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Delhi Charter held Vidalia to eight yards in total offense as the Gators dominated Class 3A Vidalia 49-7 in Dee Faircloth Viking Stadium Friday.
"We have got to get some blocking," said Vidalia coach Gary Paul Parnham. "We are being dominated right now."
"We played a better," said Delhi Charter coach Brett Raley after his team fell to Loyola Prep in its opener. "We still had a lot of penalties we're trying to eliminate, but we took advantage of our opportunities. It was a big win for us and obviously helps us in the power ratings beating a 3A team."
The Gators sacked Vidalia quarterback Michael Whitley several times as the nimble sophomore finished with minus-36 yards on the night, which included a 44 yard run in the second half.
Delhi Charter scored on its first possession as Darius Antley scored on a 31-yard run. Kruez Federick kicked the point-after
Vidalia answered with their only score on the ensuing kickoff as Jamale Davis returned the kick 72 yards to paydirt. Joshua Fauver added the conversion kick.
"We have struggled with that in the past years," Raley said. "We have been using a punch or squib kick. We've got a lot of guys going both ways so we try and get them off of special teams. He's (Davis) a pretty good athlete and hard to get a hand on. I was a little worried about momentum, but we did a good job of taking that back."
After an exchange of possession, the Gators went 49 yards in six plays with quarterback Will Zeigler scoring from three yards out. Federick kicked the point after with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The Gators increased the lead to 21-7 midway through the second quarter on a 3-yard run by Antley.
Delhi Charter went to the air for its final score of the first half as Zeigler found Demarius Brass on a 23-yard scoring play. Federick's kick gave the Gators a 28-7 halftime advantage.
Delhi Charter scored on its first play of the second half as Kole Stracener, who finished with 173 yards on 18 carries, scored on a 33-yard run.
Stracener added a 5-yard scoring run near the end of the third quarter.
The final Gator score came on a 13-yard run by sophomore Malcolm Gray.
"It was good to get some experience to our younger guys," Raley said. "We've had a chance to play two JV games and they got some experience there. We had a number of younger guys step up."
Vidalia hosts Ferriday Friday. Delhi Charter plays at Grambling Friday.
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