2018-10-10 / Sports

Oracles show no sign of slowing down, remain undefeated

Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter


At left, Delphi’s #22 Blake Carroll makes a tough catch against Tri County Friday night. Above, Jayden Mc- Clain recovers a fumble and returns it for an Oracle touchdown. The Oracles kept their record perfect, defeating the Cavaliers 26-19. Bill Stauffer photos At left, Delphi’s #22 Blake Carroll makes a tough catch against Tri County Friday night. Above, Jayden Mc- Clain recovers a fumble and returns it for an Oracle touchdown. The Oracles kept their record perfect, defeating the Cavaliers 26-19. Bill Stauffer photos With an impressive undefeated season record, Delphi hosted the Tri- County Cavaliers last Friday night. Oracle fans showed their respect to the senior class, a class head coach, Josh Strasser lauds for being the group that started this revitalization of the Oracle football program that now stands at the threshold of an undefeated regular season.

The Cavaliers wanted to be the spoilers on senior night as well as put a smudge on Delphi’s unblemished record. The visitors scored first off of a 1-yard run. This would be the only score of the first quarter. It left fans anxious if the tides could be turning for the Oracles. This was up until Blake Carroll pulled in an Oracle touchdown pass from 58 yards out, courtesy of QB Seth Waters.

Later in the second quarter, Carroll made an impact on the defensive side of the ball, picking off a pass from Tri-County and taking it to the end zone for a 16-yard return and a score. Both kicks by Gavin Gleason sailed through the uprights in the second period and gave Delphi a slight 14-13 edge going into halftime.

A fumble in the third quarter by the Cavaliers provided Delphi with another opportunity to score. Jayden McClain scooped up the ball on a sloppy play by Tri-County and returned it for a 62-yard touchdown.

Tri County started the fourth quarter with a score but it was Carroll and the Oracles’ offense that shut the door on Tri-County. From 39 yards out, Carroll ran the ball in for the game-securing touchdown, putting Delphi ahead 26-19 to secure the win and an 8-0 record.

Waters had 105 yards passing and 1 TD while Carroll registered 116 yards rushing, 56 yards receiving and 2 TDs. Carroll also tallied 3 interceptions.

Delphi will be at Taylor on Friday for the regular season finale. The Taylor Titans hold a 2-6 record and have lost their last six games in a row, being outscored 84 to 292 in these contests. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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