Record breaker, key defender named Players of the Week
by Joe Cunningham
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Erath’s Wayne Scalisi earns Player of the Week after breaking a school record for most extra point kicks in a single game. Awarding Scalisi his shirt is Charlene Soirez of Gulf Coast Bank.
Erath’s Wayne Scalisi earns Player of the Week after breaking a school record for most extra point kicks in a single game. Awarding Scalisi his shirt is Charlene Soirez of Gulf Coast Bank.
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Delcambre linebacker Dylan George earned Player of the Week honors after stopping the Ascension Episcopal offense. He is being given his shirt by Jan Davis of Gulf Coast Bank.
Delcambre linebacker Dylan George earned Player of the Week honors after stopping the Ascension Episcopal offense. He is being given his shirt by Jan Davis of Gulf Coast Bank.
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It was a good week for both Erath and Delcambre in week five of the football season. Each team came away with a sizable win over their opponents, and both had standout performances from their players.

Two of those players stood out enough to get Player of the Week.

Erath’s Wayne Scalisi had a good game on all sides of the ball, but ultimately earned his spot as a standout with his seven point-after kicks, tying one school record and breaking another. In 1989. Daniel Romero attempted seven PATs, the same number as Scalisi. However, Scalisi broke the record for most PATs made as well, a record held by both Dusty Uriegas (2007) and Mikey Seymour (2009).

“It feels good,” Scalisi said. “But it’s really the offense who did it all. ”

That statement isn’t entirely accurate, though. Scalisi also scored on a 77-yard interception return, which means after running three-quarters of the field, he then had to kick.

“I was messing around with the holder a bit and asked if he’d kick for me,” Scalisi said with a grin. “He got a little nervous.”

The win for Erath was for Homecoming. They beat Church Point 57-21, but Scalisi said it was just another win.

“Yeah, there’s more people there for Homecoming, but we always have the same goals.”

Those same goals will be there Thursday when the team travels to Abbeville to take on the Wildcats.

For Delcambre’s Dylan George, however, it wasn’t about scoring, as was the case for Scalisi. Instead, George’s focus was entirely on preventing scoring.

A linebacker for the Panthers, he aided in keeping Ascension Episcopal’s score low with two vital goal line stands in the first half.

With a handful of tackles, both solos and assists, the senior proved his worth on the field in Friday’s 41-6 victory.

George is quick enough on his feet that when he sees a player cut left or right, he adjusts instantly. “I remember what the coaches say in practice,” George said, but to him, a lot of what goes on out there comes down to instinct.

A little of his skill is genetic, he admits. “My dad played football when he went to school,” George said. “He was a quarterback. That’s how I decided to get into the sport.”

And, while he enjoys the game and wouldn’t mind being scouted for college, playing football at the next level isn’t really on the young Panther’s mind.

“I want to join the Air Force,” he explained. “I’ve always wanted to fly jet fighters.”

George and the Delcambre Panthers will take on Hanson Memorial for Homecoming this week. Fresh off their first win of the season, morale is high for the team. The game is Friday at 7 p.m.

The Erath Bobcats play a day earlier than normal, heading to Wildcat Stadium this Thursday night at 7 p.m. for an in-parish district game.
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