Region 1 Football recap: Fremont Silverwolves are stunned by the Roy Royals in a rivalry game

Region 1 Football recap: Fremont Silverwolves are stunned by the Roy Royals in a rivalry game

Roy turns out the lights on Fremont in a 34-21 win.

In a game that saw the lights at Royals Stadium go out for about 20 minutes in the second half, the Royals used lighting start in the first quarter to go up on Fremont 17-0. Star of the game Roy sophomore quarterback Dru Gardner began with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Cole West, then followed that with a 15-yard touchdown toss to Cove Rodriguez. The first-quarter scoring ended with a 24-yard field goal by Roy kicker Aidan Hart.

The Silverwolves got on the scoreboard before the half with quarterback Bodee Goins finding Christian Blanch for a 3-yard scoring toss. The second half started with Fremont kicking off and Roy speedster Ryker Howell took it back 49 yards and into the Silverwolve’s territory. A few plays later Gardner found running back Robert Young for a 31-yard touchdown.

The Royals made the score 31-7 when Gardner found a wide-open DaVon Harvey from 24 yards out and it was Gardner’s fourth touchdown pass of the game. This just about put the game away and also when the lights went out in the stadium. Fremont’s defense used this time to regroup and a few plays later defensive back Noah Austin intercepted a Gardner pass and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown.

Royals’ kicker Aidan Hart added a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to put the Royals up 34-14. The final score of the game came on a 1-yard scoring plunge by the Silverwolves Brigg Grange following offensive lineman Ashton Furgeson into the end zone.

Amazing performance by Royals wide receiver/safety junior Jake Viers with two interceptions and 86 receiving yards. The Silverwolves were led by linebacker Christian Blanch’s game-high 16 tackles and one receiving touchdown and cornerback/wide receiver senior Ridge Whitney had 106 receiving yards and 5 total tackles.

Farmington downs the Bountiful Redhawks 24-3

The Phoenix’s first home game saw them hand the Redhawks a 24-3 defeat and stay undefeated at 2-0. Farmington saw outstanding performances by senior wide receiver Ben Stucki, 5 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown, and by junior quarterback Easton Wight’s 232 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense was led by senior Luke Hansen’s 12 total tackles.

Layton remains undefeated with a 45-28 win over Northridge Knights

The Lancers used a strong rushing game led by senior Braxton Martin’s 28 carries for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns to down the Knights. The Lancer’s defense held strong and totaled 5 sacks in the contest with Damon Elmore recording 2 sacks and 8 total tackles. Layton senior quarterback Tyler Wensel totaled 3 touchdowns, 2 passing, and 1 rushing in the contest.

Weber Warriors lose second straight at home to American Fork Cavemen

For the second week in a row, the Warriors faced a top 6A team at home. Weber fell to American Fork this time 48-22 after losing last week to the Bingham Miners. The Warriors did get better performance from quarterback Aidan Carter as he threw three touchdown passes. Tyler Payne, Salesi Moa, and Braylon Parker all caught one touchdown pass from Carter.

Syracuse Titans fall to 0-2 in loss to the Brighton Bengals

The Titans could not overcome a tough Bengal defense that had 3 interceptions on Titans quarterback Jake Hopkins. Miles Draper led the defense with 13 total tackles and Daxton Faddis has an interception for the second straight game. Kobe Bennett netted 70 rushing yards in the loss.

Davis Darts struggle again and lost to the West Jordan Jaguars 34-0

The Darts have yet to find the endzone in their first two games this year. This time it was West Jordan that blanked the Darts. The Darts have been outscored 82-0 in their games against Lehi and West Jordan. All signs look for the Darts to put it all together at home next week against the Granger Lancers. This will be the Darts home opener and the home crowd should give this team a huge boost.

Clearfield Falcons lose to the Bear River Bears 33-14

The Falcons drop to 0-2 on the season after a disappointing defeat to Bear River. Ryker Jeppesen of Bear River accounted for 3 touchdowns in leading the 4A school to the upset over the Falcons.

Photo by James Tate of Fremont Silverwolves Christian Blanch and David Calvert

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