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

Spending Friday Knights at the Castle

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

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

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

You can’t talk about Friday night high school football in Sussex County without talking about “The Castle” where the Sussex Central Golden Knights call home.

Located on Patriot’s Way nestled between Georgetown and Millsboro the stadium is surrounded by woods and cornfields with U.S. Route 113 in the distance as a backdrop. One of the better sunsets in high school football.The wide open land provides complete darkness outside the stadium and oftentimes the echoing of P.A. Announcer Tommy Marvel.

While providing fans with results of a play he will sing “Mr. Touchdown”, the Sussex Central fight song as well as fight songs from other schools. He has been known to sing Christmas Carols during playoff games.

But he is best known for his bellowing of, “First and tennnnnn!”

This season will be the twentieth season for the Golden Knights at The Castle and head coach John Wells is the only one to roam the sideline.

The Castle has been a tough place for opponents to make a living. Over the past decade the Golden Knights are 40-13 at home including three playoff victories.

The atmosphere around the stadium and the large and boisterous home crowd gives the Knights a real home field advantage.

The two time defending Single A Laurel Bulldogs will be the next to try their luck when the two teams kickoff the 2023 season on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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