This week Davis will take on the Herriman Mustangs in the first round of the UHSAA football state tournament. The game will be played Friday afternoon at 5pm on the Davis high school football field.
Davis and Herriman should be an exciting matchup. The darts come into the contest as the 15 seed with a 5-5 overall record. With home field advantage, Davis should be slightly favored but anything can happen in the state tournament. Herriman comes in as the 18 seed with a 3-7 record overall.
A couple Davis players shared their thoughts on the keys to the game:
“The keys to the game are starting fast and finishing strong. If we can come out and jump on them quick and keep the juice through the whole game, we will win,” explains Eli Cullimore, Senior Offensive Lineman.
“Offensively we need to convert on 3rd down and start fast. Defensively we need to stop the run and overall, we need to win the turnover battle,” says Hunter Walsh, Senior Defensive Lineman.
Davis is coming off a 3-3 record in league play with their last game being a win at Clearfield, and the game before that being a rough loss to Weber. Herriman is coming off a 30-point win against Copper Hills and a 3-point overtime loss to Mountain Ridge, who is the 5th seed in the RPI rankings.
Herriman will be an exciting test for the darts in Scott Peery’s first playoff appearance since being named the Davis head coach. The winner of the contest will have Lone Peak (who earned the two seed and was awarded a first round bye) waiting for them in the next round.