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Late 49-Yard Field Goal Lifts Davis To Rivalry Win Over Layton

Sep 2, 2022, 10:19 PM
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Davis Darts football team (Credit: Mariluz Cook / KSLSports.com)
(Credit: Mariluz Cook / KSLSports.com)

LAYTON – A 49-yard field goal by Gage Butler with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter lifted the Davis Darts to a rivalry victory on the road over the Layton Lancers.

The Lancers hosted the Darts on Friday, September 2.

Davis defeated Layton, 26-23.

With the scoreboard knotted at 23-23, Butler connected on a long field that would’ve been good from more than 50 yards to give Davis the edge of their nearby rival.

The rivalry contest featured an early defensive battle and a late scoring spurt. The two teams traded shots during the final three quarters as they alternated scores to the final seconds of the game.

The opening minutes of the night featured a scoreless duel of shining defenses and turnovers forced.

Early in the second quarter, Davis got the scoring started with a field goal.

A few minutes later, the Lancers responded with a field goal of their own.

With seven seconds remaining in the first half, the Darts scored the game’s first touchdown and Davis took a 10-3 advantage into the locker room at the halftime break.

Layton began the third quarter as a motivated team and scored its first touchdown of the contest during the opening minute of the second half.

At the start of the final 10 minutes of action, the two teams remained tied at 10-10 before the Darts regained the lead early in the fourth quarter. Davis was unable to convert the extra point attempt and only took a six point lead.

Less than a minute later, Layton looked to take the lead with a touchdown. However, the Lancers’ extra point try was blocked and the scoreboard stood at 16-16.

Midway through the quarter, the Darts bounced back in front.

A couple of minutes later, Layton used some trickery and tied the game with perfect execution of a “Philly Special,” a play famously used by the Philadelphia Eagles during their Super Bowl victory a few seasons ago. The trick play tied the game at 23.

Davis marched down the field in the final minute and set up Butler for the game-winning score inside Layton territory.

The Darts were led to victory by Butler’s leg and touchdowns from Kai Byrd, Cam Wilson, and Easton Baggett.

With the result, Davis improved to a 2-2 record this season. Layton experienced its first loss and dropped to a 3-1 record. The Darts’ next game is at home against the Alta Hawks on Friday, September 9. Layton’s next contest is on the road against the Fremont Silverwolves on September 9.

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