By Zach Bergevin,
Davis High’s JV Football team trounced Sheldon 21-0 in the Homecoming game on Oct. 9, with heavy support from a dominating defense.
Sophomore Ethan Iacono was powerful throughout the entire game on defense, racking up six sacks. The defense thrived against a struggling Sheldon offense, forcing them to punt or turn the ball over each drive.
“I just tried to rally my team and lead by example. I saw the play that had to be made, and I did everything I could to make it happen,” Iacono said.
The DHS offense scored in the second quarter with a clutch pass from freshmen Shaan Nahal to freshman Kayden Hoal, giving the Devils a 6-0 lead.
After the Devils stopped Sheldon again on defense, Hoal set the Devils up to score with a strong carry, gaining 10 yards. Then sophomore Ryan Holgate added a quality 10-yard gain with a strong run of his own.
Nahal later completed a short 6-yard pass to Hoal for another touchdown. Hoal successfully demolished the Husky defensive line for the duration of the drive, topping it off with a 2-point conversion, giving DHS a 14-0 lead at the half.
The Devils proceeded to destroy Sheldon’s defense in the third quarter as Iacono started it off with a punt return, getting the ball to the 50-yard-line. He set the stage for a monstrous 36- yard touchdown pass from Nahal to freshmen Elijah Smith.
The Devils had a 21-0 lead and maintained that score for the rest of the game, accompanied by quality stops from the strong Devils defense.
JV head coach Mike Satre was proud of his team.
“We just had more intensity then Sheldon all game long. We just out-hustled their team. It was critical that we took away their inside receivers for our defense, and we did just that,” Satre said.