Video/Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week: Hot start could produce 1st league title & school records

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Each week, Black Hat visits a high school to deliver a bounty of Noah’s refreshing spring water. We know high school teams receiving the five hefty cases of Noah’s Spring Water — packed in 24-ounce, resealable cans — appreciate the timely delivery, as well.

NOAH’S SPRING WATER TEAM OF WEEK FIVE

Delhi High kicked off its football program in 2002, and the Hawks have had a few successful regular seasons – going 6-4 three times, and going 5-5 four times. Nothing in that 15-year history can match Delhi’s current success, however.

The Hawks are off to their best start in history, 5-0 and sitting atop the Southern mb-delhi-football-tab-02League with Orestimba. The record for wins in a season is 7 – in 2005 when Delhi reached the second round of the Section playoffs and finished 7-5.

Delhi is pursuing its first-ever league title, outscoring foes by an average score of 43-12 behind a physical defense and a clock-consuming ground game. Converted lineman Jesse Flores (5-11, 230 pounds) leads the team with 572 yards rushing and 9 TDs, and he also averages 12 tackles a game and already has 11 tackles behind this line this season.

Teammates (Alecxis Miranda, Alvin Prasad, Fabian Garcia) each have at least 250 yards and have combined for 13 TDs. Miranda also has four interceptions, second in The 209.

About the Author ()

Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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