Wesley notebook: Minter plays leading role as a backup

DOVER — Elijah Minter has this problem getting into the end zone. While the senior running back has scored a pair of touchdowns in his Wesley College football career, he’s also had a handful of other TDs called back by penalties. On Wednesday, Wolverines’ coach Chip Knapp was reminding Minter of some of the touchdowns […]

QB Kehoe making a believer out of Hens

NEWARK — Pat Kehoe went almost three full seasons without playing any real football at Delaware. Between 2015-17, the only time the big left-handed quarterback got on the field in a game was for one series against Albany last season. But, apparently, in that 6-fot-4, 240-pound frame was a confident QB just waiting to break […]

Former quarterback Walker shines as UD receiver in 27-10 victory over Cornell

NEWARK — Joe Walker has been on the throwing end of plenty of deep passes in his Delaware football career. But, now that he’s a receiver, the former Blue Hen quarterback admits that trying to pull in a long throw when you’re sprinting down the field can be pretty difficult. “It’s really hard,” said Walker. […]

Wolverines dominate TCNJ 62-0 in conference opener

DOVER — It was a pretty safe assumption that Wesley College’s football team was going to win on Friday night. But there was no guarantee that the Wolverines would play well. Coach Chip Knapp, though, had to admit that there wasn’t much not to like about the way No. 7 Wesley dispatched the College of […]

Wolverines notebook: For starters, Burroughs has Wesley offense under control

DOVER — Khaaliq Burroughs looked pretty good throwing the ball deep in Wesley College’s football opener. The senior quarterback averaged 21.5 yards per completion in the Wolverines’ 34-10 victory over Delaware Valley. It was some of the short passes Burroughs wishes he could have back, though. A couple times, he had receivers wide open right […]

Experience helps Hens, Beh grow more comfortable

NEWARK — Noah Beh was just looking at some game film of last year’s Delaware football game with Cornell. The first thing he noticed was how little the Blue Hens’ lineup has changed since then. But the biggest thing Beh said he could see was how much better the offense is playing now as a […]

Offense, defense shine as Hens rip Lafayette 37-0

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has no interest in pitting his offense and defense against each other. But the Delaware football coach realizes that one side’s perfomance has a big effect on the other. “We’ve got to get the understanding that we complement each other,” said Rocco. “When I get on the offense hard, it’s because […]

Hens look to move from mistake-riddled opening loss

NEWARK – Charles Scarff had a pretty good feeling right from the start of the play. When the Delaware tight end saw that Rhode Island was blitzing off the corner, he knew he had a lot of room to work with. “I kind of saw it before I got to the top of my route,” […]

Caesar Rodney hopes heavy road schedule paves way to playoffs

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High’s football players can see the future right outside their school. Well, at least, the Riders can see the new artificial turf field that’s being installed in their stadium. The first football game on the surface could be a pretty big deal — the Riders are slated to host Henlopen Northern […]

Seaford wants to keep building on last year’s progress

SEAFORD — For a football program that’s struggled to win many games at all lately, progress can’t always be measured in victories. That being said, Seaford High’s 4-5 record last fall was its best since 2009. And the Blue Jays’ 32-20 win over Indian River was the program’s first Henlopen Southern Division victory since 2012, […]