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Enterprise running back Amare Griffin (4) churns out yardage against Dothan last week.

The Enterprise Wildcats (3-0) host Mobile’s Davidson Warriors (1-1) this Friday, Sept. 10 as the Warriors travel to Wildcat Stadium for the first time ever.

Enterprise was supposed to host Davidson last season but COVID-19 protocols for Mobile area schools meant the Warriors were unable to travel to Enterprise. So, Enterprise traveled there and defeated Davidson 52-13 at Baker High School’s Hornet Field.

This game will be the first time Davidson has ever played at Wildcat Stadium and the first time the Warriors have traveled to Enterprise since 1996.

Davidson is coming off a 30-7 win over fellow Mobile school Murphy after losing their opener to Daphne by a score of 54-14. Enterprise is coming off a 48-14 win over Dothan.

The Enterprise offense is averaging 44 points per game and the defense is giving up just 15 points per game, while Davidson is averaging 22 points per game and giving up an average of 30 points per game. In three games so far this season, the Wildcat offense has totaled 1,130 rushing yards, while the Enterprise defense has given up a total of just 714 yards passing and rushing combined. The Wildcat defense has also forced four turnovers and recorded nine sacks.

Enterprise coach Rick Darlington refers to third and fourth down conversions as “crucial downs” that can make or break a game. So far this season, Enterprise has converted 14-of-30 third down attempts on offense and 3-of-4 fourth downs, while the Wildcat defense has only allowed opposing offenses to convert 10-of-42 third down attempts and 3-of-6 fourth downs.

Enterprise’s stellar ground game has been led this season by the one-two punch of sophomore Amare Griffin and junior Mykel Johnson. Griffin has totaled 378 yards and seven touchdowns already, while Johnson has amassed 295 yards and five touchdowns. Both of the backs are averaging more than 10 yards per carry. Senior running back Zy’Air Boyd has added 153 yards and a touchdown on the ground, as well.

Leading the Wildcat defense has been a pair of active sophomore linebackers in JT Hooten and Marzaveious Reed. Hooten has totaled 27 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and two quarterback hurries, while Reed has earned 28 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and a team-high six quarterback hurries.

Fellow junior linebacker Brison Chatman also has 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack, while junior safety/linebacker hybrid Tysen Cole has 19 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, two sacks and three quarterback hurries.

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