Local roundup: Defending Division I champion Knights open with 13th straight win

Sussex Central High stretched its winning streak to 13 games in a row when it downed La Plata, Md. 34-18 in its football season opener on Friday night.

The Golden Knights captured the program’s first DIAA Division I state title a year ago.

Delmar 42, St. Mary’s 35: The Wildcats opened the season with a road victory in Annapolis, Md.

It was the second year in a row they opened the season with a victory over St. Mary’s.

Woodbridge 28, Caravel 7: Defending Division II state champion Woodbridge opened its schedule with a home victory over the Buccaneers on Friday.

Jayquon Massey scored two touchdowns to pace the Blue Raiders’ offense. Senior transfer Dalton Perdue scored a touchdown on a QB keeper and freshman Or’Mon Sanders scored a defensive touchdown.

Northern, Md. 20, Sussex Tech 17: The Ravens had a four-game winning streak snapped when it suffered the season-opening loss on the road.

A late Jalen Snead touchdown with 6:49 to play put the Ravens ahead 17-12, but Northern responded with a game-winning touchdown to take the three-point win.

Red Lion Christian 16, First State Military 0: The Bulldogs were blanked in their opener in Camden on Friday afternoon.

Field hockey
Delmarva Christian 2, Seaford 1:
Myra Browning’s overtime goal gave the Royals the season-opening victory.

Melisa Pierre-Louis tallied a first-half goal for Delmarva Christian with Mara Agapito making 13 saves.

The Blue Jays’ Jillian Breitenbach tied the game with 14:59 left in the second half while Madelyn Breitenbach made five saves. Seaford held advantages of 14-7 in shots and 13-4 in corners.

College field hockey

Delaware 4, American 0: Femke Strien continued her hot hand while two Blue Hens collected their first career goals Friday evening as No. 16 Delaware topped American.

Strien, the reigning CAA Player of the Week, notched her second straight game with two goals, both of which came in the second half.

In the first half, sophomores Bo van Hunnik and Grace Hoepfner each registered their first career goals.

Van Hunnik tipped in the game’s first goal from about two feet out on the left side with just 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Freshman Ashlyn Carr (Delmar) assisted on the play.

Hoepfner followed with her first career goal just a short while later as she posted a textbook deflection from Strien to capture the goal from five yards out.

Redshirt senior Sydney Rhodes collected her fifth career complete game shutout while logging four saves against the Eagles.

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