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Colonials survive toughest test of the season

By Brandon Bossert 11:22pm, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of William Penn's hard fought win
The first ever night game at Bill Cole Stadium featured an incredible bout between two playoff contenders. William Penn entered the night undefeated with limited roadblocks. Their toughest game to date was a 16-10 win over Salesianum in week two, with every other contest decided by at least two touchdowns. Concord gave the Colonials their biggest test of the season Saturday night.

Quarterback Bobby Knight took over for the Raiders after Austin Coughenour injured his ankle. On the first drive of the game, Knight launched a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jaquiere Custis-Quattlebaum.

The Colonial offense sputtered early on, managing only a field goal twenty minutes into the game. The home team caught a break when an arid snap on a punt went into the end zone, resulting in a safety.

Still down two with time winding down in the first half, Myric Rhodes broke through for William Penn, scoring a two-yard touchdown on a reverse handoff. They led 13-7 going to halftime.

The Colonials seemed to be on the verge of adding on with a kickoff return into enemy territory to start the second half, but a fumble recovery by Concord's Avery Roberts seemed to change the tide.

Concord's running attack pounded away at the vaunted Colonial defense on a seven-minute drive that resutled in a Brian Dennis touchdown run. Concord led 14-13, and for the first time this season, William Penn trailed in the second half.

Reggie Carroll set up William Penn in Concord territory early in the fourth quarter with a 50-yard run. Marvell Watts would end the drive with a counter run for the score to put the Colonials back in front 21-14.

With under five minutes left in the fourth, Concord recovered a muffed punt that set them up at the opposing 21-yard line. Forty seconds later, Brian Dennis would sweep around the end, cut back, hurdle a defender and go all the way to tie the game for the Raiders.

Facing a tied game with under two minutes left, William Penn answered. Watts would conclude his night with a 35-yard touchdown run that would prove to be the game-winner to keep the Colonials undefeated.

William Penn (7-0) will play Charter on the road next Saturday morning. Concord (4-3) returns home to play A.I. duPont next Saturday morning.





St. Mark's upsets Sals in bitter rivalry game

By Brandon Bossert 12:12am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of the Spartans thrilling win
St. Mark's and Salesianum continued their bitter rivalry Friday night at Baynard Stadium. Both teams entered the evening with equal 4-2 records, and knowing that a loss could crush their playoff dreams.

Last week, St. Mark's got a shot in the arm with quarterback Matt Williams returning from a knee injury. He threw for five touchdown passes in week six against Montclair High School, and he continued his impressive play Friday.

After one quarter the game remained scoreless. With 30 seconds remaining in the first, Joshua Patrick picked off a Williams pass that set up the Sals first scoring drive. Colby Reeder broke away from the Spartan defense and scored a 51-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, St. Mark's recovered a muffed punt, and gained possession at the opposing 14-yard line. Williams would capitalize on the costly error with an 8-yard touchdown pass to 6-foot-7 Derek Jackson.

With time winding down in the half, Williams connected with Rhett Schweizer for 35 yards to put the Spartans in enemy territory. Facing a fourth-and-five from the 29-yard line, Williams faked a screen pass and floated the ball over the helpless Sals defenders to Schweizer, who had snuck past the defensive backs. St. Mark's would go into the half up 14-7.

Out of halftime St. Mark's took control of the game. Their opening second half drive resulted in a Schweizer touchdown run to extend the lead to 14.

The Sals fought back with a 38-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Cannon to Jeremy Ryan down the home team sidelines.

With under a minute left in the third quarter, Williams struck again with his third touchdown pass of the night, this time to Eric Cella.

Down two touchdowns, and facing a fourth-and-17, Cannon found Colby Reeder for a 20-yard gain to extend the drive and keep hope alive. Reeder would cap the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. With three minutes remaining, and all three timeouts, the Sals had life.

The onside kick would fail for Salesianum, and St. Mark's held on for a 28-21 victory over their rivals.

