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Junior Blue Devils go 3-1 at home on Saturday

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Davis Junior Blue Devil runner Kevin Coleman (16) carries the ball for good yardage in the Junior Midgets' 25-14 loss to Cordova on Saturday. Nan Williams/Courtesy photo

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From page B2 | October 01, 2013 |

It was another successful Saturday for the majority of Davis Junior Blue Devil youth tackle-football teams as the locals went 3-1 against Cordova at Brown Stadium.

Here’s a look at some of the action …

Pee Wees

The Blue Devils got started early when quarterback Luke Carrell threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mason Johnstone and rolled to a 19-0 win over the Junior Lancers.

Carrell went on to complete 10-of-19 pass for 97 yards and two scores, while a 20-yard TD run by Keaton Massey completed the Davis scoring.

Six locals carried the ball, including Ben Busano for 52 yards and Massey for 40, but the game was controlled by the defense, which allowed Cordova to make only a handful of first downs.

Leading that defense were Santiago Gonzalez and Elijah Hackett, each of whom recorded a sack. Key plays also came from Josiah Roa, Tony Williams, Adam Perry, Cameron Nelson and Jamie MacNear. In addition, Johnstone recovered a fumble for the Blue Devils.

Junior Midgets

Davis looked strong early, but one key turnover turned the tide as Cordova posted a 25-14 victory.

Gabriel Franco took the opening kickoff back to the Lancer 27-yard line, setting up an eventual touchdown pass from quarterback Caden Neel to wide receiver Charlie Easton. Franco, powering through the line, would convert on the extra point to give the Blue Devils a 7-0 lead after just one drive.

The locals played strong defense the rest of the quarter and took the ball back on their own 20-yard line with a fumble recovery by Lucas Griffiths.

The Blue Devils then drove down the field before a third-down pass from the 16-yard line was intercepted by Cordova and taken 84 yards the other way for a game-tying TD.

The Lancer run continued and they eventually opened up a 25-7 advantage at the start of the fourth quarter.

But Davis wouldn’t go quietly as defensive back Payne Barksdale grabbed an interception that set up a score. The touchdown came on a 50-yard reverse by speedy Taylor Vaughn.

And after an attempt at an onside kick left the Lancers with favorable field position, Devil defensive lineman Michael Catanzaro forced and recovered a fumble. But the comeback fell short.

Offensively, Davis was led by running backs Vaughn and Kevin Coleman, who rushed for more than 50 yards, and Neel, who was solid on three completions of nearly 15 yards apiece to Easton, Zane Schouten and Jalen Rosario.

On defense, lineman Gerard Christian-Lichtenhan was a force to be reckoned with, recording five tackles, three of them for losses. Blue Devils Sam McGlynn and Barksdale also made at least five stops, and Jeremiah Jones and Cody Taylor also proved difficult to handle.

Junior Pee Wees

Davis blazed to an early lead, then held Cordova scoreless into the third quarter before the Lancers rallied. In the end, it was the Blue Devils winning a wild one, 26-18.

The locals dominated the first half, capitalizing on five fumbles, one of which resulted in an early score by Davis’ Jude Vaughn.

Led by quarterback Trajan Clark — who twice made extra-point conversions – the Devil offense carried the ball with confidence and style. The locals’ season-best rushing attack included contributions from Vaughn (154 yards), Baron Rosario (35), Ethan Cavanaugh (26) and Matias Turner (21). Clark added 17 yards of his own.

On the other side of the ball, Rosario and Vaughn paced Davis with four tackles apiece, while Sandeep Chera and Clark each had three, Kai Roberts contributed two stops and single stops were made by Alex Hasson, Manny Chavira and Adam Turner.

Vaughn had the tackle of the day for the Blue Devils, chasing down a runaway Lancer and bringing him down only yards from scoring.

“I’m very proud of both offense and defense as more players stepped up, spreading the ball among the team,” said Davis coach Paul Hasson. “We’ve met some team goals and look forward to another victory next Saturday.”

Notes: The Midgets won 42-6 on Saturday, but team representatives did not submit a recap. … The Junior Blue Devils travel to Sacramento on Saturday to play Burbank. Action begins at 10 a.m. with the Junior Pee Wees and continues through the Midgets game at 4 p.m. … The Junior Blue Devil Page appears each Tuesday in The Enterprise.

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