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Wildcats Double Up Presbyterian to Win Border Clash

by | Oct 18, 2021

Wildcat Jackson Sherrard leaves the Presbyterian Blue Hose in his wake.


DAVIDSON — Double the points, double the fun.

The Davidson Wildcats scored the program’s Pioneer League-best 70 points and improved to 4-1 with a 70-35 win over Presbyterian Saturday night at Richardson Stadium. And with the win, the Wildcats claimed the 1919 Cup in the inaugural Carolina Border Clash.

It’s also the Wildcats’ second straight 3-0 start in Pioneer Football League play.

Davidson joined the PFL in 2001 and its previous high scoring total in PFL play was 53 at Stetson in 2018, Scott Abell‘s first season as head coach.

Saturday, Davidson totaled 502 yards of offense, scoring 10 touchdowns, including seven of at least 26 yards.

The longest scoring plays came on back-to-back second-quarter drives, when Louis Colosimo hit Jackson Sherrard for a 64-yard touchdown pass over the top and followed with a weaving 71-yard touchdown run of his own, making it 28-8.

Running back Coy Williams ran for three scores for the second time this year, including runs of one and two yards to cap the Wildcats’ first two drives, and a 29-yard touchdown to make it 35-16 with 3:39 left in the second quarter.

In the third, Dylan Sparks scored on a 27-yard run, and Colosimo hit Mark McCurdy and Sherrard on scoring plays of 26 and 27 yards, respectively, as the Wildcats pushed their lead to 34.

Aris Hilliard’s 12-yard scoring run came 55 seconds into the fourth, and safety Dreylan Hines got in on the scoring action as well, providing the Wildcats’ final score with a 56-yard interception return with 9:27 to play, his first college touchdown.

Defensive end Jonathan Hammond led the way with 11 tackles and two sacks.

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