DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP
YORKTOWN 18, ANDERSON 0
Yorktown pitched a shutout against non-conference opponent Anderson, beating the Indians for the fifth straight year in their season-opening game. The Tigers won the previous two games in that series by a combined 63-9 score.
Yorktown held a slim 6-0 lead in this year’s game going into the fourth quarter on the strength of a touchdown run in the second quarter by JJ Evans. Reid Neal passed for touchdowns to MiLon McCowan and Austin Hill in the final period.
Neal completed 20-of-33 passes for 233 yards and rushed 15 times for 122 yards. Hill caught 7 passes for 93 yards.
ALEXANDRIA 18, WES-DEL 16
Alexandria scored a touchdown with 9:34 remaining in the game to erase a 16-12 Wes-Del lead on the way to a victory over the Warriors.
Eric Harlan scored both Wes-Del touchdowns on two runs from 1 yard out. He completed 13-of-20 passes for 183 yards. Harlan also made two interceptions on defense. Caeden McClaughry had eight catches for 143 yards and Will Kelly ran for 100 yards.
Karson Lutton and Bill Pittsford each had two sacks for the Warriors
DELTA 42, MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
Delta recorded its first shutout since 2015 as it opened with a lopsided victory over Muncie Central. The Eagles won their season-opener for the 24th straight year. Delta’s last loss in an opener was 20-19 to Franklin County in 1995.
Delta’s front seven dominated for the defense, helped by Conner Bedwell’s team-best nine tackles.
“Both our defensive ends (Riley Woodin and Braxton Edwards) are 225 pounds and they’re two of the fast kids that size that I’ve coached,” Eagles coach Chris Overholt said. “Lane Cardemon (at defensive tackle) is 285 pounds and he’s running to the football, making plays. Evan Conley at nose is a little smaller at 215, but he ran on the 4 by 100 (relay in track) for part of the year.
“We have a bunch of kids who run to the ball with bad intentions.”