After never trailing for five straight games, the Davis High junior varsity football team found itself facing an early deficit Friday for the second straight contest. But just like they did last week, the Blue Devils struck back quickly and went on to top Franklin, 42-20, pushing their record to 7-0.
DHS found a lot of success on the ground, with multiple players taking turns running roughshod over the Wildcat defense.
Running back Cole Morse continued his excellent season, rushing for 137 yards and two touchdowns and adding a kick return TD, his first of the year. The three scores improved his total to 14 on the season.
Devil sophomores Jake Hammond and Danny Medina each needed only one carry to score, as Hammond broke off a 31 yard run late in the game and Medina topped that with a 73-yard dash in the second quarter. Freshman Ishmael Perez provided a more smashmouth form of running, racking up 35 hard-earned yards in his first game of the season.
Davis quarterback Jack Beckman added a touchdown pass to freshman Tucker Fisk, who now has three scoring catches in the past three games. Beckman also made a pair of successful two-point conversions.
On the other side of the ball, the Blue Devil defense played yet another good game. Fisk had a sack, while sophomore Tommy McTygue and freshman Ben Easton collaborated on a safety late in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory. Cornerback Will Bodendorfer had an interception that he returned for a touchdown, but the return was negated by a controversial unnecessary roughness call.