Wynford to host Delta in playoffs

By Brandon Klein - [email protected]

Wynford looks to maintain its top spot in the playoffs of the Division VI, Region 20.

The No. 1 seed Royals (9-1) will host the No. 8 seed Delta Panthers (6-4) at 7 p.m. today.

“We’re really excited to be back in the postseason,” said Wynford head football coach Gabe Helbert.

Last year, the Royals lost its third postseason game to Tinora with a 17-0 rout.

The Royals displayed a strong offense with its running and passing game during the regular season. Quarterback Zach Hoffman is 63-of-102 for 1,114 yards passing for 16 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also had 142 carries for 1,153 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns.

Nick Looker finished the regular season with 128 carries for 1,027 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tony Watson had 18 catches for 400 yards and seven touchdowns.

“They will be a formidable team,” said Delta head football coach Jeff Wolford.

“We obviously think we can win,” he added. “(But) it’s going to be a tall task.”

Helbert said Wynford is confident and will compete to the best of its ability.

“(Delta) is a very talented football team,” he said.

Panthers quarterback Noah Parsons was 32-of-81 passing for 587 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions this season. Josh Beverly finished with 182 carries for 1,141 yards and 11 touchdowns. Bailey Storeholder had 13 catches for 261 yards and three touchdowns.

Last year, the Panthers lost its first postseason game to Liberty-Benton with a 28-0 rout.

“It’ll be interesting to see who wins out in the end,” Helbert said.

Tickets for the game can be purchased for $8 at the high school until noon and $9 at the gate.


By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.