KAYSVILLE -- He who has the most gold wins.
Davis High's Brown and Gold offense mined the field for five touchdown nuggets to haul off a 36-24 Region 1 victory over Layton on Wednesday evening.
Colton Chronister rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to keep the Darts undefeated on the season (8-0 overall, 5-0 league).
The victory helped the Darts clinch a share of the Region 1 title. Davis hosts Weber next week in the regular-season finale.
"He is a great kid, a great young man," said Davis coach Ryan Bishop of Chronister. "He's a great leader and puts himself in position for success."
Chronister struck for a pair of 1-yard runs in a 48 second span turning a 10-7 Davis deficit into a 22-10 lead at the half to start the gold rush.
"That was huge. You usually track a football game to several critical points and that was maybe one of five or six points tonight," Bishop said.
One of those points was the opening of the third quarter when the Darts fumbled the kickoff out of bounds at their own 5-yard line.
Chronister dropped back into his own end zone and lobbed a bomb to a streaking Abel Porter who used his point-guard speed to outrace the Layton secondary for a reported school record 95-yard touchdown, the longest in 100 years of Davis football.
"Big time guys make big time plays; like wow!" Bishop added.
But Layton (4-5, 3-2) kept coming back, keyed by the running of senior Davis Marriott who scored three touchdowns and amassed 224 yards rushing on 36 carries.
Davis had allowed only 48 points all year heading into the game, played on a short week of preparation.
"Our defense has been good, great all year long and tonight our kids rallied on offense. They perservered through it all and we needed every point we got," Bishop said. "We had a short week to prepare and handled the situation well."
The Lancers play at rival Northridge next week in the regular-season finale.