High School Sports

Davis has new role at Pelion

Pelion senior Sean Davis has added a new line to his already impressive high school football resume – starting quarterback.

Davis has been the Panther go-to tailback since the last half of the 2006 season, and got a few snaps in the early going at quarterback in the spread offense in the first two games of the season. Last week, Ben Freeman shifted Davis to quarterback after Pelion fell behind 13-0 vs. Wagener-Salley. With Davis at the helm in the shotgun formation, the Panthers rallied for a 42-13 win.

“I’ve been experimenting with using Sean at quarterback, giving him a series here and there, but I’m probably going to use him there a lot more the rest of the season,” said Freeman. “Obviously, he’s a great runner, but he throws the ball well, too. Sean’s just a great athlete and he gives us a lot of options in the shotgun.”

For the season Davis has 522 yards rushing and seven touchdown runs while completing 10 of 17 passes for 146 yards.

David will like get his starting debut Friday against Mid-Carolina in Prosperity.

Site: Lon Armstrong Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Pelion notes: Pelion improved to 2-1 last week with 42-13 romp over Wagener-Salley. Sean Davis led the way with 173 yards rushing and three touchdowns … The Panthers fell into a 13-0 hole in the first quarter, but took a 15-13 lead by halftime and dominated in the second half … Davis scored the first three Pelion TDs around a safety, and Jamar Pontoon with scoring runs of 42 and 16 yards in the third quarter. Nick Nuzzi’s 30-yard interception return in the fourth quarter was the final tally … Davis

Mid-Carolina notes: Mid-Carolina fell to 1-2 after coming up short in an all-out upset effort against Columbia before an overflow crowd in Prosperity. The Capitals escaped with a 22-12 win over the game, banged-up Rebels … M-C limited Columbia to 36 yards in the first half and had a 6-0 lead in the third quarter. But a controversial unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against M-C (also resulting a player ejection) gave Columbia a much-need lift and a first down. The Capitals went on to score and take the lead. Two more scoring drives followed on Columbia’s next two possessions … The Rebels put together a 17-play, 77-yard scoring drive that wasted eight minutes off the clock in the first half. All of the players were runs. Quarterback Clay Hughes concluded the impressive march with a 1-yard touchdown dive … Jeffrey Hentz finished with 60 yards rushing and scored both M-C touchdowns.

Series history: Pelion has won four in a row, and leads the series 7-2. Pelion prevailed two times last season – beating M-C 29-6 in the regular season, and scoring a 34-14 win on the road in the first-round round of the Class 2A state playoffs.