One week after its first loss of the season, the Davis High junior varsity football team bounced back at Elk Grove, grinding out a season-ending 13-10 victory. The win gave the Blue Devils a 9-1 record for the year.
DHS’ performance followed the same blueprint as it has followed all year, one based on a powerful run game and a stifling defense. The Devils finished with 178 yards on the ground, while the defense allowed only 38 rushing yards.
Running back/safety Cole Morse played a big role in both efforts, especially on offense. He finished with 155 yards rushing, and two touchdowns. Those game totals put his season stats at 1,151 yards and 18 scores.
Quarterback Jack Beckman also played well for the Blue Devils, picking up 85 yards passing on five completions, three of which went to big freshman tight end Tucker Fisk, who finished 66 receiving yards.
Davis cornerback Will Bodendorfer and linebacker Tommy McTygue each forced one turnover on Friday, as Bodendorfer leaped over a wide receiver to steal a jump ball and McTygue had a strip sack of the opposing QB. McTygue recovered that fumble himself.
In addition, Morse and Fisk both played key roles in stopping Elk Grove’s run game, with Fisk also recording a sack.