The anomaly that was the 2017 varsity football season for Constantine ended Friday with a 40-7 loss at Delton-Kellogg in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
The Falcons dropped their fifth straight loss — the first time since 1983 the program got caught in a losing skid of that length — to close out the year with a 3-6 record.
Constantine’s Hunter Lindbert ran in a five-yard touchdown in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead and things quickly went downhill from there. Delton’s Max Swift helped tie the game later in the period on a two-yard run, and he’d add a 52-yard score in a 21-point second quarter for the Panthers. A.J. Diggs scored on a 62-yard run and Riley Roblyer crossed the goal line from a yard out.
Josh Lyons and Ethan Reed rushed for TDs in the fourth quarter.
Delton (5-4) finished with 410 yards of total offense and the Panther defense gave up 296 yards to the Falcons.
Nolan Malcom led Constantine with 72 rushing yards and he completed 1 of 7 passing attempts for 31 yards and an interception. Josh Lawson, Lindbert, Brendan Schragg and Quinton Prieur combined for 188 yards.
Logyn Miller led the Falcons with seven tackles and Lindbert made six stops.