Buckeye Valley, Delaware Hayes Celebrates 50-years of Rivalry
The pomp and circumstance that signifies the start of high school football season was on display early and often in Delaware on Friday night with Hayes playing host to Buckeye Valley.
But it looked like anything but the final score early in the contest. Hayes (1-0) athletic defense was keeping the Barons (0-1) offense off balance, but Buckeye Valley’s scrappy defense kept pushing back.
“We played hard, but with anything you never know how well you played until you go back and look at the tape,” said Hayes coach Zebb Schroeder. “Wasn’t happy with how we’d have a good play and a negative play in the first quarter. For us to do what we want to do offensively we can’t have negative plays. We have to go back and get those fixed this week.”
Schroeder’s point was highlighted on the Pacer’s first offensive play from scrimmage when junior Cody Wooten put the ball on the turf. The Pacers recovered and put together a 9-play 51-yard drive that was capped with a Wooten 3-yard touchdown run for the early 7-0 lead.
The Barons answered back with their best offensive drive of the night when facing a 3-4 at the Hayes 49, senior quarterback Kyle Doubikin dropped back to pass only to be sacked to end the drive by junior Lamar Rhymes.
And that’s when the flood gates opened for the Hayes offensively and defensively.
Following the punt, Wooten exploded off the left-side for a 72-yard run that was called back for an illegal block. Hayes would slow it down and go eight plays to cover that 72-yards and cap it off with a 19-yard touchdown run by Thoeun Sorn.
And the Pacers offense was off and running at that point. But equally impressive – if not more so – was the defense which limited Buckeye Valley to 10 total yards on nine offensive second quarter plays on four possessions.
“We talk to our kids about getting better every day,” said Buckeye Valley coach Michael Marshall. “It was obvious tonight with what we tried to do offensively, defensively, and on special teams that we didn’t get better today.”
The Pacers offense was led by Wooten with 14 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns, while senior Anthony Hinton added 7 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. senior Sorn ended up with 3 carries for 40 yards and the touchdown and sophomore Caleb Cooper notched 9 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown late in the contest.
Senior Deshawn Haynes carried 8 times for 24 yards to lead Barons offensive attack, while Doubikin was 2-of-5 passing for 13 yards and an interception.
The Barons return to the gridiron at 7 p.m. on Friday night at home against Fisher Catholic (0-0). The Pacers will be on the road at Canal Winchester (0-1) which dropped its opener 41-6 to Olentangy.
Delaware Hayes 51, Buckeye Valley 0
Delaware, Ohio, August 30, 2013
5:36, Hayes Cody Wooten 3-yard run (Joseph Sanfillipo kick), 7-0
10:28, Hayes Thoeun Sorn 19-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 14-0
7:03, Hayes Jante’ Wright 1-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 21-0
6:07, Hayes Wright 26-yard pass to Caleb Howell (Sanfillipo kick), 28-0
00:24, Hayes Anthony Hinton 3-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 35-0
8:19, Hayes Wooten 29-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 42-0
4:52, Hayes safety, 44-0
2:25, Hayes Caleb Cooper 1-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 51-0
|Delaware Hayes||Comp-Att||TD-Int||Yds||Buckeye Valley||Comp-Att||TD-Int||Yds|
|Jante’ Wright||1-1||1-0||26||Kyle Doubikin||2-4||0-1||13|
|Cody Wooten||14-141||10.1||2||Desahwn Haynes||8-24||3.0||0|
|Anthony Hinton||7-58||8.3||1||Jordan Anthony||1-7||7.0||0|
|Thoeun Sorn||3-40||13.3||1||Austin Harsh||1-4||4.0||0|
|Caleb Cooper||9-39||4.0||1||Jake Morris||3-2||0.7||0|
|Kendall Dorsey||8-35||4.4||0||Gavin Terry||2-3||1.3||0|
|Jante’ Wright||11-26||2.4||1||Nick Kidwell||2-0||0.0||0|
|Caleb Naegele||3-12||4.0||0||Kyle Doubikin||4-(-8)||-2.0||0|
|Ernest Bonsu||1-1||1.0||0||Jacob Man||1-(-9)||-9.0||0|
|Caleb Howell||1||26||1||Joel Sibbalds||1||7||0|
- Kick Returns – Buckeye Valley, Jacob Spaulding 5-105. Interceptions – Hayes, Shawn Johnson 1-22. Fumble Returns – Caleb Naegele 1-2.