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Wildcats Roll by St. Thomas, Move to 6-0 in the PFL

by | Nov 8, 2021

Dylan Sparks caps a 22-yard run for a touchdown for the ‘Cats.


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DAVIDSON — The Davidson Wildcats controlled the clock and moved the football all afternoon in a 42-15 win over St. Thomas Saturday at Richardson Stadium.

The win is the seventh straight for the Wildcats (7-1), who are 6-0 in the Pioneer Football League for the first time.

Led by backs Dylan Sparks (22 carries, 122 yards), Aris Hilliard (8 carries, 89 yards) and Coy Williams (12 carries, 76 yards), the Wildcats rushed for 392 yards on 65 carries, averaging more than six yards a tote. Williams’ 37-yard scoring run at the 10:56 mark of the first quarter capped an eight-play, 75-yard opening drive, and the Wildcats were off and rolling.

Hilliard scored on runs of 3 and 22 yards in the second half, and Sparks ran for a 22-yard score in the fourth quarter. And Davidson finished with a 38:14 to 21:46 advantage in time of possession, including 24:40 to 5:20 in the first half.

Quarterback Louis Colosimo was efficient in the passing game, completing nine of 10 attempts for 141 yards. He connected with Jackson Sherrard on a 3-yard score in the first quarter to make it 14-0 and with Jalen Staples for a 19-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Wildcats their 21-7 halftime lead. He also found Lucas Raber on a 72-yard third-down pass that set up Sparks’ touchdown.

Davidson converted 12 of 16 third-down plays and both of its fourth-down attempts.

Safety Brian Jacobs intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter to help seal it. Linebacker Jalen Jefferson registered a sack, and linebacker Yusef Thomas had a team-best seven stops.

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The Wildcats visit PFL foe Dayton Saturday, Nov. 13 in their final road game of the regular season.

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