Pigskin Picks

While the weekend Northeaster has moved up many of the starting times for tonight’s high school football games, it still figures to be another critical weekend in local football.

Here’s our predictions for the Henlopen Conference and local college games.

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 65-19
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 68-16
Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 59-25
Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 64-20
Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 64-20
Tonight’s high school games
Caesar Rodney (4-3) at Brandywine (4-3), 3 p.m.
CR knows it will have to play a lot better than it did last week in losing to Sussex Tech.
AW: CR, 17-13; TM: CR, 28-14; BH: CR, 21-14; GF: CR, 19-13; MP: CR, 27-20.
Smyrna (2-2, 2-4) at Sussex Tech (1-2, 3-4), 5:30 p.m.
Tech just ended a three-game losing streak while Smyrna is dealing with some issues.
AW: Smyrna, 30-21; TM: Smyrna, 30-28; BH: Smyrna, 28-14 ; GF: Smyrna, 30-21; MP: Smyrna, 28-14.
Dover (2-1, 6-1) at Polytech (0-3, 1-6), 5:30 p.m.
After last week’s big victory over Smyrna, Senators are just looking to avoid a letdown.
AW: Dover, 41-14; TM: Dover, 42-10; BH: Dover, 34-14; GF: Dover, 34-10; MP: Dover, 49-7.
Sussex Central (4-0, 6-1) at Cape Henlopen (1-2, 1-6), 5:30 p.m.
The Knights have shown no signs of slowing down as they steam toward North title.
AW: Central, 47-6; TM: Central, 42-7; BH: Central, 35-0; GF: Central, 35-14; MP: Central, 35-14.
Woodbridge (5-2) at St. Mark’s (4-3), 5:30 p.m.
Woodbridge wouldn’t mind a repeat of last season’s 42-0 victory over the Spartans.
AW: Wood, 34-14; TM: Wood, 28-10; BH: Wood, 20-14; GF: Wood, 27-23; MP: Wood, 35-20.
Indian River (2-2, 3-4) at Milford (2-1, 4-3), 6 p.m.
IR has hung tough this fall while Bucs want to stay in Division II state tournament picture.
AW: Milford, 23-16; TM: Milford, 33-14; BH: Milford, 35-13; GF: Milford, 20-14; MP: Milford, 35-16.
Laurel (0-3, 3-4) at Delmar (3-0, 7-0), 7:30 p.m.
Laurel gets its turn with Delmar, which has won its last five games by a combined 232-6.
AW: Delmar, 38-0; TM: Delmar, 35-14; BH: Delmar, 38-10; GF: Delmar, 34-12; MP: Delmar, 49-14.
Seaford (0-4, 1-6) at Lake Forest (1-2, 3-4), noon
The Spartans would like to celebrate homecoming by getting back to the .500 mark.
AW: Lake, 33-6; TM: Lake, 35-6; BH: Lake, 25-7; GF: Lake, 20-12; MP: Lake, 35-14.
Montclair State (4-2, 5-2) at Wesley (4-2, 5-2), 1 p.m.
Wolverines know Montclair won’t make it easy for them to get back on the winning track.
AW: Wesley, 24-14; TM: Wesley, 34-21; BH: Wesley, 34-31; GF: Wesley, 24-23; MP: Wesley, 27-20.
North Carolina Central (2-1, 3-3) at Delaware State (0-4, 0-7), 2 p.m.
What better time for the Hornets to pick up their first victory than on homecoming?
AW: NCC, 27-13 ; TM: NCC, 28-14; BH: NCC, 24-10; GF: NCC, 28-18; MP: NCC, 49-10.
Towson (4-0, 6-1) at Delaware (3-1, 5-2), 3:30 p.m.
The No. 10 Tigers offer No. 21 Blue Hens another chance to be part of FCS playoff chase.
AW: UD, 28-24; TM: Towson, 24-21; BH: UD, 31-28; GF: UD, 20-16; MP: Towson, 24-21.

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