Marcus Davis named B.C.’s AAA player of the year

Big-game player Marcus Davis honoured for all around play

Mount Doug’s Marcus Davis carries against the Terry Fox Ravens at Westhills Stadium on Friday (Nov. 16). Davis scored four touchdowns

When Terrell Davis is your big brother, meeting the expectations he set as a player can seem a bit daunting.

The former Mount Douglas Rams running back won just about everything there was to win at the AAA high school football level.

But it hasn’t taken long for younger brother Marcus, two years Terrell’s junior, to find a way to make a mark of his own. Marcus was named B.C.’s AAA Player of the Year on Monday, the ultimate accolade for a high school player.

Marcus and the Rams torched the W.J. Mouat Hawks 41-15 in the AAA semifinals on Saturday and are heading back to the AAA Subway Bowl.

“Usually it goes to a senior but I guess I proved myself to the voters,” said Davis, still just 16. “It’s pretty cool, and it’s hard to follow in (Terrell’s) footsteps, but I think I’ve one-upped him.”

The award takes into account a player’s all around game, and no one is as dynamic in all areas of the field as Davis.

“According to this year’s statistics, one in every five times Marcus touches the football he scores a touchdown, which is nothing short of amazing,” said Rams head coach Mark Townsend.

“He’s is our hybrid offensive player and is equally dangerous lining up either as a (wide) receiver or as running back, and is an outstanding kick returner.”

Davis has returned a kick or punt for a touchdown five times. He plays cornerback on defence.

“For Marcus to win this award is a tremendous achievement, especially considering he’s only in Grade 11.”

Davis can’t be recruited by the NCAA until next summer, but has already received a letter of interest from Penn State, hoping to draw his attention.

Provincial Rams senior All-Stars 2012

Offensive lineman Zach Wilkinson Quarterback Ashton MacKinnon, Linebacker Mason Swift, Defensive Back Juilan Luis. Receiver Brian Dowds won the Big Kahuna Scholarship.

Trio of junior Rams footballers headed to Texas

Junior Rams running back Manny Lopez, defensive lineman Byron MacKinnon and offensive lineman Jesse Woollard, have been selected to 15-and-under Team Canada for the U.S. Army All-American games, held in San Antonio in January.

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