Mobile Roundup: Daphne overtakes Davidson, Taven Curry directs Robertsdale to win
Cameron Long had two second-half punt returns for touchdowns as Daphne, Class 7A, No.7, opened the season with a 54-14 loss to Davidson.
The Trojans were due to open the game last week against Lee-Montgomery, but that game was postponed after the death of a Lee player.
Les Troyens were leading 28-7 at halftime in this game.
Ty Bradley scored on an 11-yard rush, Kaden Pierce threw touchdown passes from 45 yards (to Stephon Blackshear) and 38 yards (to Kalen Brown) and Nick Clark scored on a 6-yard rush. Davidson’s first-half touchdown came on Derrick Butler’s 15-yard run.
The Trojans sidelined the game in the second half on another Clark TD run and Long’s two punt returns. Davidson scored on Bryce Fick’s 42-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Small.
Game Star: Cameron Long had two punt return touchdowns, 49 and 70 yards, to represent 119 of Daphne’s 527 total offensive yards.
Game play: The last of Daphne’s seven touchdowns on the night came with 8:54 left in the game as Long scored his second punt return touchdown on the night, a 70 yards, to take Daphne to 54. -14.
Statistics sheet: Daphne –Ty Bradley had 9 carries for 114 yards with one touchdown, Nick Clark had 8 carries for 89 yards with two touchdowns, although both rested for most of the second half. Kaden Pierce went 5 for 7, 103 passing yards and two touchdown passes before giving way to KJ Lacey in the third quarter, who went 5 for 6 and 75 yards on one stroke. Davidson – Quarterback Bryce Fick finished 4-for-8 for 53 yards and one touchdown pass, RB Derrick Butler finished with 8 carries for 53 yards.
Coachspeak: âThe guys came out and played well. We had been waiting for the first game for a while, guys eager to play and perform, running towards the ball and making plays. I’m super excited with the team moving forward. We made mistakes, you expect penalties, but I’m proud of it. – Daphne’s trainer Kenny King
And after? In action in the region, Daphne will travel on Friday to compete with Fairhope. Davidson plays Murphy at Baker’s.
– Jonathan Thompson
Robertsdale 31, Elberta 7
UAB entry Taven Curry ran 180 yards and 3 touchdowns in 28 carries as Robertsdale tied his record at 1-1. Elberta fell to 0-2.
Bayside Academy 28, Houston Academy 6
Zac Kittrell rushed for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns on 13 carries and Jay Loper added 75 yards and one touchdown in 7 carries as the Admirals won at home to go 2-0.
Davis Cain had 65 yards on 4 carries and a pair of interceptions in defense. He also had four tackles.
Gulf Shores 31, Brookwood 0
Ronnie Royal III scored on 39 and 27 yard runs as the Dolphins improved to 2-0 in Mark Hudspeth’s tenure.
RJ Taylor had 51 and 43 yard touchdown receptions.
Gulf Shores forced four turnovers and the offense scored on each. The Dolphins held Brookwood to 91 total yards.
Gulf Shores will travel to Spanish Fort No.1 next week to open Game 6A, Region 1.
Orange Beach 26, Fruitdale 0
Chris Pearson ran for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns in 14 carries for the Makos.
Carlos Benoit had 71 yards on 13 carries.
TR Miller 36, Escambia County 6
Class 3A TR Miller took the lead in the first quarter and clinched a 36-6 victory over Class 4A Escambia County at Brewton.
The Tigers took a 22-0 lead in the first quarter and controlled the game thereafter.
Senior quarterback Miller Hart led the way for the Tigers, completing 8 of 11 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half.
Hart connected on a 30-yard scoring pass to Sam Kelley and a 34-yard touchdown to Trent Cooper in the first quarter. DJ Fountain scored on 8, 4 and 7 yard touchdown passes for TR Miller (1-1).
QB Dakota DeSpain scored on a 1 yard run in the fourth quarter for the Blue Devils (0-2).
The Tigers host Cottage Hill next week, while Escambia County play their third straight road game against Mobile Christian.
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