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Roster

  • Robert Batchelder
    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
  • Benjamin Everett
    2021
    Raleigh, NC
  • Joe Exum
    2019
    Cary, NC
  • Taijae Goode
    2019
  • Trameik Goode
    2021
  • Matthew Haist
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Verdel Murray
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • John Nicholson
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ethan Pitts
    2020
  • Colby Sanders
    2020
    Cary, NC
  • James Talton
    2020
    Raleigh, NC
  • Houston Walker
    2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Paxton Williams
    2021
    Raleigh, NC

Coaches

Team Stories

The varsity football Warriors rolled over Rocky Mount Academy, 52-14, Friday night at John A. Murray Field. St. David’s (4-0) turned an 8-8 second quarter tie into a 44-8 advantage late in the third quarter behind explosive senior Tai Goode, who ran for 184 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns and caught four passes for 160 yards and two more TD’s. Goode has 21 touchdowns so far this season. “I’m just glad he’s on our team,” said coach Dan Casey. “He took over midway through the second quarter and I don’t think anybody catches him when he gets going.” Goode scored on plays of 37, 39, 55 and 79 yards, the last two on back-to-back touches. Quarterback James Talton was 8-11 for 250 yards and four touchdowns, two to senior reciver Robert Batchelder, as the Warriors rolled up 555 yards of total offense. “James made some excellent plays for us and our defense played consistently well. Cooper Crosby, Troy Exum, Ford Everett and Matthew Haist were making tackles all over the field.” The Warriors host Parrott Academy Friday for Homecoming. St. David's senior James Motter took the photo that accompanies this post.

The varsity football Warriors scored on all 10 first half possessions on the way to a 85-14 rout of Cary Christian Wednesday night in Cary. Junior quarterback James Talton was 13-15 for 290 yards and five touchdowns, including three to senior Tai Goode, who scored six touchdowns for the second straight game. Goode had four carries for 88 yards and three scores and all three passes he caught went for touchdowns.  Talton’s big plays included an 80 pass to Robert Batchelder to open the scoring and 40 and 37 yard scoring tosses to Goode. "James was sharp throwing the football," said coach Dan Casey. "He keeps getting better every week. Our young guys stepped up and played really well. Meek Goode had a couple of interceptions and Cole Deihl ran strong." Lineman Cooper Crosby also scored on an interception return. St. David’s (3-0) outgained the Knights 664-160 with 374 rushing yards, led by Deihl with 131 and two touchdowns. The defense held Cary Christian to just 11 rushing yards on 16 attempts. St. David's senior James Motter took the photo that accompanies this post.

The varsity football Warriors used six touchdowns from senior Tai Goode to rout Faith Christian, 65-14, Friday night in Rocky Mount. The Warriors (2-0) trailed 14-6 early in the second quarter before Goode went to work. He scored on a 27 yard run, a 12-yard pass from James Talton and added the two point conversion on another Talton toss for a 20-14 halftime lead. Goode returned the second half kickoff 65 yards for a score, then jetted his way to a 75-yard TD run on the next possession for a 33-14 advantage. Goode capped his night with a 37 yard scoring reception from Talton later in the third quarter as the Warriors outgained Faith 439-181. "Tai is a playmaker," said coach Dan Casey. "He is extremely explosive and took advantage of some good blocks that sprung him for big yards. James did a great job orchestrating our big drives and completed 66% of his passes. The defense played well for the most part, so I'm really proud of our team." Talton was 10-15 for 152 yards and four touchdowns. Goode accounted for 166 rushing yards, 73 receiving and 65 return yards. Robert Batchelder had two touchdown receptions and Cole Deihl scored the final touchdown. Houston Walker led the defense with eight tackles.  

The varsity football Warriors opened the season with a 51-19 rout of Greenbrier Christian Academy from Chesapeake, VA Friday night at John A. Murray Field. The Gators took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to take a 7-0 lead. They wouldn’t score again until midway through the third quarter. By that time, the Warriors led 45-13. “We responded well after they scored early,” said St. David’s coach Dan Casey. “I was impressed with the way we tackled after their first drive and the way our defense competed.” The offense did its part with 513 total yards including 185 on only eight carries for senior Tai Goode. He started the second half with an 85 yard scoring jaunt, one of his four TD’s on the night. Junior quarterback James Talton completed eight of 11 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown and ran for 105 yards with a pair of TD’s. Robert Batchelder caught four passes for 129 yards. “I thought James grew a lot at his position over our three weeks of practice,” said Casey. “He proved it under game conditions tonight with a good pace and good decisions. Tai was his usual outstanding self and Robert had some good catches. It was a great way to start the season.” St. David's senior James Motter took the photo that accompanies this post.

The varsity football Warriors open the season at home Friday against the Greenbrier Christian Academy Gators of Chesapeake, VA. St. David’s returns two potential All-State candidates in the offensive backfield, while breaking in a new quarterback. “Houston Walker and Tai Goode give us lots of options on offense,” said second year coach Dan Casey. “James Talton and Paxton Williams have looked good under center in practice. Our defense should be more consistent this year, but the key is staying healthy. If we can keep our playmakers on the field, we should have a fun season.” Former players Braxton Montague and David Pierce are new to the coaching staff this fall. Both were captains on the Warriors 2015 state runner up squad.