Delaware Live’s top football games this fall

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

With the fall high school sports season around the corner we wanted to give you an early list of our top games. Below are my 15 football games that are a must watch this upcoming fall season. 

Football 3A Games to Watch:

 

Smyrna @ Sallies on September 22nd:  Sallies has a new coach that will lead to a more spread out offense and a sophomore QB that has a year under his belt.  This will be the game if we find out if Sallies is a threat or will they have a long way to go.  The defending champs can score on big plays and have a top defensive unit.

 

CR @ Cape Henlopen on October 20th:  The Riders have a new coach and look to put the 22 season behind them and a trip to Lewis in October could be the game to see if they are heading in the right direction.  Cape is looking to improve on a solid season that saw them make the 3A tournament.

 

Saint Mark’s @ William Penn on October 28th:  The Spartans move up to Class 3A this year and this game could determine if one of these two teams could grab a tournament spot.  

 

Appoquinimink @ Middletown on November 10th:  The Jags won district 1 last year despite a 14-0 loss to their rival Middletown.  Could the district title be on the line for this rivalry game to close out the regular season.

 

( I’m not including the Harvest bowl because that is a given)

 

Football 2A Games to Watch

 

Odessa @ Lake Forest on August 31st:  The Ducks move up to 2A this year as they finally have seniors in the school now.  They travel to Lake who was a 2A tournament team last year that lost to Friends in the quarterfinals.  With only 8 teams making the 2A tournament this year, this week 0 game could put one team in the right direction.

 

Laurel @ Woodbridge on October 6th:  The two time 1A champions move up to 2A and travel to Scrapple sandwich territory to take on Woodbridge in a big district game.  The Blue Raiders look to bounce back after a tough season and look to make their home field advantage count.

 

DMA @ Caravel on November 3rd:  The Bucs fell to Friend’s in the championship game last year and now switch to District 1.  This game could be for the district title and should be an exciting game that could be filled with big plays.

 

Friends @ Archmere on November 11th:  The only 2A champions meet to close out the regular season and could a district title be on the line.  Both teams are replacing All State QBS that both teams relied on to carry their teams to a championship and Claymont will be the place to be on Veterans Day.

 

Football 1A Games to Watch

 

McKean @ Tatnall on October 7th:  This game sees two new coaches facing each other for an early morning kick off.  These two teams along with St E’s and Wilmington Charter make District 1 interesting to watch this year.

 

Wilmington Charter @ St Elizabeth’s on October 14th:  This game was filled with big plays last year and this game could decide who could be an early front runner for the district 1 crown.

 

AI DuPont @ Glasgow on October 28th:  The Tigers are back to playing football this year and a trip to old rival Glasgow won’t be easy.  These two teams could be fighting for a tournament spot and this game could give one of these teams the upper hand.

 

Indian River @ Conrad on November 3rd:  The Red Wolves moved down to 1A and are bringing in the temporary lights for the district game against IR.  This game could decide the district 2 champions. 

 

Out of Class Games to Watch  1A vs 2A or 2A vs 3A Games

 

DMA @ Sallies on August 31st:  Both teams have new coaches and look to start their seasons strong.  This 2A vs 3A game could be huge to start the season off.

 

Howard vs Hodgson @ Sallies  on August 31st:  The Silver Eagles start the season playing their Vo Tech rival.  Hodgson has a new coach and looks to improve this season and this week 0 game is big for both teams. 

 

Laurel @ Sussex Central on August 31st:  August 31st is a big date for these out of class games as the Bulldogs travel to the Castle in a big week 0 game.  The Castle will be rocking as the Golden Knights host the 2 time 1A champs as the Bulldogs begin their 2A season playing a 3A team.

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