Story Archives: Battle of Delhi 2009
|Battle of Delhi 2009|
The Delhi Charter Gators (4-5, 2-2 district 2-1A) will be looking to claim 2009 bragging rights in the newest installment in their rivalry with the Delhi Bears with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night.
The Gators are coming off a 34-20 loss to Oak Grove, the district champions. Running back Randy Julian rushed for 66 yards and the game's first touchodown that gave DCS a 6-0 lead that they could not hold for long following a missed extra point.
Minutes later, Oak Grove quarterback Jimmy Pepmiller found the end zone on a one-yard run that preceded a extra point kick to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead.
Delhi Charter would gain the lead once more before halftime when Riccie Gray busted through the line for a 40-yard touchdown run.
Gray ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gators on offense.
Gray had a fourth quarter touchdown run of 54 yards for the Gators as well.
A Pepmiller touchdown pass to James Whalen and another Pepmiller touchdown run began the run that allowed Oak Grove to pull away.
Star running back Kendrick Jackson rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown, a nine yard jaunt in the second quarter.
Gabe Robinson added 32 yards on 11 carries for the Gators who gained 251 yards of offense compared to 308 for Oak Grove.
Neither team had a turnover in the game although each team fumbled three times and got it back each time the football hit the ground.
The Delhi Bears (3-5, 0-4) are on the docket for DCS this week. Delhi is coming into the game on a four-game losing streak as they have been outscored 114-12 in district play.
A great game against Cedar Creek of Ruston last week turned sour late in the contest as Cedar Creek scored to take the game from the Bears by a score of 8-6.
The Delhi Defense held the high powered Cougar passing attack to just one touchdown and they held St. Frederick to 19 points the week before in a losing effort.
Delhi began the season with some offensive punch as they scored 26 or more points in three straight games against the likes of Franklin Parish, Madison Parish, and Tensas.
Before beating Madison and Tensas the Bears opened the 2009 season with a 14-8 win over Ringgold.