Delphi soccer back to two teams


This year Delphi soccer looks different as compared to years past. Increased numbers has led to a girls team, breaking a three-year streak without one. The boys team is adjusting to the loss in numbers, but is looking to make up for the lack of substitute players with a strong starting lineup.


The Lady Oracle soccer team is coming off of a three-year hiatus, and is off to a strong start. After losing their first game to Tipton, the girls won two in a row against North White and Taylor. The team, now 2-4, looks to create a strong starting point for future teams to build off of. Led by seniors Maribel Martinez and Ella Hudson, along with junior Samantha Brown, the team has shown promise and a fighting chance at a conference and sectional run in their breakout season.


Despite only having 12 players, the team has made use of the tools at its disposal. With a triple threat offense consisting of freshmen Analy Martinez and Miranda Mendoza, along with Samantha Brown, the team has found success early in its season. The back line is led by Ella Hudson, with sophomore Rebecca Kelly in goal. Despite a lot of new faces, and a decisive lack of high school experience, the team has played well and earned a respectable record.


The boys soccer team is looking to outperform the last couple of seasons, having ended each with a single win. With a 4-3 win over Taylor and a 6-4 win over Eastern already under their belt, the team looks to find success and prepare for a tough sectional. The team has shown significant growth from last year and averages nearly two goals a game. Led offensively by seniors Larken Knoth, Maguire Thompson, and Brenton Pierce, the team has put four goals in the net on three separate occasions.

The new and improved defensive effort this year is led by juniors Landen Rubright and Brandon Terrell. The defense this year has shown significant growth from last year’s. Despite a 2-7 record, the team has faced off against tough opponents, including a 8-0 Maconaquah team that has been dominant all season.