The Hilliard Davidson High School football team improved to 4-0 with a 28-7 victory over visiting Dublin Coffman on Sept. 20 in the OCC-Central Division opener.
The game was delayed nearly an hour by bad weather following the first quarter.
Coffman fell to 1-3 overall.
Since 1997, Davidson leads the series 15-7.
“It’s always nice to beat Coffman, just like it’s always nice for them to beat us,” Davidson coach Brian White said. “It’s nice for us to beat them and get the first game in the league started off on a positive note.”
Senior running back D.D. Clark rushed for 197 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries to lead the Wildcats.
Markus Bailey’s interception in the second quarter helped set up his own 2-yard touchdown run with 4 minutes, 47 seconds remaining in the half.
Quarterback Nick Iske added scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards.
After the teams traded punts to open the game, Davidson took the lead on Iske’s 1-yard scoring run with 2:35 left in the first quarter.
Iske and Clark rounded out the scoring for Davidson with third-quarter touchdowns.
The Wildcats finished with 336 yards rushing on 56 carries.
The Shamrocks averted the shutout when quarterback Benjamin Beckett connected with wide receiver Kyle Marcinick for a 9-yard touchdown with 59.5 seconds left in the game.
Defensive lineman Jake Franklin had a fumble recovery in the second quarter for the Shamrocks.
“Our kids played hard,” Coffman coach Mark Crabtree said. “We have kids who play with character. We’re just so youthful in a lot of spots. We just have to keep working getting better. Hopefully we’ll keep working, and they’ll keep wanting us to coach them.”
HD – Iske 1 run (Johns kick)
HD – Bailey 2 run (Johns kick)
HD – Iske 2 run (Johns kick)
HD – Clark 5 run (Johns kick)
DC – Marcinick 9 pass from Beckett (McGue kick)