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Frederick Beats Wolves 12-6  Season Ends at 9-2

GIVING IT ALL THEY GOT! Davis Wolves defense fount hard but came up short against the Frederick Bombers on Nov. 11. The loss took Davis out of Playoff action. (Photo By Elissa Hefley)



By Jeff Mapes

Frederick broke a tie late in the fourth quarter Nov. 11 beating Davis 12-6 and ending the Wolves’ season at Wolf Field in the first round of the Class 2A State Football Playoffs.
Tied 6-6, Frederick drove 56 yards in seven plays and scored with 1:51 remaining in the game. The Bombers’ Willie Cramer posted the game-winning touchdown on a three-yard run.
The loss ends the Wolves’ season at 9-2. Frederick, now 8-3, advances to the second round and will host Chandler Nov. 18.
“I thought it was a really good season,” head coach Greg Parker said. “To me, a season can’t be measured in wins and losses only. Our kids got better every week. They practiced hard. They were a close group and believed in each other. They took coaching and they never quit.”
With the loss, Davis is now 35-4 when hosting first round playoff games. The last home first-round win for the Wolves was a 47-18 win over Hobart in 2017.
“I thought our kids played extremely hard from beginning to end,” said Coach Parker on the game with Frederick. “We just had too many mistakes. It wasn’t mental errors. We had a hard time handling the ball in the first half. I was proud they stayed with it and kept fighting.”
The game transpired into a defensive battle between the two teams. Davis rushed for 75 yards in the first half. The Bombers earned 110 yards offense including 51 on passes.
Frederick committed the game’s only turnover on the Wolves’ first possession. The Bombers fumbled on the punt return and Dee Idleman recovered at the Frederick 11.
Davis was unable to capitalize on the turnover. Jake Parker was tackled for a six-yard loss on second down.
Facing fourth-and-11, the Wolves opted for a 30-yard field goal with 7:02 in the first. Levi Pullen missed, and the game remained scoreless.
“They made a few plays, and we didn’t,” Coach Parker said of Frederick. “They did a good job, and we didn’t execute really well.”
Davis started again in Bomber territory on its next possession. The Wolves marched 38 yards from the Frederick 46 to the eight-yard line.
However, the drive stalled there. Tye Barnett was stopped for no gain on third down and Jake Parker lost seven yards on fourth down.
Frederick gained possession and drove 85 yards in 14 plays for the half’s only score. Quarterback Adrian Gaytan hit Alford Cathey for 40 yards on second-and-20 at the Wolves 44.
The pair connected again for an 11-yard completion at the 29. Cramer carried three times for 22 yards to the Davis 7.
Kellan Hicks scored on a four-yard touchdown run with 6:54 in the second quarter. The Wolves stopped Frederick kicker Logan Biggs on the conversion attempt and the Bombers led 6-0.
Davis marched 48 yards to the Frederick 22 on the ensuing drive. Lane Rawls ran for 25 yards to the Bomber 44 and Malaki White carried for 15 yards to the 28.
Tyson Moss scored an apparent touchdown on a 22-yard run with 2:52 left before halftime. The Wolves were penalized on the play, nullifying the score.
Trey Melton lost nine yards on a reverse and Davis was forced to punt.
The Wolves’ only score of the game came on their first series of the second half. Davis drove 57 yards in seven plays. Dakota Carter set up the scoring drive on the kickoff with a 34-yard return to the Wolves 43.
Lane Rawls started with a 13-yard run to the Frederick 41. The Bombers were flagged for face mask on the play, moving the ball to the 29.
Jake Parker had four carries for 10 yards to the 15. A personal foul against Frederick gave Davis first-and-goal at the nine.
Rawls ran for six yards then scored on a three-yard touchdown run with 8:34 in the third. Pullen missed the extra point, and the game was tied 6-6.
“They did a great job,” Coach Parker said of his team’s start in the second half. “They never quit, and the most important thing to me and our coaching staff is our kids learn to deal with adversity. Keep fighting and not to give up.”
“I could tell when we came out that they believed,” Coach Parker continued. “We’re going to do that. There was never a point in the game that our kids and our staff felt we didn’t feel we had a chance.”
Rawls led the Wolves with 133 yards rushing on 16 carries. The fullback finished his senior season with 1,033 yards, 11 touchdowns and a 7.4 yards per carry average.
Frederick looked as if it would go ahead on its second series. The Bombers marched 75 yards in 16 plays to the Wolves 1.
Gaytan and Cathey connected again for a 24-yard pass to the Bomber 49 and a 19-yard completion to the Wolves 19.
Frederick lost 13 yards on a first-and-goal at the eight, but Gaytan hit Cathey on a 20-yard pass on third down. Davis had a goal-line stand on fourth down and the score remained tied with 7:52 in the game.
At one point following halftime, Gaytan was 7-7 passing. He finished the second half 10-11 for 78 yards.
The Wolves took possession and pushed the ball out to the 21-yard line. Rawls had a 13-yard carry to the 14.
Rawls punted to the Frederick 44 where the Bombers started their game-winning drive. Gaytan ran for 10 yards to the Davis 46 and hit Cathey for 17 yards at the Wolves 25.
Gaytan completed a 21-yard pass to Cathey to the three. Cramer pushed Frederick ahead with his three-yard touchdown run with 1:51 remaining.
Davis denied the conversion attempt and Frederick led 12-6.
Carter returned the kickoff 39 yards to the Bombers 46. A face mask penalty against Frederick gave the Wolves possession at the 31.
“That’s what our kids do and have always done,” Coach Parker said. “It doesn’t always turn out like you want it to, but the fight and the belief they could do it was impressive. A lot of kids would have packed it up and folded their tents, but ours didn’t.”
Rawls ran for seven yards to the 26 on third down. Targeting Trey Melton, Jake Parker’s fourth-down pass was incomplete with 47 seconds left.
Seven seniors played their final game for the Wolves against Frederick. Playing their last contest at Wolf Field were Jake Parker, Rawls, White, Brody Rogers, Brady Greenlee, Hunter Toops and Kobe England.
“I’m extremely proud of our seniors and the way they presented themselves and the way they practiced,” Coach Parker said.
Game Summary
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 0 0 6 0 – 6
Frederick 0 6 0 6 – 12
Scoring Summary
F- Hicks 4 run (conv. failed)
D- L. Rawls 3 run (kick missed)
F- Cramer 3 run (conv. failed)
Team Stats
Davis Frederick
9 First Downs 12
174 Total Yds 209
24:33 Time of Poss 23:27
46-174 Rushes-yds. 36-80
0/2/0-0 Passing Yds 12/16/0-129
0 Turnovers 1
4-36 Penalties-yds. 6-67
Individual Stats
Rushing- Lane Rawls 16-133 1TD, Jake Parker 22-22, Malaki White 3-16, Tyson Moss 2-8, Luke Linville 1-4, Tye Barnett 1-0, Trey Melton 1-(-9).
Passing- J. Parker 0/2/0-0

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