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Devils could get help from their fans

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July 27, 2010 |

With the start of the 2010 Davis High School football season a little over a month away, what could be more fun for gridiron fans than getting involved Ñ really involved Ñ with their beloved Blue Devils?

First-year DHS head coach Steve Smyte and The Davis Enterprise will team up in a unique partnership this fall as the two present the Fan Play of the Week.

For each of the 10 regular-season games, Smyte will choose one offensive play submitted by Enterprise readers. The former Boise State and UC Davis assistant promises to install the chosen plays and run them.

Each week, as part of staff writer Bruce GallaudetÕs new Tuesday Morning Quarterback feature, the play picked for the previous game will be reviewed, its creator spotlighted and the winning grid geniusÕ picture published with the breakdown.

ÒThis should be fun,Ó Smyte says, cautioning, ÒFans donÕt understand the idea of protection for a quarterback. It would be appreciated if, when submitting their plays, people take into account the time it takes to (block for) the quarterback.Ó

The contest begins now and runs through Aug. 9, the first official day of practice for the prep football season.

An entrant must submit an XÕs and OÕs diagram of the play and a 40-words-or-less explanation of the play, and what itÕs trying to accomplish. Plays must include the creatorÕs name, address (e-mail or otherwise) and phone number.

Before the season begins, Smyte will make his choices and the Blue Devils will go to work on making DHS, if not AmericaÕs Team, certainly DavisÕ FansÕ Team.

The winners of the weekly play will be announced one by one on Tuesdays.

Each week, winners will receive a Blue Devil shirt and Chipotle lunch card. The play that gains the most yardage on the season will earn its designer a cooler, supplies and tickets to an Oakland Raiders game.

ÒIt could be that Smyte and the Blue Devils will be so successful with a readerÕs play that weÕll see it more than once during a game or the season,Ó Gallaudet explains.

With the new Halden Field ready for play midway through the season Ñ and a new offense and exciting, revamped coaching staff Ñ Òlooking for your play will be just one more reason to watch Blue Devil football,Ó Gallaudet adds.

Davis opens on the road with Armijo on Sept. 3 and gets new Delta Valley Conference company in the form of national power Grant and 2009 D-I runner-up Monterey Trail.

A hint for aspiring coaches: Smyte has installed a spread, pro-set offense. Think Boise State or Alabama when trying to sample the flavor of whatÕs ahead for Davis High.

So many weapons, so little time.

Get those entries started. Remember, the deadline is Aug. 9.

Notes: The entries should be mailed or dropped off to The Davis Enterprise, 315 G St.

Entries can also be e-mailed to bgallaudet@davisenterprise.com.

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