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Redcats' rally falls short in 42-30 defeat to Pius XI

QB Davidson, BV team display grit after falling behind

Sept. 6, 2007

Bay View quarterback Montrell Davidson engineered a strong showing in the second half, scoring two touchdowns and throwing for another - with two-point conversions attached to all three.

But Bay View simply did not have enough firepower to overcome a large Milwaukee Pius XI contingent Aug. 31 and fell, 42-30.

The game, played at South Stadium, was the Popes' first since falling to Bay View division rival Bradley Tech. They nonetheless established a three-touchdown lead in the first half and led at one point, 42-14, before Davidson rallied the cause.

"No one's going to just pummel us," Bay View coach Gary Griffin said after watching his team fall to 0-2.. "At halftime, we had a little talk and I said, 'We have to understand we're playing three D-linemen and eight DBs.' Not one kid on our team is a linebacker. They got us in that trap. I thought we were prepared for it, but that's what happens. We didn't think we were going to come here and beat them."

Pius, which went 9-3 last season and finished second in the mighty Classic 8 Conference, picked up four touchdown runs from Dan Orlowski. One such run was immediately followed by a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Bay View's Daryll Winn, though Pius never allowed the Redcats to mount a serious threat to the lead.

"Tech is a lot deeper than us, and we're not deep right now," Griffin said, comparing the two Pius outcomes against City teams. "Four guys we had last week aren't with us this week. That's how it works. We'll play with the kids that want to bust their butt and play hard.

"We could have folded up; we didn't stop. We kept trying to score. They couldn't defend usm and that's going to hurt Riverside (next week). We're going to throw the ball on them."

Bay View was still within 21-6 with just over 5 minutes to play in the third quarter. But a long Pius drive that finished with an Orlowski touchdown was followed shortly thereafter by a Davidson interception, which George Turner returned for a Pius touchdown that led to a hefty 35-6 lead.

The Redcats fared well thereafter, scoring three touchdowns. Kwame Bailey caught passes from Davidson for two-point conversions after each of them.. Teon Banks added a 7-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth.

"We just couldn't get the power (running game) going because we're playing two kids on the O-line that didn't start last week," Griffin said. "But we came here and did all right. We did much better than we thought we would. We're proud."

Next Kickoff

WHO: Milwaukee Riverside (0-2) vs. Bay View (0-2)

WHAT: City Conference football game

WHEN:: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7

WHERE: South Stadium, 971 W. Wind Lake Ave., Milwaukee

PREVIEW: Riverside became darling of Milwaukee area last fall when it surged to WIAA Division state semifinal ... Tigers endured heavy graduation losses, and have dropped lopsided decisions to Wauwatosa East and Waukesha Catholic Memorial ... Bay View has instituted greater passing element this year and will not just rely on returning all-state running back Lenier Johnson to propel offense.

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