FARMINGTON — The Farmington High boys soccer team will head into the state playoffs on a high note.
After clinching the District 1-4A championship Thursday, the No. 4 Scorpions closed out their regular season with a 2-0 victory over 3A No. 3 Hope Christian on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium.
FHS head coach Byron Farnsworth was happy to see his team build on a great regular season.
"It's important," Farnsworth said of the strong finish. "We've had a great schedule, playing hope right before state and teams like Academy earlier this year."
FHS senior captain Nathaniel Pavlik opened the scoring about 20 minutes into the first half to give the Scorpions (13-6) a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore defender Branson Carter sealed the victory when he scored with about 13 minutes left in the contest.
Farnsworth was impressed with the defense in the shutout victory.
"Hyrum Lusk missed the first half taking the ACT, so we got some different guys in at defense that played well," he said. "And Connor (Tornquist) had three or four phenomenal saves in one-on-one opportunities.
After the win against the Huskies (10-10), the Scorps will await to see where they are seeded in the state playoff bracket today.
Farnsworth thinks his squad is worthy of a top four seed and the first round bye that goes with it.
"I feel like we could be seeded anywhere in the top four. I definitely feel like we have earned that bye," he said.