The Delta College football program finishes the season strong, but still disappointed with the final results of the season.
The team hosted its last regular season game against Modesto Junior College.
As expected the Mustangs dominated MJC with a final score of 48-37.
It was possibly wide receiver Jack Killian’s best game all season. He had a total of 181 receiving yards and averaged 20.1 yards a catch. He even revealed his ability to make plays under pressure by pulling in a huge 69-yard reception during the fourth quarter.
Delta’s Sam Hutsell threw for a total of 339 yards and acquired four touchdowns. This season has been statistically good to Hutsell.
Hutsell ranked second within the conference for the most touchdowns with 27.
The average yards Hutsell would obtain in a game was 236.9, also ranking him third within the conference for highest average-yards-per game.
As a team,Delta fell short of predicted season goals.
With only three games left in the season the Mustangs ranked first in the conference and many projected the team to go to a state bowl.
Delta is now 7-3, but have no chance at a state bowl.
Rival team Fresno City College may have been the reason for Delta’s short comings.
In week seven’s matchup, Fresno took the win, which ruined any chance of Delta clinching a state bowl game.
Fresno City is now going to the State Center Bowl against Butte College.
Delta players cannot help but feel stripped of what they feel like should be there bowl game.
“Overall our season went well, some injures really hurt us, like De’Marieya not being able to play in the Fresno game. Our offensive line struggled throughout the season and hopefully we can improve on that by next season,” said offensive linemen David Petkovich.
As for Delta’s next season, chances at any kind of bowl game remain a mystery.
Many key players to Delta’s success this season were sophomores and are likely to transfer.
The Mustangs are still going to a bowl game but the game is nowhere as near prestigious as a state game.
Instead the Mustangs will play in the Silicon Valley Bowl against De Anza College.
The dual will be held in Foothill College in Los Altos on Nov. 17. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.