King William spoiled Mathews High School’s homecoming on Friday night, as the visiting Cavaliers crushed the varsity Blue Devil football team, 47-14.
The loss dropped the Devils’ record to 3-5 overall; 1-1 in the Tidewater District. King William, meanwhile, picked up its first district win while improving to 6-1.
"King William is the best team that we have played thus far," MHS head coach Paul White said. "We probably have four or five teams on our schedule that are playoff bound, but King William is good." However, White added, "that is not an excuse for missing tackles and not executing."
The Division II powerhouse jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back. The Cavs led, 34-7, at the half.
One of the few bright spots for Mathews was the performance of Chris Davis. The junior running back rushed for over 100 yards and both MHS touchdowns, also making a big kick return just shy of the Cavaliers’ goal line. Pl...
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