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Running backs on both sides are key to DHS football team’s Saturday matchup

It’s often said that the running back position is one of declining importance in the NFL, but that certainly isn’t true for high school football. And it won’t be the case Saturday when Davis High (2-2, 0-1 Delta League) goes on the road to takes on Jesuit (2-2, 0-1) at 2 p.m. The Blue Devils […]

October 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 13, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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, […]

September 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 ,

River Valley awaits Blue Devils in football opener

The first test is always the most important one. That’s what the Davis High football team’s new up-tempo offense gets on Friday when the Blue Devils head to Yuba City to take on River Valley in their season opener at 7 p.m. DHS’ offense has shown a good deal of growth in two preseason scrimmages, but speed of […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A consistent DHS defense could be dangerous

It was an up-and-down 2014 season for the Davis High defense. Despite the tumult, the Blue Devils showed a great amount of promise and potential at various times throughout the year, and a large number of younger players made major impacts. Now, in 2015, those players return with a chance to build on that potential […]

September 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil offense plans a breakneck pace

The Davis High football team has, as a certain fighter pilot might say, a need for speed. It’s coach John Wiley’s second year at the helm of the program, and he’s instituting a new strategy when the Blue Devils have the ball: up-tempo offense. It’s a strategy that has become increasingly popular in all levels […]

September 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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