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Monday, October 20
7:45pm NFL Football Houston at Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 23
8:00pm NFL Football San Diego at Denver
Friday, October 24
6:45pm High School Football Caesar Rodney at St. Mark's
Saturday, October 25
12:00pm Saturday Football Center
12:30pm Wesley College Pre-Game Show
1:00pm Wesley College at Virginia-Lynchburg
Sunday, October 26
3:00pm Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
7:30pm NFL Football Green Bay at New Orleans
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Hodgson's QB Jones commits to UD

By Sean Greene 12:31am, October 22, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Hodgson's Ray Jones
Hodgson quarterback Ray Jones announced on Twitter Tuesday night has has verbally committed to join the University of Delaware next season.

In a post at 8:47 Tuesday night on the social media site, Jones typed: "Happy to say that I just Verbally committed to the UNIVERSITY of DELAWARE #BlueHens".

Jones, a 6'0, 195-pound senior, is a dual threat quarterback, throwing for 682 yards and 8 touchdowns, but has also rushed for 717 yards and 9 scores on the ground. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in five of the six games he has played this season. He missed the Howard game due to serving a suspension after being ejected late in the St. Georges game.

Defensively, Jones has also been a weapon at safety for the Silver Eagles, recording 31 tackles, 2 sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception. In his career, he has been credited with 9 sacks and 7 interceptions.

Jones has scored on more than just offense. This season he has picked up a touchdown passing, rushing, via fumble return, interception return, and also a kick return score.

While not doing so this year, Jones has been a place kicker for Hodgson, going 17-31 on extra points last year. He did not attempt a field goal.

If he joins the Blue Hens' secondary, Jones would join a unit that has three seniors amongst its four listed starters. Delaware will also be looking for a new starting quarterback with the graduations of Trent Hurley and top back-up Justin Burns.

Jones and his 4-3 Hodgson squad has more immediate goals in mind, getting back into the postseason. The Silver Eagles battle Newark in what could be a make-or-break game for their playoff hopes in a home game Saturday morning.

Flyers rally past Penguins, 5-3

By Will Graves/AP 11:05pm, October 22, 2014
R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third to break a tie and Read followed with a backhander to help the Flyers improve to 12-2-1 at Consol Energy Center since the arena opened in 2010.

Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist, Mark Streit and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Flyers, and Ray Emery stopped 21 shots.

Nick Spaling had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Pascal Dupuis and Marcel Goc also scored for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins were plagued by defensive breakdowns. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves but was consistently put in tough spots as Philadelphia expertly counter-attacked to catch the Penguins out of position.

Tatnall's Garrett - WDEL HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene 12:17am, October 23, 2014
VIDEO: Interview with Stephen Garrett
Tatnall cross country runner Stephen Garrett is this week's WDEL High School Athlete of the Week.

Garrett won the DISC Cross Country Championship at Bellevue State Park in 15:21, just two seconds off the course record.

The senior says the time was the byproduct of a very strong pace that was under 5:00/mi.

"Going through the mile, honestly I didn't think I would be going through that fast. It was very smooth, and from there it was trying to keep it at that pace. From there I slowed down a little bit, but others did as well. I guess I held it a little better."

Stephen says the effort should pay off with the major county and state meets still to come.

"Getting a fast time in is very motivating, and definitely keeps high spirits up going into later in the season."

While Stephen Garrett was winning the race, his teammates swept the top three spots and took 5 of the top 7 spots. He says they make him a better runner.

"Having great teammates out there who are fast. They train with you, they motivate you, they support you, and I couldn't ask for better teammates."

Stephen says he started running in 4th or 5th grade thanks to his dad who ran in high school. He says the first race he ever ran, he started to run with his father.

"My dad was in the race with me, and I looked back at him in the race and he waved me on 'go ahead, go ahead', and I loved it ever since."

Garrett and the Hornets will continue to build for next Friday's County Championships at Winterthur, with the DIAA State Meet set for White Clay Creek on November 8.

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