Sussex Central’s Sophomore running back Will Harmon led the Sussex Central Golden Knights in the first round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) football playoffs. Harmon accounted for four touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over the Appoquinimink (Appo) Jaguars to advance to the semifinals.
Harmon scored the first three touchdowns of the game to give Central a 21-0 lead at halftime. Will scored his first touchdown on a 3 yard run and caught a 12 yard pass from quarterback Gabe Cannon in the first quarter.
Late in the second quarter the Golden knights faced a 4th and 6 from their own 44 yard line. In punt formation the Golden Knights decided to do a fake punt that resulted in a direct snap to Harmon who took it for 14 yards and a first down to keep the drive alive. Harmon would eventually cap off the drive with a 4 yards touchdown run.
In the third quarter Appo was able to get on the board. The Jaguars quarterback Blake Caccamo hit Noah Huff for a 55 yard touchdown for Appo’ first and only score of the game.
Harmon then scored his fourth and final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a 4 yard run to seal the victory for the Golden Knights. He finished the game with 26 carries for 101 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns to go along with 1 reception for 12 yards and a receiving touchdown.
Central ended the game with 276 total rushing yards and 12 receiving yards. Makil Bell was the second leading rusher with 10 carries for 70 yards.
Caccamo led Appo going 7 for 18 for 186 yards and a touchdown. Daniel McConomy gained 72 yards on 17 carries for the Jaguars.
Sussex Central advances to the semi finals to host Cape Henlopen who upset the Dover Senators next Friday night at 7pm at the Castle.
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