KAYSVILLE — Lucky sevens were wild but not enough for the home team on Friday evening.
Syracuse scored seven points in each quarter and its defense throttled Davis on the way to a 28-14 road victory in the Region 1 opener for both schools.
Brock Anderson (number 7) had a hand or foot in all of the Titan points, throwing four touchdown passes to four different receivers and kicking all four PATs.
Anderson finished the game 20 of 28 for 216 yards with one interception.
“He pulls the trigger good,” said Syracuse coach Russ Jones. “He’s smart and heady, throws well and can also run the ball. He does a great job and knows what to do in most situations.”
The Titans opened the game using a short passing attack, with Anderson tossing scoring strikes to Kavika Fonua (21 yards) and Jacob Garver (13 yards) to give Syracuse a 14-7 edge heading into the locker room. Anderson finished the half 16 of 20 for 169 yards.
“We wanted more control early to get a feel for their schemes and what they were trying to do,” Jones said.
In the third quarter Anderson aired it out with a 25 yard bomb to Diante Mitchell at the 9:18 mark to give the Titans a 21-7 lead and then the ground game chewed up time in the second half.
Syracuse pulled out a trick play for its final score, when Anderson lined up for a field goal, but instead lobbed a 13 yard touchdown pass to Blake Taurone down the left sideline.
Davis notched bookend touchdowns (two sevens of its own), getting the initial score midway through the first quarter on a four yard run by Colby Child and closing out the evening on a seven-yard carry by quarterback Gage Cook with .3 remaining on the clock.
“The defense was phenomenal again,” Jones said. “The kids were hyped-up and gung-ho tonight. They were excited and wanted to play here.”