Schweizer after the game, "having Matt (Williams) back beings a whole new energy to the team." Schweizer went on to say "it feels amazing, we've been wanting this the past two years, so it feels good just to put in that hard work just to get this win."

St. Mark's (5-2) will face Caesar Rodney at home next Friday night. Salesianum goes on the road to take on DMA on Friday.




Middletown running game pounds A.I.

By Justin Enloe 1:49am, October 18, 2014 - Updated 1:53am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights from Middletown's win
Francis Datillo and Lasanna Brew each rushed for over 200 yards and 4 TDs a piece as Middletown ran away from A.I. on homecoming night for the host Tigers.

The Cavaliers first play was a run that went for negative yardage. The very next play, Datillo went 67 yards in what would be a sign of things to come. The only person that could match Datillo's big night was his counterpart in the Middletown backfield, Lasanna Brew. An off the mark snap gave the Cavaliers good field position and Brew ran in from two yards. That lead quickly jumped to 21-0 on another Datillo TD run.

A.I. was able to get on the board before the end of the first quarter when backup QB Jordan Haynes showed off why he is listed as a RB on the roster, making Middletown defenders miss on his way to the end zone. He was filling in for the suspended senior Freddie Heard, one of the 3 players sat down during the first quarter for disciplinary reasons. As soon as Heard got into the game, he made his presence felt. His first play from scrimmage ended up as a 60 yard TD scramble and he added a passing 2 pt conversion for good measure, bringing his team back to within one score at 21-14.

Brew and company quickly drove back down the field before the senior scored his second TD of the night, pushing the Cavalier lead to 28-14. On the next Tiger drive, it was the Middletown defense coming up big with an interception that yielded another Brew TD run with just 56 seconds left in the first half. A.I. found themselves trailing at the break 35-14.

After the teams traded turnovers on downs, Heard found his favorite target Quandree Henderson on a broken play. The ball didn't have to travel far in the air, but Henderson had 73 yards between himself and the endzone. Henderson proceeded to break tackles and run past defenders on his way for an incredible touchdown, cutting the Middletown lead to 35-21. However, this was a game that Middletown never truly relinquished the momentum. Cavalier quarterback Vincent Delpercio made a great throw along the left sideline that set up a 2 yard score from Datillo, his 3rd of the evening.

More of the same started off the 4th quarter, Brew's 4th TD of the game was followed by a long TD pass to Chandler Armstrong off a Heard scramble drill left the score at 49-27. The Armstrong score was the first of 3 straight plays resulting in touchdowns, the other two being long runs from Datillo and Heard. Middletown began eating clock after that final TD and was able to run the ball effectively before kneeling the ball to finish off a 56-34 victory.

A.I. falls to 3-4 on the season following their second straight loss after two straight victories brought them above .500. They play away at Concord next Saturday morning at 10:30.

Middletown (6-1) bounce back nicely after their first loss of the season to top ranked William Penn last week and travel to Appoquinimink next Friday night.



Newark claims victory over Appoquinimink

By Marcus Saunders 12:32am, October 18, 2014 - Updated 1:51am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights
Newark (6-1) visited Appoquinimink Friday night for a conference battle against the 1-6 Jaguars.

The Jaguars were able to jump out to an early but it was quickly spoiled when Ben Campbell threw a touchdown to Peter Suski late in the 1st quarter and they would never look back.

Appoquinimink stayed true to their game and gave the Jackets a steady run diet behind Derek Thompson and Ronald Tuck which kept the clock running but they were unable to control the possessions due to turnovers on downs. In the 2nd quarter Newark's Joseph Burton pounded the middle of the defense to give the Jackets a 22-7 lead going into halftime.

Halftime ended, the band cleared the field and the kickoff ensued. That's when James Bond took off, through the middle to elude a couple of players then race to the end zone for the return.

The Jaguars put together a drive in the 3rd quarter which ended with Thompson reaching the end zone but they could not stop Campbell, Bond, Burton and the Newark offense.

In the 4th, with Newark already leading, Campbell dropped back and sent a bomb down the middle of the field to James Bond for his second touchdown of the day. Newark would claim the victory 44-15.

