Pigskin Picks

Here’s our picks for this weekend’s local football games as the DIAA state tournaments get underway.

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 94-21

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 91-24

Craig Anderson, Delaware State News: 97-18

Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 99-16

Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 99-16

Tonight’s game

Division II state tournament

8-Howard (6-4) at 1-Woodbridge (10-0), 7:30 p.m.

Howard can score some points but the Blue Raiders are giving up only 4.1 per game.

AW: Wood, 28-7; TM: Wood, 34-14; CA: Wood, 33-23; GF: Wood, 28-21; MP: Wood, 28-22

Saturday’s games

Division I state tournament

6-Sussex Central (7-3) at 3-William Penn (9-1), 1 p.m.

Trying to beat the Colonials in the Division I state tournament is never an easy task.

AW: Penn, 21-14; TM: Central, 14-13; CA: Penn, 14-13; GF: Penn, 20-17; MP: Penn, 35-28

Division II state tournament

5-Wilmington Friends (9-1) at 4-Milford (9-1), 7:30 p.m.

The Buccaneers have waited eight years to get another chance at the state tournament.    

AW: Milford, 22-13; TM: Milford, 35-20; CA: Milford, 28-14; GF: Milford, 31-24; MP: Milford, 35-12


NCAA Division III playoffs
Stevenson (9-1) at Wesley (8-2), noon

The Wolverines have won 11 straight first-round NCAA Division III playoff games.

AW: Wesley, 42-20; TM: Wesley, 34-28; CA: Wesley, 26-21; GF: Wesley, 42-20; MP: Wesley, 31-28

Delaware State (0-7, 0-10) at Howard (1-6, 1-9), 1 p.m.

Hornets get one last chance at a win this year vs. the only team they beat last season.

AW: Howard, 21-16; TM: Howard, 21-10; CA: Howard, 24-20; GF: Howard, 30-27  ; MP: Howard, 24-17

Villanova (5-2, 7-3) at Delaware (2-5, 4-6), 3:30 p.m.

The Blue Hens would love to end their four-year losing streak against the rival Wildcats.

AW: Nova, 24-14; TM: Nova, 31-17; CA: Nova, 38-24; GF: Nova, 28-24; MP: Nova, 24-20


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