Preview: Delta at Archbold
Archbold has steamrolled all challengers through the first half of the season and kicks off the second half of the campaign with a jaunt Delta.
The Streaks (5-0, 2-0 NWOAL) have outscored their foes, 186-50, and outgained opponents, 2,113-1,095.
Liberty Center was the latest victim of the No. 3 Streaks (D-VI) last Friday, which resulted in a 41-7 Archbold rout.
“As a whole, I was very impressed with the physicality of our team on all sides of the ball,” said Archbold coach David Dominique.
Lynn Groll, Tony Haynes and Andrew Mickey look back at week 3, hand out Offensive Player of the Week to Otsego’s Trent Leiter and co-Blockhead of the Week to Leiter and Columbus Grove’s AJ Schafer.
Lynn Groll, Tony Haynes and Andrew Mickey recap week 1 from the area while handing out Offensive Player of the Week to Jonas Tester of Wauseon and Blockhead of the Week to Liberty Center’s Owen Box! They also predict week 2 of the area high school football scene!
An experienced Delta squad will welcome in an Ayersville team Friday that is looking to get back on track after a 3-6 finish in 2020. “I think we’re ready to go,” said Ayersville coach Chris Dales. “We’ve got to shore some things up special teams wise. Just because everything has been so short, special teams has …
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Delta mentor Nate Ruple has the Panthers trending in the right direction a year after finishing 0-10 in his first year at the helm of the program.
Year two has been vastly different with the Panthers posting a 3-3 mark during the regular season. Delta will try to up that win total on Saturday when it visits Seneca East in a Division VI, Region 22 playoff opener.
“Region 22 contains many competitive teams from our local area,” said Ruple. “I could see a scenario where a team from either the NWOAL or the GMC makes it out to the state semifinals.”
D-VI Region 22 Playoff Projections