Wesley notebook: Fry gives Wolverines a big spark

DOVER — Drew Fry said there’s something about the playoffs that he’s always liked. When he was at Middletown High, the Cavaliers made the DIAA Division I state tournament all four years of his career. “It’s nothing like a playoff game in college but I’ve definitely played in a few big games,” said the Wesley […]

Knight among Hens named all-CAA

NEWARK – Will Knight capped off his first football season at Delaware by earning second-team all-CAA honors today. The former Smyrna High standout running back was one of seven Blue Hens named to the all-Colonial Athletic Association team. Delaware, which finished 5-7, didn’t have any first-team picks. In his first season since transferring from Old […]

Villanova skid holding Hens back

NEWARK — Danny Rocco is perplexed as anyone by Delaware’s Villanova problem. In his five seasons as the football coach at Richmond, the Spiders didn’t have any trouble beating season-ending rival William & Mary, going 4-1 against the Tribe in his tenure. For that matter, they also went 3-1 against Villanova. But, in Rocco’s three […]

Blue Hens drop 8th straight to Villanova 55-33 in season finale

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Over the last three season’s Delaware’s football program has beaten every CAA team expect two. And, even against perennial national power James Madison, the Blue Hens have played some competitive football. But then there’s Villanova. In what was once a fierce rivalry, Delaware somehow managed to lose to the Wildcats for the […]

Middletown erupts for 48-28 D-I semifinal win over Smyrna

MIDDLETOWN — With about eight minutes left, it was anybody’s game to win. The score was tied and Smyrna and Middletown High had combined for just one second-half touchdown. Then somehow, the two squads erupted for 36 points in a span of less than two minutes. The second-seeded Cavaliers reeled off 28 of those points […]

Wesley’s Peele honored by NJAC

DOVER – Wesley College senior receiver Ruhann Peele was named the co-Offensive Player of the Year on the all-New Jersey Athletic Conference football team that was announced on Friday morning. Peele was one of five Wolverines named to the first team and 12 honored on the all-conference team overall. Peele, who shared the Offensive Player […]

Plenty of rematches on tap in football semifinals

Every team wants to be playing better by the end of the season than it was at the beginning. Smyrna High’s football team just seems to be especially good at it lately. In both 2015 and ‘17, the Eagles avenged early-season losses with wins in the state tournament. That will be Smyrna’s goal again today […]

Hens’ ’20 football schedule has new look

NEWARK – Delaware’s football 2020 schedule, which was released, features some significant differences from the last few. For one thing, the Blue Hens will close the season against in-state rival Delaware State, rather than opening against the Hornets. Delaware also has two new opponents in Long Island and North Carolina State. The Hens also play […]

Pack wants to go out a winner at Wesley

DOVER — Six years later, Marcellus Pack still thinks about it. Or, more accurately, he dreams about it. The former Dover High standout running back and his teammates were locked in overtime with Salesianum in the 2013 DIAA Division I football state semifinals. The Sals scored on the first OT possession. But a touchdown and […]

Hens to take their shot at ending Villanova streak

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has a tradition he calls the ‘Senior Gauntlet.’ Every year, on the Thursday practice before his team’s last regular-season game, the Delaware football coach has his seniors walk through a line of their teammates. There’s usually a lot of hugs and handshakes but often the feeling that the season might not […]