Hilliard Northwest News


Davdison looking to complete 10-0 season


The Hilliard Davidson and Marysville high school football teams will tune up for the Division I playoffs when they meet Friday, Nov. 1, at Davidson.

Both teams have clinched postseason berths.

The Wildcats are looking to secure a first-round home game in Region 2. Davidson is 9-0 overall and was projected to be fourth in the computer ratings this week.

Marysville is 7-2 overall and was projected to be 11th in Region 1 this week.

The top 16 teams in both regions qualify for the postseason, with the top eight playing host to first-round games.

Davidson leads the OCC-Central Division at 6-0, ahead of Dublin Coffman (5-1), Marysville (4-2) and Upper Arlington (4-2).

"Davidson is a perennial playoff team and right now they're playing great football," Marysville coach Morgan Cotter said. "It will really be a measuring stick for us to see where we're at and where we gauge ourselves going into the playoffs."

The game will feature Davidson's run-oriented option attack against the Monarchs' spread offense.

Running back D.D. Clark leads the Wildcats with 1,206 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 168 carries. Running back Phillipie Motley has rushed for 417 yards and five touchdowns on 42 carries.

Marysville quarterback Matt Mulholland has completed 175 of 285 passes for 2,094 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and rushed for 334 yards and four touchdowns on 69 carries.

Running back Aron Mowery has rushed for 682 yards and eight touchdowns on 145 carries and wide receiver Logan Roston has 34 catches for 688 yards and seven touchdowns.

"Marysville gave us everything we could handle week 10 of last season, probably even outplaying us," said Davidson coach Brian White, whose team defeated Marysville 14-7 a year ago. "They are obviously extremely well-coached, tough, athletic kids who know their system well and are running it with a tremendous amount of confidence."