Friday , September 15, 2017 - 10:51 PM
PLAIN CITY — The Fremont High offense struggled Friday night against Davis, but on perhaps the most crucial drive of the game, the Silver Wolves found the end zone.
Fremont drove 72 yards in just a little more than two minutes for a touchdown after Davis tied the game at 7-7 midway through the third quarter and held on to earn a 17-7 victory on Homecoming night.
“That’s always a big momentum swing, but we knew we had to just come right back out fighting, get momentum on our side again,” said Fremont senior Jake Douglas, who caught a 24-yard pass from Dawson Sanford on third-and-10 early in the drive.
The Silver Wolves (4-1, 2-0 Region 1) had two pass plays over 20 yards on the drive. Before that, Fremont’s longest pass play for the night gained six yards. Chaedon Dayton caught a 38-yard pass on third-and-10 that took the ball to the Davis 10. Two plays later, he caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Kendrick Bolos added a 25-yard field goal to cap a nine-play drive with 3:53 left in the game.
Fremont’s defense made a number of critical plays throughout the game.
After both teams came up empty on their opening possessions, Dayton intercepted a pass that gave Fremont the ball on the Davis 12. On the first play following the turnover, Douglas ran for a touchdown.
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The Darts (1-4, 1-2) moved the ball to the Fremont 37 on their first drive following the touchdown, but Heston Hobbs produced a sack on fourth-and-inches.
Just before halftime, Davis — starting from its own 34 with 1:59 left in the half — moved the ball to the Fremont 27. The Silver Wolves escaped the jam following a sack by Trevor Hahn and an interception by Bolos on back-to-back plays.
Davis had a golden opportunity to tie the game early in the fourth quarter when it started a drive on the Fremont 35, but moved the ball only three yards before a sack by Hahn on fourth down ended the threat.
Fremont limited Davis to 107 yards of total offense and six first downs.
The Darts’ only score came on a 44-yard touchdown run by Dalton Adams.
“You never know what to expect,” Dayton said. “We tried running the ball and it just ended up working out for us at the end.”
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