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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Greater Victoria writer releases first novel inspired by U.S. school shootings

Dear Mr. President tells thought provoking story of victims left behind

Saanich mayor joins fight to protect local wildlife from rat poisoning after second owl dies

Mayor Fred Haynes to meet with provincial, federal pest control industry representatives

Sidney fire responds to fewer but more severe calls during pandemic

Rise in severity linked to changes in routine during COVID-19 pandemic

Saanich police see spike in excessive speeding compared to previous years

Nearly 100 excessive speeders caught since January 2020

Colwood branch drop-off to continue throughout summer

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

PHOTOS: U.S. cities brace for increasing unrest over police killing of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has fully mobilized the state’s National Guard

Most Read