Big Foot holds off Delavan-Darien
Lightning forced the postponement of Friday night's nonconference football game between Delavan-Darien and Walworth Big Foot.
The Chiefs led 21-10 in the second quarter when play was stopped.
When play resumed Saturday, the winning ways continued for Big Foot.
The six-time defending Rock Valley South Conference champions got 204 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Tim Long in a 35-30 win.
Big Foot (2-0) rushed for 344 yards, but had to survive another sterling effort by Delavan-Darien quarterback Jesse Collins. The junior threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns and added 78 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The Chiefs led 21-16 at half and pushed the margin to 12 on Long's 2-yard TD run with 5:36 left in the third.
Delavan-Darien (1-1) got within five on a Collins 38-yard scoring strike to Gabe Gonzalez, but Long's 36-yard scamper with 4:46 left sealed the win.
Both teams open conference play Friday. Big Foot puts its 43-game conference winning streak on the line at Evansville, while Delavan-Darien hosts Wilmot in a Southern Lakes opener.
BIG FOOT 35, DELAVAN-DARIEN 30
Delavan-Darien 3 13 0 14—30
Walworth Big Foot 14 7 7 7—35
Scoring summary: BF—Brandon Hausner, 19 run (Ian Gallagher kick). DD—Field goal, Lazaro Ozuna, 37. BF—Tim Long, 3 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Hausner, 17 run (Gallagher kick). DD—Jesse Collins, 6 run (Ozuna kick). DD—Danny Loomer, 68 run (kick failed). BF—Long, 2 run (Gallagher kick). DD—Gabe Gonzalez, 38 pass from Collins (Ozuna kick). BF—Long, 36 run (Gallagher kick). DD—Stephen Rodriguez, 23 pass from Collins (Ozuna kick).
Statistics: First downs—DD 14, BF 21. Rushes—DD 28-193, BF 54-344. Yards passing—DD 122, BF 67. Passes—DD 23-9-0, BF 16-9-1. Fumbles—DD 1-1, BF 0-0.