Dorsey leads the way as Delco Christian rolls to win

TREDYFFRIN >> One of the secrets to success for the Delaware County Christian Academy football team has been its ability to focus on the things it can control while following the game plan to stop key players on the opposing side.
Friday afternoon was no different when the Knights traveled to Valley Forge Military Academy to open Bicentennial League play against a young, but talented Trojans squad.
Following their game plan to perfection, the Knights defense set the tone early, allowing the offense to do its thing en route to the 41-13 victory.
“Our kids try to play the way they practice no matter who we are playing,” said Delco Christian coach Drew Pearson. “The kids believe in the style. Our offensive line controls the line of scrimmage and our backs carry out the ball fakes and run the ball hard.”
“This is a nice win,” said senior Amir Dorsey, who finished with 90 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. “They are a talented team and we will enjoy this win before going to practice on Monday preparing for our next opponent.”
After gaining three yards on the first two plays of offense, Knights quarterback Devin Hill broke free and raced 70 yards to give the visitors an early 6-0 lead.
Wanting to match the efforts of the offense, Delco Christian’s defense bent, but did not break against Valley Forge’s talented running back Audley Isaacs. After Isaacs gained 19 yards on his first two carries, the Knights defense tightened up and held Isaacs to five yards on the next three carries forcing a Valley Forge punt. Delco took possession at its 45 and drove down the field, finding the back of end zone courtesy of a Dorsey run from 3 yards out to go up 13-0.
Once again the defense rose to the occasion forcing a three-and-out this time holding Isaacs to minus one yard of total offense.
“We play hard, rally to the ball and make the tackle,” said senior defensive lineman Stephen Mitchell. “We practiced a lot this week on stopping Audley (Isaacs). We knew he was very athletic and a big threat on offense.”
Dorsey added, “We watched him on film and knew we had to contain and shut him down early.”
With the defense doing its job of containing Valley Forge’s offense, the Knights offense went back to work tallying a pair of touchdowns with Dorsey punching one in from 3 yards out with time running down in the first quarter before Nazim Trammell-Wells scored the only touchdown in the second quarter n a 28-yard run to give Delco Christian a 27-0 lead at halftime.
Delco tacked on two more touchdowns to boost the lead to 41-0. On the ensuing kickoff VFMA freshman Naseer Gilbert picked up a bouncing kickoff at the 35-yard line and found a seam and was off to the races. With only one Delco Christian player to beat, Gilbert followed Max Kauffman, who paved the way for Gilbert’s touchdown, thus breaking the shutout.
The Trojans would tack on the final points of the contest when Isaacs rumbled in from 2 yards out to provide the final margin.
“This team never quits,” Valley Forge second-year coach Mike Korom said. “We can be down by 40 points and they will never quit. Against New Hope Solebury we scored the final two touchdowns of the game. We have a young team and the future looks bright.”
Isaacs added, “We tell the younger players every day if everyone works at practice, we will be OK. Delco Christian is a very good team, but we just kept working and told everyone not to focus on the scoreboard. We know we have a good team. We just have to stick together and continue working hard.”

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