Calvert Hall’s Donald Davis was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Thursday after leading the Cardinals to a 19-14 victory over Wise on Saturday that ended the Pumas’ 43-game winning streak.
The Cardinals (3-0) avenged last year’s 15-13 loss to the three-time defending state Class 4A champions, who were tied for the second-longest high school football win streak in the country.
Sean Tucker scored twice and the Cardinals’ defense was outstanding. Tucker’s second touchdown came on a 2-yard run with 2:37 left in the game and held up as the game winner. The Pumas made it to the Cardinals’ 10-yard line with 30 seconds left and Calvert Hall stopped them on four first-and-goal plays.
“To win 43-consecutive games is outstanding, so tremendous amounts of credit go to Coach [DaLawn] Parrish and his Wise program, but I am really proud of our kids to be able to play against a fine program like that,” Davis said in a statement. “We started a little faster, finished a little stronger, and responded to adversity a little better than we did when we played them last year. To find a way to win against a team like Wise says a lot about our boys’ character and our coaching staff.”
The Cardinals continue their season at Riverdale Baptist on Friday night at 7.
Each week during the regular season, the Ravens will honor one high school football coach who will receive a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program and an award from Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
All of the winners, including Davis and Week One winner Jamie Willis, from Long Reach, will be invited to the Ravens-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 16, where one will be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.