Dover football coach Chip Knapp L being awarded 3A Coach of the Year by Sussex Central football coach John Wells R photo by Glenn Frazer 2

Awards highlight Monday’s 19th state football banquet

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The 19th annual DOS All State Football Banquet was held Monday night in Dover hosted by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA). Players were recognized in the three classifications (1A – 2A – 3A) for All State, Sportsmanship, and those student athletes that achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 for academic honors. The coach of the year in …

Laurel Football team poses with the statechampionship trophy for second year in a row photo by Ben Fulton 1

Laurel Bulldogs win back to back state football titles

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Newark – For two seasons the Laurel Bulldogs have carried the target on their back with the number one ranking in Class A and for two seasons they have raised the state championship trophy at Delaware Stadium in December. “Unbelievable,” Laurel head coach Joey Jones said after the Bulldogs defeated St. Elizabeth 28-13 to win the DIAA Class A state …

Smyrna Football players Nolan Fretz 4 Yamir Knight 80 Brian Wright 18 Markell Holman 7 during the 3A championship game photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna Eagles “fly high” for state title

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In their semifinal victory two weeks ago, the Smyrna Eagles used multiple offensive sets to feature the run game, only attempting five passes to advance to the championship game. Once they got to Delaware Stadium, it was Brian Wright and the passing attack that propelled the Eagles to the 4th title in school history since 2015. It just goes to …

DIFCA Logo with trophies

DIFCA announces 2022 All-Class football teams

Glenn Frazer Sports

The Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association announced this year’s All-Class football teams for the three classifications at a meeting in Dover today. Class 1A was dominated by Laurel and St. Elizabeth, the two teams that will play for the State Title Saturday. The Bulldogs placed 11 players on the 1st team, while the Vikings had 5 players named to the …

Wimington Friends quarterback Robby Tattersall Jr runs the ball during their victory over Saint Marks in the DIAA 2A Semi final photo by Nick Halliday 1

Friends rely on Tattersall for trip to finals

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

As I walked on the field before the game, I nearly slipped and fell several times. I knew then the rain-drenched conditions at the “graveyard” would play a pivotal role in the semifinal between Wilmington Friends and St. Mark’s. Any advantage the home team Spartans might have had with their “speedy” running backs was neutralized. T-J Martin carried the ball …

Caravel football players Vandrick Hamlin 4 Jordan Miller 15 and Chase Armstrong 72 run to the sideline after Miller scored the touchdown photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Caravel proves worthy of No.1 seed; heads to title game

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  Caravel head coach John Reed and his Buccaneers are headed to the state championship game as the undefeated, top-seed in the DIAA class 2A. There are those who questioned the “toughness” of Caravel’s schedule as a few teams in District 3 had subpar seasons. After Friday night’s performance against defending champ Archmere, those questions have been laid to rest.  …

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 title game

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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”

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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 …

Smyrna Eagles running back Markell Hohlman rushed during their victory over Middletown photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna advances to 3A title game with dominating win over Middletown

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In the 3A quarterfinal round last week, three teams “flipped the script” avenging losses during the regular season. Smyrna did the same Friday night in the semis with a convincing 48-0 win over Middletown, a team the Eagles lost to 21-14 back in September.  Smyrna mixed up the offense using the “wildcat”, “earthquake”, and the spread with very little passing, …

St. Elizabeth football player Chris Caracter runs the ball during their game against Seaford Photo courtesy of Mike Lang 1

Vikings advance to second straight state championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

St. Elizabeth got nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns from their dynamic running back duo of Quasim Benson and Chris Caracter, as the Vikings outlasted Seaford, 46-35, in a DIAA Class 1A semifinal Saturday night at Abessinio Stadium. The second-seeded Vikings will meet the top seed, Laurel, on December 10th at Delaware Stadium. It is a rematch of last year’s …