Small town, big dream


Delta celebrates win against Moffat County by winning a close game of 17-14. Credit: Photo taken by Steven McCurdy

Leeyandel Arias

Entering the 2021-2022 school year, the Delta High School football team was hopeful to begin the season off with a bang.


 The senior starting quarterback Nate Scharnhorst, got injured before the season started, but freshman Ty Reed stepped up and helped push Delta through the season. The season did indeed start off with a bang as Delta steamrolled through the competition and ended the regular season with a record of 8-1. In addition, Coach Ben Johnson won ‘Coach of the Year’ after having a great season.


 The only loss was against Palisade on Homecoming Week with a final score of 28-10. This loss didn’t matter because at the end of the season they ended up winning their league and were set to play in their first playoff game against the Alamosa Mooses. 


Fresh off a great season and a win in their playoff game, Delta knew that this game was going to go their way. As predicted, Delta won their first playoff game against Alamosa with a final score of 45-14. This meant that Delta was set to play their second playoff game against the University Bulldogs who had a record of 6-4. 


Delta was expected to beat University and advance to the next playoff game which meant they would be one game away from playing in State, but University came out to play and unexpectedly defeated Delta with a final score of 14-28. Although losing to the University Bulldogs, which put Delta’s phenomenal season to an end, quarterback Ty Reed thought they played great as a team, “We did pretty good, we made a few mistakes which eventually led us to be not able to come back.”, said Reed.


Delta’s football season ended once they lost their playoff game against Alamosa, but the future is bright for Delta. Coach Ben Johnson said, “We got a very young team and I think the sky’s the limit for that group next year as long as we’re working hard.” So stay tuned, because Delta is ready to show out and perform at the highest level next year.