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Davie Blows 4th Second-Half Lead

Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

By BRIAN PITTS

  • Davie running back Carney fights for extra yards in Davie’s painful 15-10 loss to West Forsyth. - Photo by Chris Mackie

Davie football coach Devore Holman was searching for defensive answers with the War Eagles allowing 28 points a game entering last week’s test against CPC-co-leader West Forsyth. He overhauled the unit, changing to a 3-3-5, and the defense promptly sparked a team desperately seeking a rebirth. The defense drank its milk to the bottom of the glass, ate its green beans, studied very hard and took the stairs instead of the elevator. In other words, the defense did virtually everything right - and still Davie lost 15-10 to the visiting Titans, who improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the Central Piedmont Conference with their sixth straight win. Davie fell to 2-6, 0-3. The War Eagles did not trail until 5:12 remained, and they held a lead for a span of 39:05 before ending up on the short end of the defensive slugfest and squandering a second-half lead for the fourth time. “Our defense played extremely, extremely hard, and I’m very proud of the effort that we got,” Holman said. “We gave up two or three big plays, but our kids bowed their necks and fought their tails off.” West coach Adrian Snow breathed a sigh of relief. “When it comes to West and Davie, I don’t care what record somebody has, it’s going to be a dogfight, a slugfest, and it’s been like that for ...