Dover Football lineman Jason Hoskins out in front to block as quartbck Nahseem Cosme hands the ball off to running back Jakwon Kilby photo by Ben Fulton

21 years later, Dover returns to football championship

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Dover – The players on the Dover Senators football team were not even born the last time the Senators played in the state championship game in 2001. Most of their parents are too young to remember the last time Dover won a state title in 1988, but they are all aware now that the Senators are headed to Delaware Stadium …

Laurel quarterback Kaden Shockley rushes the ball during a game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Laurel punches ticket to the “Tub”

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Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs are headed back to Tubby Raymond Field at the University of Delaware. Laurel scored four times in the fourth quarter to pull away from Tatnall for a 48-14 win. It will be the Bulldogs second straight trip to Newark where they won the DIAA Class A state title last year. Laurel’s offense amassed 355 yards …

Dover Senators running back Jakwon Kilby runs the ball during their game against Sussex Central photo by Ben Fulton

Dover flips script to advance to Class AAA semis

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Georgetown – Five weeks ago Dover was shut out in their regular season game versus Sussex Central. Five weeks ago the Senators’ Nasir Snipes-Guzman’s football future was uncertain as he awaited approval of a transfer waiver from the DIAA board. Fast forward to Friday night. Snipes-Guzman was back on the field and Dover shut out the Golden Knights 20-0 in …

Laurel Football team raising their helmets in pregame photo by Ben Fulton 1

Laurel grinds out state tournament victory

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Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs football team is not flashy, but more of a blue collar mentality on both offense and defense. They ground and pound on offense and bring intense pressure on defense. That was the formula used in their 41-7 victory over St. Andrew’s on Friday night at Laurel’s Schollenberger Field in the DIAA Class A quarterfinal game. …

Smyrna Eagles football players 42 Nathan Chandler and 4 Nolan Fretz celebrate after a touchdown photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Smyrna wins District 2 title, moves onto state tournament

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Smyrna – The Smyrna Eagles honored 22 seniors on Friday night prior to their season finale hosting District 2 foe Cape Henlopen. The Eagles came into Friday night’s game the winner of seven straight having outscored their opponents 246-80 and only trailed once during that stretch. But the Eagles found themselves facing an early deficit just four plays into the …

Laurel Bulldogs Football running back Patrick Belle rushes the ball during a game photo by Ben Fulton

Undefeated Laurel takes home Lions Club Trophy

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There’s a lot of football history in the small town of Laurel. Thursday night, the Bulldogs added to that history by finishing the regular season 10-0 with their 42-13 victory over rival Delmar. “I am really proud of these kids, they have committed themselves to this program for a long time and it makes me proud to be able to …

Middeltown Football team huddling before the game photo by Nick Halliday

Middletown makes statement with road win over Sussex Central

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Georgetown – Defending Class AAA state champion Middletown came into their game with second ranked Sussex Central hovering at the 500 mark on the season, but left Georgetown with a statement win as the Cavaliers pulled away from the Knights in the second half with a 42-16 road win. “First off Sussex Central is a great football team and a …

Sussex Central quarterback TJ Morris fakes a handoff to PJ Henry photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Sussex Central spoils Cape’s homecoming

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Lewes – With an automatic berth to the state tournament on the line in a rivalry game a fast start for either team would be huge. Freshman Will Harmon gave Sussex Central that initial punch in the arm returning the opening kickoff 64 yards to the Cape Henlopen 25 yard line. Four plays later Andrew Long scored on a seven …

Sussex Central football team running on tot he field photo by Ben Fulton

Golden Knights grind out homecoming win

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Georgetown – Sussex Central went to their “old fashion” Wing-T offense Friday night according to head coach John Wells grinding out 241 rushing yards as the Golden Knights ran the ball 45 times out 51 total plays in the game. “Our offense played well tonight, we were able to run the ball and keep Dover’s offense off the field. That …

Sussex Central Andrew Long scored four touchdowns against Milford photo by Ben Fulton

Long’s four touchdowns paces Golden Knights in bounce back victory

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Milford – Sussex Central running back Andrew Long erupted for four touchdowns Thursday night with three of them coming on offense where he carried the ball just eight times for 106 yards. He also returned an interception for a touchdown for the Golden Knights.   Sussex Central rebounded from a loss to Smyrna last week beating Milford 49-6.   The …