Del City takes down Demons, 19-7
“We had some opportunities but we didn’t take advantage of them.You can’t do that in those kind of games.We had our chances.We just didn’t get it done.”
DUNCAN HEAD COACH ON LOSING TO DEL CITY ON FRIDAY
DUNCAN - If you watched college football late Thursday night, what happened Friday in Duncan was somewhat of a familiar sight.
Not unlike the way the University of Arizona knocked off second-ranked Oregon, Stephan Colbert ripped the ball away from Duncan quarterback Mason Hightower and running back Trenton Bell, returning the ball 20 yards into Duncan territory to seal up Del City's 19-7 win Friday over the Demons at Halliburton Stadium.
"It was a bad exchange, you know, between Mason and Trenton," Duncan coach Craig Benson said of the play. "They hit us in the backfield and I think Mason was trying to pull it and Trenton was trying to keep it."
It was Duncan's third turnover on a night its offense struggled to produce, yet still had the ball with under three minutes left in the game down only 13-7. The Demons turned the ball over on two of their three fourth-quarter possessions, one a fumble coming deep in Del City territory.
"We had some opportunities but we didn't take advantage of them. You can't do that in those kind of games," Benson said. "We had our chances. We just didn't get it done."
Del City quarterback Terry Wilson was 10-of-24 passing for 200 yards and one touchdown. The Arkansas State commit converted a third down as the clock ticked away, and the Eagles (2-3,1-1) punched in a short touchdown run with 52 seconds left to polish off a victory that will go a long way in determining playoff positioning in several weeks.
Del City denied Duncan's football program its 600th victory, and kept it from joining Ardmore and MacArthur as the only District 5A-1 teams still undefeated in league play this year.