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Gazette Premium Content This week's Peak Performer: Anthony Davis, Fountain-Fort Carson football

JUSTIN SHAW Published: September 10, 2012

Fountain-Fort Carson has established itself as the best football team in the city over the first two weeks of the season, and a giant part of the Trojans’ success has come from senior Anthony Davis.

Davis, who also plays defense, ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and added 66 receiving yards and another score in helping Fountain-Fort Carson defeat then-No. 1 ranked Columbine on the road last weekend 35-21.

“I think it was one of the best games I’ve played; there was a lot of hype about it,” said Davis, who has an offer from the University of Northern Colorado and is seeing interest from other colleges. “We just wanted to prove that we could play with anybody in 5A. I think my speed and how much stronger I’ve gotten since last year is making the difference for me.”

Davis also scored twice and ran for 118 yards against Pine Creek in the first week of the season as the Trojans took a firm grip on the Colorado Springs football scene.

“Anthony is a complete young man; solid in the classroom and a man of very few words, so when he speaks people listen,” Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson said. “He is very talented and he had some great inside runs in our power running game against Columbine and helped us to a 10-minute advantage in time of possession. He gets himself in a lot of positions to make plays and he has enough ability to make those plays.”

Although Davis also plays free safety on defense — and does it well — he would rather be carrying the football than chasing someone down.

“I’ve played running back my entire life and I know how to read defenses,” said Davis, who didn’t let his team become satisfied with the Pine Creek victory. “Going into the Columbine game I just wanted our team to step up after the big Pine Creek win and I was proud of all the guys.”

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