Pigskin Picks

There’s a lot on the line in this weekend’s local football games.

In high school action tonight, Smyrna High faces Salesianum in a rematch of the 2015 Division I state finals while Milford can capture the Henlopen Southern Division crown when it travels to Delmar.

In college football, Wesley hosts Salisbury on Saturday with the NJAC crown up for grabs. Here’s our predictions for all the games.


Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 68-28

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 71-25

Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 67-29

Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 67-29

Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 67-29

Tonight’s games

High school games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Dover (1-3, 2-6) at Cape Henlopen (0-4, 2-6)

Dover is coming off a good win while Cape is still trying to end its six-game losing streak.     

AW: Dover, 31-27; TM: Dover, 35-21; BH: Dover, 28-20; GF: Dover, 27-17; MP: Cape, 28-27.

Sussex Central (4-1, 7-1) at Caesar Rodney (2-2, 5-3)

CR is trying to make a push for the state tourney while Central looking to solidify its spot.     

AW: Central, 35-21; TM: Central, 28-17; BH: Central, 27-10; GF: CR, 24-23; MP: Central, 26-16.

Sussex Tech (1-3, 3-5) at Polytech (2-2, 5-3)

Panthers can clinch a winning season but it’s been a decade since they beat the Ravens.     

AW: STech, 28-21; TM: STech, 34-21; BH: Poly, 30-16; GF: STech, 21-17; MP: Poly, 17-14.

Laurel (1-3, 3-5) at Lake Forest (2-2, 3-5)

The winner of the South matchup still has a chance at finishing with a .500 season.

AW: Laurel, 22-15; TM: Laurel, 34-30; BH: Lake, 21-14; GF: Lake, 24-18; MP: Laurel, 22-18.

Indian River (0-5, 1-7) at Woodbridge (3-1, 7-1)

Raiders need to take care of business going into next week’s showdown with Delmar.

AW: Wood, 48-6; TM: Wood, 42-6; BH: Wood, 42-0; GF: Wood, 44-0; MP: Wood, 56-13.

Seaford (3-4) at Red Lion Christian (3-5)

The Blue Jays would love to get back to .500 mark with one game left on the schedule.

AW: Seaford, 33-20; TM: Seaford, 14-10; BH: Seaford, 20-10; GF: Seaford, 30-22; MP: Seaford, 23-20.

Milford (4-0, 6-2) at Delmar (4-0, 7-1), 7:30 p.m.

South lead is on the line between the high-scoring Wildcats and defensive-minded Bucs.     

AW: Delmar, 21-14; TM: Delmar, 28-21; BH: Milford, 28-21; GF: Delmar, 24-23; MP: Delmar, 35-21.

Smyrna (6-2) vs. Salesianum (5-3), at Baynard Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Both teams have something to prove in this rematch of the 2015 Div. I state title game.

AW: Smyrna, 38-21; TM: Smyrna, 36-30; BH: Smyrna, 38-28; GF: Smyrna 38-33; MP: Sallies, 28-24.



Salisbury (7-0, 7-1) at Wesley (7-0, 7-1), noon

The NJAC crown is on the line when the two nationally-ranked Route 13 rivals square off.    

AW: Wesley, 34-21; TM: Wesley, 35-30; BH: Salisbury, 34-28; GF: Wesley, 28-27; MP: Wesley, 35-28.

Delaware (3-2, 5-3) at Maine (3-3, 4-3), 2 p.m.

Hens will have to bounce back quickly if they’re going to stay in the hunt for a playoff bid.

AW: UD, 17-14; TM: UD, 21-14; BH: UD, 27-24; GF: Maine, 17-13; MP: UD, 20-17.

Delaware State (1-5, 1-7) at Savannah State (1-4, 1-7), 5 p.m.

Hornets will try again for a second win against a team that is struggling just as much.

AW: Sav, 26-21; TM: DSU, 28-21; BH: DSU, 14-10; GF: Sav, 20-17  ; MP: Sav, 21-13.


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