2017-10-11 / Sports

Oracles edge past Bison with big 4th quarter

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter


Gaining yardage Delphi’s #44 Isaac DeKalb eludes Benton Central’s defense and makes good yardage around the end. The Oracles edged the Bison 28-27 to claim the win. Bill Stauffer photo Gaining yardage Delphi’s #44 Isaac DeKalb eludes Benton Central’s defense and makes good yardage around the end. The Oracles edged the Bison 28-27 to claim the win. Bill Stauffer photo Delphi hosted the Benton Central Bison on homecoming night and despite the opposition tallying nearly 100 more yards than the Oracles, Delphi exploded in the 4th quarter with 21-points to close out BC and tally Delphi’s 3rd win of the season.

The Oracles’ opening quarter ended in a stalemate. Both teams traded field possession and ball control, coming up short drive-after-drive. The second quarter was provided with a couple of highlights as the Bison scored first off a rushing touchdown. But the Oracles bounced back, taking the lead off of a Seth Waters to Blake Carroll touchdown pass.

This would be Waters’ only passing touchdown of the game but the QB’s arm wasn’t needed Friday. Delphi rushed for 207 yards of their 305 total yards of offense.


DCHS royalty Delphi Community High School’s Homecoming queen and king for 2017 are Holly Cosgray and Jared Moudy. They were crowned last weekend during Homecoming festivities. Portraits by Lori DCHS royalty Delphi Community High School’s Homecoming queen and king for 2017 are Holly Cosgray and Jared Moudy. They were crowned last weekend during Homecoming festivities. Portraits by Lori The home team looked ready to hand the game to BC in the third quarter when they failed to get anything going offensively. The Oracles gave up another touchdown along witha2pointconversionto fall behind 14-7.

The tides turned in the final quarter of the game when a rushing touchdown shifted the momentum in Delphi’s favor followed by an 86-yard rushing touchdown the following drive by the Oracles.

BC tried to claw their way back into the contest when they threw for a TD but a fumble recovery by the Delphi defense turned into another 7 for the Oracles. It also put Delphi in at a one-point advantage for a final score of 28-27.

Delphi’s offense was highlighted with 122 yards rushing and 1 rushing touchdown by Seth Waters. Waters also threw for 98 yards and a score.

The Oracles will host the Taylor Titans Friday night at 7:30 for their final game of regular season.

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