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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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Ziemba's catch saves Spartans

By Brandon Bossert 11:20pm, October 24, 2014 - Updated 11:40pm, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of St. Mark's win
Fresh off of their emotional win against Salesianum, St. Mark's played host to the Riders of Caesar Rodney Friday night.

Jordan Downes made a name for himself against the Spartans. On his teams first possession he galloped 75-yards to set up Caesar Rodney's first score. There would be more from Downes later.

St. Mark's struggled to take control of the game. Rhett Schweizer scored on the first St. Mark's drive. A field goal soon after gave the Spartans an early 10-6 lead.

With every St. Mark's punch Caesar Rodney had a response, and the Spartans would go into the locker room at halftime up only three.

Coming out of halftime, St. Mark's quarterback Matt Williams found Dalton Ziemba on the home sideline, he would break through a would-be tackler, and would be tackled out of bounds at the opposing 1-yard line. That long pass play set up another Schweizer touchdown run. For the first time the Spartans had a double-digit lead.

At this point, Downes took over for the Riders. St. Mark's run defense seemingly had no answer for Caesar Rodney's rushing attack in the second half. Downes scored the second of his three touchdowns to put the Riders within a field goal.

Facing a fourth down in enemy territory, St. Mark's gambled and won on a successful fake punt that set them up in the red zone. Schweizer again would capitalize for his third touchdown of the game.

After a Rider touchdown and Spartan punt, Caesar Rodney smelled blood. Downes would cap off his night with another long touchdown run to put the Riders ahead 35-31 with 6:29 left in he fourth. Downes finished the night with touchdown runs of 9, 41 and 36 yards.

With time winding down in the fourth, St. Mark's drove inside of the red zone. Williams dropped back, rolled to his right, and floated a pass for Ziemba in the end zone. The pass appeared to be out of reach but a desperation dive by Ziemba allowed him to corral the pass with his finger tips for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

St. Mark's escapes with the victory 38-35.

St. Mark's (6-2) next challenge will be St. Elizabeth's at home next weekend during the Spartans' senior night. Caesar Rodney (2-6) will take on Smyrna at home next Friday night.

Sussex Tech 49, Cape Henlopen 13

By Sean Greene 10:59pm, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Tech's victory (Courtesy: WBOC)
Sussex Tech's Kani Kane rushed for six touchdowns as the Ravens claimed the Henlopen North title with an impressive 49-13 victory over previously-unbeaten Cape Henlopen.

Xavier Drummond also scored for Sussex Tech, which joins Cape Henlopen at 7-1 on the season.

Tower Hill shows up big against Conrad

By Marcus Saunders 11:05pm, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights
Tower Hill played host to the Conrad Redskins who is entering the game with an impressive 5-2 record on the season.

Early in the game Conrad's passing attack looked as if it would be too much for the Hillards to handle when Dayne Llamas dropped back and found D'Angelo Walton for big gains, one of them the game's first touchdown.

But Tower Hill would not stray from their game plan, the running attack was in full swing tonight behind Anthony Falco, Noah Thomas, Carter Cucuzella and Matthew Smith.

Just before the half, with Tower Hill up 20-6, Llamas looked to spark a drive for his Redskins. As he dropped back and let one fly across the middle the ball was snagged by Myles Lane of Tower Hill and he would not stop until he reached the end zone. The Hillards led 27-12 going into the half after another score by Conrad.

In the 2nd half it was more of the same from the running attack of the Hillards and the clock seemed to never stop. Conrad had their chances though but they would not reach the end zone in the 2nd half. They were also plagued by turnovers, senior captain Jim Guan had two fumble recoveries. One came off a bad snap and the other came when Llamas put it on the ground trying to tuck it and run.

The Hillards gained the victory 44-12 as they look to take on Tatnall next week. Conrad is scheduled to face Dickinson.

Laurel 34, Delmar 13

By Sean Greene 11:16pm, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Laurel's victory (Courtesy: WBOC)
Laurel's Chuckie Auguste ran for three touchdowns, including a 93-yarder in the 4th quarter, to push the Bulldogs to a 34-13 rivalry victory over Delmar Friday night.

Shane Leatherbury ran for a touchdown, and returned a punt for another, as the Bulldogs kept their Division II playoff hopes alive with the victory, while likely squashing those of their opponents from just 8 miles away.

Sussex Central 56, Polytech 21

By Sean Greene 1:00am, October 25, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Sussex Central's win (Courtesy: WBOC)
Sussex Central raced out to a 35-0 lead and didn't look back as they defeated Polytech 56-21 in a Henlopen North showdown Friday night.

