DIAA football semifinal schedule set

DOVER – The schedules have been set for next weekend’s Division I and II DIAA football state semifinals.
In Division I, No. 2 Middletown (9-1) will host No. 3 Smyrna (9-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, top-seeded Hodgson (10-0) will host No. 4 Sussex Central (9-2) at noon.
In Division II, top-seeded Woodbridge (10-1) will host No. 6 Caravel (9-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, No. 2 Delmar (9-2) will host No. 4 Howard (9-1) at 7:30 p.m.
The championship games will be played on Nov. 30 at Delaware Stadium.
The Sussex Central-Hodgson game is a rematch of last year’s season opener. The Golden Knights lost to the Silver Eagles, 26-6, but then won 12 games in a row to capture the program’s first state title.
Harvest Bowl rivals Smyrna and Middletown have met five times eince 2016 with the Cavaliers leading 3-2 in that stretch. That includes a 17-6 win over the Eagles in this year’s season opener.
But Smyrna beat Middletown in both the 2016 and ’17 state finals.

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