BLOOMDALE — Elmwood senior quarterback Hayden Wickard completed 19-of-26 passes for 319 yards as the Royals defeated visiting Delta, 49-24, in a Division V first round regional playoff game Friday.
Elmwood improves to 10-1 while Delta sees its season end at 5-6.
Wickard also three touchdown passes, but the game was tied 14-14 midway through the second quarter before the Royals scored four straight touchdowns unanswered.
Wickard scored first on a four-yard run and he threw a 20-yard TD pass to senior receiver Mason Mossbarger, but Delta scored on a 32-yard run by senior Jerremiah Wolford and a four-yard run by senior Bryar Knapp.
Elmwood senior running back Mason Oliver then scored on a two-yard run, Mossbarger caught a seven-yard TD pass from Wickard, Oliver caught an eight-yard TD pass from Wickard, and Oliver scored on a 19-yard run, putting Elmwood up 35-14 with 8:12 remaining in the third quarter. (Video by J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)