Pigskin Picks

With Henlopen Conference teams opening their Northern and Southern Division schedules tonight, here’s our predictions for local high school and college games:

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 35-8
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 37-6
Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 28-15
Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM: 33-10
Matt Pancek, WBOC-TV: 32-11

Today’s games
High School
Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.
Smyrna (0-2) at Cape Henlopen (0-3)
If Smyrna is going to make a run like ‘17, its North opener would be a good place to start.
AW: Smyrna, 40-13; TM: Smyrna, 42-14; BH: Smyrna, 35-14; GF: Smyrna, 34-17; MP: Smyrna, 46-13.
Dover (3-0) at Sussex Central (2-1)
The Senators have been rolling but they haven’t beat the Golden Knights since 2013.
AW: Central, 27-20; TM: Dover, 35-28; BH: Dover, 28-24; GF: Dover, 28-21; MP: Central, 31-28
Caesar Rodney (2-1) at Polytech (1-2)
CR has a score to settle with Polytech after losing to them for the first time last season.
AW: CR, 38-7; TM: CR, 21-7; BH: CR, 21-13; GF: CR, 24-10; MP: CR, 48-12.
Appoquinimink (1-2) at Sussex Tech (2-1)
The Ravens are looking to string together back-to-back wins for the first time this year.
AW: ST, 35-14; TM: ST, 35-6; BH: ST, 34-17; GF: ST, 26-13; MP: ST, 24-21.
Caravel (0-3) at Lake Forest (1-2)
With the Buccaneers struggling, Lake Forest has a chance to get back to the .500 mark.
AW: Lake, 32-12; TM: Lake, 14-6; BH: Lake, 27-14; GF: Lake, 30-18; MP: Lake, 20-18.
Milford (1-2) at Seaford (1-2)
A second straight victory will give one of the two Henlopen South teams a .500 record.
AW: Milford, 33-6; TM: Milford, 30-6; BH: Milford, 35-14; GF: Milford, 42-14; MP: Milford, 35-21.
Woodbridge (1-2) at Laurel (2-1), 7:30 p.m.
Raiders are out to end a two-game skid against a Laurel team that just scored 78 points.
AW: Wood, 44-22; TM: Wood, 35-20; BH: Wood, 28-14; GF: Wood, 28-20; MP: Wood, 42-38.
Indian River (1-2) at Delmar (3-0), 7:30 p.m.
After outscoring its first three foes 125-37, Delmar is a difficult matchup for any team.
AW: Delmar, 52-7; TM: Delmar, 49-6; BH: Delmar, 42-14; GF: Delmar, 42-7; MP: Delmar, 49-14.
Saturday’s games
Wesley ((2-0, 3-0) at Southern Virginia (1-3, 1-3), 1 p.m.
The Wolverines can’t get caught looking ahead to next week’s showdown with Frostburg.
AW: Wesley, 49-7; TM: Wesley, 49-14; BH: Wesley, 34-17; GF: Wesley, 49-20; MP: Wesley, 41-14.
Delaware State (0-0, 0-3) at Norfolk State (0-0, 2-1), 4 p.m.
The winless Hornets get a chance for a fresh start as they start their MEAC schedule.
AW: Norfolk, 35-14; TM: Norfolk, 28-14; BH: Norfolk, 34-17; GF: Norfolk, 30-16; MP: Norfolk, 42-17.

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