Silver Creek outlasts Delta in Class 3A semifinals

DELTA — Silver Creek scored on 14 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Silver Creek 28-17 in the Class 3A state football semifinals.

The Raptors (10-2) recovered a fumble and scored on the next play for a 21-17 lead in the third quarter then converted on fourth down and scored a touchdown for a 28-17 lead with 8:23 left in the game.

Silver Creek quarterback Ben Sjobakken completed 15 of 24 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Zane Lindsey caught four passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns.

Delta took a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter when Ryan Whiteside caught a tipped pass in the end zone. Whiteside caught 12 passes for 191 yards.

Cade Gafford completed 22 of 35 passes for 368 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Silver Creek advances to the state championship game for the third consecutive year.

For more on this game read Sunday’s Daily Sentinel.


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