Could Aldine Benjamin Davis be the most slept on team in the Houston area? Davis High School has only been in existence since 2012. After a good regular season last year, Davis lost to Cypress Woods High School in the first-round of the playoffs.Davis is an up and coming program. (By Canaan Cadwell on September 2, 2015 4:50 pm)
The team hopes to have a stronger playoff run but Davis suffered a tough loss the first game of the season to Spring High School 17-7.Head coach James Showers makes sure that his players understand that they will be disciplined before anything, therefore the athletes understand that they are well-coached.“You can expect us to be more disciplined and well coached,” Joshua Vinson said.Vinson is wide receiver for Davis and has been compared to former Oregon wideout Josh Huff.“In the NFL, I look up to Andre Johnson, “Vinson said. “Some strengths in my game individually is my route running. I’m a deep threat, and I have the ability to separate from my defender.”Every player in the Davis program recognizes and understands that discipline is the foundation of this organization but being more explosive is the goal.Davis runs a Spread Offense and Split Back, but coach Showers added some new formations into the lineup to help them become more dynamic on the offensive end.“There are some new things that we added with a tight end,” Vinson said. “So it should be a very exciting offense.”Having an explosive offense, the quarterback has to be able to make the right reads and limit his mistakes if this team wants to have success.The 6-foot 204-pounds quarterback Isaac Jackson is the perfect quarterback for this style of offense, with his skills of passing and running the football.“You can expect an explosive more disciplined team with lots of weapons on both sides of the ball,” Jackson said. “My deep passing game and running the ball downhill with my size is an advantage with a scary site for opposing defenses.”Jackson’s 40-yard dash time is a 4.65 which makes him more than just a pocket passer.On the opposite side of the ball, Davis’ defense has become more multiple by having 3-4 and 4-3 formations implemented their system.“We will be an aggressive team this year on defense,” Brian Woods said.Woods plays linebacker for Davis and runs a 4.66 in the 40 yard dash.“My coverage is what I am best at,” Woods said. “I can fill gaps, and I can move well from sideline to sideline.” Woods states. “That all goes along with my speed.”One of the best linebackers who can move sideline to sideline is Texans’ Brian Cushing, when he is healthy.“In the NFL I admire Brian Cushing,” Woods said. “Also an underrated linebacker that most people would pass on will be C.J. Mosley.”Every player within the Davis program understands that Eisenhower is their rival opponent because that is the game everyone wants to see.Our rival is Eisenhower this does not mean they are the toughest,” Sherry Durand said.Durand is also a linebacker with Davis that runs an amazing 4.56 40-yard dash with the size of an outside linebacker being 6-foot-1 and weighing in at 221-pounds.“My strengths that I have that sets me apart from others, is my size and aggression,” Durand said. “I admire Calvin Pryor and Ed Reed from The NFL.”Davis has the players with the right attitude and mindset.If these guys can bounce back from their first loss of the season, these guys can be dangerous.“You can expect us to be more focused and ruthless while playing the game,” Durand said.