South Delta Sun Devils performed as advertised for a 34-13 season-opening win over the South Kamloops Titans.
For years, the senior varsity program has showcased a heavy pass oriented scheme that saw offensive coordinator Mark McDonald take advantage of his quarterback’s strong arm and plenty of depth at the receiver position. Longtime head coach Ray Moon has always maintained his team’s playbook will reflect the talent his staff has to work with and that was certainly the case under light rain showers at Dennison Park last Saturday.
South Delta certainly can still throw the football as Grade 11 quarterback Kenny Scott produced 280 passing yards and three majors. However, it’s a much more balanced attack under new offensive coordinator Jerry Mullis who is showcasing the talents of Jesse Mitran. The Grade 12 running back finsihed the afternon with 176 yard rushing.
The Titans opened the scoring on a long pass play before the Sun Devils responded on the ensuing drive and then took a 14-7 lead on the final play of the opening half. A dominant final two quarters resulted in nearly 500 yards of total offence.
South Delta wraps up its non-conference schedule Saturday when the Terry Fox Ravens visit at 1:30 p.m. The Ravens are coming off a 43-0 win over Earl Marriott. The Devils will then embark on their Western Conference schedule with a visit to No. 2 ranked Mt. Doug on Sept. 24.