Archmere football player running the bll during a game photo by Nick Halliday

Saturday football at Archmere’s Coaches Field

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Archmere football player running the bll during a game photo by Nick Halliday

Archmere football player running the bll during a game, photo by Nick Halliday

The next stadium in the Delaware Live stadium series takes us to Claymont where the 2021 2A Champions play.  Coaches field on the campus of Archmere Academy is a great place to catch a Saturday football game in the fall.  


The multipurpose turf field is located on a beautiful campus that has bleachers on both sides and a hill on the home side where a lot of spectators enjoy the view of the field.  The smell of the burgers and hot dogs from the grill you can smell from the field and the little shed that hosts the snack bar is packed with fans.  


The team comes out to the field to Shipping up from Boston with the Cheerleaders cheering them on.  As the road team takes the field the intimidation factor is there as the crazy student section of the Auks cheering on the home team. 


 The Auks had a 17 game winning streak snapped there last fall but have won 25 of 28 games since 2017.  The Auks played their first two games and the last two games of the 2023 season at Coaches field.  They host 1A St Elizabeths to open the season then face 3A Saint Marks the following week.  Mount takes the short ride up Philadelphia Pike on Oct. 14, for the Auks homecoming.  


The Auks host the new district rival Odessa on Nov. 4, before hosting the defending 2A champions and the team that ended the 17 game winning streak Wilmington Friends on the Nov. 11.  


Those 5 teams fans coming to visit this fall get there early if you want a parking spot in the lot before they start parking in the neighborhood.  After the game if you are hungry do yourself a favor and stop in to Claymont steak shop.

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