Reagan JVs manhandle Davie

Published 8:59 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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By Brian Pitts

Davie Enterprise Record

Davie’s JV football team looked meek against Reagan. The consolation for Davie: Reagan has taken every opponent to the woodshed.

The scary-good Raiders mauled Davie 56-13 in Pfafftown on Sept. 27. They rose to 7-0 with wins of 27-12 over North Davidson, 21-8 over Grimsley, 34-13 over Myers Park, 61-13 over West Forsyth, 28-0 over East Forsyth and 49-6 over Glenn. After the Davie game, their average score was 39-9.

“They’re good, man,” coach Perry Long said. “They’re really good.”

Reagan’s defense opened the scoring, returning an interception for a touchdown less than two minutes into the game. Davie went three-and-out. Reagan snapped a 49-yard run to the Davie 10 and made it 13-0 less than halfway through the first quarter.

Then Reagan recovered an onside kick, and on fourth-and-1, it completed a 34-yard TD pass.

Davie put together a nice drive late in the first quarter. Archer Richardson ran 18 yards, Jamarius Pelote went for 20 on a quarterback keeper and Leon Bradshaw hauled in a 27-yard pass at the Reagan 6. Richardson punched it in to cut the deficit to 20-6.

But two minutes later, Reagan was back in the end zone, scoring on a 48-yard pass. Reagan returned an INT to the Davie 14 to set up a TD that created a 34-6 bulge.


“They can throw it and run it with no problem,” Long said. “They have a defensive lineman that’s really good.”

Reagan’s only mistake of the night was botching a punt. A low snap led to the punter getting swarmed under at the Reagan 24.  Pelote’s completion to Bradshaw and his 11-yard keeper moved Davie to the 4, and it scored with 11 seconds left in the half to shave the deficit to 34-13.

Unfortunately, things got worse in the second half. The Raiders returned the third-quarter kickoff to the Davie 37 and scored in five plays. They would tack on two more scores before Davie’s night was over.

“It was like when our varsity played East Forsyth,” Long said. “Reagan’s JV was like that. They could do whatever they wanted to do. They’re for real. Even with all the mistakes, our kids played hard.”

The War Eagles’ second loss in a row dropped them to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.