Delta Charter sweeps jamboree games against Sicily Island and Block

Published 2:05 am Saturday, August 27, 2016

SICILY ISLAND — Delta Charter School won both of its games at the Sicily Island Jamboree Friday night while host Sicily Island as well as Block High School were not quite as successful.

Delta Charter defeated Sicily Island 7-0 in its first scrimmage game, and then rallied to defeat Block 13-10. Block and Sicily Island played to an 8-8 tie.

“We did great. I thought it was amazing,” Delta Charter head coach Zach Rogel said. “We executed like we wanted to on offense. Defense created turnovers. We came from behind against Block.”

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Rogel said both wins were a complete team effort.

“It was pretty equal. Everybody got catches, and our offensive line stepped up and established the run. Our quarterback, Trey Poole, did well,” Rogel said. “He completed some good balls. He led at least two 75-yard drives. Down 10-7 with under a second left, he scored from double-digit yards out. He broke eight tackles.”

Rogel also said the offensive line play surprised him in a positive way.

“We really came out and established the line of scrimmage. They did a good job giving our quarterback time to throw the ball,” he said.

Delta Charter will play at Lake Charles College Prep next at 7 p.m. Thursday.

As for the touchdown that Poole scored, Block head coach Bo Sproles said that “they scored, but they didn’t score.”

“We fumbled the ball and they recovered it. There were two penalties that were not penalties. We lost on a penalty that was spotted and then respotted with .3 seconds left,” Sproles said.

As far as his assessment of his team’s play in the jamboree, Sproles said, “We didn’t play good enough to blow anybody out. I found some weaknesses. We’ll address them as we get ready for Ouachita Christian.”

Sproles added that since his team was not able to scrimmage last week, it was good to see his players on the field against another team.

“Rain has had us hemmed up. It was a long day, but we needed it,” Sproles said.

Jacob Duncan played at quarterback for the Bears, and Sproles said he played well. He also said the offensive line, led by Michael Barber and Tate Williams, also stood out. However, he was not thrilled with all of the fumbles — two in each game.

Block begins its season at 7 p.m. next Friday when it hosts Ouachita Christian School.

Sicily Island head coach Curtis Shavers could not be reached for comment. The Bears play at Vidalia next at 7 p.m. Friday.