Pigskin Picks

There’s only a handful of local football games on the schedule this week, but all of them are big ones – especially with the start of the DIAA Division I and II state tournaments.

Here’s the State News’ predictions for the local high school and college football games:

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 86-29
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 88-27
Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 79-36
Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 88-27
Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 85-30

High school
Today’s games
Division I quarterfinals, Appoquinimink (6-4) at Sussex Central (9-1), 7:30 p.m.
Sussex Central opens the state tourney having won 12 straight games on its home field.
AW: SC, 38-0; TM: SC, 35-7; BH: SC, 31-20; GF: SC, 27-10 ; MP: SC, 28-21.

Division II quarterfinals, Howard (8-2) at Woodbridge (8-2), 7:30 p.m.
Two years ago, Woodbridge opened its state title run with a 36-point win over Howard.
AW: Wood, 34-16; TM: Wood, 35-20; BH: Wood, 27-21; GF: Wood, 21-20; MP: Wood, 35-34.

Division II quarterfinals, Delmar (9-1) at Archmere (9-1), 1 p.m.
It’s been a tough couple weeks for Delmar, which may not find it easy to get past Auks.
AW: Delmar, 21-16; TM: Delmar, 21-14; BH: Delmar, 34-28; GF: Delmar, 27-24; MP: Delmar, 35-28.

Villanova (1-6, 4-6) at Delaware (5-2, 7-3), noon
If Hens can’t find a way to beat Villanova, there may be no playoffs again for Delaware.
AW: UD, 24-17; TM: UD, 21-17; BH: UD, 31-14; GF: UD, 28-17; MP: UD, 20-17.

ECAC bowl game, Wesley (6-4) at Westminster (7-3), noon
Wesley wants to go out with a win but Titans won’t make that easy in ECAC bowl game.
AW: Westm, 28-27; TM: Wesley, 20-17; BH: Westm, 30-17; GF: Wesley, 24-21; MP: Westm, 24-21.

Virginia University of Lynchburg (2-6) at Delaware State (2-8), 2 p.m.
A third victory for the Hornets would leave them feeling pretty good about their season.
AW: DSU, 33-23; TM: DSU, 28-14; BH: DSU, 21-14; GF: DSU, 20-16; MP: DSU, 49-14.

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