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A pair of 2-3 football teams match up Friday at Davis High

When the Davis and Sheldon high football teams take the field Friday night, they will do so as two squads in very similar situations. Both the Blue Devils and the Huskies are 2-3 overall and 0-2 in Delta League play, making Friday’s matchup a very important one for both teams’ playoff chances. DHS is coming off of […]

Blue Devils take positives from Week 5

Saturday’s 42-26 loss to Jesuit was a rough one for the Davis High football team. Leading for parts of the first half and down only seven points going into halftime, the Blue Devils watched the Marauders pull away in the second half to knock the locals down to 2-3 on the season, and 0-2 in […]

Blue Devils run out of gas at Jesuit

SACRAMENTO — For the Davis High football team and its fans, Saturday’s Delta League game at Jesuit was a bit like déjà vu. The Blue Devils played the Marauders tight for the entire first half, before running out of steam after intermission and eventually falling, 42-26. It was an eerily similar game pattern to that of […]

Davis footballers have a huge hole to fill

With just about eight minutes left in the second quarter of the Davis High football team’s 55-0 loss to Elk Grove on Friday, star running back Cole Morse took a direct snap and ran toward the right sideline for a 10-yard gain and a first down. Morse was hit a bit high on the tackle, but […]

Blue Devils run into the Delta League wall

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in nonconference play anymore. Elk Grove provided a rude introduction to the Delta League for the Davis High football team on Friday, defeating the locals, 55-0, in the Blue Devils’ conference opener. The loss sent DHS to 2-2 on the season. The Devils came into the matchup on a two-game […]

Friday was a special win for the DHS football coach

Some high school football games mean more than others. A playoff contest obviously means more than a regular-season outing, and games like Homecoming and Senior Night always have a bit of added significance. For Davis High head coach John Wiley, Friday’s 36-0 win over Edison (Stockton) in the Blue Devils’ home opener meant just a bit more […]

Blue Devil footballers make it two in row

The Davis High defense played so well on Friday night against Edison of Stockton that all the Blue Devil football team needed for its second straight victory was Cole Morse’s two-yard touchdown with five seconds to go in the first quarter. Still, Morse and the rest of the DHS offense decided to get a few […]

Blue Devil footballers ready for home opener

Playing in front of its home fans for the first time this season on Friday night, the Davis High football team is sure to be charged up. The key for the Blue Devils (1-1) will be to harness that adrenaline, rather than let it run wild when Edison of Stockton visits Brown Stadium for the […]

Offensive adjustment resulted in DHS football win

After his new up-tempo offense ran out of gas in the second half of Davis High’s first football game of the season against River Valley, Blue Devil head coach John Wiley knew he had to do some tweaking. So on Friday night against Vintage, the DHS offense came out in more of a run/walk rather […]

Devils outduel Vintage in defensive battle

NAPA — In the 1987 AFC Championship Game, the Cleveland Browns watched quarterback John Elway lead the Denver Broncos on a length-of-the-field march to tie things up late in the fourth quarter. The moment has come to be known simply as “The Drive” — and the same thing very nearly happened to the Davis High […]

Davis gridiron coaches looking for the full 48

The two halves of last Friday night’s season opener against River Valley were played by what seemed to be two different Davis High football teams. The first team won the first half 21-16, but the second team lost its half 22-0, a startling discrepancy. Of course, only one Blue Devil football squad took the field that night, […]

Blue Devil offense is as speedy, effective as advertised

One of the major keys for the Davis High football team going into its season opener last Friday night at River Valley was its new up-tempo offense. That offense had been the focus of three months of hard offseason work, and Week 1 would be the first time it was wheeled out of the garage. For […]

September 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils start strong then fade in season opener

YUBA CITY — At first glance, a 22-point high school football loss seems like a rout. But Davis High’s 43-21 loss to host River Valley on Friday night was anything but a blowout. Actually, the Blue Devils could have won their season opener if just a few breaks had gone their way. Going into halftime, DHS held a […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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