War Eagles fall to unbeaten Glenn, 35-17
By Brian Pitts
For the Salisbury Post
MOCKSVILLE — The athletes that Glenn put on the field — on both sides of the ball — looked like Porsches, and the visiting Bobcats raced past Davie County, 35-17, here Friday night.
It was evident early that Davie would need to take advantage of every opportunity to make it a four-quarter game, and Glenn quarterback Stephon Brown would have none of that. He nickel-and-dimed Davie’s secondary time and again, then mixed in a couple of home-run balls to send Glenn to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the Central Piedmont Conference.
The War Eagles, who must win out to seal a playoff berth, dropped to 4-5 and 1-2.
Brown, an Appalachian State commit, and receiver Braxton Rorie, put up wild numbers.
Brown went 20-of-31 for 334 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and as if his right arm wasn’t enough, he added a game-high 90 rushing yards and a scoring run, as the 6-5, 220-pounder accounted for all five TDs.
Rorie burned Davie with eight receptions for 233 yards as Glenn, which averages 38 points per game, registered 30-plus points for the seventh time and amassed 504 total yards.
There are few flaws in the Glenn machine. Its defense is legit, too. The visitors held Davie to 182 yards and 2-for-12 on third down. Glenn more than doubled Davie in first downs (24-11).
It was 21-10 in the third quarter when Glenn faced fourth-and-4 at the Davie 8-yard line. This was a crucial moment. Get a stop and Davie is in contention late in the third. But Glenn has so many weapons that Brown went to a receiver who hadn’t caught a pass all game. MJ Morton got free in the end zone for a touchdown that capped a 13-play, 91-yard drive and broke Davie’s back at 28-10.
Glenn’s defense has been so stingy that Davie’s point total was the most it’s allowed in eight games.
Davie QB Josh Hall went 10-of-21 for 155 yards, tossing two TDs without an interception. Cooper Wall made five catches for 113 yards and added to his long resume. His 10th career 100-yard game lifted him within one of Ben Ellis’ record. His 31st TD catch placed him in a tie for first with Ellis in that category.