The Delta Panthers spotted Eagle Valley a six-point lead last Friday in 3A WSL action in Gypsum. From there it was all Delta as the Panthers rolled to a 34-14 3A WSL win.
Delta bounced back to take the lead for good on a 31-yard halfback pass from Derek Horn to Devin Williams. The kick from Jonney Ponce gave Delta a 7-6 lead.
Offense was the highlight for the Panthers in the second quarter. A 20-point explosion boosted Delta's lead to 27-6 at the intermission.
In the first quarter, Williams collected a 48-yard bomb from Cade Gafford for his second touchdown of the game, giving the Panthers a 14-6 lead after Ponce's PAT.
Next came a Tyler Sandoval 3-yard run, with Ponce failing to convert the PAT. The Panthers' final score of the first half was a 3-yard pass from Gafford to David Brown. Ponce's kick was good, accounting for the 27-6 halftime lead for the Panthers.
An Eagle Valley score in the third quarter made the score 27-14 heading into the fourth quarter of play.
The game's final score came in the fourth quarter on a Sandoval 1-yard plunge and Ponce's PAT.
Ponce, a sophomore running back, carried the ball 21 times for 155 yards while Horn and Sandoval toted the pigskin 10 times each for 36 and 30 yards respectively.
The Panthers were 10 of 13 through the air with Gafford completing nine of 12 attempts for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Horn threw once for 30 yards and a touchdown to Williams.
Delta's receiving corps was led by Williams' two receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Sandoval hauled in five Gafford aerials for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Delta's offense showed a fairly balanced performance with 227 yards on the ground and another 184 through the air for 411 yards total.
Defensively, Cordell Stroud continues to lead the way for the Panthers as he had 10 tackles for the game.
Sandoval was close behind with his eight tackles and Jake Millard recorded six tackles for the Panthers.
Delta players with four tackles included Saul Sanchez and Jasiel Garcia.
Delta is scheduled to host Moffat County's Bulldogs (0-3 and 0-2) this Friday (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m.
Delta is 2-1 overall and 1-0 in 3A WSL play following last week's win. Eagle Valley is 2-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.blog comments powered by Disqus