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|Delhi Charter travels to Monroe|
The Delhi Charter Gators (2-4, 0-1 district 2-1A) will be attempting to bounce back from a messy outing against Ouachita Christian School last week where they lost 14-7. The Gators visit St. Frederick High School in Monroe for their next district 2-1A matchup this Friday night at 7 p.m. Against OCS, the Gators fell behind early on in a wet and slippery condition last Friday night. Constant rain and wind had made for a slick and moist field that took many plays away from each team's offense Friday.
OCS started the scoring with a 33-yard touchdown run by Paul Michael Turner with 8:33 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Delhi Charter defense held tight the rest of the quarter and was able to keep the Gators within striking distance until Delhi Charter got their offensive running game on track.
The returning Randy Julian, making his first start in a month because of a leg injury, found a hole and bolted through and around the Ouachita Christian defense for a 21-yard touchdown.
Julian was the top Delhi Charter offensive player on Friday and finished with 90-yards and one touchdown on 16 carries. Ricci Gray was not far behind as he rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Gabe Robinson rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries. Robinson was also more consistent in the pass game as he completed 4-of-8 pass attempts for 42 yards. His pass completion numbers have risen by thirty-seven percent in the last week alone.
With the rain and wet ball causing problems for both teams, the OCS offense was limited in what they could do through the air and both teams had trouble holding onto the football.
Garner completed just 6-of-12 pass attempts for 41 yards and no touchdowns. Later Carroll picked Garner off in the second half to stall a promising OCS drive and keep the Gators right their in the thick of things.
"Defensivley we played well all night long," Delhi Charter head coach Bret Raley said. "Our defense would hold them then they would spring a run."
Garner was held without a passing touchdown for the first time all season but added his second rushing score of the first half as OCS opened the second quarter by marching down the field and Garner pushed OCS ahead and another Taylor Dawson extra-point kick put OCS up 14-7 at halftime.
Neither team could muster any consistent yards and zero points in the second half as the OCS defense forced three fumbles and each team consistently had to punt the football away.
Now Delhi Charter turns their attention to the St. Fred Warriors in the second district game and the first meeting with the Warriors in school history.
St. Fred will be coming out on a mission after an embarrassing 26-0 loss at Cedar Creek in Ruston last week started the Warriors off on a 0-1 start to district play.
St. Fred fumbled six times and lost two of those on their way to just 165 yards while quarterback Nicholas Leehey compeleted just 1-of-8 pass attempts for 61 yards.
With more rain belting down in northeast Louisiana Monday and Tuesday with more expected Wednesday, the field could be another soaked mess this week again. The St. Fred defense is led by Taylor Praziac who has recorded three interceptions and several big time tackles this season. Delhi Charter will have to look out for Christian Sager on both offense and defense. Sager is one of the leading rushing threats on the St. Fred squad and could be the key threat if the conditions make for a wet field again this week.