Green Wave to host district foe Indianola 10/24/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 24, 2014

Green Wave to host district foe Indianola

By Brad Greer
Nine weeks of football will come down to 48 minutes for North Delta, if they plan on making a trip to the MAIS AA playoffs, as the Green Wave hosts Indianola Academy tonight in a 7 p.m. kickoff  to wrap up the regular season.

A victory by North Delta (3-6 overall; 3-1 district) over the No. 4 ranked Colonels (8-1; 4-0)  coupled by a Bayou win over Winona would give the Wave a district championship due to the tie breaker system. A Winona win coupled by a North Delta victory however would force a three-way tie in the division standings.

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Defeating Indianola will be a tough task for North Delta as the Colonels invade Green Wave Field riding a seven-game winning steak with its only loss coming at the hands of Pillow 40-6 in week two.

“Obviously we are very excited to be in this situation we have put ourselves into making the post season. This was one of our main goals before the season started was to get back to the playoffs. Tonight is going to be a little more special as we honor five seniors that have given everything they have to this program and school over the years,” said North Delta head coach Brandon Ciaramitaro.

  Indianola, who has outscored its opponents 322-128 on the season is led by senior running back Wheeler Timbs and quarterback Jonathan Holland. Junior wide receivers Caleb Wilson and Maddox Hargett are  Holland’s main threat. Bradley Spealman and sophomore linebacker Ben Van Cleve lead the Colonel defense.

  “ One of the main things have to do to be successful tonight is contain the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and of course execute on offense while winning the turnover battle. We also have to find a way slow down Timbs,” said Ciaramitaro.

  The Green Wave will be looking to get off to a quicker start offensively then they did in last week’s 34-7 to Winona. Bailey Sullivant scored North Delta’s lone touchdown with a one-yard run late in the third quarter.