For the second straight week, the Davis High freshman football team fell flat in the first half and the result was a 21-0 home loss to Oakmont on Thursday night at Halden Field.
ÒWe were not ready to play for the first half,Ó DHS head coach Derek Brothers said. ÒWe had miscues in the first half and it put us in a big hole.Ó
Despite 174 yards rushing from tailback Winfred Roberson, the Blue Devils were bitten by turnovers and got shoved into a 21-0 halftime deficit. Even improved play after intermission couldnÕt get Davis back in the game.
ÒIn the second half, we could have thrown in the towel, (but) we came out and dominated,Ó Brothers continued. ÒWe werenÕt able to get any points, but Roberson ran for over 100 yards in the half and Brendan MacDonald had some great blocks to free (him) and Renee Lampley for big gains.
ÒThe offensive line Ñ led by Zac Slavich Ñ started to put it together in the second half.Ó
Lampley added 31 yards on eight carries for the Devils and MacDonald got in the act with five lugs for 14 yards.
Marvin Grant led DHS with five tackles, Carson Murray added three, Roberson had five and MacDonald, Eli Castro and Antonio Leon each had two.
ÒWe are going to work on being more intense at the start of the game,Ó Brothers promised. ÒWe need to run the ball more effectively in the first half.
ÒOur kids were not ready for the turf at Halden Field. (We were) slipping a lot. But we will be ready for it against Mesa Verde (Thursday at 6 p.m. at DHS).Ó