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Prep football roundup: Late double-doink field goal keeps Box Elder undefeated

By Justin B. Johnson and Brett Hein - Standard-Examiner | Sep 22, 2023

BOUNTIFUL — With six seconds left and the score tied, Ethan Barber booted a 20-yard field goal that bounced off the right upright, hit the back of the crossbar and fell through to lift Box Elder to a 31-28 win Friday at Viewmont to keep the Bees undefeated this season.

Box Elder scored first, each Viewmont score tied the game and teams traded touchdowns until Barber’s game-winning kick. Viewmont outgained Box Elder 442-385 but threw two interceptions, both hauled in by BE’s Carter Buchanan.

Dax Sumko rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns for Box Elder (7-0, 4-0 Region 5), scoring on a 68-yard run in the second quarter and a 4-yard rush in the fourth. Quinlan O’Neal added 55 rushing yards on seven carries, including a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Damon Rodriguez’s 5-yard TD opened the game’s scoring in the first quarter.

Daren Tovey threw 17 of 25 for 256 yards and three touchdowns for Viewmont (1-5, 0-4). Kingston Mickens and Cache Tuia each hauled in 113 receiving yards and one touchdown. Dax Nielsen scored a 5-yard rushing TD in the second quarter and a Tovey-to-Drez Jensen 14-yard pass tied the game 28-28 with 3:48 left.


WOODS CROSS — Roy totaled 323 ground yards on 8.3 yards per carry to outrush triple-option Woods Cross, scoring 51 points in the final three quarters.

DaeQwan Snider ran 19 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead Roy (5-2, 3-1 Region 5). Robert Young totaled 86 yards on seven carries, adding a 71-yard touchdown reception. Dru Gardner threw 4 of 9 for 125 yards, adding a 41-yard TD to Rhett Slater.

Kotah Sudyka led Roy with eight tackles. Young added 28 punt-return yards and an interception; Jake Viers also picked off Woods Cross QB Lock Smoot, who finished 2 of 13 for 18 yards.

Stats entered on MaxPreps by Woods Cross (4-3, 2-2) show the Wildcats rushed for only 130 yards, though that total appears incomplete without a total for fullback Cash Henderson.


KAYSVILLE — Davis outgained Fremont 434-94 on the way to a lopsided region win.

Tradon Bessinger passed 15 of 24 for 223 yards and four touchdowns to lead Davis (6-1, 2-0 Region 1). Two of those touchdowns went to Bode Sparrow to bookend the scoring — a 10-yard connection just more than a minute into the game, and a 7-yarder early in the fourth quarter.

Kash Gates caught five balls for 81 yards, including a 25-yard TD. Easton Frasure caught a 29-yard touchdown pass, and Owen Talbot (1 yard) and Josh Barker (38 yards) scored rushing touchdowns.

Brigg Grange rushed 12 times for 52 yards for Fremont (2-5, 1-1 Region 1).


BOUNTIFUL — Brock McSwain returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for the first of Bountiful’s 10 first-half touchdowns in a big win over Clearfield.

Faletau Satuala scored three touchdowns for Bountiful (4-3, 3-1 Region 5). Satuala caught touchdown passes of 7 and 23 yards from Emerson Geilman, and returned an interception 64 yards to paydirt. Siaki Fekitoa scored on touchdown runs of 10 and 4 yards.

Geilman tossed a 23-yard scoring strike to Sawyer Crane, and Crane took an interception 34 yards for another touchdown. Brigham Morrison scored on an 8-yard run and Damon Manwill added an 11-yard touchdown run.

Jordan Tovey tossed a touchdown pass to Beau Miller to get Clearfield (0-7, 0-5) on the board with 5:15 left in the third quarter. Elijah Sanders capped the scoring on a 5-yard run with 1:12 left in the game.


MORGAN — On his birthday, Zak Sargent scored three rushing touchdowns to lead Morgan to a shutout win over Ben Lomond (3-4, 0-2 3A North).

Sargent opened the scoring for Morgan (4-3, 2-0) on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter. Sargent added a 7-yard touchdown run and Tate Steele returned an interception 18 yards to give the Trojans a 21-0 halftime lead.

Beck Sheffield connected with Derrick Tilby for a 36-yard touchdown in the third quarter, then Sargent scored on a 53-yard sprint with 11:40 left in the game. Beau Johnson capped the scoring on a 38-yard field goal with 6:34 left in the game.


NORTH LOGAN — Stone Higley kicked a 46-yard field goal at time expired to give Bear River a 10-3 halftime lead, but the Bears were shut out after the break in a region loss at Green Canyon.

Owen Olsen connected with Talon Marble for a 40-yard touchdown pass to give Bear River (3-4, 1-2 Region 13) a 7-3 lead with 3:13 left in the second quarter.


Grantsville 31, Ogden 21

Layton Christian 56, Judge Memorial 6

St. Joseph 64, USDB 0



OGDEN — Dory Jenson kept a clean sheet and Ben Lomond scored twice in each half in a region win over Grantsville late Thursday.

Alex Chadwick led Ben Lomond (5-6, 5-2 Region 13) with two goals and one assist. Melanie Solis added one goal and one assist. Sophie Peterson netted once and Raina Hoaglin tallied one assist.


Bonneville 1, Northridge 0

Viewmont 1, Box Elder 0

Woods Cross 6, Roy 1



Cyprus 2, Layton Christian 1

West 2, Layton Christian 0 (26-24, 25-14)

Draper APA 2, Layton Christian 0 (25-13, 25-13)

Box Elder 3, Bonneville 2 (15-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-16, 15-8)

Viewmont 3, Clearfield 2 (25-27, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11)

Northridge 3, Roy 0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-20)

Morgan 3, Ogden 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-9)


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