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Prep football roundup: Davis forces OT late, then beats Fremont

By Brett Hein and Patrick Carr - | Sep 24, 2021

PLAIN CITY — Trey Talbot punched in a 12-yard touchdown run in overtime and Davis High football won on the final play of the game for the second straight week, defeating Fremont 27-24 on Friday night after forcing overtime on a last-second touchdown.

Fremont (3-4, 1-2 Region 1) held a 14-7 halftime lead on a 36-yard touchdown run from Kyler Kotter and, with QB Cannon Kofford sidelined, a 19-yard scoring throw from Bodee Goins to Hayden Hall. The lone first-half score for Davis (4-3, 2-1) was a Jackson Stevens to Easton Baggett 6-yard score early in the second quarter.

The rest of the action came in the fourth quarter or later. Dakoda Kempthorne carried in a 2-yard rush for Davis to make it 14-14 early in the fourth. Fremont appeared poised to win when Kotter scored from 9 yards out with 2:08 left.

But Davis finished an 11-play, 80-yard drive with hardly a second to spare when Stevens hit Talbot for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds left, sending it to overtime.

Dax Iverson put through a 21-yard field goal to open OT for Fremont, setting up the Davis winner.

Fremont outgained Davis 335-257.

For Davis, Stevens finished 20 of 33 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Baggett caught eight balls for 61 yards, Talbot six for 64, and Max Painter five for 59.

For Fremont, Kotter rushed 27 times for 145 yards and the two scores. Kofford was 5 for 5 for 43 yards before being knocked out. Goins finished 13 of 25 for 133 yards, one TD and one INT. Hall caught 12 balls for 97 yards.


Weber erases 10-point deficit in 4th quarter to hold off upstart Layton


WASHINGTON TERRACE — Koy Dixon threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Bonneville beat up Woods Cross at home.

After a 3-yard rushing score to open things up, Dixon completed touchdown passes of 7 and 11 yards to Jordan Jacquez to put Bonneville (3-4, 2-1 Region 5) up 21-7.

An 8-yard TD to Kord Shaw made it 28-7 at halftime, and Dixon punched in a 1-yard score to open the fourth quarter.

Woods Cross (0-7, 0-3) got a first-half touchdown run from Cash Henderson and, in the fourth quarter, a 15-yard scoring pass from Bradley Bailey to Brock Tandy.


SYRACUSE — Jake Hopkins threw two touchdown passes to lead Syracuse (5-2, 1-2 Region 1) to its first Region 1 win of the season.

Hopkins found Chandler Christensen for a TD pass and Tyson Stapley for another. Bennett Carlson kicked a 30-yard field goal and the defense kept Clearfield (1-6, 0-4) off the scoreboard.


LAYTON — Maximus Fonoti-Maikui threw four touchdown passes to lead Northridge to a 3-0 record in Region 5.

Fonoti-Maikui tossed TDs of 65 yards to Mason Obray, 28 yards to Josh Acord, 14 yards to Malakai Williams, and 54 yards to Acord. AJ Tillman scored rushing TDs of 5 and 19 yards for Northridge (6-1, 3-0 Region 5), and Fonoti-Maikui added a 1-yard touchdown run. The Knights led 27-13 at halftime.

Fonoti-Maikui finished 17 of 26 for 399 yards. Acord, Obray and Easton Gertge all had more than 100 receiving yards.

For Viewmont (2-5, 0-3), Luke Jacobs ran for a 1-yard TD and threw a 25-yard score to Mike Matui. Elias Uesele scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter and Hayden Lange on a 1-yard rush in the fourth.


ROY — Farmington led 21-10 after three quarters and held on for a non-region win at Roy.

Parker Kingston threw for 242 yards, rushed for 151 yards and ran for one touchdown for Roy (4-3). Ethan Ecker ran for a score and Britton Watts kicked a 26-yard field goal.

Farmington (4-3) didn’t report stats.


MORGAN — Morgan outgained Ben Lomond 337-84 and won the turnover battle 2-0 on the way to a region rout.

Nick Despain was 5 of 11 for 87 yards and four touchdowns at quarterback for Morgan (5-2, 2-0 3A North), adding five rushes for 106 yards and a score on the ground. Tate Nelson added 76 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Ty Wheeler returned a punt for a touchdown in the second quarter for Morgan, and Beau Johnson knocked in field goals of 20 and 37 yards. Gavin Turner and Jaxon Whiting each caught two touchdowns for the Trojans.

Austin Herbert completed 7 of 18 passes for 84 yards for Ben Lomond (1-6, 0-2).


OGDEN — Ogden suffered a home shutout in region play to Grantsville.

Ogden (2-5, 0-2 3A North) played the Cowboys to a 0-0 draw in the first half before Grantsville (5-2, 2-0) scored on a 65-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter and added a field goal in the fourth.


BRIGHAM CITY — Corbin Cottle ran for three touchdowns as Bountiful led 21-0 at halftime and stayed unbeaten in Region 5.

Emerson Geilman ran for a touchdown to put the Redhawks (4-2, 3-0 Region 5) up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Cottle reeled off three rushing scores over the next two quarters to put BHS up 28-0. Quinlan O’Neal scored a TD run to put Box Elder (2-5, 1-2) on the board.


Green Canyon 38, Bear River 7

Layton Christian 19, North Summit 14


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