High School Game of the Week — Week 9: Delta vs. New Palestine
Hosts Josh Shelton and Robby General go through some of the biggest football games going on in the Delaware County area heading into week eight as well as the Game of the Week — Delta (5-3) vs. New Palestine (8-0).
With one week remaining until sectional play, this game is sure to be a preview for the playoffs.
Monroe Central remains one of the most dangerous teams in Delaware County, winning 54-0 against Anderson Prep Academy (0-8).
This should be a more challenging week for Monroe Central, however, as it takes on a Shenandoah team that is 6-2 on the season. Shenandoah is also coming off of a big 67-13 win against Eastern Hancock last week. It's going to be a battle of high-powered offenses this week as we enter the last week of the regular season.
New Castle evened out its season record after losing against an undefeated New Palestine team, 56-24 last week.
Senior quarterback Niah Williamson continues to lead the Trojans offense, throwing 38 touchdowns, 23 of which have gone to Luke Bumbalough. With both teams sitting on the fence of a winning record, it should be an exciting Hoosier Heritage Conference game to end the regular season.
After starting off the season 2-0 followed by six straight losses, Yorktown is back on the winning end of things after a 25-17 victory over Pendleton Heights.
Senior wide receiver Brandt Applegate was playing quarterback last week with sophomore Reid Neal sidelined with an injury. While he only completed five passes for 44 yards, he did finish with two touchdowns and 84 rushing yards on the night. Yorktown has a chance to pick up another win heading into playoffs.
Muncie Central has struggled this season, dropping another game to McCutcheon last week 45-0.
It doesn't get any easier from here for Muncie Central either, as it prepares to play an undefeated Lafayette Jefferson team in the final week of the regular season. The Broncos are nearly tripling opponents in terms of scoring this year, averaging 480-plus yards per game offensively.
For a team that only had one win a few weeks ago, Wes-Del has made its presence known in recent weeks, winning two straight games, including an emotional 56-12 win over Edinburgh last week.
Wes-Del is ending the season at home against an Anderson Prep Academy team that has struggled so far this season. With Anderson Prep being outscored 433-44, Wes-Del once again finds itself in a position to win.
Delta is back to its winning ways after a 41-14 victory over Greenfield-Central last week.
Sophomore running back Charlie Spegal continued his domination in that game, racking up 279 yards and four touchdowns in the win. This season, Spegal is now at 2,070 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns. Fourth in the Hoosier Heritage Conference, Delta is looking to keep its undefeated home record intact and enter sectional play with a victory.
New Palestine is in the way of Delta finishing with six wins, however, as the Dragons have yet to lose a game this season. Last week, New Palestine gave up the most points it has all season, giving up 24 points against a high-powered New Castle offense. New Palestine, which is mainly a run-heavy team, averaging 328 yards on the ground per game, is also a threat through the air.
Delta will need to stop New Palestine's offensive attack and try to find a way to score against one of the toughest defense's in the Hoosier Heritage Conference to get a win this week.