Hilliard Davidson would secure its fifth consecutive postseason berth with a win over Marysville.
Hilliard Davidson would secure its fifth consecutive postseason berth with a win over Marysville. The Wildcats were expected to be seventh in the Division I, Region 3 computer ratings heading into week 10.
Davidson continues to rely heavily on its ground game. E.J. Jennings has rushed for 1,208 yards and 19 touchdowns on 200 carries.
Marysville has won two of its last three games. Hites leads the Monarchs' offense, having completed 101 of 172 passes for 870 yards and seven touchdowns and having rushed for 920 yards and seven touchdowns on 168 carries.
*Last week: Davidson opened a 28-0 lead by the end of the first quarter against Thomas Worthington on its way to its fifth consecutive victory.
D.D. Clark had touchdown runs of 44 and 5 yards and quarterback Ziyad Rasul scored on a 41-yard run and connected with Nick Waters on a 35-yard touchdown pass.
Marysville led Central Crossing 44-18 at halftime. Kody Davisson rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries and Kyle Hites completed 10 of 15 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
The Monarchs allowed 304 yards passing and four touchdown passes covering 34, 44, 58 and 69 yards.