Davis had hand in 6 TDs
By Goose Lindsay
Wartburg senior QB Tyler Davis put on a show Friday night in leading the Bulldogs to a 46-30 victory over Jellico on Homecoming at John R. Dillon Field.
Davis had a hand in all six Wartburg touchdowns, four on the ground and two in the air.
Davis did most of his damage on the ground, carrying the ball 22 times for 172 yards with 4 scores.
Ethan Stedam and Chris Flowers combined for 112 yards as the Bulldogs amassed a total of 277 yards rushing on 44 attempts.
Davis added 106 yards threw the air, completing 7 of 10 passes with 2 touchdowns.
Isaac Monroe and Tanner Branstetter were on the receiving end of the two scoring passes.
The game started with each team scoring on their opening drive.
Jellico scored first with Davis answering on a 3-yard run to make the score 6-6.
The score remained tied until Jellico took a 14-6 lead early in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs answered with a 13-play scoring drive that ended in a Davis-to-Monroe 4-yard scoring pass.
Stedam ran in the conversion as the score was tied at 14 at halftime.
A 48-yard kick return from Stedam to open the second half set the stage for an 18-yard scoring pass from Davis to Branstetter on the first offensive snap of the third quarter.
Stedam added the conversion for a 22-14 Bulldog advantage.
The score was one of five in third quarter between the two teams.
Davis scored twice in the period for the Bulldogs on runs of 44 and 5 yards as Wartburg took a 36-30 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs’ next score came on defense as Perion Cruz recorded a sack for a safety and a 38-30 lead with 8:23 remaining.
Wartburg then put the game away with a 10-play, 63-yard scoring drive that ended in a 14-yard run from Davis.
Davis added the conversion to make the final score 46-30.
Wartburg travels to Rockwood on Friday, Oct. 16.