Davenport falls to Columbia-Burbank in nonleague showdown
Last updated 3/25/2021 at 12:24pm
DAVENPORT – The Gorillas were able to schedule a nonleague game during the bye week, affording seniors another opportunity to play during this bizarre, truncated season. However, the visiting Columbia (Burbank) Coyotes came in with a perfect record and kept it during a 13-7 win Saturday, March 20.
All points were scored in the first half, leading to a defensive showdown in the second half. Davenport junior Jarrett Jacobsen had an interception as part of the Gorilla defensive stand.
Davenport gave up 13 first quarter points on a 15-yard pass and 20-yard run. Columbia also had a punt return touchdown called back due to a holding penalty.
Gorilla senior running back Ethan Douse scored Davenport's only touchdown on a one-yard surge in the second quarter. The drive featured a heavy dose of Douse and sophomore wingback Brenick Soliday, who had a long run to set up the score.
"If we were more disciplined on our blocks, we realistically should've won that game," Davenport head coach Justin Young said. "Our effort in the first half should've been way better...but to come out with a 7-13 deficit against an undefeated team is actually pretty good."
The loss didn't count toward league standings for Davenport, who fell to 1-3 overall but remain 1-2 in the NE2B. The Coyotes of the EWAC East 2B improved to 5-0.
Davenport, which remains in seventh place in the NE2B, finishes the regular season Friday at last place Kettle Falls (0-4). If the standings hold, Davenport would be set up for a No. 7 vs. No. 8 seeding game against Northwest Christian (Colbert), whom the Gorillas have already beaten this year. However, if Davenport wins and Asotin falls to Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, the Gorillas would jump into sixth place, with potential opponents being Colfax and Asotin.