We covered these guys a few weeks back as they moved into mid-season winning week after week. Then the team struggled through some reality checks and the loss of a key player. But they have bounced back and move on to Spokane now. The AC Davis Pirates are still alive.
Davis had a mini playoff for the 3rd playoff spot from the CBBN last night against Richland and Wenatchee. Each Team had to play each other to determine who could move on. The Pirates eeked out victories over both teams by beating Wenatchee 3-0 and Richland 21-20 in 2 OT’s. Both games were abbreviated 8 minute half games.
Now Davis plays Mead in Spokane on Friday at 5:30 at Joe Albi Stadium in the first regional playoff round.
They lost one of the key guys in their quad-power offense. Number one wide receiver Christopher Chapman went down with a season ending injury about 4 weeks agao and that left star QB Deion Wright with one less target to turn the Davis Passing onslaught upon. But a week ago Friday the boys played Hermiston (Oregon) in a wild affair throwing and running all over the field; the game would be a record breaker.
In that game Deion Wright set the Davis High single game school records for both touchdown passes 7 (seven) and passing yards (490 yards). Cooper Kupp broke the Davis single game receiving yardage record with 230 yards receiving on 9 catches and 4 TD’s.
That record was previously held by NCAA record setting receiver Taylor Stubblefield in 1997. Stubblefield later went on to break the all time NCAA career receiving record with 316 receptions at Purdue University (Taylors NCAA record has since been broken).
Here are the numbers highlighted from last Friday: Deion Wright: 18 completions on 28 attempts for 490 yards, 7 TD’s (averaged 27.2 yards per completion). Cooper Kupp: 9 receptions for 230 yards and 4 TD’s. Carlos Vijarro: 4 receptions for 165 yards and 1 TD Austin Wagner: 16 carries for 184 yards and 2 TD’s.
After the mini playoff playoff game there was much to reflect upon as the boys and coaches are a bit beat up but have survived once again.
This is the first time in school history that Davis has made it to the playoffs in football.
Craig Kupp, father to Cooper said it best.
“It’s very rewarding to these kids who chose “the path less taken” in order to help turn the Davis Football Program around. It was pretty cool last night!”
Look at the numbers Deion Wright has posted you all. He is #1 overall in the State and close to leading the entire Region. I know you college coaches readin this have to be looking for an athlete of this caliber.
Wright is right at 3,107 yards of total offense this year with 355 yards of offense per game, 33 Touchdowns, and 6 interceptions with a QB rating of 132 per game.
Cooper Kupp is right at 1,000 yards through the air and has 15 TDs and an average yards per catch or 18. He is one very prolific wide receiver at this point and has done all he needs to do to get to the collegiate level as well.
We congratulate these Pirates who continue to impress us with their hard work and effort!