By Dante Yasui,
Davis High JV football lost Friday’s game 27-2 against Jesuit. Their rivals have only lost one game this season against De La Salle.
In contrast, Davis has not yet won a game this season. Despite the tough competition however, the team put together a strong game.
“I think the score was better than what a lot of other people expected,” sophomore running back Christian McCoy said.
Davis started with the ball, but fumbled on the first drive. Jesuit grabbed possession and advanced up the field to 10 yards away from a touch down. McCoy stepped in and grasped control of the ball again after a fumbled pass at the three yard line.
The quarter ended with the Devils hanging on to possession only a few yards away from their endzone.
The next quarter was less successful, with two touchdowns made by Jesuit to end the first half with a score of 13 to nothing.
The Devils’ two points were earned during the third quarter when sophomore quarterback John Lagattuta blocked a punt by Jesuit, driving them into the end-zone.
Players thought that they did well, but their performance could have been improved. “I don’t think the scoreboard reflected our effort but it reflected our mental game,” Lagattuta said, “We had some plays where we didn’t really know what to do.”
“Jesuit; competition, skill-wise, we were head in head with them but, game’s got to go one way or the other” McCoy said.
Both players said that they did better on defense than on offense. Lagattuta described the turnovers as mental errors the team must iron out to succeed.
The JV Blue Devils will play next week in Sacramento against the Sheldon Huskies. “We’ll come out hard and win the next game,” McCoy said