PHOTO: Junior Xavier Chambers rushes the ball during the Jesuit game on Oct. 25, the game directly before the one on Nov. 1.
By Paige Ochoa,
After 25 years from their last title, the Davis High varsity football team was crowned Delta League Champions on Nov. 1, beating Cosumnes Oaks on their home turf, 27-14.
The first two scores of the game came from senior Taylor Vaughn, rushing for a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and a seven-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of the second quarter, making the score 13-0, in favor of Davis.
With the lead and momentum, DHS added on with another Vaughn score after an interception by senior Brennan Garvin.
By the end of the first half, Davis was on top, 20-7.
Back-and-forth punts for both teams flanked the third quarter, as the 13 point difference remained. However, with three minutes left, junior quarterback, Luke Carrell, connected with senior Joey Asta for a 55-yard touchdown, expanding the DHS lead, 27-7.
Although Garvin accounted for another recovery of a Cosumnes Oaks turnover with a fumble recovery on the Davis 25-yard line with six minutes left in the game, the Blue Devils could not come up with another score. Instead, Cosumnes Oaks added a touchdown of their own, making the score 27-14.
Even so, the last push for the Wolfpack was not enough to overcome the strong performance from the DHS squad.
After finishing the regular season with a 9-1 overall record, going 5-1 in league, the Blue Devils head into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as a six seed and will host Gregori on Nov. 8.