By Skyler Blume,
The Davis High varsity football team struggled to get the ball moving in 47-15 loss to Jesuit on Friday’s game.
Coming into the game, Jesuit had been 3-1 with their only loss to powerhouse De La Salle, and Davis held on to only one win against Edison on Sept. 19.
Entering league play last week, Davis was routed in the homecoming game against Elk Grove. It was clear taking a win against any team in the strong Delta Valley conference, including Jesuit, would be a tall order.
Right from the opening kickoff it was clear that the Blue Devils would be in trouble as Jesuit stand out player Isaiah Bailey broke multiple tackles in his return.
From there the first half was all Jesuit. The offensive duo of Bailey and Beau Bisharat put Jesuit ahead 28-0 by half-time.
Despite efforts by the Davis players Bailey Yarrow and Nathan Curtis, Davis struggled to keep drives going. The Davis offense only gained seven first downs during the game.
The Davis special teams gave Davis a spark of hope in the third quarter as Cole Morse took a kick-off 90 yards en-route to the first Davis points of the game.
A running clock however worked against Davis, and with a turnover on downs that gave Jesuit the ball on their own 25 yard line and 59-yard pass for a touchdown, Jesuit took the 47-7 lead with just over five minutes left in the game.
In the final Davis drive, the offense seemed to click, with a two yard first down run by Morse setting up a 40 yard pass to Curtis that gave Davis their first offensive score of the night. With a successful two point conversion to Tucker Fisk, Davis put the score at 47-15.
Despite the loss, Davis defensive coordinator Ty Brown sees room for improvement. “They are all fixable mistakes,” said Brown of the Davis defensive shortcomings.
Next week Davis faces Sheldon on Oct. 10 in away game where Davis looks to take its first league victory.