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Vidalia High and Delhi Charter will both be seeking their first wins of the season when the two teams meet in Delhi Friday at 7 p.m.
Vidalia fell to Block 24-6, while Delhi Charter was pummeled by Loyola College Prep 56-6.
Delhi Charter had a number of players leave the team during the offseason, but Will Ziegler, the top returning offensive player from last year, is back.
"We're going through what a lot of teams go through as far as starting over with young kids," said Delhi Charter coach Brett Raley. "But that's one of the things that makes coaching so enjoyable even though we have to take some bumps and bruises along the way."
Delhi Charter defeated Vidalia 49-7 last year in Vidalia. Raley watched the Vidalia-Block game on Saturday.
"Vidalia is a lot better than last year," he said. "They have a lot of the same kids and have switched up what they do on offense and defense. They played hard all the way through and if you take away one or two big plays and a muffed fumble it's a totally different ball game."
Ziegler emerged as the Gators quarterback last season, accounting for more than 1,000 yards of offensive production and 15 total touchdowns.
"Their quarterback is a good hand and he likes to run the football," said Vidalia head coach Gary Paul Parnham.
Junior tailback Kole Stracener was the team's second leading rusher a year ago with 648 yards.
"They will move him to the wideout position at times and throw the ball to him," Parnham said. "They run the ball about 70 percent of the time, but they will throw it. They like to control the football."
Parnham said he saw a lot of positives in the Block game, despite the Vikings dropping their 11th straight contest.
"We're going to get it done," he said. "We need a win in a bad way."
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