Storm win final game 22-0

Published 12:04 am Friday, November 6, 2015

BASTROP, La. — The Delta Charter Storm capped their first varsity season on a high note, defeating Beekman Charter on the road Thursday, 22-0.

With the win, the Storm finished the season 3-7 overall and 2-5 in district play.

“It is always big to win the final game going into the offseason,” Storm head coach Jarrett Hoffpauir said. “It gives us something to build on and we get that winning feeling.”

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Both teams came out slow, with neither scoring in the first quarter, but the Storm were able to break through in the second and take control of the game.

Jalen Williams put Delta Charter up 6-0 with a 2-yard run, the first of two touchdowns on the night for him.

It wasn’t an easy night for Williams, who has rushed for 100 yards in the team’s previous two games after sustaining an injury early.

“Jalen took a shot to the shoulder on the sideline early in the game, but stayed in,” Hoffpauir said. “He is a tough kid. He fought through it, but we had to spread the touches around with Freddie Mango and Tut Hatten.”

Williams finished the game with 41 yards on 16 carries.

The Storm increased their lead to 14-0 in the third quarter when quarterback Trey Poole connected with Lee Lancaster on a 14-yard touchdown pass.

Poole, who finished 9-of-17 for 130 yards, impressed Hoffpauir in the win.

“We talked about protecting the ball and he had no turnovers,” Hoffpauir said. “He’s had some trouble forcing the ball this year, but I told him if it wasn’t there, throw it away, and he did that tonight. He’s getting better every week and continuing to work hard.”

Williams capped the scoring and sealed the win for Delta Charter with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

The Storm are also in a unique situation, as they are eligible to return everyone on their team next season, due to the school only going through the 11th grade.

“That is huge,” Hoffpauir said. “There is no other way to put it.”