Pigskin Picks

Here’s the Delaware State News predictions for local high school and college football games for this weekend.


Andy Walter, Delaware State News (12-2)

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News (12-2)

Craig Anderson, Delaware State News (13-1)

Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9 (13-1)

Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV (14-0)


Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.

Dover (0-1) at Baltimore Poly (1-1), 6 p.m.

The Senators have a lot of mistakes to clean up from last week’s loss to Woodbridge.

AW: BPoly, 20-14; TM: BPoly, 22-8; CA: BPoly, 28-22; GF: BPoly, 20-14; MP: Dover, 22-6.

Appoquinimink (1-0) at Smyrna (1-0)

Appo has something to prove to the Eagles, who beat them by 64 points a year ago.

AW: Smyrna, 58-6; TM: Smyrna, 60-6; CA: Smyrna, 44-24; GF: Smyrna, 40-12; MP: Smyrna, 40-13.

Polytech (0-1) at Woodbridge (1-0)

Woodbridge has a chance to open the season with two straight Division I victories.

AW: Wood, 41-12; TM: Wood, 35-7; CA: Wood, 38-7; GF: Wood, 34-14; MP: Wood, 34-16.

Interboro, Pa. (3-0) at Sussex Central (1-0)

Interboro is a tough foe for the Golden Knights, who lost by 20 in last season’s meeting.

AW: Inter, 27-20; TM: Inter, 30-22; CA: Inter, 28-7; GF: Inter, 27-20; MP: Inter, 36-13.

Cape Henlopen (1-0) at Oakdale, Md. (2-0)

This is no easy trip for Cape, which allowed 48 points vs. Oakdale in last year’s loss.

AW: Oak, 38-14; TM: Oak, 42-30; CA: Oak, 33-29; GF: Oak, 28-17; MP: Oak, 48-12.

Indian River (0-1) at Sussex Tech (1-0)

IR just hopes to slow down Sussex Tech, which erupted for 61 points in its opener.

AW: Tech, 55-8; TM: Tech, 48-13; CA: Tech, 23-14; GF: Tech, 27-14; MP: Tech, 52-6.

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Laurel (0-1)

St. E’s and its star RB, Chris Cropper, looked pretty good in its season opener.

AW: StE, 44-7; TM: StE, 35-7; CA: StE, 28-21; GF: StE, 27-20; MP: StE, 49-12.

Cambridge-S. Dorchester, Md. (1-1) at Seaford (0-1)

Trying to snap losing streak still seems like a lofty goal right now for the Blue Jays.

AW: Camb, 52-6; TM: Camb, 55-12; CA: Camb, 48-7; GF: Camb, 35-6; MP: Camb, 46-6.

Caesar Rodney (0-1) vs. Salesianum (1-0) at Baynard Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

After 48-point loss to Middletown, Riders are just looking to make some progress.

AW: Sals, 45-6; TM: Sals, 42-7; CA: Sals, 33-6; GF: Sals, 28-17; MP: Sals, 26-6.

Lake Forest (0-1) at St. Mark’s (1-0), 7:30 p.m.

Beating St. Mark’s for a second straight year won’t be an easy task for Lake Forest.

AW: StM, 28-13; TM: StM, 35-12; CA: StM, 28-27; GF: StM, 21-20; MP: StM, 27-12.

St. Mary’s, Md. (0-2) at Delmar (1-0), 7:30 p.m.

A second win for Delmar would already give it more wins than it had all last season.

AW: Delmar, 24-10; TM: Delmar, 20-17; CA: Delmar, 29-14; GF: Delmar, 17-14; MP: Delmar, 34-6.

Delaware Military (1-0) at Milford (1-0), 7:30 p.m.

The Buccaneers are eager to snap a three-game losing streak against the Seahawks.

AW: DMA, 21-15; TM:  DMA, 28-21; CA: DMA, 17-13; GF: DMA, 27-24; MP: DMA, 27-14.

Saturday’s college games

Christopher Newport (1-0, 2-0), 6 p.m.

Following first victory, the Wolverines now want to pass their first road test.

AW: Wesley, 35-21; TM: Wesley, 34-10; CA: Wesley, 38-36; GF: Wesley, 27-17; MP: CNew, 27-24.

Delaware (2-0) at Wake Forest (2-0), 6:30 p.m.

Blue Hens will have to be at their best if they hope to hang with Demon Deacons.

AW: Wake, 31-7; TM: Wake, 24-14; CA: Wake, 31-27; GF: Wake, 35-13; MP: Wake, 27-10.



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