Sussex Central Division I wrestling state champions posing with the state championship trophy photo courtesy of Sussex Central Facebook

Sussex Central rolls early to state dual championship

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Smyrna – Sussex Central head coach Shane Miller used the experience of last year to motivate his team on what it would take to win the DIAA Division I state wrestling championship. “Last year after we lost I took them into the locker room and told them we will be back here and remember what this feels like,” Miller said. That …

Sussex Centrals Malachi Stratton top looks to put Smyrnas Ian Alfree in danger during their 120 pound match Wednesday night. Stratton won with a pin in 513 photo courtesy of Gene Shaner

Knights roll early on the mat to beat the Eagles

Benny MitchellHeadlines

Smyrna – Sussex Central won the first eight bouts of the night building an insurmountable lead for Smyrna to overcome. The Golden Knights won the match 47-15 to remain unbeaten on the season and in the driver’s seat to win the Henlopen North championship. Austen Decker got the Golden Knights started pinning Michael Pierson in 2:27 at 106 pounds. Drake Rogers …

Jevon Saffold during a fight in Okinawa Japan. Photo credit Ryuku Fight Club

Former Sussex Central wrestler takes his talents to Japan

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Okinawa, Japan is far far away from Long Neck, Delaware. A 13 hour time difference to be exact. But that is where former two sport high school athlete Jevon Saffold has already made a name for himself fighting in the cage. Saffold, a 2019 graduate of Sussex Central High School  joined the United States Air Force after graduation. He is …

Cape Henlopen football Brenn Scott looks to block for Maurki James against Sussex Central photo courtesy of Dave Frederick

Cape Henlopen stuns Sussex Central for a trip to the state championship

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – The Cape Henlopen Vikings entered the Class AAA state tournament as the number six seed and after two weeks they have shown the state those numbers don’t matter. After upsetting number three seed Dover last week the Vikings knocked off the number two seed Sussex Central Golden Knights 46-14 to advance to the state championship game. “I am just …

Sussex Central football Will Harmon runs as multiple Appoquinimmink Jaguras try to tackle him. photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Harmon carries Central to semifinals

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  Sussex Central’s Sophomore running back Will Harmon led the Sussex Central Golden Knights in the first round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) football playoffs. Harmon accounted for four touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over the Appoquinimink (Appo) Jaguars to advance to the semifinals.    Harmon scored the first three touchdowns of the game to give Central a …

Smyrna football Kahmaj Kearney scored 3 touchdowns against Sussex Central photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Kearney scores 3 times to lead Smyrna against Sussex Central

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – The math was easy, Smyrna needed a win to qualify for the Class AAA state tournament and a chance to defend their 2022 state title. What laid ahead of them was the District 2 champion Sussex Central. scored three touchdowns for the Eagles, which was one more than his season total prior to Friday night helping lead Smyrna to …

Sussex Central running back Malik Bell paced his team with 92 yards on 21 carries photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Ball control offense leads Sussex Central in win over Dover

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Dover, DE) The Sussex Central Golden Knights put on a clinic with their “ball control” wing-T offense in a 13-12 win at Dover Friday night. The result puts Central alone at the top of district 2 in class 3A (3-0 / 6-2), while the Senators suffered their first loss of the year (2-1 / 7-1). Sussex Central took the …

Kevon Moore Briddell runs the ball during a game photo courtesy of Sussex Central HS Athletics 1

Moore-Briddell powers Sussex Central past Cape

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – The start of Class AAA District 2 began on Friday night as Sussex County rivals the Cape Henlopen Vikings and the Sussex Central Golden Knights kicked it off in Georgetown. Kevon Moore-Briddell carried the load for Sussex Central rushing for 235 yards on 21 carries scoring a pair of touchdowns. It wasn’t in the game plan for Moore-Briddell …

Sussex Central football team poases with new uniforms for Delaware National Guard game photo courtesy of Sussex Central Athletics Facebook

Moore-Briddell powers Sussex Central in win over Delaware Military

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – It was Armed Forces Night at Sussex Central on Friday night. While the Delaware Army National Guard was on hand with a helicopter and an armored vehicle the Golden Knights found a new offensive weapon of their own in Kevon Moore-Briddell. The senior found himself in the backfield for the first time and responded rushing for 69 yards on …

Middletown Football Matthew Priestley 6 caught two touchdown passes in the game vs Sussex Central photo by Nick Halliday

Middletown dominates in home opener

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Middletown Cavaliers were dominant in their home opener Friday night at Cavaliers Stadium. The Cavaliers hosted Sussex Central Friday night in front of home fans for the first time this season and came away with a big 41-7 victory.    From the opening kickoff Middletown took advantage of the Golden Knights mishaps. On the kickoff the ball took a …