final with them," Layton coach Rick Talamantez said. "Both teams had great opportunities. The keepers played really well."
The Lancers play Davis and Syracuse in their final two regular-season games, while the Knights draw Weber and Davis.
"We just couldn't find the net today. We have been possessing well enough," Talamantez said. "Still, the effort was there.
"Region 1 has been a pretty tough test for us this season," the Layton coach added. "It's very competitive top to bottom, and every team seems to be gunning for each other."
Just like the playoffs.
* WEBER 3, SYRACUSE 0: At Pleasant View, the Warriors capped a perfect week with a win over the Titans.
After deflating Davis on Tuesday with an impressive five-goal effort, Parker Dixon led Weber with a goal and an assist. Jaden Bybee added a goal, while the final score was an own goal situation. Mike Call and Ben Westbrook earned assists as well.
Joe Wheelwright was again solid in goal, posting his third shutout.
Coach Jan Swift said Dixon, Bybee and Zac Barker worked the ball quickly on Thursday.
* DAVIS 3, FREMONT 1: At Plain City, the young Silver Wolves frustrated the Darts for 45 minutes and led 1-0 before the game got away from them.
Devin Farnes scored two and Cooper Vandermerwe added one for the Darts, all after the break.
Fremont's Brayden Searle scored early in the second half, taking a pass from Hayden Spencer and slotting it home.
Farnes tied it up, then the Darts went ahead on a hotly contested goal, adding a final score in stoppage time.
* CLEARFIELD 11, HIGHLAND 4: At Salt Lake City, the Falcons stayed in a strong playoff hunt mode with a come-from-behind win on the road.
Down 2-0 after four innings, the Falcons scored three in the fifth, then turned three hits and solid baserunning into a big lead.
Nick Angelico had three hits, and Logan Neerings and Robert Davis had two each. Dylan Moore doubled for Clearfield, tied for third in the standings.
Cameron Facer went the distance, striking out seven.
* BEAR RIVER 7, OGDEN 2: At Ogden, the Bears scored four in the seventh to pull away.
Also, Morgan beat Ben Lomond 10-0.