By Brackin Lambert
Jeremiah Dilbert posted a season-high 196 rushing yards and scored a TD but the Dolphins could not overcome an early deficit, falling to the North Central Knights, 36-14, on Friday night at Dolphins Stadium.
Dreshaun Brown rushed for 76 yards and recorded a score for the offense. Quatrell Livingston lead the way for the defense racking up five tackles, assisting on two and picking up two tackles for a loss.
Things started off rough for the Dolphins as Hunter Hollingswoth’s punt was blocked and scooped up in the end zone by the Knights, putting North Central up early. Dilbert put the Dolphins in North Central territory, but Creek could not punch anything across the goal line. Early in the second quarter BC fumbled the ball on the Knights 33 yard line, and Jonathan Clarkson took it to the house 67 yards to put the Knights up 13-0.
North Central would add another score following an interception to move up 21-0 after the PAT. After a safety and another score, the Knights were up 29-0 before Dilbert ripped off a 53-yard TD run to put Creek on the board with less than a minute in the half. North Central would score again, making the score 36-7 before the Dolphins would score again making it 36-14.
Battery Creek opens region play on the road at Academic Magnet on Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Above: Battery Creek wide receiver Dreshaun Brown tackles a North Central defensive back after the pass intended for him was intercepted during the first quarter of their non-region game Friday night at Dolphins Field. The Dolphins lost the game, 36-14, extending their losing streak to three. Photo by Bob Sofaly.