Pigskin Picks

Here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local football games, including the big Smyrna-Salesianum rematch of last year’s Division I state championship game.

Andy Walter, Delaware State News (22-6)

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News (22-6)

Craig Anderson, Delaware State News (23-5)

Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9 (23-5)

Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV (25-3)


Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.


St. Andrews (0-1) at Seaford (0-2), 5 p.m.

Cardinals have lost 10 in a row but the Jays are out to trying to end a 21-game skid.

AW: SA, 8-6; TM: SA, 22-6; CA: Sea, 28-22; GF: Sea, 12-7; MP: SA, 28-6.

Salesianum (2-0) at Smyrna (2-0)

After splitting two memorable games last year, Eagles get Sals on their home field.

AW: Smyrna, 45-21; TM: Sallies, 35-30; CA: Sallies, 47-24; GF: Smyrna, 42-28; MP: Smyrna, 35-26.

Lake Forest (0-2) at Dover (0-2)

After Dover’s one-point win last year, both squads really need their first victory this year.    

AW: Lake, 21-20; TM: Dover, 28-8; CA: Dover, 17-13; GF: Dover, 21-20; MP: Dover, 20-16.

Glen Mills, Pa. (2-2) at Caesar Rodney (0-2)

After playing two great teams, Riders get to face a foe more on their own level right now.  

AW: GMills, 27-21; TM: GMills, 30-20; CA: GMills, 28-6; GF: GMills, 27-24; MP: GMills, 26-20.

Cape Henlopen (1-1) at Indian River (0-2)

IR has something to prove to Cape Henlopen, which won last year’s meeting 34-0. 

AW: Cape, 39-12; TM: Cape, 34-24; CA: Cape, 33-21; GF: Cape, 34-27; MP: Cape, 32-27.

Delmar (1-1) at Caravel (0-2)

The Wildcats are out to avenge an eight-point loss to the Buccaneers last season.  

AW: Car, 24-16; TM: Car, 14-13; CA: Car, 28-16; GF: Car, 22-14; MP: Car, 28-20.

Queen Anne’s, Md. (3-0) at Sussex Central (1-1)

After suffering first loss, Sussex Central takes on another difficult out-of-state opponent.    

AW: QA, 35-21; TM: QA, 20-14; CA: QA, 13-6; GF: Central, 28-20; MP: QA, 30-20.

Wilmington Friends (2-0) at Woodbridge (2-0)

The Raiders lost to Friends by five points last year in an interesting Division II showdown.     

AW: Wood, 27-14; TM: Wood, 22-14; CA: Wood, 28-21; GF: Wood, 28-20; MP: Wood, 36-10.

Delcastle (0-2) at Polytech (0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Panthers would love to finally end their 13-game losing streak vs. tech-school opponent.     

AW: Poly, 16-7; TM: Poly, 14-13; CA: Poly, 33-29; GF: Poly, 18-14; MP: Delcastle, 12-8.

Sussex Tech (2-0) at Laurel (1-1), 7:30 p.m.

Laurel proved last week that it’s for real but Tech’s offense is difficult to slow down.            

AW: Tech, 40-18; TM: Tech, 42-14; CA: Tech, 26-16; GF: Tech, 21-20; MP: Tech, 35-16.

Saturday’s college game

Delaware State (0-2) at Missouri (1-2), 4  p.m.

DSU had an extra week to prepare but it will need any edge it can get vs. Tigers.    

AW: Missouri, 56-6; TM: Missouri, 45-0; CA: Missouri, 48-13; GF: Missouri, 56-6; MP: Missouri, 40-13.



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