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WEEK THREE FOOTBALL RECAP

DELAWARE COUNTY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP, SEPT. 7


DELTA 85, SHELBYVILLE 0

Delta put up video game numbers in an 85-0 shellacking of Shelbyville in its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener.

The Eagles scored 54 points on eight touchdowns in the first quarter and took a 77-0 lead into halftime.

Javaughn Whitfield rushed for three touchdowns and caught a TD pass, and Wesley Stitt ran for two scores. Conner Bedwell and Logan Drown each returned an interception for a touchdown.

Other TDs were scored by Luke Belangee, Trevor Edgerton, Cameron Levers and Parker Faletic.

Delta rushed for 472 yards, averaging 19.7 yards per carry. Whitfield led the attack with four carries for 191 yards. Belangee had two carries for 88 yards.

The Class 4A No. 10 Eagles (3-0) will play at home next Friday against arch-rival Yorktown.



NEW PALESTINE 55, YORKTOWN 19

Senior running back Charlie Spegal became the state’s all-time leading rusher on the third play of the game as he helped New Palestine defeat Yorktown. He had 20 carries for 185 yards against the Tigers. 

Spegal has 8,283 career yards with six regular-season games remaining and likely several tournament contests. Previous record-holder Sammy Mireles presented the game ball to Spegal after the accomplishment.

“It means a lot because I put in a bunch of hard work for it and worked my butt off for it,” Spegal, who played his first two years at Delta, told the Daily Reporter.

Yorktown’s three touchdowns came on passes from Reid Neal to Austin Hill (15 yards), Alex Gibbons (17) and Walker Moore (34).

The Class 3A No. 10 Tigers (2-1) will play at arch-rival Delta next Friday.



WES-DEL 30, PARK TUDOR 3

The Warriors picked up their first victory of the season with a lopsided win at Park Tudor. 

Quarterback Eric Harlan completed 9-of-12 passes for 109 yards and rushedfor 101. He passed for two touchdowns and ran for one. Will Kelly ran for 125 yards and a TD. Caeden McClaughry hauled in both of Harlan’s TD passes.

Wes-Del outgained Park Tudor 364-158 in yards.

The Warriors (1-2) will play at Tri on Saturday, Sept. 14.



ANDERSON 22, MUNCIE CENTRAL 16

Central tied the score with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game, but Anderson scored on a long touchdown pass soon after that to win the game.

The Bearcats points came on a pair of rushing touchdowns and two-point conversions by Shoka Griffin, the last coming with just 2:30 left in the fourth quarter. Anderson responded quickly as Marcus Armstrong tossed a 69-yard TD pass to Willie Dennison.

Griffin led Central’s offense again by rushing for 210 yards.

The Bearcats (0-3) will play at home Friday against Richmond.

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