South Jersey Football Spotlight
Spotlight on: Gloucester Catholic seniors Mike and Matt DavisThere was a good reason Mike Davis became a quarterback and Matt Davis became a wide receiver when the twins went out for youth football in Gloucester.
"I guess I had the best arm and Matt was the best at catching it," Mike Davis said of the twins' landing at complementary positions in the Gloucester Mustangs program.
Save for one season when Mike was battling an injury as an eighth grader, the twins have stayed put - Mike always at quarterback, Matt always at wide receiver.
Now seniors at Gloucester Catholic, the Davis brothers are among South Jersey's leaders in passing and receiving yards and have helped the Rams move into position for a bounce-back season.
Gloucester Catholic is 2-2 entering Saturday's West Jersey Diamond Division home game against 1-3 Highland.
With a victory, the Rams could get to 3-2 at their bye week. That would be a big boost for a team that was 2-8 in 2012.
The fraternal twins have been a big part of the Rams' rebound. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Mike Davis, who is seven minutes older than his brother, has completed 41 of 96 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns.
The 6-2, 170-pound Matt Davis has 15 receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
"We've been playing together for a long time," Matt Davis said. "It makes things a little easier."
- Phil Anastasia