Pigskin Picks

It’s been three-plus seasons since any team in the Henlopen Northern Division beat Smyrna High in football.
But Sussex Central has probably played the Eagles as tough as anybody.
Tonight, Smyrna heads to Georgetown to put its 20-game North winning streak on the line against the Golden Knights, who have registered three straight shutouts.
Here’s our pick for that showdown as well as the other Henlopen Conference and local college games:
Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 53-11
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 54-10
Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 45-19
Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 49-15
Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 52-12
Tonight’s High School games.
Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.
Smyrna (2-0, 2-2) at Sussex Central (2-0, 4-1)
Smyrna and its 20-game Henlopen North winning streak face its toughest challenge yet.
AW: Smyrna, 24-20; TM: Smyrna, 22-21; BH: Smyrna, 28-21; GF: Smyrna, 22-21; MP: Smyrna, 42-13.
Sussex Tech (0-1, 2-3) at Dover (0-1, 4-1)
The Senators don’t want to overlook Ravens just because its their homecoming game.
AW: Dover, 45-33; TM: Dover, 34-14; BH: Dover, 24-14; GF: Dover, 34-16 ; MP: Tech, 15-14.
Milford (2-0, 3-2) at Woodbridge (2-0, 3-2)
The winner stays in the best position to challenge Delmar for the Henlopen South title.
AW: Wood, 22-12; TM: Wood, 33-20; BH: Milford, 28-24; GF: Wood, 27-20; MP: Wood, 35-21.
Indian River (0-2, 1-4) at Seaford (0-2, 1-4)
One of the two scuffling squads will be happy to come away with their first South victory.
AW: Seaford, 14-8; TM: IR, 20-7; BH: Seaford, 20-13; GF: IR, 30-12; MP: Seaford, 22-20.
Cape Henlopen (1-1, 1-4) at Caesar Rodney (1-1, 3-2), 7:30 p.m.
The Riders would love to christen their new turf field with a win on homecoming night.
AW: CR, 27-14; TM: CR, 28-14; BH: CR, 27-7; GF: CR, 35-13; MP: CR, 28-8.
Saturday’s games
Polytech (1-4) at Laurel (2-3), 1 p.m.
After falling to Poly last year on its homecoming, Laurel would like to return the favor.
AW: Laurel, 28-21; TM: Laurel, 20-14; BH: Laurel, 21-14; GF: Laurel, 23-13; MP: Laurel, 27-20.
Lake Forest (1-0, 3-2) at Delmar (1-0, 5-0), 1:30 p.m.
After winning its last 3 games 152-0, Delmar doesn’t want to slow down on homecoming.
AW: Delmar, 35-7; TM: Delmar, 42-22; BH: Delmar, 42-21; GF: Delmar, 35-16; MP: Delmar, 49-14.
Wesley (3-1, 4-1) at Kean (1-3, 1-4), 1 p.m.
Wolveriness look to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Frostburg State.
AW: Wesley, 38-6; TM: Wesley, 34-14; BH: Wesley, 28-10; GF: Wesley, 42-17; MP: Wesley, 35-14.
Delaware State (0-2, 0-5) at Howard (1-1, 1-3), 1 p.m.
The winless Hornets hit the road again still searching for their first victory of the season.
AW: Howard, 33-18; TM: Howard, 30-10; BH: Howard, 34-13; GF: Howard, 34-21; MP: Howard, 35-10.
Elon (2-0, 4-1) at Delaware (1-1, 3-2), 3:30 p.m.
Blue Hens have a chance to jump back into the playoff picture with a win over No. 5 Elon.
AW: Elon, 24-14; TM: Elon, 28-21; BH: UD, 27-20; GF: UD, 24-21; MP: Elon, 28-24.

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