Versailles football team suffers its 1st loss at Delphos Jefferson


DELPHOS – In week one, the Versailles football team could do no wrong. In week two, it seemed the Tigers couldn’t do anything right.

Turnovers and failure to finish off possessions doomed Versailles Friday night and led to 14-7 loss to Delphos Jefferson.

The Tigers threw two interceptions in the first half and failed to cover a kickoff that led to the Wildcats’ 14 points in the first quarter.

Versailles responded in the second quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run by George Grow. Neither team could manage to put the ball in the end zone after the Grow score.

The Tigers out-gained the Wildcats 203 to 153 yards. The Tigers dominated between the 35-yard lines but could not finish once inside Jefferson territory. The Tigers had multiple possessions in Wildcat territory in both halves only to be stopped short on fourth down.

The Versailles defense had another solid night. The defense harassed the Jefferson quarterback, sacking him multiple times. The Wildcats offense were not able to sustain many drives as the Tiger defense stepped up on fourth and short with the Wildcats on the Tiger side of the field.

Versailles will host Anna on Friday night in the Midwest Athletic Conference opener. The Rockets thumped 2016 playoff team Brookville Friday night.

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George Grow (34) leads the charge as a group of Versailles defenders tackle a Delphos Jefferson ball carrier on Friday.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/09/web1_George-Grow-WEB.jpgGeorge Grow (34) leads the charge as a group of Versailles defenders tackle a Delphos Jefferson ball carrier on Friday. Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

By Chuck Runner

For The Daily Advocate