Davie Falls Short At WR
Published 12:00 am Monday, September 16, 2013
By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
MT. ULLA – Davie’s 31-27 loss at West Rowan last Friday was an exhilarating and agonizing game for the War Eagles.
They overcame a 24-13 deficit and held a lead in the fourth quarter. But West’s Tyler Kennedy broke off one long kick return after another, the Falcons stuffed Davie on a critical fourth-down play in the fourth and Davie was left with what-might-have-been sadness.
“This is tough because we battled hard,” Davie coach Devore Holman said after Davie fell to 0-2 in nonconference play. “Of course it hurts when you come out on the losing end, but I think we took a positive step in the way we played. We played really hard and I saw a lot of improvement versus (the opener against Page).”
With Davie in possession of the ball and leading 27-24 early in the fourth, visions of a big win danced in the War Eagles’ heads. The Falcons (1-1) had not lost at home to a North Carolina foe since ‘07. They had not lost two straight since ‘02. Davie faced fourth-and-2 at its 46. Holman decided to go for West’s throat. But West stopped Carney a yard short as he tried the right side of the line.
The game turned on that play as West scored the game’s final points six plays later.
“I told coach (Todd Bumgarner, …