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On the hardwood or the grid iron, watch out for Davis' Ivory Evans-Kimble

By Scott Spruill

Yakima Herald Republic

Two years ago there was only one sophomore in the CBBN who earned all-league honors on offense and defense, something not easy for a 10th-grader to do at the 4A level.

Last year the conference saw only one junior selected as either first- or second-team both ways, and it was the same player.

Davis' Ivory Evans-Kimble is entering his third season as one of the most physical and versatile talents in Valley football and in other seasons.

It's not surprising.

Here's a kid with a high-rev motor, stands 6-foot-2, weighs 220 pounds and has track speed. That explains why he's a rebounding force in basketball and runs a leg on the Pirates' 4x100 relay.

But while Evans-Kimble is always headed to or coming from practice he's also someone who appreciates a kid's life, especially those with challenges. Returning from a Young Life camp in Oregon just before fall practice started, he was excited to help steer young kids in that direction.

"It's an opportunity to get kids involved in something and I'd like to help with that," he said. "Sometimes kids get into some bad things and something like this gives them a different way. Kids need that, I think."

Evans-Kimble was also in Oregon this summer for Davis' team camp, where he saw a young group that he must now lead as a senior. To that end, he will contribute all over the field.

After a late call-up for special teams as a freshman, Evans-Kimble immediately took on a dual starting role at tight end and defensive end as a sophomore. Tight end requires a very specific set of skills that usually take time to develop but here was an exception.

"I got the spot (as a sophomore) because I'm quicker than most linemen and big, but not too big," he said. "It does take time to figure it out and I'm still working on it, trying to get better with my hands."

Evans-Kimble spends a great deal of time blocking but he's also caught 31 passes for nearly 400 yards in two seasons and last year he scored two touchdowns.

But that size and speed is best employed at defensive end, where he enjoys playing most and is most likely to get collegiate attention.

"I've played there since Grid Kids and I love it," Evans-Kimble said. "I like the discipline and responsibility with it. You have to hold the corner, and it takes a lot of strength to handle those big linemen. I like that challenge."

After all that physicality on the grass and turf, Evans-Kimble will quickly transition to the hardcourt and be a senior leader in basketball as well.

"Moving from football to basketball has been hard for me," he concedes. "It takes a while to adjust and I missed the first game last season. But I love being on teams and that's why I do three sports. As a senior I'm looking forward to it even more."

Coach Clark w/'97 Nat'l Champ Michigan Team!

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Pirate sport fans.

Coach Rick Clark was an assistant linebacker coach at the University of Michigan in 1997 when they won the National Championship.

This past weekend, Coach Clark traveled back to Michigan for the 20 year reunion of this team.  (see pic)

Bob Stanley

Davis Athletics

Go Pirates!

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Missed opportunities costly for Davis football

Pirates edged by Moses Lake, falling short in quest for first outright league title in 50 years

By Scott Spruill

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Tyezaeh Walker was the last off the field, stepping slowly and awkwardly on cramping legs. His Davis teammates waited for him solemnly in front of the student section — the Pirates’ customary post-game tradition — but the whole team felt like Walker’s legs.

Totally spent, nursing all sorts of ailments and stinging with disappointment.

But while a valiant effort came up short in the final seconds, Walker managed to see through the pain and see what’s still ahead.

“This hurts, but I want to get right back to practice and get to work,” he said. “I want to make sure all these guys realize we’re still going to the playoffs. That’s back-to-back years and we have to be ready.”

Despite Walker’s heroic efforts, scoring all three touchdowns and rolling up 312 all-purpose yards, Moses Lake countered with a bruising ground game keyed by Draven Nevarez and outlasted the Pirates for a 20-18 victory that clinched the CBBN title and the top seed to the state playoffs.

Walker caught his third touchdown pass from converted quarterback Isaiah Walter with 11 seconds left in the game, and the Chiefs held on by breaking up a pass on the two-point conversion attempt Friday night at Zaepfel Stadium.

“They came out fighting and we came out fighting,” said senior Jordan Alcala. “I have a lot of respect for Moses Lake and they came out on top today. It was tough and close and we had a shot.”

The Pirates (4-1, 6-3), who finish league play next week against Eisenhower, are still headed to the playoffs with the No. 2 seed will travel to the westside for a first-round game. With its winning streak now at six games, Moses Lake (5-0, 7-2) will host West Valley next week and then host a first-round playoff game.

If West Valley beats Moses Lake and Davis defeats Eisenhower, the Pirates would earn a share of its first league title since 1969 but the Chiefs would still have the top seed to state.

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Davis football crushes Eastmont, eyes CBBN title

Pirates, Moses Lake, both undefeated in league, meet next Friday

Courtesy Yakima Herald

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. — As if Friday night wasn’t enjoyable enough for the Davis Pirates, now comes the fun part.

“We’ll have a barnburner next week,” coach Rick Clark said after his team’s resounding 39-0 CBBN rout of Eastmont. “We’ll be playing a game that’s basically for the conference title — the first one for this football program in 50 years.”

With Jordan Alcala posting his usual running numbers and new quarterback Isaiah Walter efficient through the air, Davis improved to 4-0 in league play and 6-2 overall. The Pirates’ fifth straight victory also avenged a 10-7 overtime loss on Sept. 18 to the Wildcats in a nonleague game.

The triumph sets up next Friday night’s showdown with Moses Lake (4-0, 6-2) at Zaepfel Stadium. Moses Lake beat Wenatchee 41-12 on Friday night.

The Davis-Chiefs winner will be in the driver’s seat for the CBBN title at most, and in strong position for a Class 4A playoff berth at least.

“We’re excited,” said Clark. “These Davis kids are resilient and they deal with adversity really well.”

With starting QB Jose Negrete out for the season with a severe knee injury and No. 2 signal-caller Raul Martinez having suffered a broken collarbone last week, Walter continued to excel after leading the Pirates in their Week 7 win over Sunnyside.

The senior completed 11 of 14 passes for 184 yards and touchdown strikes of 20 yards to Eric Briscoe and 37 yards to Tyezaeh Walker. Walter also ran nine times for 39 yards and a 1-yard TD.

Alcala, meanwhile rushed 30 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Davis led 24-0 at halftime following Walter’s TD passes to Briscoe and Walker, plus Alcala’s 1-yard scoring run.

The Pirates added two more third-quarter scores via an 8-yard score from Alcala and a Walter’s 1-yard TD run.

Defensively, Davis held the Wildcats (2-3, 4-4) to 223 total yards — 118 of them rushing from Austin Henley.

“The kids did a really nice job,” Clark said. “It’s the first time all season we’ve put everything together in that regard. We had very few miscues.

“Isaiah made some plays with his feet and some plays with his arm. We were able to run the ball effectively and throw the ball effectively, so it was a good, solid performance.”