High school football: Davis comes back to stun No. 1 Millwood in 2A title game

Davis scores two touchdowns in the final 2:23 to earn the school's third state championship with a 36-32 win over Millwood.
by Scott Wright Published: December 19, 2013


photo - Davis celebrates their win over Millwood in the Class 2A state football championship game  at Moore High School in Moore, Okla.,  Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Davis celebrates their win over Millwood in the Class 2A state football championship game at Moore High School in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

MOORE — A year ago in the Class 2A playoffs, Davis trailed Millwood by 22 points, but rallied for a 42-28 victory.

So Thursday night, when Davis found itself down 19 points at halftime to the Falcons once again, it didn't seem so scary.

“That helped a lot. Us seniors, we were in the locker room at halftime telling everybody, ‘Hey, we did it last year. Why can't we do it this year?” senior running back Braden Ruth said.

Second-ranked Davis capped the rally with two touchdowns in the final 2:23 to earn the school's five state championship with a 36-32 win over No. 1 Millwood in the Class 2A title game at Moore Stadium.

It was the third comeback victory for the Wolves in the playoffs this season, capping an undefeated season.

“We're down by more than two scores to a really good team at half, and all they wanna know is, ‘OK, what do we need to do?'” Davis coach Jody Weber said. “And they believed. There weren't a lot of reasons to believe at times, for a lot of that game.

“I'm a talker and I'm at a loss for words. Both teams played their guts out. I'm glad we didn't have to play one more second. I'm just so proud of our kids.”

For Weber, it was his first state championship as the Wolves' head coach in his fifth try. His father, Joe, coached the Wolves to their previous two titles.

Millwood (14-1) took firm control of the game early with its high-powered offense that struck for several big plays. But Davis' clock-eating wishbone offense kept the Falcons off the field.

“It's my fault,” first-year Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said after guiding the Falcons to their first finals appearance since winning it all in 2006. “I guess we didn't cover everything to the extent we thought we had.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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