“We had some good opportunities in terms of field position earlier in the game, but we were missing some assignments,” Delhi coach Dave Kelly said. “We were playing without a couple of starters on offense and we were blocking the wrong people. Once they got comfortable and started to block the right people, things got better.”
After Whitney Point scored 12 straight points, the Bulldogs’ Mike Neumann capped the scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs (3-3) are 1-1 in division play heading into a key home against Division VIII leader Harpursville (5-1, 2-0). Delhi will need a victory to have a chance to qualify for the Section Four Class D playoffs.
“Harpursville was a little bigger than Walton, I thought,” Kelly said. “They did a nice job. They have a back (Mason Dean) that’s hard to get ahold of and he’s about 200 pounds. They had a nice offensive game plan. Walton was at a disadvantage with (senior quarterback Dalton) Kaminsky gone and I saw another boy sitting on the sideline who starts, so they weren’t operating at full strength. Still, I thought they’d run right at them, but Harpursville is tough to run on.
“Our running game has to perk up,” he continued. “We were OK against Whitney Point, but I think Harpursville is a stronger team with the size and strength of their linemen. They’ll be hard to block.”
Brian Ingram, who injured his left ankle during last week’s 28-18 loss to Walton, played on defense but not offense. Kelly said he expects Ingram to play both ways this week, and added that linebacker/tight end Austin Gullow also will be back for the Harpursville game.
B-G 19, Oxford 14
Visiting Bainbridge-Guilford improved its playoff resume with a Division VII victory.
The Bobcats (5-1, 2-1) scored the first 19 points and then held off an Oxford rally.