DIFCA announces 2022 All-Class football teams

Glenn Frazer High Schools, Sports

The Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association announced this year’s All-Class football teams for the three classifications at a meeting in Dover today. Class 1A was dominated by Laurel and St. Elizabeth, the two teams that will play for the State Title Saturday. The Bulldogs placed 11 players on the 1st team, while the Vikings had 5 players named to the …

Smyrna advances to 3A title game with dominating win over Middletown

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In the 3A quarterfinal round last week, three teams “flipped the script” avenging losses during the regular season. Smyrna did the same Friday night in the semis with a convincing 48-0 win over Middletown, a team the Eagles lost to 21-14 back in September.  Smyrna mixed up the offense using the “wildcat”, “earthquake”, and the spread with very little passing, …

Padua, St. Andrews girls capture DIAA cross country titles

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Padua Pandas secured their 10th consecutive team championship this afternoon at Killen’s Pond State Park in Felton. Sophia Holgado won the individual title in a time of 19:10.8, just two seconds ahead of her teammate Mary Flanagan. Anna Bockius took 4th, Kylie McCarthy was 6th and Kelsey Wolff finished in 8th place as Padua had the lowest team score …

Salesianum, Tatnall boys repeat champs in DIAA cross country

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

On an unseasonably warm day at KIllens Pond State Park, Tatnall and Salesianum defended their team championships but the Sals had a much closer race then the Hornets. Cape Henlopen’s Ryan Baker led the boys division one race until the final quarter mile when he was passed by both Jonathan Drew (Middletown) and Matt Miller (Sallies). Drew won the race …

Smyrna solidifies hold on No. 1 ranking

Glenn Frazer Health, Sports

The top ranked Smyrna Eagles had scored over 40 points in five of the last 6 games while the 6th ranked Appoquinimink defense had only allowed an average of 12 points this season, so something had to “give” last night in Middletown…right? Smyrna sent a message by scoring on the first play from scrimmage as quarterback Brian Wright executed a …

Smyrna dominates second half in a Homecoming to Remember

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The highly anticipated showdown between No. 1 Smyrna and No. 3 Salesianum did not disappoint. The opening half alone featured several “highlight” plays, keeping the large homecoming crowd on the edge of their seats. The home team Eagles’ defense provided the first highlight when senior linebacker Nasir Jenkins gathered a “tipped” pass in stride for a 30-yard “pick six”, barely …

Buccaneer defense stifles Lake Forest

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Division II state championship game in 1989 was played at Dover High between Lake Forest and Caravel in an 18-14 Buccaneers win. Ironically, the two head coaches (Fred Johnson and John Reed) played against each other in that game, the 1st of four titles for Caravel. The two coaches reminisced about that game, that took place over 30 years …

Salesianum, Padua runners win Joe O’Neill Invitational titles

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Bellevue State Park was the setting for a “picture-perfect” Autumn day as 416 varsity runners competed in the Joe O’Neill Cross Country Invitational. Salesianum and Padua took the team titles. The Sals (66) finished just 6 points ahead of 2nd place Middletown. Cape Henlopen took 3rd with 90 points. The Cavaliers’ Jonathan Drew won the boys race with a time …

Smyrna defense, ‘Ya-Ya’ Knight stellar in win 

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The highly anticipated matchup in Class AAA – District 2 featured two of the best defenses in the state. With high winds and rain, a low scoring contest was expected. Those units dominated a scoreless 1st quarter at Charles V. Williams Stadium Friday night. The home team Eagles are ranked 2nd in the state with the Golden Knights ranked …

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Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …