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Davie Drubs T’Ville

After enduring a string of hard-to-swallow defeats, Davie football coach Devore Holman got what he was looking for in Davie’s final tune-up for the Central Piedmont Conference race – a quick knockout and runaway win. The War Eagles fired on all cylinders in a predictable 43-7 decision over visiting Thomasville. The Bulldogs look nothing like their teams from the past, when they won 10 games in their sleep and claimed 14 of 17 meetings from Davie. While the 2-A Bulldogs fell to 1-3, Davie improved to 2-3. Davie beat Thomasville for the third straight year, and this one was reminiscent of last year’s 35-0 score. “I like the way we set the tone tonight,” Holman said. The War Eagles got off to a fast start, driving 60 yards with nine running plays to take a 7-0 lead. Thomasville simply couldn’t keep up with runner Cade Carney and quarterback Parker Correll. Three first-half possessions ended with touchdowns, and two ended with missed field goals as Davie led 21-0 at the break. Davie didn’t punt until the fourth quarter. Carney had a ho-hum night, scoring three TDs and surpassing 100 yards for the 15th time in 18 career games. The 117 yards on 19 carries was his lowest output in four games, but only because he exited early as Holman called off the dogs. He had 101 yards at the half and only touched it three times in the final 24 minutes. If Carney’s rushing wasn’t enough, he turned a quick hitter from Correll into a 64-yard score. “It was an opportunity to let some of these other guys play who work on scout team,” Holman said of the wholesale substitutions. Correll missed on three of his first four passes, but he warmed up to finish seven of 13 for 178 yards and two TDs. He connected with six guys, including twice to Seth Dunn and once each to Carney, Brandon Lankford, Paul Folmar, Boyce Seals and Ben Ellis. The productive passing was significant because Davie has been inconsistent through the air. “That’s what we’re looking for,” Holman said. “People are going to sit heavy in the box with us, and we’ve got to start throwing it sometimes when they’re expecting us to run it. I’m proud of our offensive staff and I’m proud for my offensive coordinator (Todd Bumgarner) …