Delmar recovers from slow start to knock out Lake

DELMAR, De- The 2nd-seeded Delmar Wildcats recovered from a horrible first half start to defeat 7-seed Lake Forest 32-19 on Friday night at Francis E. Nunvar Stadium in Delmar.

After recovering a fumble on the opening kickoff, Delmar would turn the ball right back over to Lake. The Spartans picked off the Wildcats first play from scrimmage and Michael Brown would take it 65-yards to the endzone to go up 6-0. After a fumble the next possession, Lake would capitalize again with a 3-yard TD from Isaiah Johnson.

After three turnovers on three possessions and falling behind 12-0, Delmar would even the game up. Jacob Von Arx would get a touchdown on the ground (3-yards) and one thru the air to his brother Hunter (32-yards) to tie the game just before halftime.

In the third quarter, the Wildcats would get their first lead of the game (19-12) off a Te’Kwon Dennard 5-yard sweep. Hunter VonArx would add another before the quarter was over to give the Wildcats a 26-12 lead headed into the fourth.

Lake Forest would make the game interesting early in the fourth, when Damian Galindez hit Malachi Moore with a 19-yard touchdown to bring the Spartans within one possession. But a long Delmar drive would culminate in another TD for Dennard, to push the final to 32-19.

Delmar will await Saturday’s Division II matchups before hosting the second-lowest remaining seed next week.

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