Week 2 Pigskin Picks

With most Henlopen Conference football teams playing non-conference contests, there’s a big slate of 13 high school games on tap this weekend. Here’s our predictions for the local high school and college games:

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 9-4
Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 8-5
Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 8-5
Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 05.9-FM: 10-3
Zach Parnes, WBOC-TV: 7-6
Today’s games
Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.
First State Military (0-1) at Seaford (0-0), 6 p.m.

Both the Bulldogs and Jays are hungry for a victory after tough finishes to last season.
AW: Seaford, 8-6; TM: Seaford, 12-6; BH: FSMA, 17-6; GF: Seaford, 16-14; ZP: Seaford, 28-17
Sussex Tech (0-1) at Coolidge, D.C. (0-2), 6:30 p.m.
The Ravens are hoping this week’s road trip goes better than the one they took last week.
AW: Tech, 19-6; TM: Tech, 21-17; BH: Coolidge, 23-16; GF: Tech, 26-17; ZP: Coolidge, 17-14
Sussex Central (1-0) at Southern, Md. (0-1), 6:30 p.m.
After winning 13 games in a row, Golden Knights don’t want to see the streak end now.
AW: Central, 21-14; TM: Central, 28-24; BH: Central, 33-20; GF: Central, 28-20; ZP: Central, 42-20
Delaware Military (1-0) at Milford (1-0)
The Buccaneers have struggled with the Seahawks, losing five of the last six meetings.
AW: DMA, 22-21; TM: DMA, 28-21; BH: DMA, 27-17; GF: Milford, 27-24; ZP: Milford, 24-9
Caesar Rodney (0-1) at Caravel (0-1)
The Riders need to avoid the turnovers and other mistakes that cost them last week.
AW: CR, 21-17; TM: CR, 20-14; BH: Caravel, 21-13; GF: CR, 20-18; ZP: CR, 30-20
Indian River (0-1) at Polytech (0-1)
One of these two teams will be happy to get their first win – and simply score some points.
AW: IR, 14-12; TM: IR, 10-7; BH: Poly, 16-10; GF: Poly, 17-16; ZP: IR, 28-10
Tatnall (1-0) at Lake Forest (1-0)
After a good opening win, the Spartans want to keep the momentum going tonight.
AW: Lake, 34-10; TM: Lake, 42-10; BH: Lake, 28-13; GF: Lake, 30-20; ZP: Lake, 10-7
Smyrna (0-1) at Glenelg, Md. (1-0)
The Eagles can’t waste time dwelling on last Friday night’s season-opening loss.
AW: Smyrna, 28-21; TM: Glenelg, 24-22; BH: Glenelg, 35-27; GF: Smyrna, 17-14; ZP: Glenelg, 35-17
Woodbridge (1-0) at Rock Ridge, Va. (1-1)
The Blue Raiders hit the road hoping to stretch their winning streak to 12 in a row.
AW: Wood, 21-20; TM: Wood, 28-21; BH: Wood, 20-17; GF: Wood, 31-17; ZP: Wood, 21-17
Howard (1-0) at Laurel (0-1), 7:30 p.m.
Bulldogs are hoping for better luck against their second-straight Wilmington opponent.
AW: Howard, 25-7; TM: Howard, 21-6; BH: Howard, 34-14; GF: Howard, 27-17; ZP: Howard, 24-7
Saturday
Cape Henlopen (0-1) at William Penn (0-1), 1 p.m.

Both squads are anxious to bounce back after stumbling out of the blocks last week.
AW: WP, 16-13; TM: WP, 12-7; BH: WP, 31-16; GF: WP, 27-21; ZP: WP, 17-7
Delmar (1-0) at Parkside (0-1), 4 p.m.
The Wildcats head to Maryland again hoping to come home with a second victory.
AW: Delmar, 33-13; TM: Delmar, 31-28; BH: Delmar, 30-17; GF: Delmar, 31-16; ZP: Delmar, 13-10
Dover (0-1) vs. Salesianum (1-0), at Brandywine, 7 p.m.
After a tough opening-day loss to Hodgson, the Senators face another major challenge.
AW: Sals, 24-21; TM: Sals, 35-21; BH: Sals, 34-21; GF: Sals, 28-24; ZP: Sals, 38-14
College
North Dakota State (2-0) at Delaware (2-0), 1 p.m.

Hanging with the No. 1 Bison won’t be easy for the No. 18 Blue Hens in FCS showdown.
AW: NDS, 35-14; TM: NDSU, 35-14; BH: NDSU, 38-20; GF: NDS, 28-24; ZP: NDS, 30-20
Wesley (1-0) at Delaware Valley (1-0), 1 p.m.
There’s a lot of Div. III pride on the line between the No. 22 Wolverines and No. 13 Aggies.
AW: Wesley, 28-24; TM: Wesley, 31-20; BH: Wesley, 28-20; GF: Wesley, 34-20; ZP: Wesley, 38-17
Lincoln (0-1) at Delaware State (0-1), 1 p.m.
The Hornets have had over two weeks to get ready for their home opener vs. Div. II foe.
AW: DSU, 45-7; TM: DSU, 35-10; BH: DSU, 21-17; GF: DSU, 20-14; ZP: DSU, 48-28.

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