Last week, the Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens (DFRC) canceled its annual Blue/Gold All-Star Football Game and most of the events associated with it. Those events associated with it which have been pushed back include the Sussex County auction, which has been moved to September 25. The Blue/Gold Southern Delaware Golf Classic is now slated for August 28.
Two Milford causalities of the game not being played are soon to be graduates Anthony Diaz and Zyair Toledo. Both Buccaneers were key elements of a solid Buccaneer offensive line, with Diaz going both ways for most of the season. “Zyair (Toledo) was an anchor on our offensive line and is a huge participant in the Best Buddies program, a new initiative that Milford is getting off the ground to help foster a more local take on the Blue/Gold buddies program,” Strickland said.
As for Diaz, who finished second in the DIAA State wrestling finals, in addition to his contributions on the football field will be hard to replace. “Diaz is one of those players that when you take a look at him doesn’t really look like he is a game changer,” Strickland said. “When he is between the lines however, he uses his leverage, but more importantly his tenacity to be a force on the field. He has an incredible drive and is a fantastic kid. It is a shame that the game won’t be played this year, but like I said before. We need to keep our eyes on what is important.”
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