By Sean Greene 1:00am, October 25, 2014
No. 4 Lake Forest raced out to a 14-0 lead, and kept their visitors at bay as they mildly upset No. 3 Archmere 35-14 to remain unbeaten in a non-conference showdown Friday night in Felton.

Lake improves to 8-0, and continues to work towards potentially two post-season home games if they advance that far in the state tournament.

Woodbridge 20, Milford 12

By Sean Greene 1:00am, October 25, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Woodbridge's victory
Woodbridge kept its Division II playoff hopes alive by holding off conference-rival Milford 20-12 Friday night.

Friday Night HS Scoreboard

By WDEL Staff 10:28pm, October 24, 2014 - Updated 10:32pm, October 24, 2014
Sussex Tech ended Cape Henlopen's undefeated run as part of an important Week 8 Friday Night in Delaware high school football.

Glasgow 34, Delcastle 16
Howard 34, Dickinson 14
Middletown 42, Appoquinimink 0
St. Mark's 38, Caesar Rodney 35
Tower Hill 44, Conrad 12
Caravel 17, Silver Oak Academy (Md) 6
Salesianum 42, Delaware Military 0
Dover 41, Smyrna 22
Lake Forest 35, Archmere 14
Laurel 34, Delmar 13
Indian River 49, Seaford 0
Sussex Central 56, Polytech 21
Sussex Tech 49, Cape Henlopen 13
Woodbridge 20, Milford 12

Sean's Pigskin Picks - Week 8

By Sean Greene 3:12pm, October 23, 2014 - Updated 11:49pm, October 23, 2014
It could be a must-win game for Newark, does Sean think they can win?
Potential playoff futures are on the line as the high school schedule reaches week 8 of 10 Friday night.

The Henlopen North title is just one of the things in the balance during a busy weekend in Delaware. There is also a critical game involving both divisions as Newark travels to Hodgson, while in Division II Archmere is at Lake Forest in what could be a swing game for both teams.

Last Week's Featured Selections: 7-2, Season Overall Total: 127-38 (77.0%)

FRIDAY 10/24

No. 3 Archmere at No. 4 Lake Forest - 7:30
SEAN - Archmere 28-27

No. 5 Sussex Tech at Cape Henlopen - 7:30
SEAN - Sussex Tech 35-28

Conrad at Tower Hill - 7:00
SEAN - Tower Hill 28-14

Laurel at Delmar - 7:30
SEAN - Laurel 28-14


Newark at Hodgson - 10:30am
SEAN - Hodgson 35-21

For the rest of Sean's Pigskin Picks looking at all Delaware high school games from Week 8 - click here.

You can follow Sean on twitter @SeanGreeneWDEL

Wesley's Martin named to D3 Team of the Week

By Sean Greene 5:14pm, October 23, 2014 - Updated 5:17pm, October 23, 2014
VIDEO: Interview with Ben Martin on transfer, looking ahead to VUL (PHOTO Courtesy: Wesley College Athletics)
Wesley running back Ben Martin needed just five carries to make this week's D3Football.com National Team of the Week.

The sophomore transfer from Rutgers celebrated his first rushing touchdown by finding the end zone two more times in a 5-carry, 194-yard, 3-touchdown performance against Menlo College in California Saturday afternoon.

Martin scored from 30, 68, and 69 yards away in the victory, while averaging an incredible 38.8 yards per carry in his five attempts.

Martin, who is currently rotating with starter Jamar Baynard and 5th-year player Brandon Wright took advantage of his opportunities in the 2nd half, getting fantastic blocks to turn the corner, and then utilizing his blazing speed to outrun the Oaks to the end zone.

Martin had a career-high 194 yards and three TDs on just five carries in a 70-2 win vs. Menlo. He had touchdown runs of 30, 68 and 69 yards in the win, averaging 38.8 yards per carry.

He rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries for Rutgers, but says he "lost his love of the game" while at Rutgers, and took a break from football for two seasons. He approached Wesley recruiting coordinator Steve Azzanesi, and after clearing the admissions door, was training with the Wolverines this summer looking for an opportunity to succeed in an offense averaging over 40 points per game so far this season.

His freshman roommate at Rutgers is also a part of the Wesley offense now, tight end Kyle George.

Wesley is preparing to take on the Virginia University of Lynchburg in the final game of a three-game road trip. Kickoff is slated for 1pm Saturday, you can hear the game on 1150AM WDEL, WDEL.com, or the WDEL Smartphone App.

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