Special teams play and a solid defensive effort propelled the Hilliard Davidson High School football team past host Central Crossing 38-0 on Friday.
The Wildcats used a pair of blocked punts and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, to win.

Adam Frazier's block and recovery gave Davidson the ball on the Central Crossing 5-yard line, and Spencer Delande scored on the next play, giving the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter.

"All of our guys got off the ball pretty well," Frazier said. "Basically, it was trying to go as hard as we can, as fast as we can, get in the backfield as quick as we could and try to get our arms up and dive at it and that's pretty much what we did both times."

The second blocked punt had Rick Mars leading the pack and blocking the kick, with Frazier recovering in the end zone, giving Davidson a 21-0 margin with 8:46 left until halftime.

"Monday is a huge special teams day for us and we spend at least an hour on special teams," Davidson coach Brian White said. "Thursday is also a huge special day for us where we spend about an hour and 10 minutes. It's a big part of our game."

Running back Rico Butler scored a pair of touchdowns (5, 1) and Tyler Backstrom intercepted a pass and returned it 11 yards for another score.
Davidson improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the OCC-Central Division and Central Crossing fell to 0-6 and 0-3.

"Our confidence right now feels pretty good. I think we are playing pretty well as a team," Frazier said. "We're flying around, having fun. It's just fun playing with these guys."

HILLIARD DAVIDSON 7 17 7 7 - 38
CENTRAL CROSSING 0 0 0 0 - 0
HD-Delande 5 run (Detmer kick)
HD-Butler 5 run (Detmer kick)
HD-Frazier recovered punt block in end zone (Detmer kick)
HD-Detmer 37 FG
HD-Backstrom 11 interception (Detmer kick)
HD-Butler 1 run (Detmer kick)