Delta 6, Griffin 0
Kaithan Covington's second quarter touchdown run was all the Delta Mustangs needed in a 6-0 junior high win over the Lake Providence Griffin Panthers, Thursday night at the Mustang Corral.
Scheduled for 6 p.m., the game started 30 minutes late due to a scheduling mixup with the officials. Delta coaches eventually called the game.
Griffin started the game on offense, but turned the ball over three plays later.
Taking over at the Panthers' 24 on Jeremiah Glosson's fumble recovery, the Mustangs were unable to capitalize on the field position.
Griffin began its second series from the 12 after stopping Delta on downs. Christopher Bethea smothered a third-and-three running play for a loss of six, dictating a change of possession. (In lieu of punting, the ball was moved 30 yards upfield).
Setting up at the Griffin 43, the Mustangs handed the ball to Covington three times and marched to the end zone behind the offensive line of Jacarius Devall, Glosson, Jaikarius Moore, Bethea and Damarian Williams.
Covington started the drive with a 13-yard run to the 30. After a false start pushed Delta back to the 35, Covington bounced outside for 31 yards and punched it in from four yards out. The 2-point try was unsuccessful, but the Mustangs were up 6-0 four plays into the second quarter.
Delta had its chances to add to the lead, but its next three drives stalled inside the Griffin 30.
Jordan Burnette's 19-yard pass to Lance Heard advanced the Mustangs to the Griffin 28 on the opening series of the second half, but an 11-yard loss on a reverse disrupted the threat.
Griffin, meanwhile, never crossed midfield.
Leading the defensive charge for the Mustangs were Bethea, Kehayo Hobbs, Lance Heard, Damarian Williams, Kennon Payton, Dredarius Minor and Eric Kelly.
Covington provided the majority of the game's offense with 15 carries for 123 yards.
Delta returns to action Tuesday with a 6 p.m. home game vs. Morehouse Junior High.