DELAWARE COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP, OCTOBER 4
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 28, DELTA 22
Delta’s goal of an unbeaten regular season was dashed Friday night when it was upset by Pendleton Heights in a Hoosier Heritage Conference contest.
The loss dropped the Class 4A No. 5 Eagles to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in HHC action, a game behind unbeaten New Palestine.
The Eagles tough defense was dinged for 226 yards by the Pendleton Heights rushing game. Delta ran more plays than Pendleton Heights, 70-57. The Arabians had 151 penalty yards to just 37 for the Eagles.
Delta led Pendleton Heights 10-7 at halftime before giving up 18 points in the second half. Grady Foreman caught two 10-yard touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to pull the Eagles close, but they couldn’t come all the way back.
Delta will play at Greenfield-Central next Friday.
MARION 48, MUNCIE CENTRAL 6
Central fell behind 41-6 at halftime on the way to its seventh consecutive loss. The only touchdown for the Bearcats was by DaiVeon Goodwin, who returned a fumble 9 yards in the second period.
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY 61, WES-DEL 34
Wes-Del put up its highest point total of the season but couldn’t match the firepower of Tindley, which scored TDs on eight of its 10 possessions, as it lost for the fourth straight time.
Quarterback Eric Harlan ran for two touchdowns and threw a 15-yard TD pass to Caeden McClaughry to trail only 35-20 at halftime. In the second half, McClaughry caught a 30-yard touchdown and Karson Lutton scored on a 4-yard run.
McClaughry had seven catches for 125 yards as the senior became the Warriors’ all-time leading pass-catcher.
Wes-Del (1-6) will play at Traders Point Christian next Friday.
YORKTOWN 42, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL 6
Big plays and a strong defense boosted Yorktown to its victory at home over Greenfield-Central.
The Tigers forced two interceptions and had two fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 11 yards by Justin Wales for a touchdown. Austin Hill returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a score.
Quarterback Reid Neal ran for a 2-yard TD and threw scoring passes of 22 yards to Hill, 8 yards to Walker Moore and 7 yards to MiLon McCowan.
Wales made 11 tackles as the Tigers’ defense shut down the Cougars’ option attack.
Yorktown (5-2, 3-2 Hoosier Heritage Conference) will play at home on senior night next Friday against Pendleton Heights.