DAVISON (DTV) – (8/31/2023) Thursday night was the first full Davison Varsity Football Game of the year here at Cardinal Stadium! As the Cardinals took on the Grandville Bulldogs, the stands were filled to the brim with Cardinal fans alike! Both teams came in with one win and zero losses.
The game was a complete stalemate for most of the first quarter, with both teams not making much significant ground. This was true until the very end when the Bulldogs pushed themselves all the way to the 4-yard line!
The 2nd quarter however felt like a whole different game! The Bulldogs took advantage of their placement and got a touchdown, making the scoreboard less boring with a 7-0 lead. Not letting themselves get knocked down, the Cards responded with a touchdown in the middle of the quarter, creating 7-7 tied game. The Bulldogs did not take this however, and scratched through the nest to get another touchdown in the 2nd quarter with just under 2 minutes left until halftime. Davison was far from satisfied with their position, and with close to just 30 seconds left in the half, Sawyer Glennie threw another touchdown to end the half in a tied game! Bringing the score to 14-14.
After halftime, AJ Hill flexed on the Bulldogs and threw a half-back pass that turned into another touchdown for the Cards just 10 seconds into the 3rd quarter! Just 20 seconds later, the Bulldogs scored a touchdown making a tied game once again. That was the last sign of life for Grandville, as AJ Hill came through running in another touchdown for the Cards making a 28-21 game once again in Davison’s favor. Jaelyn Edwards kept the Cardinal’s streak going with another touchdown for Davison. The Cardinals ended the quarter 3rd down on the 38-yard line.
Davison didn’t let Grandville recover, making the score 42-21 only a minute into the 4th quarter. With the Cardinals being up by double, they scored another touchdown giving more pain to the Bulldogs game. The Cards scored the first and only field goal kicked during the whole game, ending it all 52-21.
Next week, the Cards have another FIERCE battle, this time against Traverse City at Thirlby Stadium.
Check out the highlights here: https://youtu.be/kt3XKN4abcs
Watch the whole game here: https://www.youtube.com/live/uUpidFOF_yo?si=6WpMuWJloUgZ-N-C