When Monterey Trail scored an early touchdown and added a two-point conversion on Friday at Brown Stadium, the Davis High junior varsity football team found itself trailing for the first time in five games.
But the Blue Devils quickly erased the deficit and went on to defeat the Mustangs, 35-14, to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Playing a big part in the DHS win was sophomore running back Cole Morse, who ran for a season-best 154 yards and added two touchdowns. The TDs gave him 11 on the season, an average of almost two scores per game. He was spelled by Devil running back Gabe McKinney, who had 40 yards on five carries.
Quarterback Jack Beckman also played well, completing five passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Two of the scoring tosses went to freshman tight end Tucker Fisk, who finished with 47 yards receiving. Sophomore tight end Tommy McTygue had the other TD catch.
The Davis defensive unit also turned in another excellent effort, holding Monterey Trail’s multi-headed rushing attack in check for most of the game. Fisk and McTygue both contributed sacks, while linebackers Jake Hammond and Liam Condon each had multiple tackles. The locals forced two fumbles in the game, falling on one of them.
— Mitchel Williams provided stats for this article