Monday, September 25, 2017
New Castle High School
Delta High School
NC travelled to Delta Mondat night for a supposed C team game against the Eagles. Ot turned into a JV game as Delta was playing some Juniors and seniors in the game , but the young Trojans fought hard. Delta took the kickoff and scored on a long drive to make it 8-0. NC responded as QB William Grieser hit Brandon Matney on a 25 yard TD pass after a 30 yard completion to Cooper Rusch. The 2 point conversion was no good and it was 8-6 after 1.
Delta scored quickly to start the second and it was 14-6. NC had to punt and Michael Buksar hit a 50 yarder, but Delta scored again to make it 22-8. NC answered as Grieser found Rusch for a 55 yard TD pass and hit Aaron Reagan on the 2 point conversion to make it 22-14. Delta answered at the end of the half as Delta’s 6’2″ junior receiver outjumped NC’s db’s making it 30-14 @ half.
In the 3rd quarter, Nic Besecker scored from 6 yards out and added the 2 point conversion to make it 30-22 Delta. Delta then exploded, scoring 22 straight points, before Dakota Durick returned a kick 80 yards at the gun giving the final score.
Offensively for NC, Grieser completed 5-11 passes for 122 yards and 2 TDs and rushed 5 times for 23 yards. Besecker completed 6-14 passes for 53 yards and ran for the 1 TD. Matney had 7 catches for 77 yarda and a TD, and Rusch 2 for 85 and a TD. Dakota Durick had 24 yards rushing, 11 yards receiving, and 121 return yards including the TD.
Defensively, Matt Bell, Wyatt Lenz, Colin Holcomb, Landon Burge and Bailey Melton led in tackles, with Cole McDaniel intercepting a pass and D Ray Ford recovering a fumble.
It was a great effort in a game where the freshman and sophomore boys were overmatched by Delta’s older kids, but fought to the end. Proud of the way they competed. NC moves to 3-2 on the season.