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Battle for Delta championship Friday night

South Delta takes on Seaquam at John Oliver Park
South Delta Sun Devils running back Ryan Roberts is swarmed by Centennial Centaurs tacklers in the first quarter of their Oct. 20 game at Centennial’s turf fied. The Sun Devils defeated the Centaurs 21-12. MARIO BARTEL/TRI-CITY NEWS

The battle for Delta football supremacy for 2023 is on the line Friday night under the lights at John Oliver Park.

South Delta Sun Devils take their 3-2 conference record (5-3 overall) into the game against the Seaquam Seahawks who are 4-1 in conference play (6-2 overall).

The Sun Devils are coming off a pair of wins – 21-0 over Terry Fox last Saturday (Oct. 28) and 21-12 over Centennial on Oct. 20.

Earlier in the month, the Sun Devils dropped a 31-15 game to St. Thomas More in Burnaby and a 21-20 heartbreaker to New West in the annual battle for the Bill Kushnir Bronze Boot.

Head coach Ray Moon said the month has had its ups and downs.

“Against St. Thomas More we came out flat and they capitalized on a few miscues and that put us behind the eight-ball,” said Moon. “They scored 31-unanswered points on us. In New West, it was better, but turnovers cost us.

“Against Centennial, we knew they were struggling and it was a must-win game and we came out strong. We took the lead and we were able to hold them off. Against Terry Fox, I think we picked up three turnovers and we capitalized. We should have put some more points on the board, but it was good to have a second win in a row.”

In the win over Terry Fox, Dominic Dumas scored on a 12-yard run in the first. He also passed for a pair of TDs - both to Morgan MacCubbin for scores of nine and 55 yards.

Dumas finished the game with 114 yards passing.

Ryan Roberts ran for 148 yards while MacCubbin finished with 64 yards receiving.

Moon said Friday’s game is going to be a tough test.

“Seaquam has a big offensive line and a stud running back,” said Moon. “The game has extra importance of course as this is another trophy game for us. We had to forfeit the Kushnir Boot to New West, so the Delta Championship against Seaquam is a big game. We want to not only claim that, but keep some momentum going into the playoffs. It is supposed to be cold and wet at game time, which for us, to beat them we have to contain the run and see if we can win the air battle, which will be tough with the expected weather.”

The game is the last conference game for both teams.

The first round of the playoffs will start next week.