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JV Devils shut out Wolves on the gridiron

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From page B2 | October 02, 2013 | Leave Comment

When the Davis High junior varsity football team opened Friday’s contest against Woodland with a quick 21 points, it appeared the Blue Devils were on their way to yet another offensive explosion.

But in securing a 28-0 victory, DHS’ offense took a back seat to its defense.

“Defensively, we really shut them down,” Devil assistant coach Chuck Temple said after watching his team improve to 5-0. “We didn’t give them much of anything.”

The Davis run defense was especially stingy, continuing its season-long string of success by holding Woodland to minus-29 yards rushing.

Leading the way for the Blue Devil defensive front were freshmen Tucker Fisk and Nick Amoah and sophomore Tommy McTygue, who all recorded sacks and multiple tackles for losses. In addition, freshman linebacker Liam Condon was all over the field and finished with a handful of tackles.

If the DHS defensive front was a wall, the secondary was a turnover machine, picking off the Wolves quarterback three times. Sophomore Will Bodendorfer had two of those interceptions, giving him a total of six in five games this season, while safety Danny Medina picked off his first pass of 2013.

A week after relying heavily on the passing game, the Devil offense went to more of a ground attack, attempting only six passes. Sophomore RB Cole Morse took advantage of the extra carries, ripping off three touchdown runs, including 32- and 59-yard scoring dashes. He finished with a season-high 142 yards.

“We’re blessed to have a very good offensive line that understands what we want to do,” Davis head coach Mike Satre said, explaining the success of his team’s running attack. “Teams have schemed to try and stop (our running attack) but play in, play out, they haven’t been able to.”

Morse also played a pivotal role in preserving the shutout, as he raced down the length of the field to catch a Woodland receiver who had broken free., bringing him down at the 4-yard line. From there, the local defense held the line and forced a turnover on downs.

“You can’t look up at that zero on the scoreboard without Cole Morse’s (touchdown)-saving tackle from across the field,” Satre said with a smile.

Added Temple: “Stopping them at (the goal line) was just the first part. It’s easy then to let a score happen. We pushed them out into an area where they didn’t just have the ability to just push it across. It was a great response, I thought.”

Davis now has a bye week, after which it begins Delta Valley Conference play against Monterey Trail. Satre plans to take advantage of that extra week, especially with tougher opponents ahead.

“We’re going to work on some execution aspects,” Satre said. “We’ll work on installing some things in preparation for league. Fortunately, we’re not looking at this as a ‘lick our wounds and get healthy’ week … so we just want to keep up a pace that we can sustain.”

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