The Davison Cardinals rolled into Ford Field this Saturday to take on the Brighton Bulldogs with the division 1 State Championship on the line. Previously, Davison had only made it as far as the State semifinals four times in the history of the school. Davison was ready to seize the opportunity. The team showed up right from the start with a commanding opening drive that put Brighton on its heels, leading to a 21-3 halftime lead in front of what appeared to be the whole city of Davison in the stands.
After scoring on the first possession of the second half, Davison seemed to have the title well in hand. Brighton, however, fought back to make things a little more interesting cutting the Davison lead to 11 points with four minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals answered with a quick touchdown of their own, putting the game out of reach to the delight of the fans. When the clock expired, Davison players rushed out onto the field in celebration, winning 35-25 over Brighton.
The team rejoiced at mid-field as second year head coach Jake Weingartz of Davison accepted the championship trophy.
Davison finished the game with 441 yards of offense (151 rushing, 290 passing). On the ground, Carter Cryderman led the way with 80 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Through the air, Harrison Terry caught 6 passes for 94 yards with the biggest play going to receiver Latrell Fordham catching a 74-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brendan Sullivan. The defense was led by senior Logan Pasco with a total of 16 tackles on the day.
My City Magazine congratulates the Davison football team on a job well done.