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William Penn earns Div I title shot

By Marcus Saunders 6:24pm, November 22, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights
William Penn and its explosive offense defeated St. Mark's Saturday afternoon in the DIAA Div I semi-finals 42-14.

Penn displayed poise, maturity and pure talent throughout the game especially early when it was tied 7-7. Senior running back, Reggie Carroll took the kickoff in the 2nd quarter which most of the Spartan crowd cheered about because he had to make a difficult catch deep in Colonial territory but Carroll started left, then looked back right and almost at the same time there was a gasp from the Spartan sideline as everyone saw what he could see, a lane that could spring him to the end zone. Without hesitation he made his cut back right and he was off to the races, making it 14-7.

St. Mark's had some shining moments on both sides of the ball but they could not find the end zone in much of this game. They were also plagued by penalties which disrupted any rhythm. Their running back Markquise Normand ran hard for the Spartans all game and quarterback Matt Williams was impressive.

But William Penn's dual attack proved too much, Marvell Watts had 2 big runs including one in which he exploded out of the back field to a 50 yard touchdown, late in the 3rd quarter. He and Carroll both gained over 100 yards in the contest.

William Penn (11-0) will look to complete their perfect season in next week's State Championship game against Middletown who defeated Sussex Tech.




Hodgson shows heart of a champion

By Brandon Bossert 8:11pm, November 22, 2014
Hodgson, having knocked off second-ranked Lake Forest last week had the tall challenge of playing undefeated St. Georges. The Silver Eagles showed heart, focus, and character in their 32-7 rout Saturday afternoon.

Quarterback Ray Jones was the inspired leader for Hodgson. Jones scored from 1-yard out three times in the first half. Going into halftime, the visitors held a stout 20-0 advantage.

The Silver Eagles received the ball to begin the second half, and again began to drive on the St. Georges defense. Facing fourth-and-goal from the one, Jones again plunged in for his fourth touchdown.

Taronn Selby's 82-yard touchdown run was the Hawks' lone bright spot on the afternoon.

Following the Selby touchdown, Jones was there to snatch up the onside kick. Jones would cap off his day with a third-down-and-long conversion in the red zone, and follow it up with his fifth and final touchdown.

Hodgson (9-3) will play Laurel next Saturday at 2 pm at the University of Delaware. St. Georges finishes their season an impressive 11-1.



Laurel takes down undefeated Friends

By Brandon Bossert 8:13pm, November 22, 2014
A year ago the Bulldogs were a 2-8 football team, now they are heading for the Division II championship game against Hodgson after their 14-0 win over Friends.

This game was a struggle for both offenses, as both Laurel and Friends had stout, active, ball-hawking defenses.

Laurel failed to convert a fourth down from inside of the Friends 5-yard line. With under a minute left in the first quarter, on that same drive, Perez Nichols picked off quarterback Justin Beneck for a touchdown to put Laurel up 7-0. This was the first time Friends trailed all season.

Both teams would continue their lackluster offensive play, and that remained the score into halftime.

In the third, the Bulldogs would get some breathing room. Jarrett Johnson received a punt and returned it roughly 75-yards for the touchdown. With a quarter to play Laurel was ahead 14-0.

Yermour Auguste was the workhorse for Laurel on the ground, as they used the ground and pound to run down the clock in the second half.

Laurel (10-2) will play Hodgson next week at the University of Delaware for the Division II state title. Friends finishes their season an impressive 11-1.



Wesley scores early and often in playoff win

By Sean Greene 5:53pm, November 22, 2014
All four of Wesley receiver Steve Koudossou's catches went for touchdowns as the Wolverines exploded to an impressive 52-7 victory over Hampden-Sydney Saturday afternoon.

The opening round game in the NCAA Division III National Football Tournament was over quickly, as Wesley recorded four interceptions, two for touchdowns, while Koudossou scored from 25, 75, and 59 yards out to give the Wolverines a 42-0 lead after just 13:56 of the game.

Koudossou added a 79-yard reception on a screen before halftime to give him four grabs for 238 yards and four touchdowns, despite not playing in the second half.

While Wesley's receiver was having the third-best day of his brilliant career, Wesley's defense gave D3football.com's Pre-Season 2nd-Team quarterback Nash Nance even bigger headaches.

Nance tossed interceptions on five straight possessions, including pick-6's by lineman Brenton Barnes and linebacker Sosthene Kapepula.

He finished 17-for-43 for 181 yards with 6 interceptions (he had 9 in the regular season), and a 2nd quarter touchdown to Joey Kernan.

Wesley's big first quarter lead basically brought the game to a halt, as Wesley did its best to run the football the rest of the game despite run blitzes being called by the Tigers.

