ND vs. Delta

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2008

ND prepares for Delta meat feast

By Brad Greer

After leading his team to a last-minute 25-21 win over Tunica last Friday, North Delta senior right tackle Clayton Cole’s attention immediately went to tonight’s opponent.

“We want Delta bad, they beat us last year at home and we have not forgotten  about it. They know a lot about us and we know a lot about them. We are not really that crazy about them,” Clayton said with a grin.

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Records can be thrown out the window tonight as North Delta will look for their  second district win for the year as they travel 20 miles across Highway 6 to Marks for a clash with the Delta Raiders for a 7:30 kickoff.

The Raiders limp into tonight’s contest with a 1-5 record and 0-3 in district after dropping a 8-7 decision to W. Memphis, (Ark.) last week. Delta’s only win this season came against Lee, (Ark.) 33-6 while falling to Indianola, (37-14) Desoto, (55-21) Marvell (32-14) and Kirk (42-20).

“We’re pretty banged up right now,” said Raider head coach Wayman Granthem. “We’ve got five starters out and when you’ve only got 18 players on the team, it is tough. About the only thing do is go out and play the best we can and see what happens.”

The Raiders are led by senior quarterback/strong safety Trent Sinquefield along with tailback Kyle Long and fullback/ linebacker Jordan Campbell. Sinquefield has been a one-man wrecking crew for Delta by scoring 14 touchdowns on the season. On defense, the Raiders are led by linemen Adyn and Bryce Dancy along with linebacker John Cameron Corbin.

Green Wave head coach Lance Thomas said one of the main keys to the game is stopping Sinquefield and the option offense. “ He (Sinquifield) is a shifty runner that runs their offense very well. Delta has a solid football team. They beat us in the jamboree 6-0 so anything can happen on any given night. We are hoping for a big crowd to come over and support us.”

In last week’s thrilling victory in Tunica, quarterback Bateman Greenlee ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for two more including the game-winner to Chris Reeves with 1:03 left in the game.

Thomas went on to say defensive end Jay McClora is doubtful for tonight due to a lower back injury.