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|Gators host Gueydan in second round at home Friday|
The Delhi Charter Gators (7-4) will be hosting the fifth-seeded Gueydan Bears Friday in the second round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoffs.
Delhi Charter earned the home game after an impressive 27-0 win at Metarie Park Country Day last Friday night.
"We focus on the road for some reason," Delhi Charter head coach Brett Raley said. "We have become sort of road warriors the last few years."
Delhi Charter took the opening kickoff and drove the ball deep into Country Day territory but could not find the end zone after a lengthy seven minute drive.
The two teams went scoreless for the first quarter before DCS finally found their offensive punch in the second quarter as running back Randy Julian ran in from the one-yard line.
Before the touchdown, DCS had punted on three consecutive possessions.
Darius Antley caught a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gabe Robinson just before halftime to give the Gators a 14-0 lead at the break.
Julian recorded another seven-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Julian carried 14 carries for 54 yards and two scores on the night.
Riccie Gray capped off the scoring with a fourth quarter run of 17 yards and he finished with 56 yards on seven carries.
Hunter Simms carried the football five times for 77 and Robinson rushed 10 times for 47 yards.
The Gators played one of their most complete defensive games of the season as well as they surrendered just 108 yards of total offense to Country Day.
No. 5 Gueydan (10-1) visits Delhi Charter this Friday.
After a 1-3 beginning to the season, the Gators shuffled their starting offensive line and things have looked up ever since.
The Gators have gone 5-2 since that time and now host No.5 Gueydan this week.
Gueydan is coming off a 28-26 first round victory over Cedar Creek of Ruston.
Starting running back Devonte Bourgue has rushed for over 1,400 yards of the season.
The double-wing offense of the Bears also allows for plenty of touches by running back Trevor Derouen who has also ran for over 1,000 yards this season.
Derouen threw his first ever pass on a reverse half-back pass that went for a touchdown to Bourgue and put the Bears ahead of Cedar Creek to stay last week.
"We will have to get penetration and tackle well against Gueydan," Raley said. "We must follow their fullback to where the play is going and make plays."
Gueydan is very thin on depth and will be playing ten players on both offense and defense. The Bears dress just 23 players total on their team.
Delhi Charter has not played a team with the double wing offensive scheme since a 46-29 loss to Oberlin in the 2006 playoffs.
Kickoff in Delhi on Friday night is set for 7 p.m.