It has only been three starts, but junior quarterback Jack Davidson looks like an emerging star for the Myers Park Mustangs.
Davidson completed 18 of 24 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 38-8 victory Friday night against Providence. Both touchdowns were to Brandon Adams, who had five catches for 148 yards.
Providence, playing without quarterback Drake Delulis and running back Jack King because of injuries, self-destructed in the final eight minutes of the second quarter. The four plays the Panthers ran included three interceptions of sophomore quarterback Chase Eighmy and a fumble by tailback Quinn Mahaney, which Providence recovered.
Myers Park turned the first interception into a 37-yard scoring drive. Running back B.J. Caldwell finished it with his second short touchdown run of the half. Mustangs defensive back Davis Ray returned the second one 75 yards for a score to give Myers Park a 21-0 lead.
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After a weather delay extended halftime to more than an hour, Davidson connected with Adams on touchdown passes of 22 and 47 yards.
Quote: “[Davidson] has done very, very well for us so far.” Myers Park coach Scott Chadwick said. “He’s just played very well. I thought he made some really big-time throws tonight.”
Records: Myers Park is now 2-1. Providence is 1-2.
Worth mentioning: Providence had defeated Myers Park three consecutive times, winning each by seven points.
“We’ve talked a lot about having these neighborhood rivalries with Ardrey Kell, Providence and South Meck and everyone of these games since I’ve been here we’ve lost by a very slim margin,” Chadwick said. “We need to stop being the low man on the totem pole in our area.”
Myers Park held Providence to 85 rushing yards on 29 attempts. Eighmy completed 13 of 19 passes for 80 yards for the Panthers.
Davidson has 591 passing yards and five touchdowns this season.
What’s next: Myers Park plays at South Meck, while Providence has next weekend off before playing host to East Meck on Sept. 18.