Davie football: Next test Friday at Glenn

Published 9:00 am Thursday, March 25, 2021

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

If winning at Reagan was the launching pad, winning at Glenn this Friday night at 7 would be the booster rocket for Davie’s football team.

The unbeaten War Eagles (4-0 overall) have captured the hearts and imaginations of fans. They have a four-game winning streak for the first time since the 2016 squad ripped off 10 straight. They are 4-0 for the first time in 14 years (they started 6-0 in 2006). And their scorched-earth offense has rung up 35-plus points in four consecutive games for the first time in 13 years.

But the challenge now is to duplicate the Reynolds/Reagan efforts against an opponent that is 3-0 all-time against Davie. This could be another classic matchup. Glenn is 2-1 overall.

“It felt really good (to beat Reagan 49-40), but we’ve got Glenn coming up, so we’ve got to get prepared for that game, too,” senior defensive back Beaven Arey said.

The Bobcats opened with an eye-catching 18-0 win over East Forsyth, the 4A champion in 2018-19. They held East to 89 yards of offense and forced five turnovers.

One of Glenn’s leading characters is junior running back Devonte Lyerly, who played at Davie as a freshman and sophomore. He had 10 carries for 91 yards against East, including a 53-yarder. Other players to watch are quarterback Camden Coleman and Keyon Sanders, who had a 61-yard run on a reverse against East.

In week two, Glenn punished Parkland 40-0. The next week, Glenn led Reagan 13-10 but allowed three second-half touchdowns and lost 31-19. Lyerly did his part, carrying 14 times for 123 yards and two TDs. Coleman threw for 191 yards, although 18 of his 31 attempts were incomplete.

Glenn’s game against West Forsyth last week was postponed because a Titan tested positive for COVID-19. So the Bobcats will have had two weeks to stew and brew on the loss to Reagan.

At 2-0, Davie is in the driver’s seat in the CPC at the moment. East is 1-0, Reagan 1-1, Glenn 0-1 and Reynolds 0-2. Because of COVID, West has been idle for two weeks and hasn’t played a CPC game.

Davie has failed in three tries against Glenn, losing 35-17 in 2017, 27-25 in 2018 and 21-16 in 2019. This will be its third straight road game.

“Our goal is to go 1-0 every week,” coach Tim Devericks said. “In the CPC, you have to go out and battle and earn it.”