Lauren Keene

DHS gridiron campaign is a ‘building block’

When the Davis High football team entered Delta League play with a 2-1 record, optimism abounded. In their first three games, the Blue Devils had played River Valley tight, had outlasted Vintage and had routed Edison of Stockton. It seemed that the season was on the up-and-up. The Delta League schedule, however, had other things […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS drops an eventful football finale

Friday’s high school football game between Davis and Monterey Trail had a whole lot of everything, from offensive fireworks to defensive stops, from a touchdown with no time left in the half to a pair of last-second interceptions. Throw in a brawl, a Blue Devil 1,000-yard rusher and a Senior Night celebration, and the only thing the […]

November 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils went toe-to-toe with Grant

The Davis High football team wasn’t supposed to stand a chance against Grant on Friday night. Grant was a Delta League heavyweight with a 7-1 record. Take last year, for example: The Pacers shellacked the Blue Devils, 66-6. But this time, at least for a quarter, the locals defied all expectations. Davis came out and pinned […]

November 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Great gridiron start isn’t enough for DHS against Grant

Coming into Friday’s game against Grant, the Davis High football team’s strategy was to be methodical on offense, trying to keep the explosive Pacer offense off the field. “Our game plan was to slow things down,” Blue Devil head coach John Wiley explained after the game. But there’s a saying about the best-laid pans … DHS actually […]

November 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils still picking between two good QBs

There’s a bit of a quarterback controversy swirling around the Davis High football team. Strong play from junior John Lagattuta in last week’s close loss to Pleasant Grove, combined with solid play from senior Jack Beckman all season, has left the Blue Devils with more signal-callers than they know what to do with. “I do not […]

October 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Eagles top Devil football in heartbreaking fashion

Pleasant Grove sure seems to love breaking the Davis High football team’s heart. For the second year in a row, the Blue Devils lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Eagles, this time by a score of 34-29. While perhaps not quite as painful as last year’s double-overtime, 24-21 Senior Night loss on a blocked kick, […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS looking for a bounce-back performance on the gridiron

Bouncing back from tough losses is something the Davis High football team has done well this season. The Blue Devils did it after losing to River Valley, and they did it again after losing to Jesuit. On Friday night, they’ll try to do it again. DHS is set to play at Pleasant Grove (7:15 p.m.), one week after […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS passing game was a bright spot in loss

A 60-21 loss at the hands of Franklin wasn’t really what the Davis High football team was looking for Friday night. Coming off of a resounding 38-10 victory over Sheldon, the Blue Devils (3-4, 1-3) found themselves unable to stop the Wildcats offense and build any further momentum. Franklin clearly came into the game determined to […]

October 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Feeling good, the Blue Devils look forward to Franklin

The Davis High football team is riding high this week. After beating Sheldon, 38-10, for their first Delta League win of the season last Friday, the Blue Devils have every right to feel good about themselves. On Friday night (7:15 p.m.) against Franklin, DHS (3-3, 1-2) will have to turn in one of its best performances […]

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS tennis team getting back near full strength

The Davis High girls tennis team has not been playing with a full deck for much of this season. Injuries have kept the Blue Devils from trotting out their top singles lineup, and that has hurt the locals in the Delta League standings. On Wednesday afternoon, DHS send five of its top six singles players to […]

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Call him Ish: RB leads Blue Devils to win with 301 yards

When star running back Cole Morse went down with an ACL tear against Elk Grove two weeks ago, the Davis High football team wasn’t sure if it was going to be able to find a way to replace him. On Friday night against Sheldon, junior tailback Ish Perez made those concerns seem silly. Perez ran for […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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