They are scheduled to travel to Hodgson next week, while Appoquinimink will take on Middletown.




Cape Henlopen 55, Polytech 10

By Sean Greene 3:58am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Cape's victory (Courtesy: WBOC)
Ja'von Currie and William Gibbs reach ran for two touchdowns as Cape Henlopen stayed unbeaten with a 55-10 victory over Polytech.

Cape led 34-10 at halftime in a game which sets up a likely Henlopen North Championship Game with Sussex Tech next week. Cape will enter the game at 7-0.



Sussex Tech 41, Caesar Rodney 25

By Sean Greene 3:58am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Tech's win (Courtesy: WBOC)
Sussex Tech stormed back with 20 fourth quarter points to stun Caesar Rodney 41-25 Friday night.

CR led 25-21 at halftime, and after three quarters, but Jamont Matthews found Quillin Seeley on a 45-yard connection early in the final frame to put the Ravens ahead.

Patrick Griffin followed with a 75-yard run on the Ravens' next posession, and then quarterback Justin Hill added to a first half TD pass with a rushing score in the final minutes to lock up the victory for Sussex Tech.

The Ravens battle Cape Henlopen on the road next week in the likely Henlopen North Championship Game.



Sussex Central 21, Dover 20

By Sean Greene 3:58am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Sussex Central's win (Courtesy: WBOC)
Sussex Central snapped a five-game losing streak with an impressive 21-20 victory at home over Dover Friday night.

The game moved both teams to 2-5.



Indian River 28, Woodbridge 13

By Sean Greene 3:58am, October 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights from Woodbridge vs. Indian River (Courtesy: WBOC)
Indian River spotted Woodbridge 13 1st half points, but stormed back for a 28-13 Henlopen South victory Friday night.

The outcome puts both teams in peril of not making the playoffs after both did last year, as they are sharing a 3-4 record.



Friday Night Football Scoreboard

By WDEL Staff 10:57pm, October 17, 2014
A few schools get their first wins of the season and St. Mark's takes down rival Salesianum in the game of the night.


St. Mark's 28, Salesianum 21
Middletown 56, A.I. Dupont 34
St. Georges 40, Dickinson 0
Indian River 28, Woodbridge 13
Milford 21, Seaford 0
Sussex Central 21, Dover 20
Sussex Tech 41, Caesar Rodney 25
Christiana 8, Mckean 6
Newark 44, Appoquinimink 15
Cape Henlopen 55, Poly Tech 10
Caravel 23, Glasgow 18



Sean's Pigskin Picks - Week 7

By Sean Greene 11:10pm, October 16, 2014 - Updated 11:15pm, October 16, 2014
Will be be Laurel or Lake Forest controlling the Henlopen South?
Playoff dreams could become bleak for some top teams this week, as St. Mark's and Salesianum meet Friday night, and Laurel faces Lake Forest Saturday afternoon.

Last Week's Featured Selections: 8-1, Season Overall Total: 112-31 (78.3%)

FRIDAY 10/17

No. 4 St. Mark's at No. 2 Salesianum - 7:30 - WDEL
SEAN - Salesianaum

No. 3 Middletown at A.I. duPont - 7:00
SEAN - Middletown

Caesar Rodney at No. 5 Sussex Tech - 7:30
SEAN - Sussex Tech

No. 1 St. Georges at Dickinson - 7:00
SEAN - St. Georges

No. 2 Caravel at Glasgow - 7:00
SEAN - Caravel

SATURDAY 10/11

Concord at No. 1 William Penn - 7:30 - WDEL
SEAN - William Penn

No. 3 Laurel at Lake Forest - Noon
SEAN - Laurel

Tatnall at No. 4 Friends - 2:30
SEAN - Friends

No. 5 Archmere at Conrad - 11:00am
SEAN - Archmere

For the rest of Sean's Pigskin Picks looking at all Delaware high school games from Week 6 - click here

You can follow Sean on twitter @SeanGreeneWDEL



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