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Late game heroics send Dover to DIAA Semifinals

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Middletown-The DIAA quarterfinal playoff game between the 4th seed St. George’s and 5th seed Dover was expected to be close, and the two teams did not disappoint. A “bundled up” boisterous crowd witnessed a scoreless first half dominated by penalties and stellar defensive play as the Hawks and Senators held each  other “at bay” until the third quarter. Dover had …

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Sallies advances with win over reigning champs

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WILMINGTON — Five different players scored for Salesianum as the Sals, the third seed in the DIAA Class 3A football tournament, knocked Sussex Central from the bracket with a 34-12 win on Nov. 27 at Abessinio Stadium. The win sets up a meeting at Middletown next weekend. The Sals and Cavaliers did not play this season. The tone was set …

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Wayne Knight “keys” Smyrna playoff win

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Photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez (Smyrna)  Smyrna senior running back, Wayne Knight ran for 4 touchdowns and 3 two-point conversions to lead the Eagles past William Penn 46-6 in a DIAA quarterfinal game Friday night. A blustery wind sent the temperatures into the low 20’s at Charles V. Williams Stadium, but it never “cooled off” the red-hot Smyrna offense. Knight …

Woodbridge Defense Stymies Tower Hill in 31-0 Win

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Photo courtesy of Ben Fulton BF Imagery Greenwood – Throughout the season Woodbridge head coach leaned on his defense as the offense matured and grew into his new system. The Blue Raiders defense rose to the occasion once again the season holding Tower Hill to under 100 yards in a 31-0 victory in the D.I.A.A. Class AA quarterfinal state tournament game. …

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Tower Hill holds Sussex Tech scoreless

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Wilmington – Saturday night was game where the two teams were so even the game could turn on a single miscue. Tower Hill put up a first quarter touchdown that held the entire game as the Hillers defeated Sussex Tech 14-0 in a D.I.A.A. Class AA state tournament game. After Sussex Tech was forced to punt on the opening possession …

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Sussex Central football advances

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Georgetown – Win and advance is the approach Sussex Central is taking during the playoffs. The Golden Knights entered the 2021 D.I.A.A Class AAA state tournament as the number six seed, but a chance to defend their state title. Sussex Central took their first step Friday night beating Caesar Rodney 35-0 in the Class AAA opening round. “We did a lot …

Smyrna wins inaugural class AAA D2 championship

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Lewes – The Smyrna Eagles traveled to Cape Henlopen High School last night in the regular season finale to finish the Class AAA District 2 unbeaten and leave no doubt they were the best team in the district. When the game was over they had achieved both, Smyrna was officially crowned District 2 champions in their 54-8 victory over the Cape …

Seaford cancer survivor Cole Willey inspired to represent No. 4

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Troy Haynes Jr. , left and Cole Willey Seaford – At the start of the 2021 football season Seaford Blue Jay wide receiver and defensive back Cole Willey changed his jersey number to the number 4 to honor the memory of his friend the late Troy Haynes Jr. Haynes wore the same number as an All-State quarterback at Woodbridge High School …

Big night from Drumgo leads Caravel past Milford in a battle of Buccaneers

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Photo courtesy of Caravel football It was the first true cold game of the season at Bob People’s Stadium Friday night, on the campus of Caravel Academy.  A battle of Buccaneers was scheduled to take place as Milford (3-4) traveled up to Caravel (7-1), looking to keep their slim playoff chances alive.  However, on this night Caravel would prevail behind …

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Smyrna seniors excel on their “Night”

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  The sunset was nearly “Eagle Red” just before kickoff on Senior Night at Charles V. Williams Stadium Friday night. That was an omen of what was about to happen as 17 seniors (9 starters) went out in style in their final regular season home game before a bundled-up crowd in a 48-7 win over Appoquinimink. The game was played …