The only points of the 4th quarter came with 4:45 left to go when Eric Speidel connected on a 31-yard field goal. Wesley's mid-season addition at kicker missed a field goal in the 3rd quarter which snapped a streak of 55 straight extra points and field goals made to start his kicking career.

Xavier Allen collected the other of Joe Callahan's 5 touchdown passes, as the junior finished 14-for-28 for 336 yards and 5 touchdowns. Ben Martin led Wesley's running attack with 103 yards on 12 carries, with Jamar Baynard carrying 10 times for 44 yards.

Wesley advances to take on MIT, a 27-20 overtime winner over Husson Saturday, in the East Region semifinals Saturday at Noon.



Villanova's late TD beats Blue Hens

By Don Voltz 4:12pm, November 22, 2014
Delaware scored three straight touchdowns to take a 28-27 lead over Villanova with 2:04 to play...but junior quarterback John Robertson directed the Wildcats on a 10 play, 68 yard drive that ended with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Robertson to Kevin Gulyas, and a two point conversion with 23 seconds remaining to end Delaware's season with a 35-28 loss.

Villanova dominated the game early, jumping to a 20-0 lead in the first half before Delaware made it 20-7 in the second quarter on a 10 yard pass from Trent Hurley to Nick Boyle.

Villanova came out in the third quarter ad scored on a one yard run by Kevin Monangai, his third score of the game to make it 27-7. But the Blue Hens came right back with 2:42 left in the third to score on a 3 yard run by Jalen Randolph, his first of three second half scores.

Randolph made it 27-21 on a 6 yard TD reception from Hurley in the 4th quarter, then put the Blue Hens up 28-27 with 2:04 to go on a one yard run.

But the 6th-ranked Wildcats were not to be denied, converting a 4th and 15 with a first down pass to the Wildcats 49, then utilizing a defensive holding by Delaware to keep the winning drive going at the Blue Hens 40, setting up the winning pass play.

It's the second straight year Villanova staged a comeback in th final seconds to beat Delaware. Last year, Villanova trailed 34-12 with 8 minutes to go and rallied, kicking the winning field goal with one second remaining for a 35-34 win.

Roberston was 14 for 25 for 217 yards, three touchdowns and one interception...he also rushed for 117 yards on 23 carries. Delaware's Trent Hurley was 15 for 21 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

The season ends for Delaware at 6-6, 4-4 in the CAA and a two game losing streak. Villanova, headed to the FCS playoffs probably as one of the top 8 seeds, ends up 10-2 and 7-1 in conference play.



Cal Poly pounds Delaware hoops

By Associated Press 12:36am, November 22, 2014
Ridge Shipley scored 21 points, including 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range, to lead Cal Poly to a 78-60 victory over Delaware on Friday night.

Brian Bennett added 12 points and David Nwaba finished with 10 points for the Mustangs (2-1), who shot just 39.7 percent from the field but pulled down 16 offensive rebounds while limiting themselves to just four turnovers.

Cazmon Hayes scored 22 for Delaware (0-2). However the Blue Hens struggled offensively, making just 16 field goals, 10 of which came from behind the arc.

With the score 15-13, Cal Poly put together a 33-9 scoring stretch over the final 10 minutes of the first half to take a 48-22 lead at the break. The Mustangs extended their lead in the second half as high as 33.



Arkansas breaks away from DelState

By Andrew Hutchinson/AP 12:05am, November 22, 2014
Just two days removed from a 30-point win over Wake Forest, Arkansas overcame a sluggish start to beat Delaware State 99-71 Friday night.

The Razorbacks (3-0) trailed by one with six minutes remaining in the first half before turning up their defensive pressure and outscoring the Hornets 19-4 to close out the half.

Michael Qualls led Arkansas with 20 points and three other Razorbacks also reached double figures. Jacorey Williams contributed a career-high 14 points, while Bobby Portis and Anthlon Bell each had 14 points as well.

Ky Madden didn't score until the second half, but he distributed the ball well, notching a career-high eight assists.

Tyshawn Bell led Delaware State (2-2) with 19 points, while DeAndre Haywood and Kendall Gray had 15 and 10 points, respectively.



Suns dominate in romp past winless 76ers

By Dan Gelson/AP 12:05am, November 22, 2014
Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night.

The Sixers have lost their first 12 games and are just six losses shy of matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets for worst start in NBA history.

They need four more straight losses to top the 1972-73 Sixers for worst start (0-15) in team history and could challenge those 76ers as the worst 82-game season team (9-73) in NBA history.

The Sixers actually led 27-26 at the end of the first quarter until the Suns rolled toward the rout.

The Suns shot 69 percent in the first half and easily shook off the early challenge to win their third straight game.

Michael Carter-Williams led the Sixers with 18 points.



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