KEARNS -- There was a concern Davis would have a hard time turning around for Saturday's state 5-A playoff matchup at Kearns after playing Layton on Tuesday.
Those concerns were immediately dismissed following the Darts 38-0 win over the Cougars as Davis gathered some much needed momentum looking forward to Lone Peak in the next round.
"I was proud of my guys coming off a short week and an emotional game against Layton," Davis coach J. Ryan Bishop said. "Kearns is big and physical and well-coached. ... and I thought my guys made plays on defense and offense to give us that early lead and that was key."
Davis quarterback Gage Cook and junior wide receiver Abel Porter hooked up for a trio of touchdowns as Cook logged 272 yards and five touchdowns with a 14-of-19 performance.
Porter finished with 154 yards on six catches while junior receiver Trevor Leavitt hauled in three catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
Cook picked apart a Kearns secondary that at times seemed lost as Porter was unguarded on two of his touchdown receptions. A solid passing game came in handy as the Darts were -7 in the rushing column until late in the third quarter.
"We took advantage of what they were giving us," Cook said. "They were kind of letting our guys run free so we tried to get the ball down to our receivers and they did a great job of going up and getting the ball. Our line did a great job of protecting too."
Kearns didn't find any solace on offense either as dropped passes and ill-timed penalties stopped the Cougars in their tracks.
Kearns quarterback Jordan Floyd threw for 119 yards on 10 completions while senior running back James Felila racked up 71 yards on 27 carries in the loss.
Kearns 0, Davis 38
Kearns 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Davis 3 21 14 0 -- 38
Davis -- Fuller 40 field goal.
Davis -- Porter 35 pass from Cook (Fuller kick).
Davis -- Porter 25 pass from Cook (Fuller kick).
Davis -- Porter 47 pass from Cook (Fuller kick).
Davis -- Leavitt 33 pass from Cook (Fuller kick).
Davis -- Leavitt 26 pass from Cook (Fuller kick).