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  • Robert Batchelder
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ka'von Benbow
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Jonathan Brewer
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Joshua Crenshaw
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Anderson Crosby
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Brayden Crowder
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Cole Deihl
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Grayson Deihl
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Brett Duckworth
    2018
    Raleigh, NC
  • Benjamin Everett
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • John Feeney
    2018
    Raleigh, NC
  • Peter Fox
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Heyward George
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Matthew Haist
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Verdel Murray
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Christopher Rhoads
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Joshua Rhoads
    2018
    Raleigh, NC
  • Aaron Shahrokhi
    2018
    Apex, NC
  • Jacob Shelton
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Blake Stanley
    2020
    Cary, NC
  • James Talton
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Hudson Taylor
    2018
    Raleigh, NC
  • John Taylor
    2018
    Raleigh, NC
  • Houston Walker
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Joseph Williams
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Paxton Williams
    2021
    Raleigh, NC

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Team Stories

The varsity football Warriors fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 43-20 loss at Rocky Mount Academy Friday night. St. David’s trailed 22-6 at halftime, then allowed another touchdown before a brief rally. “They had some dynamic plays on offense,” said coach Dan Casey, whose Warriors are 5-2. “We got down early, then struggled to get back into it. RMA played well.” Junior Tai Goode exploded for 263 yards on just 17 carries, but RMA rolled up 488 total yards, including 390 on the ground. “Tai carried us on offense, but it wasn’t enough,” said Casey. “It was a good learning opportunity for our guys to compete for four quarters. Hopefully, we can recover and get back next week at Southampton. 

After spotting Faith Christian an early 8-0 lead, the varsity football Warriors exploded for 34 unanswered points on the way to a 49-26 victory on Senior Night at John A. Murray Field. Senior quarterback Hudson Taylor threw all three of his touchdown passes during the first half rally, Christopher Rhoads forced a fumble at the Faith 15 yard line and ran it in for a score then running back Tai Goode broke loose for a 59 yard run to give St. David’s an insurmountable 34-14 halftime lead. A pair of scoring runs from Houston Walker made it 49-14 after three quarters. “We told the players all week that confidence is contagious,” said coach Dan Casey, whose Warriors are 5-1.  “Hudson commanded the game, ran the offense and played with confidence. The rest of the guys followed his lead. Our offensive and defensive lines took charge and played well also.” Goode led St. David’s with 162 yards on 11 carries, Taylor was 6-10 for 141 and three touchdowns and Josh Rhoads caught three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Both of Robert Batchelder’s catches were for scores. Walker also had eight tackles, including 3.5 for a loss. St. David’s (5-1) travels to Rocky Mount Academy Friday. 

 

Homecoming was all Goode in the end. The Warriors wiped out a halftime deficit with 28 unanswered points for a 42-22 victory over Grace Christian Friday night at John A. Murray Field. Junior Taijae Goode exploded for 291 all-purpose yards, three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions, mostly in the second half to lead St. David’s (3-1) to the comeback victory. “Grace won the first half,” said coach Dan Casey. “We were scrambling to get our run game going and stop theirs. We wanted to use Tai on the edge and Houston (Walker) up the middle.” Down 22-14 at the half, the Warriors defense forced the Eagles (2-2) into a three and out. Goode returned the punt 72 yards to make it 22-20.  Goode ended Grace’s next drive with an interception and gave the Warriors the lead four plays later with a 75-yard sprint to the end zone.  “He’s a great athlete with a ton of heart,” said Casey. “He never quits and turned things around for us tonight.” Goode finished with 180 rushing yards on just seven carries as St. David’s outgained Grace 425-275. Josh Rhoads caught a pair of touchdown passes from Hudson Taylor. The Warrior defense forced six turnovers, including three interceptions from Walker Taylor.  Matthew Haist led the Warriors  with 13 tackles.   SDS junior James Motter took the above photo. 

The Warriors suffered their first loss this season, 66-20, at Parrott Academy in Kinston Friday.  The Patriots returned the opening kickoff 63 yards to the Warriors 17 yard line and were in the end zone two plays later. St. David’s went three and out and Parrott scored again after along punt return for a 14-0 lead six minutes into the game. “They played with a lot of energy and discipline,” said coach Dan Casey. “That early lead helped them maintain momentum throughout the game.” The Warriors capitalized on a 10 yard punt for a 22 yard scoring drive later in the first quarter, but the Patriots answered with a 94 yard scoring march that led to a 48-20 halftime margin. Parrott outgained St. David’s 526-234 and forced five turnovers. “It was good for us to play a very good opponent,” said Casey. “It’s a good reminder of what we need to work on.  How a team responds to adversity says a lot about its character. I’m confident we’ll bounce back.” The Warriors host Grace Christian on Homecoming Friday at John A. Murray Field.