Davie breaks record with 73 points against Reynolds
Published 11:06 am Sunday, September 19, 2021
In the Central Piedmont Conference opener at Reynolds on Friday, Davie’s football team averaged 9.7 yards per play, faced third down just six times, rolled up 594 yards and scored 10 touchdowns while breaking the program record for points in a game.
The 73-28 romp over the Demons eclipsed the 71-0 win over North Wilkes in 1997.
The War Eagles, who are 4-0 for the second straight year, have scored 42-plus points in four consecutive games for the first time since 2006. The Demons fell to 1-3 overall.
Davie’s offense scored on nine of 11 possessions, and the defense contributed three scores – pick-6s by Coy James and John Stokes and a safety when the snap sailed over the Reynolds punter’s head and into the end zone.
Quarterback Alex Summers threw four TD passes in the first half alone and had five for the night. Before the season, a Davie QB had thrown five TDs once in 66 years; Summers has done it twice in as many weeks.
The offensive production came from everywhere as Davie put up 299 rushing yards and 295 passing yards. Zymere Hudson (seven catches, 102 yards) and Za’Haree Maddox had two scoring catches apiece. Summers’ other scoring strike went to Brodie Smith, who had 74 receiving yards.
Tate Carney rushed for 129 yards even though he barely played in the second half. Markel Summers came off the bench with 138 rushing yards. Ty Miller finished up at QB and responded with 3-of-4 passing for 63 yards, including a 44-yard hookup with Aidan Froelich.
Carney scored his 67th career TD early, tying Cooter Arnold’s career record from 2002-04. This was his 17th career 100-yard rushing game, putting him third in that category.
Summers climbed from tied for fifth to sole possession of fourth in career TD passes with 32. Maddox rose to fifth with his 14th career TD catch.
The War Eagles beat Reynolds for the 11th time in 12 years. Their three-game winning streak in the series has seen them rack up 63, 62 and 73 points.
Palmer Williams, the gifted kicker/punter, made a little history. He absolutely drilled a 47-yard field goal, Davie’s longest since Jared Griggs’ 48-yarder in 2016. He was three yards from David Wooldridge’s record of 50 yards. It’s the 11th time in program history a kicker has made a FG from 47 yards or longer.