KAYSVILLE — Fremont sure knows how to spoil a good party, especially if you’re a Davis football fan.
Three years ago, Fremont knocked an undefeated Darts team out of the first round of state playoffs with a one-point win on the very field Friday’s game was played on.
This time around, the Silver Wolves crashed a homecoming get-together with the first bite out of a perfect Davis season, snaring a 21-14 Region 1 victory in their teeth.
Running back Jay Scott bulled in from two yards out with 3:21 remaining in the fourth quarter for what proved to be the winning score.
“We practice this every Thursday morning for scenarios like this (at the end of the game),” Scott said. “We had to come together as a team at the end to come through at the end like that.”
Scott’s touchdown capped an eight play, 71-yard drive after Davis tied the game midway through the fourth frame.
“The play was fullback lead, I just followed Jordan McKean through the hole and got in the end zone,” Scott said.
Junior quarterback Mitch Stratford threw a pair of first half touchdowns to wideout Chaedon Dayton, staking the Silver Wolves (4-1, 2-0 Region 1) to an early 14-0 lead.
Dayton scored from 20 yards out with 4:20 left in the first quarter then rambled home on a 59-yard catch and run down the right sideline at the 8:00 mark of the second stanza.
Fremont scored both early touchdowns following Davis turnovers, driving 80 yards after recovering a fumble in the end zone and converting a Kendrick Bolos interception for seven more points.
Davis (4-1, 2-1) closed the gap via a 4-yard out from Garrett Larson to Trey Baggett on its next possession, making it 14-7 going into halftime.
Defense ruled the second half until the Darts broke through for a 14-14 tie when Larson connected with Baggett again — on a 15-yard touchdown — with 7:57 left in the game.
The Silver Wolves countered with the winning drive, marching from their own 29 to capture the game in dramatic fashion.
Davis had two more possessions to try to force overtime, giving up an interception and then failed twice from the Fremont 27 in the closing seconds.
Scott, a bruising senior back, finished the game with 22 carries and 113 yards and the winning touchdown.
Stratford completed 16 of 24 passes for 265 yards and the two scores to Dayton, while receiver Calvin Peterson had 119 yards on eight catches.
For Davis, Larson aired it out for 25-of-46 passing for 246 yards and Baggett totaled 99 yards on 11 receptions.