2017-09-07 / Sports

Reid rolls as Davison stops Mt. Pleasant

By Joe Oster
810-452-2641 • joster@mihomepaper.com


Davison’s Tariq Reid runs the rock against Mt. Pleasant last Thursday at Cardinal Stadium. 
Photo by Terry Lyons Davison’s Tariq Reid runs the rock against Mt. Pleasant last Thursday at Cardinal Stadium. Photo by Terry Lyons DAVISON – The Davison football team survived a second half scare on Friday, but held on to beat Mount Pleasant High, 27-6.

Austin Roland opened up the scoring for Davison with a 68-yard punt return touchdown early in the first quarter. Roland struck again later in the quarter when he pulled down a touchdown pass over a defender on a 28-yard toss from quarterback Cannon Hall. The Cardinals went into the half up 14-0.

Nursing a 14-6 lead late in the third quarter, the Oilers’ defensive line forced left-handed Hall to roll out to his right and then throw back across his body into the middle of the field where a Mount Pleasant linebacker made a dexterous, one-handed interception. After handily controlling the entire game, the Cardinals now entered the fourth quarter without the ball and only a one-possession lead. However, Davison forced a punt, and on the next possession, running back Tariq Reid broke three tackles and took a handoff 57 yards to the endzone, extending the lead to 21-6 with 7:33 remaining in the ballgame. The Cardinals would finish it off with a one-yard quarterback keeper by Hall with under two minutes left.


Davison’s Austin Roland pulls down a touchdown in the first quarter against Mt. Pleasant last Thursday 
Photo by Joe Oster Davison’s Austin Roland pulls down a touchdown in the first quarter against Mt. Pleasant last Thursday Photo by Joe Oster Reid finished the night with 150 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Hall went only 2 of 8 in the air for 67 yards, a touchdown and an interception, but he did chip in 44 yards and another touchdown on the ground. Roland caught both passes from Hall for 67 yards. Lamar Hay also pitched in with 17 rushing yards on three carries.

Gabe Ellis led the Cardinals’ defense with 9.5 tackles, nine assists and a tackle for loss. Caleb Smith finished with six tackles and two assists, and Tyler Montgomery recorded four tackles and two assists.

Davison host Carman-Ainsworth (1-1) Friday at 7 p.m.

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