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October 5, 2013

Unatego rides QB past Delhi

Staff Report

Sophomore quarterback Josh Feyerabend threw for 194 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown as host Unatego defeated Delhi, 48-14, in a Section Four Football Conference Division V game Friday.

“I think he made good reads,” Unatego coach Frank Microni said of Feyerabend, who completed 13 of 19 passes. “He read the defense well and our guys can run pretty well after the catch.”

The Spartans (4-1, 3-0) opened the scoring on a 38-yard fumble return by Ryan Marszal. It came on Delhi’s first offensive possession.

“We were telling him to jump on it, but he scooped it up and went down the sideline,” Microni said. “It was awesome. It got us going.”

Feyerabend’s extra point made it 7-0.

Delhi (1-4, 1-2) closed to 7-6 on a 3-yard scoring run by Brian Ingram in the first quarter. Ingram finished with a game-high 131 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

In the second quarter, Feyerabend threw three touchdown passes. The first came on a middle screen to Tanner Winchester that covered 42 yards. The second was a 9-yard pass to Winchester and the third went 15 yards to Jared Jones, capping a 92-yard drive.

The Spartans stopped Delhi on downs on its 8, setting up the big drive.

“That drive was nice,” Microni said. “We mixed in some runs, hit some hitches and some bigger pass plays.”

Feyerabend’s scoring pass to Jones came with 1:27 left in the half and increased Unatego’s lead to 28-6.

When Feyerabend hit Winchester on a 14-yard scoring play in the third quarter and kicked the PAT, the Spartans led, 35-6.

Winchester finished with five catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored on a 4-yard run.

“It happened to be Tanner’s night,” Microni said. “He was popping open.”

Conner Gioffe went 6-for-14 for 80 yards for Delhi. He had passes intercepted by Nate Wilsey and Braedon Beadle. Noah Dedominicis made an interception for the Bulldogs.

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