ST. DAVID — Logan Davis passed for a handful of touchdowns and ran for another Friday to help lead the host Tigers to a 70-12 win over Valley Union.
The game was the regular season finale for the 1A, eight-man football division teams. The victory, the Tigers’ third straight and fourth in five games, enabled St. David to post a gutsy 5-3 record overall. More importantly, though, the Tigers finished 4-1 in South Region play.
“We took care of business Friday night against our rival,” said coach Braden Davis. “We played well, got everyone in the game, took care of the ball, and had minimal penalties. I was pleased... It’s always nice to beat your rival, especially twice in the same season.”
St. David jumped on Valley Union for 30 first-quarter points adding 32 in the second to lead 62-12 at the half. The Tigers added eight third-quarter points for the lopsided win.
Koy Richardson and Cody Didion each rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass as well, while Jacob Goodman was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes.
It was a must win for the Tigers and Coach Davis alluded to it as such.
“For us, the playoffs started with that game,” he said. “...We’ve been in playoff mode for a week. We knew if we lost that last regular season game, we were done. We also knew that Valley Union is better than their record indicates. They’ve also had a rough luck year with several injuries and starters out,” explained Davis.
The Blue Devils finished the season winless at 0-8.
The Tigers move on to the postseason Friday.