Pigskin Picks

As the Henlopen Conference football season reaches the halfway point, here are the State News’ predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college games.

Andy Walter, Delaware Stare News: 44-9
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 45-8
Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 36-17
Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 41-12
Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 41-12
Today’s high school games
Games start at 7 p.m.
Caesar Rodney (1-0, 3-1) at Smyrna (1-0, 1-2)
CR has lost four in a row to Smyrna, scoring an average of 28 points but giving up 51.5.
AW: Smyrna, 45-21; TM: Smyrna, 48-21; BH: Smyrna, 34-21; GF: Smyrna, 48-28; MP: Smyrna, 48-18.
Cape Henlopen (0-1, 0-4) at Polytech (0-1, 1-3)
One of the two squads will just be happy to pick up their first North victory of the year.
AW: Poly, 28-22; TM: Cape, 21-14; BH: Poly, 24-14; GF: Poly, 24-20; MP: Cape, 31-28.
St. Georges (2-2) at Dover (3-1)
After getting blanked by Sussex Central, the Senators are anxious to get back on track.
AW: Dover, 27-20; TM: Dover, 35-20; BH: Dover, 20-13; GF: SG, 27-20; MP: Dover, 35-21.
Sussex Central (1-0, 3-1) at Sussex Tech (0-0, 2-2)
Tech will try to slow down a Central squad that’s been on a roll for the past three weeks.
AW: Central, 28-18; TM: Central, 35-10; BH: Central, 28-20; GF: Central, 28-21; MP: Central, 35-20.
Lake Forest (0-0, 2-2) at Indian River (0-1, 1-3)
The Spartans jump into their South schedule looking for their first winning streak this year.
AW: Lake, 41-18; TM: Lake, 34-17; BH: Lake, 28-7; GF: Lake, 34-18; MP: Lake, 35-12.
Laurel (0-1, 2-2) at Milford (1-0, 2-2)
A bit of a crossroads game for two teams that would like to stay part of the South race.
AW: Milford, 22-20; TM: Laurel, 28-27; BH: Milford, 28-17; GF: Laurel, 26-24; MP: Milford, 42-35.
Delmar (4-0) at Arcadia, Va. (3-3)
After outscoring its last two opponents 104-0, it’s hard to imagine anyone stopping Delmar.
AW: Delmar, 42-12; TM: Delmar, 35-13; BH: Delmar, 38-17; GF: Delmar, 44-23; MP: Delmar, 49-14.
Seaford (0-1, 1-3) at Woodbridge (1-0, 2-2)
The Blue Raiders want to start stacking together some Southern Division victories.
AW: Wood, 44-6; TM: Wood, 49-6; BH: Wood, 38-10; GF: Wood, 42-8; MP: Wood, 56-14.
College
Saturday’s games
Frostburg State (2-0, 3-0) at Wesley (3-0, 4-0), 1 p.m.
This top-six Division. III showdown could decide the NJAC when it’s all said and done.
AW: Wes, 35-28; TM: Wes, 28-21; BH: Wes, 27-24; GF: Wes, 34-30; MP: Frost, 35-34.
Delaware (0-1, 2-2) at Richmond (0-2, 2-3), 3 p.m.
With an open date to prepare, Hens really need to leave Richmond with a victory.
AW: UD, 24-21; TM: UD, 17-10; BH: UD, 21-17; GF: UD, 27-24; MP: UD, 41-24.
North Carolina A&T (1-0, 4-1) at Delaware State (0-1, 0-4, 7 p.m.
The good news? DSU gets its first home game. The bad news? It’s against No. 11 Aggies.
AW: A&T, 49-14 ; TM: A&T, 52-14; BH: A&T, 35-10; GF: A&T, 49-20; MP: A&T, 42-14.

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