Trio leading Davie into playoffs; Round 1 Friday at War Eagle Stadium

Published 5:51 am Tuesday, October 31, 2023

By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Ty Miller is having a season we can only compare to a handful of quarterbacks from the storybooks of yesteryear.

In Friday’s 21-7 win at Glenn to close the regular season, the senior set career highs in completions (33), attempts (49) and yards (396).

He tied the record for completions in a game; Alex Summers had 33 twice in 2021. He tied the career record for 200-yard passing games with 14. Garrett Benge had 14 such games from 2005-07 and Chris Reynolds had 14 from 2014-16.

Miller isn’t the only War Eagle who is doing cool things in the record books. Markel Summers’ 1,401 rushing yards are the most in 11 years (Cade Carney had 1,908 in 2012). The senior running back is tied for third in career TDs with 43. At Glenn, he surpassed David Daye (2,923 rushing yards from 1994-96) and moved into sixth place in career rushing yards with 2,997. Summers’ streak of 100-yard rushing games ended at eight, which was one shy of the record. Cooter Arnold had nine straight 100-yard games in 2004.

And then there’s receiver Ethan Driver, who burned Glenn with seven catches, 154 yards and two TDs. His sixth 100-yard effort tied a single-season record; Ben Ellis had six in 2014. Oh, and Driver is just a sophomore if you can believe that.

Most importantly for Davie, Miller, Summers and Driver still have time to add to their legendary seasons in the postseason. Davie will be at home Friday in the first round against CPC rival Mt. Tabor. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.