Top 10 football games you should watch live this fall

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Smyrna and Middletown football lineman lineup during a game, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

We will have 35 high school football games on our Delaware Live Sports livestream schedule this fall. Here is a look at the Top 10 games you can watch from the comfort of your home. All of our regular season games are free to watch on our YouTube channel. These games happen to fall on Friday night, but our full schedule will also feature some Thursday night and Saturday games.


No. 10 Delaware Military Academy at Caravel Academy

Friday, Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.

A game that already will peak fans interest between two New Castle County powers. This game is more important this year as Caravel moves to Class AA District 1. A District championship could be on the line in week 9.  


No. 9 Archmere Academy at Caravel Academy

Friday, Sept. 29 – 7 p.m.

The Auks and the Bucs met in the state tournament two years ago with Archmere going on to win a Class AA state title. The Bucs bounced back last year to play in the title game. This is an interesting inter-district match up that will have state tournament implications.


No. 8 Wilmington Charter at Delcastle

Friday, Oct. 20 – 7 p.m.

Last season it was the Force of Wilmington Charter that was on the rise, but talk around Wilmington, watch out for the Delcastle Cougars in 2023. The day at time is not a typo, it will be Friday Night Lights at Delcastle on this night. Portable lights will be brought in for this contest between former Diamond State Conference foes.


No. 7 Lake Forest at Milford

Friday, Nov. 10 – 7 p.m.

The Battle of the Bell is back where it belongs on week 10. A rivalry for over 50 years, this game features two downstate communities where possession of the bell in mid November sets the tone for the year.


No. 6 Salesianum at St. Mark’s

Friday, Nov. 10 – 7 p.m.

The Holy War is back as the Spartans move up to Class AAA. The two largest Catholic schools in the state last played in 2019, but was one of the most anticipated games of the season. The rivalry has more meaning now as realignment has placed the Sals and the Spartans in the same District. 


No. 5 Sussex Central at Dover

Friday, Oct. 27 – 7 p.m.

Historically one of the most unpredictable games yet always hard hitting and well played. The two met twice last year with different results. While the 21-0 score was the same the Golden Knights took the regular season game, but the Senators went into the Castle to win the Class AAA playoff game enroute to the state finals. When these two meet anything can happen.


No. 4 Lake Forest at Laurel

Friday, Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.

This is an old Henney South game now back on the schedule as two-time Class A state champion Laurel moves up to Class AA This season. Both teams look early on to be favorites in Class AA District 3 this fall. The Spartans return quite a bit of talent from their state tournament team last year, but will have to travel into western Sussex County where the Bulldogs are a tough out at home.


No. 3 Dover at Smyrna

Friday, Oct. 20 – 7 p.m.

A rematch of last year’s Class AAA state championship game, how can this game not make the list. Smyrna is the defending Class AAA state champion and has some key players to replace, but the Eagles always find a way to reload. The Senators return all of their skill position athletes and those guys just happen to have track speed. It will be a short bus ride for Dover, but they will have to find a way to block out the loud red wave of Smyrna fans.


No. 2 Salesianum at Dover 

Friday, Sept. 29 – 7 p.m.

This is a great match up for the month of September. Salesianum is always in the conversation as one of the state’s top teams. Dover is always a dangerous team, but in recent years has been more consistent. Another inter-district game that will grab the attention of fans statewide.


No. 1 Middletown at Smyrna

Friday, Oct. 6 – 7 p.m.

These two teams have put on some of the best games in recent years. If you like offense then this will be a must watch. It’s the Harvest Bowl. Intensity is the best way to describe what to expect from the Cavaliers and the Eagles. Two great fan bases so expect a sellout crowd, but don’t worry you will be able to watch this game on Delaware Live Sports

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