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Reggie Davis knows the stars should shine the brightest on homecoming.
The junior running back provided the excitement in Bunker Hillâ€™s 39-14 win over West Caldwell, finishing with 267 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Bears.
â€śIf heâ€™s fired up, weâ€™re fired up,â€ť said Bears quarterback Joe Litton. â€śJust give him the ball a few times, talk to him a little bit and get him going.â€ť
Davis got things going early for Bunker Hill, scoring on a 30-yard run up the middle in the first quarter. The Warrior defense did little to stop Davis, who finished the game with 211 rushing yards on 27 carries.
â€śMy offensive line opened up all the holes and made it really easy for me,â€ť Davis said with a smile. â€śAs soon as we hit the field, I was in the groove.â€ť
Homecoming, however, did not start off as planned for the Bears. West Caldwell started the game with Ryan Corpeningâ€™s 3-yard score that capped an eight-play, 49-yard opening drive. Davisâ€™ first score tied the contest before Bunker Hill took its first 13-7 lead on a Litton 1-yard run.
Midway through the second quarter, Davis scored on a 56-yard screen pass from Litton (1-of-3 passing, 63 yards and a touchdown) to give the Bears breathing room.
â€śI do better when Iâ€™m relaxed,â€ť Davis said. â€śSince it was homecoming, I was real excited so I had to keep my head together.â€ť
Bunker Hill head coach Travis Conner said homecoming can be a distraction to a football team, but he said the schoolâ€™s faculty and staff made it special for this yearâ€™s squad.
â€śWe had a pep rally this afternoon â€” the student body was going crazy in the gym, the band was playing and all our seniors were dancing â€” Reggie even did a back flip,â€ť he said. â€śOur student body helped us win this game.â€ť
Davontaye Wilson also scored twice in the win for the Bears. The senior scored on an impressive 34-yard run in the second quarter, in which he ran up the left sideline and broke through a tackle at the goal line.
â€śHe can out run me,â€ť a laughing Davis said of Wilson. â€śIâ€™m the power â€” heâ€™s the speed.â€ť
Wilson also returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
â€śDavontaye is electric when he has the ball in his hands,â€ť Conner said. â€śWe have tough, hard â€” physical runners with Reggie, Wilson and (Justin) Lynch.â€ť
Bunker Hill improves to 6-3 overall, 2-3 in Catawba Valley Athletic Conference play and travels to Maiden next week.
West Caldwell falls to 3-6, 2-3 in CVAC. The Warriors travel to Draughn next week.View more articles in: