Delhi played most of the game without standout fullback/linebacker Brian Ingram (ankle), and quarterback Conner Gioffe suffered a broken collarbone in the second quarter.
“That limited us quite a bit,” Delhi coach Dave Kelly said. “Of course, losing Brian hurt us defensively. They had a nice line; very big. They moved the ball better on the ground than anyone has against us.”
Olsen finished with 168 rushing yards on 21 carries. Sam Crowley contributed 113 yards on the ground for the Saints (4-4), including a 3-yard TD run with 7:38 left that capped the scoring.
Austin Bedient and Noah Dedominicis rushed for 50 and 43 yards, respectively, for the Bulldogs.
END 36, Walton 28
Tom Agan’s third and fourth touchdowns of the game came after visiting Walton had taken a 6-point lead in the fourth quarter and lifted Elmira Notre Dame to a Section Four Class D quarterfinal victory Friday night.
The third-seeded Crusaders (7-1) will play No. 2 Unatego (7-1) in a sectional semifinal Saturday at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. The time for the game has not been announced. Top-seeded Tioga will play No. 5 Spencer-Van Etten in the other semifinal Saturday at Binghamton.
Walton (5-3), the sixth seed, took a 28-22 lead with 6:52 left in the fourth quarter, when Quinn Harby recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and Derek Mead followed with a two-point run for the Warriors.
On the ensuing drive, END converted a third-and-5 as Hunter Thomas hit Derek Marshall on a reception along the sideline. Four plays later, Agan scored from 15 yards on a counter play. The Crusaders took the lead for keeps on Troy Dygert’s two-point run to make it 30-28.
Agan scored again on a 20-yard run with a minute left and sealed the victory with an interception on Walton’s final drive.
Agan finished with 161 rushing yards on 20 carries.