Davis High took on Fremont high in a Friday night showdown on October 9th for their senior night at Davis High. Davis was projected to sweep the Silver-wolves, but the outcome came unexpected to all.
Throughout the game, Davis was leading the game and it looked like they were going to finish Fremont off in the 4th quarter. It was obvious the darts were making several minor errors on the offensive side, that could be the reason for the outcome of the game. Players were frustrated on how poorly Davis couldn’t execute their play,
“Something has to flip on the offensive side as well as finish our drives and put points on the board to respond for how well our defense is playing.” – David Spjut, leading receiver at Davis
Although Davis came into the 4th quarter with being up by 9 points, the momentum of the game was changing and Fremont had the confidence to win the game. I asked David what his thoughts were after coming into the 4th quarter.
”I still had a feeling that we were going to win, we just needed to execute with making our blocks, running our routes and catching the ball.” – Davis Spjut
Davis still was confident they could pull it off. Fremont scored and made it a one touchdown difference and Davis had possession to finish the game. It came down to a 4th down and Davis decided to fake the punt and they put it in the hands of David Spjut.
Coming up short, Fremont was close to their touchdown and they scored and put the game away. I asked David what his thoughts were on the decision to fake the punt.
“Honestly I didn’t really think much of it, and I thought to myself hopefully we can get this and seal the game away.” -Davis Spjut
Fortunately for Davis, they still will advance to the playoffs and hopefully see Fremont later for the rematch!