December 15, 2009

Davis proud of senior season

In his senior season, future Hawkeye Carl Davis led Sterling Heights Stevenson on an undefeated run all the way to the state championship game in Michigan's Division I where they met up with Detroit Catholic Central. Stevenson came out on the wrong side of a 31-21 decision in the game, but Davis is still extremely proud of his team this year. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder talks about the season, his future at Iowa, and much more.

Q: What was it like making an undefeated run all the way until the state championship game this year?

DAVIS: It was very exciting. I mean, it was a long season for us, but it was a good ride.

Q: What do you think happened in the championship game?

DAVIS: We had a lot of basic mistakes and we also played a good team. In the state championship, you're always going to play a good team, but we didn't really execute the way we wanted to.

Q: Overall, looking back, what are your thoughts on the season as a whole?

DAVIS: I'm definitely very proud because we came a long way. Out of all the teams in Division I, we were one of the teams to make it to the finals. We wish we could have won, but we were happy how far we came. We thought we deserved to go last year, but we didn't get our chance and this year, we had our shot.

Q: How did you feel you played this year?

DAVIS: I had a pretty good season this year. I worked very hard in the off-season getting ready. I always expect a little more of myself, but I did about everything I could do. I had about 60 tackles and 8 or 9 sacks.

Q: Otherwise, the last time we talked to you was back when you committed to Iowa. What's it been like for you since you made that decision?

DAVIS: Everything has just really been pretty quiet and low key really. I've just been in school and I'm playing basketball now. Everything is just kind of back to normal.

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