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.”