The win moves the Dragons to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in District 4-1A play while the Bears fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in District 4-1A.
The Dragons got on the board quickly, scoring their first touchdown at the end of a 50-yard, seven-play drive. Josh Wilson carried the ball into the end zone on a six-yard run and Kyle King booted in the extra point to make the score 7-0 in Mangham’s favor.
A Delhi fumble cost the Bears two yards and the ball on the next play and the Dragons took possession on the Delhi 31 yard line. Wilson immediately hit Michael Holland with a 31-yard pass to bring the Mangham lead to 13-0. The two point conversion attempt failed.
The Bears took the ball again but after four plays and a loss of 11 yards, Delhi was forced to punt.
The Hornets took over possession at the Delhi 38 and again Wilson three a touchdown pass. This time, he hit Montel Hardman. Again the pass for two points missed its mark, but when the first quarter ended, the Dragons were firmly in the lead at 19-0.
That lead held through halftime, with neither team scoring in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Karl Wiggers recovered a Delhi fumble in the endzone for a two-point safety, bringing Mangham’s lead to 21-0.
Neither team scored again until the fourth quarter, when the Dragons mounted an eight-play drive to score from their own 30-yard line. The 70-yard drive was capped by Edward Blount’s five-yard touchdown run. King then booted in the point after touchdown to bring the final score to a 28-0 Dragon victory.
Mangham dominated the game offensively with 150 rushing yards and 143 passing yards to Delhi’s 55 yards rushing and 98 passing. The total offense for Mangham was 293 yards and 10 first downs to 153 yards and 13 first downs for Delhi.
In all Wilson completed seven of 19 pass attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 19 yards and one touchdown. He threw two interceptions.
Hardman was the leading receiver for Mangham with 61 yards and a touchdown on three receptions. Holland had 31 yards and one touchdown on two catches. Johnathan Harris had one catch for 34 yards while Blount caught one pass for 17 yards.
Blount also led Mangham in rushing with 13 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan Harris ran the ball twice for 51 yards and Holland chipped in one carry for two yards.
Rayville and Delhi will host district games Friday. Rayville will host Tensas High School while Delhi will host the Delhi Charter School Gators.