Monday, February 19, 2018
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Football: Carrollwood Day 54, Calvary Christian 28

CLEARWATER — On a night when Carrollwood Day had it all on the line, star senior tailback Robert Davis delivered with 246 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries en route to a 54-28 victory over host Calvary Christian that clinched the Class 2A, District 5 title for the Patriots.

The Patriots (9-1) scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, jumping to a 28-7 halftime lead. The Warriors answered in the second half by scoring on their first two drives to get within 28-21 but that was as close as they came.

Davis got his first ever carries on an artificial surface and was unstoppable. Davis had 150 yards in just the first half. When he was in open space, it took all 11 Warriors to bring him down or chase him out of bounds.

Davis benefited from some good blocking up front as well. On his last touchdown run of the night, in the fourth quarter, of 16 yards, he got outside with senior Adam Morse in front of him.

"Adam was a bulldozer out there, that corner was afraid to get in front of him," Davis said. "I decided I was going to get on that pony and ride it."

Davis had plenty of help. Carrollwood Day senior quarterback Vidal Woodruff threw for three touchdowns and ran for two, senior Andy Embody caught two touchdowns and had an interception, senior Dominiq Sicardo scored and the Patriot defense stood tall in the fourth quarter, shutting out Calvary (5-4), which sought its first playoff appearance.

"Our defense was the difference this year, we scored all those points last year and didn't make the playoffs," McLaughlin said.

By virtue of Admiral Farragut's loss to Cambridge, CDS will host the program's first playoff game on Oct. 16 against Moore Haven.

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