The end result on the scoreboard took care of itself.
Chase Houston led a balanced offensive attack with two goals, and the Falcons extended their overall winning streak to eight straight games with a 7-1 rout over the Richfield Wildcats on April 5 in its only game of the week.
“We just wanted to practice our possession, work the ball, be able to hold the ball, and just play keep away,” Davis said. “It adds to my worry of not being able to stay at the level we had when we were playing Region 9 teams. We’ve been playing one game a week, and with teenage boys, it’s hard to keep the focus.”
In total, six different Canyon View players scored early and often. The Falcons built a 5-0 halftime lead and extended it to 7-0 before the 53rd minute of the match.
By that point, Davis put the practice of patience to work. The Falcons had several scoring chances down the stretch to end the game early with the mercy rule, but lost the shutout when the visiting Wildcats took advantage of a defensive lapse in the midfield and scored on a 2-on-1 break in the 67th minute.
Scott Sanders, Trey Lister, Justin Hunt, Kellen Bowden and Tyson Davis added the other markers for Canyon View in the victory.
Even with the lost shutout, Davis knew the win was valuable as CV stayed a game in front of Carbon and North Sanpete. The Falcons play at the Dinos today to wrap up the first half of Region 12 play, then host the Hawks in a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Friday.
Region 12 Standings
through April 7
Canyon View 3-0-0
North Sanpete 2-1-0