DAVIS — Davis and Adair have developed quite the rivalry.
Tonight will mark the fourth consecutive year the two schools will meet in the Class 2A playoffs.
The first three meetings have been decided by a combined five points — all Davis victories.
Winners of eight consecutive games, Davis (9-3) enters tonight’s contest at Wolf Field on a tear. They are 5-0 at home. Overall, they have won 12 consecutive playoff games.
Davis coach Jody Weber said he has been pleased with the overall play of his Wolves, especially with the defense.
Two weeks ago, the Wolves built a 41-0 halftime lead over Lexington en route to a 47-26 win in the first round of the playoffs. Last week, Davis’ defense came alive late and held Millwood’s potent offense scoreless in the fourth quarter, and as a result, left Wolf Field with a 41-21 victory.
“We’re playing really fast,” he said. “We’ll find out tonight because they’re (Adair) very offensive-minded. But, we played a very talented football team last week (Millwood). I would say for about four plays, we played great defense on Friday. We’re playing our best right now.”
Davis’ defense will have its hands full tonight.
Adair’s pass-happy offense, led by junior quarterback BJ Bradbury, has helped the Warriors (11-1) to score at least 40 points in all but one game – a 42-28 loss to Locust Grove on Sept. 10.
“He’s outstanding, starting since he’s been in the ninth grade,” Weber said. “And they’ve got five different skilled kids that have first started for them as freshmen or sophomores. They’re all dangerous and they spread the field well.”
Sophomore Briston Summers will be making his first career start at quarterback.
Senior Trever Merrell is out indefinitely after dislocating his elbow in last week’s game.