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The Delhi Charter Gators (4-3, 1-1) picked up their first disrict 2-1A win of the season with a 38-22 victory over the St. Frederick Warriors in Monroe this past week and now prepare for a home contest against another new district rival, the Cedar Creek Cougars.
"I think the biggest key against St. Fred was were played well defensivley," head coach Bret Raley said. "We were able then to control the football on offense and grind it out on the ground."
Damp and muddy in spots, the field was perfect conditions for Gator running back Randy Julian to rip apart the Warrior defense as he ran for 196 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and Riccie Gray added 47 yards on 12 carries for the Gators. Delhi Charter compiled 312 rushing yards compared to 241 rushing yards for St. Fred.
Quarterback Gabe Robinson again answered the call of any critics around town with another huge night as he opened the scoring on a one-yard touchdown plunge and also completed 8-of-9 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
The game was a bit of a track meet for the first half with the Warriors having Jamar Owens run for 107 yards and Nicholas Leehy 73 yards on 13 carries.
Delhi Charter dominated off a rushing a passing touchdown from Robinson to Darrius Clay that gave the Gators a 12-0 lead after one quarter and they never trailed afterwards.
Now another tough district foe comes to DCS as the Cedar Creek Cougars try to rebound after a hard fought district loss
Quarterback Jordan Scelfo, son of La. Tech offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo, leads a Cougar attack that has averaged over 27 points per game the past three games and Scelfo is coming off a 213 yard, 3 touchdown passing performance in a 55-28 loss to Oak Grove.
Scelfo ended the game with a late, two-yard touchdown run last week as well.
"They run so many different formations," Raley said. "They might run the spread some and then come out in the wing-t formation."
One of the keys for the Gators new found success even in a close loss to Class 1A power Ouachita Christian that carried over to last week's game was the progression of the new look offensive line.
Sophomore Trey Presely was set to be the new center after two-years on the junior varsity line. He came in this week to get his papers to transfer to Franklin Parish high school and has taken residence in Winnsboro with family there.
Kyle Hammons now plays center and Hunter Pruitt has moved over to right tackle.
Nathan Monroe has been moved to the defensive line from offense and all changes seemed to be for the best against St. Fred.
On defense, coaches feel as if the Gators gave up too many big plays because of missed tackles and being out of position.
"Overall the St. Fred game was our best game this year," Raley said. "We have to be in position more times than we were. The biggest challenge this week will be how we defend the pass."
On offense the Gators will work on ball security after three fumbles stalled drives and one at the goal line by Julian erased what appeared to be a sure six points.
Kickoff in Delhi is set for 7 p.m.