Davis has career game in loss
Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 17, 2006
WESSON — Senior Cobra quarterback Micah Davis played the bestgame of his career last Friday in Wesson’s tough 43-40 Region 6-2Aloss to the St. Andrew’s Saints. The game was for first place inthe region race.
Davis rushed the football 19 times for 119 yards and atouchdown. He completed 10 of 19 passes for 233 yards and a pair ofTDs.
For his accomplishments, Davis is recognized as The DAILYLEADER’s Offensive Player of the Week for the eighth week of the2006 football season.
“It feels good,” said Davis about the honor. “I’d like to thankthe coaches and God. We played a good game but we came out a littleshort.”
Davis runs a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash. He bench presses 215pounds and squats with 400 pounds.
Wesson head coach Tommy Clopton praised Davis’s performance.”Micah had a career game for us. That’s the best Micah played sincehe has been here. He played the game of his life.
“St. Andrew’s schemed to stop our regular game,” continuedClopton. “Micah did some great things. He has matured a tremendousamount. Our players have a lot of confidence in him. He’s a coach’sson who has grown up in football.” His father is Copiah-LincolnCommunity College head football coach Glenn Davis.
“Micah really rose to the occasion,” said Clopton. “He gave iteverything he had, and gave us a chance to win.”
Davis agreed with Clopton about his performance.
“I thought I played good.” He said that Clopton and his dad gavehim high praise for his game play.”
Originally, Davis wanted to play free safety. His eighth gradecoach, Johnnie Cooks at Starkville, got him to play quarterback. Itturned out to be the right move.
Davis said he doesn’t have any favorite passing play and likesthem all. When running the football, he likes the middle andoutside mix running plays.
Davis complimented his offensive line for helping him and theteam with the success they have had.
“I’d think our offensive line has gotten a lot better,” addedDavis. “They have really picked it up.”
The Cobra offensive line includes Bubba Thompson at weak tackle;John Knight at strong tackle; Matt Smith at center; Will Turnbo atstrong guard and Zach Williams at weak guard.
Davis and the Cobras (7-2, 2-1) are preparing for Madison St.Joe Friday night in their final home game of the regularseason.
“We need to recuperate from our injuries,” said Davis. “I thinkafter the loss, our team has gotten closer. We have to keep workinghard and playing together as a team. We have to keep our heartbeatstogether.”
Davis also plays for Coach Hugh Knight’s baseball team. Lastyear, he pitched and played short stop for the Cobras.
He is the son of Glenn and Minta Davis. Micah has a youngersister, Ann Shelby, who is an up-and-coming basketball player.
In his spare time, Davis likes the outdoors, including huntingand fishing. “We go to our hunting camp in Goodman.”
Davis said he would like to play Division 1 football, but wouldbe happy playing at Co-Lin for his dad. “After graduation, I amlooking at Co-Lin. If I get to Division 1, I would go. I’m lookingforward to playing for my dad.”
Davis said he appreciates the help he has received in his life.”I’d like to thank God first. My parents and coaches for gettingafter me. And my teammates for sticking with me.”
His favorite NFL team is the Atlanta Falcons. Two formerMississippi State players are his favorites, Jerious Norwood andJustin Griffith.
Birthday: March 29, 1989.
Food: Wendy’s Hamburgers.
Dessert: Banana pudding.
TV Show: ESPN’s Sports Center.
Movie: Friday Night Lights.
Book: The Bible.
College team: Florida State.
NFL Team: Atlanta Falcons.
NFL Players: Jerious Norwood and JustinGriffith.