DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth jumped out to a three-touchdown lead, then held off Davison in the second half to post a 21-14 victory in a Saginaw Valley League football crossover game last Friday at Cardinal Stadium.
The Cavaliers scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters to go up 21-0, then survived Davison touchdowns in the third and fourth periods. Caylen Jones’ interception of a tipped pass in the final minute sealed the Cavs’ first win of the season.
Carman-Ainsworth went up 14-0 in the first half on Josh Jackson’s 70-yard touchdown pass to Logan Banister and Jalen Lewis’ 80-yard touchdown run. Lewis scored again in the third quarter for a 21-0 lead.
Davison scored on short touchdown runs by quarterback Brendan McRill in the third quarter and Jordan Cooper in the fourth but fell to 2-1 on the season.
Lewis finished with 130 yards rushing on eight carries as Carman-Ainsworth totaled 172 yards on the ground. Jackson hit 6 of 9 passes for 140 yards as the Cavs rolled up 312 yards in total offense. Banister finished with four receptions for 91 yards and Cahlil Brownlee had a 38-yard catch.
Defensively, Jaylen Bradley had 10 tackles and Montrell Weatherspoon six.
Carman-Ainsworth, 1-2, 0-1 SVLRed, will visit Flint Northwestern, 0-3, 0-2, for a Red Division game Friday.