Blue-Gold All-Star football game to be held on a Friday, CR’s Candeloro to coach Gold

The DFRC Blue-Gold senior All-Star football game is moving to Friday night.

The game will be played on Friday, June 21, 2019, the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES announced. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m.

Dan Candeloro of Caesar Rodney High will be the head coach of the Gold squad.

Candeloro has selected Brian Berns, also from Caesar Rodney, Jed Bell from Woodbridge High, Blair Newman from First State Military Academy, Shaun Strickland from Milford High and Michael Tkach of Cape Henlopen High, as his assistant coaches.

Matt Carre, head Coach at McKean High, will coach the Blue squad. Carre has selected Shakir Ali and Jerome Wilmore, also from McKean, John Barr from A.I. du Pont High, Marvin Dooley from St. Elizabeth and Dan Ritter from Howard High to assist him for the 2019 game.

Dooley will also serve as Camp Director, along with Preston Grace, an assistant at Woodbridge, John Wilson (St. Georges) and Frank Moffett (Hodgson) as the Assistant Camp Directors.  Jody Russell will serve as the DFRC Blue-Gold Athletic Committee Chair for 2019.

The rosters for the game will be announced at a later date.

The Blue and Gold squads consist of senior players chosen from across Delaware as students of outstanding character who are also exceptional football players. The game showcases the DFRC’s Hand-in-Hand buddies and Delaware’s finest high school students who participate as football players, cheerleaders, band members, and school ambassadors.

It will be the 64th time this annual event will take place.  Proceeds from the game are used to support programs for individuals with intellectual disABILITIES throughout Delaware.

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