By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
PFAFFTOWN - The Davie football team picked up another sweet win in the second of three make-or-break games in the quest for the No. 1 seed from the Central Piedmont Conference.
The 28-7 win at Reagan featured so many signature plays you couldn’t remember them all. Johnathan Wiseman (TD reception, TD run) and Caleb Mathis (two game-changing interceptions) were big reasons for a win that sets up a giant showdown with North Davidson in the final game of the regular season.
Davie improved to 8-2 and 3-1 in the CPC. Reagan fell out of the race at 7-3, 2-2. North Davidson is 10-0, 4-0, and the Black Knights visit War Eagle Stadium Friday.
Wiseman and the War Eagles opened the game in grand style. On the third play of the game, Reagan put 11 players within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage as Davie faced third-and-3. Cade Carney play-actioned to running back A.J. Blaskievich and threw a rainbow down the middle to Wiseman, who caught it at the Reagan 42 and was gone. The 63-yard touchdown sent a profound statement: You’re going to pay for stacking the box against Davie’s ground game.
“They had the mentality that they were going to stop the run at all costs, and they left Wiseman uncovered,” Davie coach Doug Illing said. “They left (Paul) Folmar uncovered, too, it just happened to go to Wiseman. We’ve got good receivers.”
Wiseman is extremely explosive, turning 10 catches into six TDs and averaging 33.3 yards per reception. He showcased his blazing speed on Davie’s second offensive series.
On third-and-6, Wiseman took a reverse pitch from Carney. A Reagan defender had his arms around Wiseman deep in the backfield, but Wiseman somehow slipped free and down the left sideline. The 60-yard score was one of the greatest escapes you’re ever going to see.
“We thought it (backfired),” Illing said. “They did a good job of sniffing it out, but Wiseman did a better job of not getting tackled.”
Multiple players had an angle on Wiseman as he tight-roped the sideline. No matter.
“(The defender) was right there. I had to make a move,” Wiseman said. “I got past him and went down the sideline. It’s a good feeling to know I’ve got the ability to do that, and I’m thankful for it.”
On Davie’s third possession, a penalty on first down erased a long pass from Carney to Jae-Re Peebles. Seven plays later, on third-and-16, they connected again. Peebles caught a ...