Football: Albemarle vs. Davidson Day Home
Albemarle vs. Davidson Day football game. Kickoff: 7 p.m. Aug. 22, at Bailey Middle School
Davidson Day won 61-6 last season. Players to watch: Albemarle – DL Lee Autry, DB Terrance Ellis, OL Hunter Davis; Davidson Day – WR Glen Coates, QB Anthony DiGioia, WR Jacob Robinson. The skinny: Davidson Day has replaced most of its offensive starters, but preseason scrimmages have been encouraging. The Patriots still prefer to pass and will debut strong-armed Digioia, a senior transfer from Hough. Albemarle, a longtime 1A public school power, was 11-4 last season and reached the state semifinals. The Bulldogs return 13 starters, but they too are debuting a new quarterback.