JVs run into buzzsaw

Published 9:33 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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By Brian Pitts

Davie Enterprise Record

Davie’s JV football team ran into a buzzsaw when it traveled to East Forsyth on Sept. 21.

“We’ve been trying to tell these freshmen what big boy CPC football is going to be like, and they got introduced to it,” defensive coordinator Blaine Nicholson said after East snapped Davie’s three-game winning streak.

While East won convincingly, there was no disgrace in the 20-0 score. After all, unbeaten East (5-0) won its first four games by cartoonish scores of 42-0, 46-6, 50-0 and 42-7.

No, Davie’s offense couldn’t get anything going. But Nicholson offered upbeat assessments of the defense, which held East to six points in the first quarter, eight in the second and six in the third. Two of East’s three TDs came courtesy of short fields, including one possession that began at the Davie 10-yard line following a blocked punt.

“We showed up, kept showing up and getting stops,” Nicholson said. “(Defensive lineman) Braylon Arnold made a lot of plays in the backfield. (D-end) Eli Waddell played well. (Cornerback) CJ Moore played well again. We kind of shut down their passing game.”

And then: “Jayden Warren came back from injury and had an interception. (Outside linebacker) Dylan Miller was probably our best player on defense. He shut down the field-side run, so they had to go between the tackles. Our defense has a chance to be pretty good in the future. If they stick with it and get in the weight room, we can get a trend of having good defensive performances.”

Notes: The defense came up with two interceptions, including one by Moore. … Davie enters Thursday’s home game against Reagan at 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the CPC.