AC Davis high school in Yakima recorded its first ever nine win season last Thursday, behind the wheels of cheetah quick senior Nikhil Lizotte. The young burner caught 5 touchdown passes and threw for another in the Pirates 56-6 route of cross town rival Eisenhower. He hauled in scoring strikes of 13, 12, 48, 28 and 13 yards, and tossed a 65 yarder to top it off. Lizotte caught 8 passes on the night, good for 188 yards from senior quarterback Elias Moctezuma.
Lizotte showed up on the central Washington radar when the crafty spark plug helped lead the Davis hoop squad to the state 4A title as a freshman. The slippery 5’9″ 155 pounder was then named 1st team all-big nine on the hardwoods following both his sophomore and junior seasons.
Nikhil has done a lot of everything on the gridiron over his 3 year run in Pirateville. As a super sophomore he started at both wideout and cornerback. He snatched 21 balls good for 341 yards and 2 touchdowns, while garnering 2 interceptions and earning Honorable-Mention all league honors at corner. He also filled in at quarterback and completed 13 of 26 passes for 161 yards and 3 scores through the airways.
Last fall he turned into the Pirates quarterback and had a terrific season. He hit on 141 of 250 tosses for 1539 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also whisked his way for 356 yards rushing on 79 carries. He grabbed 3 interceptions on defense and was a 2nd team all conference choice at defensive back.
This season he has exploded as a senior. He led the Big Nine in receiving with 43 catches for 714 yards and 8 touchdowns. The electrifying burner was also the league leader in punt returns, averaging over 17 yards per return.
The Pirates storied season continues this week when the 9-1 AC Davis crew travel to Edgar Brown stadium in Pasco to tangle with the #3 ranked and defending state champion Chiawana RiverHawks.