The Davis High junior varsity football team lost its first game of the season on Friday night at Brown Stadium, falling to the Grant Pacers, 14-13, in heart-breaking fashion.
DHS (8-1) lost despite the best efforts of the Blue Devil defense, which was stifling for much of the game, holding the Pacers to just 41 rushing yards. Freshman lineman Tucker Fisk burst through the Grant offensive line on multiple occasions, frequently making tackles for a loss and combining with sophomore Tommy McTygue and freshman Ben Easton to pressure the Pacer QB and force hasty decisions.
Devil safety Danny Medina was the beneficiary of one of those ill-advised throws, grabbing an interception at the Grant 5-yard line early in the contest. That pick set up Davis’ first score of the game, a 1-yard plunge by sophomore running back Cole Morse.
Morse finished with 60 yards rushing and had a long kickoff return late in the fourth-quarter which set up is second touchdown of the day (he has 16 on the season). The locals however, went for a two-point conversion with approximately a minute left and were unsuccessful.
Quarterback Jack Beckman was the Blue Devils’ second-leading rusher, totaling 27 yards, 17 of which came on an impressive scramble.