The Davis High junior varsity football team kicked its season off the right way with a win on Friday night, topping Yuba City, 25-18.
After falling behind 12-0 in the first quarter, the Blue Devils staged a comeback, outscoring the Honkers 25-6 over the next three quarters, including 19 unanswered points.
The comeback was keyed by halfback Jake Hammond, who took a kickoff 75 yards to paydirt before catching a touchdown pass. DHS quarterback Jack Beckman also had a good game, throwing for 188 yards and two scores.
All of the scoring came after the Devils appeared to make an adjustment in their game plan, going more to the air.
“On offense, we recognized they were giving it to us,” said Davis head coach Mike Satre. “So we just went back to what looked like was going to work.”
The local defense did its part as well, holding YCHS scoreless in the second half and forcing four turnovers. Those turnovers turned out to be the key plays of the game, as Will Bodendorfer’s interception set up the go-ahead score in the third quarter and multiple Honker fumbles erased any chance for a late comeback.
Defensive lineman Tucker Fisk recovered two fumbles, including a final-minute game-clincher after which he emerged from a pile of players victoriously holding the ball aloft.