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Delhi football falters against Riverbank

POSTED September 8, 2012 12:00 a.m.

Delhi High failed to reproduce its high octane rushing attack from a week ago against Riverbank High on Friday. The Hawks ran for only 131 rushing yards against a tough Bruins defense, a far cry from the more than 400 yards they produced last Friday. In the end Riverbank prevailed 28-7.

“It was a distraction filled week,” Delhi’s head coach Rod McCombs said. “There was a lack of focus that carried over from practice.”

Riverbank’s defense held Delhi’s leading rusher, Joseph Cantu, to only 43 yards. The Bruins dominate defense gave its offense ample time to operate on the field, resulting in three first half rushing touchdowns. Riverbank’s final score came off an interception when a Garret Thomas pass was deflected and landed in the hands of a Bruin defender.

“It was a tough Riverbank defense,” McCombs said.

Thomas was responsible for Delhi’s lone touchdown, scoring from 17 yards out with his legs.

The Hawks look to pick up the pieces next Friday when they make a two and a half hour drive to meet Amador High.

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