Delhi crushes Waterford, 40-6; Hawks prepare for undefeated Gustine
Waterford took a 3-0 lead against Delhi High after the conclusion of the first quarter on Friday, but after the Hawks took a breather, they went on an offensive outburst, dominating the rest of the game behind their powerful running game.
Delhi quarterback Louie Avalos was 5-for-10 for 87 yards and the Hawks' rushing game came away with 319 yards, and five of the team's touchdowns were scored on the ground.
Jesse Flores (86), Avalos (72) and sophomore Alecxis Miranda (102), who was recently called up from junior varsity, paved the way for the run game as they averaged over 7.4 yards per carry on Friday night.
Delhi's defense was strong as well, allowing only six first downs all game long and not allowing a single touchdown as well as recovering three fumbles.
Delhi went on to score 40 unanswered points in the second, third and fourth quarters and the Hawks picked up their fifth win of the season.
“The team played great tonight,” said Delhi assistant coach Erik Martinez. “I hope we can continue to play like this since we have a tough opponent next in Gustine.”
The next game for Delhi [5-3, 2-3] will be a critical SAL contest at home against the 8-0 Gustine Redskins at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Denair shutout by Ripon Christian
The Ripon Christian Knights dominated Denair High this past Friday when the teams met for a Southern Athletic League showdown.
It was Denair's penultimate road contest and they failed to execute consistently on offense, amassing only four first downs all game, as opposed to RC's 17 for the game as they were shutout for the second time in the last three weeks.
“It really was just not a very good game for us,” said Denair head coach Anthony Armas.
Denair also lost their fourth consecutive game of the year after starting 2-2, but since then the Coyotes have been outscored, 166-26.
RC's Travis Zuidervaart was 6-for-7 and tossed three touchdowns in the air and the running game rushed for 192 and six touchdowns.
Denair's next game will be at home against Le Grand at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Turlock Christian falls to Millenium after a close ending
Turlock Christian High played perhaps one of its most contestant defensive battles of the season on Saturday when the varsity football team traveled to Millenium High to take on the Falcons in a Central California Athletic Association game.
Both sides went into the half with 0-0 ball game after a tough contest in the first two quarters.
The Falcons went on to score a touchdown followed by 13 points in the fourth quarter, holding TC's offense to only one touchdown, closing it out with a 20-3 score.
TC held Millenium to 254 rushing yards and only 56 passing yards for the game, but the Eagles turned the ball over three times and were held to only 139 rushing yards and 36 yards passing.
Millenium's Aaron Cook ran the ball 22 times for 138 yards and TC's Dominic Zendejas finished with a team-high 104 yards rushing on 11 carries.
TC's next game will be a home game against Stone Ridge Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.