Delphi wins third straight Bacon Bowl

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Elliott Kelly, staff writer

The biggest game of the football season, rivaled only by sectionals, is the Bacon Bowl.  This year’s Bacon Bowl was played at Berto Field where the Oracles defeated the Carroll Cougars for the third consecutive year.  This ties the record for the longest streak that Delphi has held the skillet.

 

Delphi went into the game with a 1-0 record after defeating Benton Central 24-0.  Carroll was looking to steal a win after defeating Tri-County 48-6.  Both teams were eager to bring the skillet home with them, but Delphi prevailed, keeping the Cougars off the scoreboard.

 

Delphi’s defense has been the building block of success so far this year, holding Carroll to 227 total yards, 47 rushing and 95 passing, adding up to a total 383 yards given in their first two games.  Giving up only three first downs, Delphi’s defense led by Zane Townsend, with four sacks, shut down the Cougars completely.

 

Despite 11 penalties pushing the Oracles back a total of 99 yards, Delphi managed to find the endzone twice, along with a 22 yard field goal, from senior kicker Gavin Gleason.  Senior running back Evan Fritz ended the night with two touchdowns and 173 yards on 30 carries.  Jaden Roth had one reception on the night for 49 yards.

 

First year head coach Jacob Mroczkiewicz had many positive things to say about the team: “I am quite proud of this team and how we have been able to overcome all of the adversity that seems to be such a relentless presence this year.”  When asked about the team’s future, Coach Mroczkiewicz replied, “My goal is to focus on one week at a time.”

 

Delphi football has started their season off strong, with a 2-0 record.   With a new head coach, and several experienced seniors, the Delphi football program looks forward to a successful 2020 season.