Wildcats’ Football Defeats Presbyterian 41-24
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson junior running back Coy Williams registered a three-touchdown day as the Wildcats opened their 2021 spring home schedule with a win over Presbyterian at Richardson Stadium, 41-24.
With the win Davidson improves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in Pioneer Football League play, while with the loss Presbyterian falls to 1-2 and 1-1 in league action.
For the second consecutive game, the ‘Cats registered 20 consecutive second half points, powered by two of Williams three scoring scampers. His second of the day, the go-ahead score in the third, was a fourth down conversion with five yards to go. He went 56 yards. Sophomore Bernard Turner Jr. sealed the deal with a late scoring tally in the game’s final minute.
The two sides traded first half scores. Down 10-7 after the Blue Hose’s first touchdown of the day, sophomore back Dylan Sparks capped off a 12-play, 65-yard drive with a three-yard scoring gain.
The Davidson defense continued their prowess and once again freshman Jonathan Hammond was in on the action. Up 14-10, junior end Jordan Reed forced the ball loose from Presby quarterback Tyler Huff and was recovered by Hammond in the end zone for the ‘Cats first defensive touchdown of the season.
The Wildcats recorded 330 yards on the ground and were led by a pair of 100-yard back in Williams (17 carries, 131 yards) and Sparks (25 carries, 125 yards).
Defensively, junior linebacker Jake Alexander filled the stat sheet with six tackles and a sack for a five-yard loss. In all, Davidson pestered the Blue Hose with eight tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries and a pair of pass breakups.
Davidson returns to Richardson Stadium Saturday, Mar. 27 for a PFL clash with the Eagles of Morehead State. Kick off from Stephen B. Smith Field is slated for 1 p.m.