By Sean Greene 12:27pm, November 11, 2012 - Updated 10:27pm, November 11, 2012Middletown and St. Georges Tech have earned the top seeds for the DIAA State Football tournaments which begin Friday night.
Middletown (10-0), the defending Division I champions, and Salesianum (9-1) have both earned byes through to the semifinal round. They will await the winners of the two quarterfinal games, which feature No. 6 Cape Henlopen (8-2) travelling to face No. 3 St. Mark's (8-2) Friday at 7:30 and No. 5 Sussex Central's rematch with No. 4 Caesar Rodney Saturday at 7:30.
The Cavs would face the lowest remaining team after the first two games while the Sals would get the higher ranked team.
Division II expanded to eight teams this year, so all teams will play in the opening round. St. Georges earned its first ever top seed after an undefeated regular season, and will face No. 8 Archmere (7-3) Saturday night at Caravel at 7:30. St. Georges was not granted a home game "due to a lack of visitor's seating and ability to control access to the stadium."
Archmere was tied with Delmar for the 8th seed, but advanced on the second tiebreaker of opponent's wins (52 to 46).
DIVISION I TOURNAMENT
No. 6 Cape Henlopen at No. 3 St. Mark's - Friday 7:30
No. 5 Sussex Central at No. 4 Caesar Rodney - Saturday 7:30
Lowest Remaining Seed at No. 1 Middletown - Friday 11/23 - 7:30
Highest Remaining Seed at No. 2 Salesianum (Baynard) - Saturday 11/24 - 7:30
Semifinal Winners at Delaware State - Saturday, December 1 - 7:30
DIVISION II TOURNAMENT
No. 6 St. Elizabeth at No. 3 Caravel - Friday 7:30
No. 5 Howard at No. 4 Indian River - Friday 7:30
No. 7 Delaware Military at No. 2 Hodgson - Saturday 11:00a
No. 8 Archmere vs. No. 1 St. Georges (at Caravel) - Saturday 7:30
Lowest Remaining Seed at Highest Remaining Seed - TBA
Middle Remaining Seed at Middle Remaining Seed - TBA
Semifinal Winners at Delaware State - Friday, November 30 - 7:30
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