Pigskin Picks

With high school football season getting underway in Delaware this weekend, here are the Delaware State News predictions for the local games:

Andy Walter, Delaware State News
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News
Ben Heck, Delaware State News
Glenn Frazer, Radio 105.9-FM
Zach Parnes, WBOC-TV
Tonight’s games
Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.
Appoquinimink (0-0) at Caesar Rodney (0-0)

The Riders and Jags always seem to play close games in their annual season opener.
AW: CR, 22-20; TM: CR, 21-14; BH: CR, 20-13; GF: Appo, 27-21; ZP: CR, 22-21.
Sussex Central (0-0) at La Plata, Md. (0-0)
The defending Division I state champs start the season with four straight road games.
AW: SC, 21-6; TM: SC, 28-17; BH: SC, 35-21; GF: SC, 20-16; ZP: SC, 24-7
St. Georges (0-0) at Cape Henlopen (0-0)
Cape Henlopen coach J.D. Maull gets to take on his old team for the first time.
AW: SG, 27-13; TM: SG, 14-10; BH: SG, 21-10; GF: SG, 28-10; ZP: SG, 42-14
Sussex Tech (0-0) at Northern, Md. (0-0)
Tech starts a rugged schedule in which it plays six of its first seven games on the road.
AW: Tech, 34-20; TM: Tech, 42-28; BH: Tech, 23-20; GF: Tech, 20-17; ZP: Tech, 30-20
Delmar (0-0) at St. Mary’s, Md. (0-1)
Delmar snapped a 3-game losing streak last year in a series where the games are close.
AW: Delmar, 21-14; TM: SMary’s, 28-14; BH: Delmar, 27-13; GF: SMary’s, 20-17; ZP: Delmar, 33-10
Smyrna (0-0) at Middletown (0-0), 7:30 p.m.
Despite all its success, Smyrna still hasn’t found a way to win the Harvest Bowl.
AW: Mid, 34-26; TM: Mid, 42-28; BH: Smyrna, 31-24; GF: Mid, 27-22; ZP: Smyrna, 24-17
Caravel (0-0) at Woodbridge (0-0), 7:30 p.m.
The defending Div. II state champion Blue Raiders have some talented players to replace.
AW: Wood, 19-14; TM: Caravel, 21-20; BH: Wood, 33-16 ; GF: Wood, 17-16; ZP: Wood, 38-17
Dover (0-0) at Hodgson (0-0), 10:30 a.m.

This is a big opener for teams that both have Division I state championship aspirations.
AW: Dover, 24-22; TM: Hod, 35-31; BH: Dover, 28-24; GF: Hod, 24-21; ZP: Dover, 35-14
Wesley (0-0) at Franklin Pierce (0-0), Noon

There’s a lot of unknowns as Wesley goes to N.H. to face a program making its DII debut.
AW: Wesley, 42-7; TM: Wesley, 42-14; BH: Wesley, 33-13; GF: Wesley, 30-20; ZP: FP, 38-17
Delaware (0-0 CAA,1-0) at Rhode Island (0-0 CAA, 0-1 overall), 7 p.m.
The Blue Hens owe the Rams one after getting knocked off in Newark last season.
AW: UD, 28-17; TM: UD, 20-17; BH: UD, 24-10; GF: UD, 28-21; ZP: UD, 24-20.

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