The Davis High junior varsity football team continued its scoring ways on Friday, topping the Rio Americano Raiders 35-6. The 29-point victory marked the Blue Devils’ smallest margin of victory since their first game of the season.
Much of the early offense came from the air, as quarterback Jack Beckman tore up the Rio defense to the tune of 172 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman wide receiver Kyle Morse led the team with 46 yards receiving, while sophomore Mason Chupka added 43 yards and a touchdown. Freshman tight end Tucker Fisk had the other touchdown reception.
Davis also found success on the ground, a staple of the offense so far this year. Sophomore running back Cole Morse carried six times for 102 yards and a touchdown, breaking the 100-yard barrier for the first time this year. Beckman scrambled for a hard-fought touchdown, and sophomore running back Gabe McKinney finished off the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown.
The defense played well once again, though it saw its scoreless streak of 12 quarters snapped in the third. Cornerback Will Bodendorfer pulled down an interception, giving him four picks on the season. Friday also marked the first time since the opening game that a team had positive rushing yards.
The performance was not without mistakes, as the Blue Devils were flagged for 15 penalties, 1o in the first half.