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Junior Blue Devils go .500 on the road at Burbank

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Davis Junior Blue Devils quarterback Payne Barksdale runs away from a Burbank defender in the Junior Midgets' 19-13 triple-overtime victory on Saturday. Courtesy photo

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From page B2 | October 08, 2013 |

SACRAMENTO — The Davis Junior Blue Devils went on the road over the weekend and split four games with Burbank at Titan Stadium.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s action …

Midgets

In an epic battle, the Blue Devils clashed against Burbank’s Junior Titans — an opponent worthy of their name — and emerged with a 27-6 victory.

The exciting battle featured several highlight-reel plays by Davis, including Will Smith’s one-handed interception and 60-yard return for a touchdown in the third period.

Jack Hoal made a similar play in the fourth quarter, taking his pick back 50 yards for a Devil TD. Joe Morrison carried the ball in for the one-point conversion, a career first for a guy who normally plays center.

Hoal led the ground attack with 91 yards, while Zach Thornburgh and Ethan Iacono also ran well for the winners.

And when the Blue Devil defense wasn’t picking off passes, it was making key stops. On several occasions the Titans knocked on Davis’ 1-yard line only to be turned away.

The locals finished with 28 total tackles, with the Hoal brothers (Kayden and Jack) combining for nine stops. Carlos Robles added four tackles (a personal best), Smith and Gavin Schouten had three stops apiece, while Chris Carr and Neil Welch contributed two each. Clement Bailen, Oliver Nichols, Luke Scoggins, Morrison and Jimmy McGlynn all made one tackle, and Thornburgh and Smith added key sacks.

“This was a much tougher game than the score would indicate,” said Devil coach Josh Maffly. “Our defense stepped up (Saturday) with some big plays that really turned the game around.”

Junior Midgets

After several weeks of near misses, the Blue Devils kept fighting and, though it took three overtimes, Davis came away with a 19-13 victory over Burbank.

Defense was once again the Devils’ calling card as Kel Williams, Juan Jimenez, Cody Taylor, Jeremiah Jones, Gerald Lichtenhan and Tsadiku Obolu “stopped Burbank dead all day,” according to Davis coach Craig Barksdale.

Regulation ended tied 13-13, but a touchdown pass in the final OT — from quarterback Caden Neel to Jalen Rosario — sealed the deal for the Blue Devils’ first win of the season.

Junior Pee Wees

Despite three touchdowns from the electrifying Jude Vaughn, the Blue Devils fell to Burbank, 41-18.

For most of the game, the Titans used their superior size to power through the Davis defense.

Still, local highlights included two kickoff returns for touchdowns by Vaughn — one a 65-yarder in the second quarter.

Vaughn also scored on a running play, and finished with 65 rushing yards to pace the Devil offense.

Other ground-gainers for Davis included Kai Roberts (five), Ethan Cavanaugh and Matias Turner (three each). A first completion of the season went from Baron Rosario to Vaughn.

Although overpowered by size, the Blue Devil defenders rolled up their sleeves and managed to put up a good fight — getting a total of 17 tackles in the game.

Cavanaugh, Trajan Clark and A.J. Hasson each had four stops while Robert Maggenti was good for two tackles, his first of the season. Other key tackles came from Roberts, Rosario and Sandeep Chera, who stopped an extra-point conversion.

Hasson had a sack for one of Davis’ defensive highlights.

“We grow them small in Davis. Unfortunately our speed and skill couldn’t compensate for size this time,” said Devil coach Paul Hasson. “Our team wasn’t intimidated by their size. I’m proud as they played with spirit (Saturday).”

Notes: The Pee Wees lost 13-6, but no summary was submitted. … The Junior Blue Devils return home Saturday to host Sheldon. Local officials have reported game-time changes with the Junior Pee Wees set to open the day at 11 a.m. at Brown Stadium. After that, the Pee Wees (1 p.m.), Junior Midgets (3 p.m.) and Midgets (5 p.m.) will take the field. … Thanks to members of the DJBD organization for reporting on games. The Junior Blue Devil Page appears each Tuesday in The Enterprise. If you don’t see your team’s recap in the roundup, talk to that squad’s coach.

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