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Andy Walter, Delaware State News

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News

Craig Anderson, Delaware State News

Jeff Mitchell, Sussex Post/Milford Chronicle

Scott Abraham, WBOC-TV

Games of Sept. 10-12, games start at 7:30 unless noted.

Thursday

Laurel at Sussex Central, 7 p.m.

Both teams would like to pick up where they left off last season in this DFRC Kickoff.

AW: Central, 27-17; TM: Central, 28-13; CA: Central, 34-23; JM: Central, 26-18; SA: Central, 24-20

Friday

Dover vs. Dunbar, Md. (1-0) at Baltimore Poly, 6 p.m.

Coach Dante Jones takes the Senators back to his hometown for a tough opener.

AW: Dunbar, 34-27; TM: Dunbar, 31-21; CA: Dunbar, 34-24; JM: Dunbar, 35-20; SA: Dunbar, 35-28

Polytech at Appoquinimink, 7 p.m.

New coach Stanley Burris wants to get the Panthers headed in the right direction.

AW: Appo, 13-6 ; TM: Appo, 14-7; CA: Appo, 23-20; JM: Polytech, 21-20; SA: Appo, 20-18

Sussex Tech at A.I. DuPont, 7 p.m.

The Ravens have a big group of seniors who proved last year they know how to win.

AW: Tech, 28-13; TM: Tech, 34-23; CA: Tech, 21-6; JM: Tech, 35-21; SA: Tech, 31-21

Delmar at John Carroll, Md. (2-0), 7 p.m.

Delmar has a chance to be good but Carroll already has two victories under its belt.

AW: JC, 35-21; TM: JC, 5-20; CA: JC, 16-13; JM: JC, 35-21; SA: JC, 35-21

Seaford at Glasgow, 7 p.m.

The Blue Jays will try to snap a nine-game losing streak in their season opener.

AW: Glasgow, 19-6; TM: Glasgow, 42-6; CA: Glasgow, 31-14; JM: Glasgow, 14-6; SA: Glasgow, 35-12

Broadwater, Va. (2-1) at Woodbridge, 7 p.m.

The Raiders start the season against a squad that’s already playing its fourth game.

AW: Broad, 24-14; TM: Broad, 24-13; CA: Woodbridge, 33-23; JM: Broad, 27-13; SA: Broad, 20-18

Indian River at Linganore, Md. (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Indians have a tough task going on the road to face an unfamiliar opponent.

AW: Ling, 27-20; TM: Ling, 28-13; CA: Ling, 37-21; JM: Ling, 42-13; SA: Ling, 20-14

Middletown at Caesar Rodney

CR and new coach Dan Candeloro debut vs. Middletown who they’re 0-4 vs. since 2008.

AW: Mtown, 34-23; TM: Mtown, 38-17; CA: Mtown, 44-14; JM: Mtown, 42-21. SA: Mtown, 28-14

Hodgson at Lake Forest

Lake Forest owes the Eagles one after losing to them in the Div. II state tourney last year.

AW: Lake, 26-20; TM: Hodgson, 22-21; CA: Hodgson, 23-20; JM: Lake, 13-12; SA: Hodgson, 24-12

Red Lion Christian at Milford

The Buccaneers are aiming to win their season opener for the first time in three years.

AW: Milford, 22-7; TM: Milford, 28-8; CA: Milford, 28-6; JM: Milford, 27-14; SA: Milford, 28-16

Delcastle at Smyrna

With a number of returning players from last season, Eagles look to get off to a fast start.

AW: Smyrna, 44-6; TM: Smyrna, 35-8; CA: Smyrna, 31-14; JM: Smyrna, 42-5; SA: Smyrna, 31-14

Saturday

Cape Henlopen at Cape May, N.J., 1 p.m.

The Vikings dumped Cape May by 53 points in last year’s meeting of the ferry rivals.

AW: Cape, 38-12; TM: Cape, 35-20; CA: Cape, 14-0; JM: Cape, 28-14; SA: Cape, 27-21

College

Wesley (0-0) at Frostburg State (1-0), noon

The Wolverines want to start off on the right foot in their first game in the NJAC.

AW: Wesley, 37-12; TM: Wesley, 34-20; CA: Wesley, 44-41; JM: Wesley, 28-14; SA: Wesley, 42-21

Delaware State (0-1) at Kent State (0-1), 6 p.m.

The Hornets have to go on the road again as they try to improve from last week’s loss.

AW: Kent, 38-14; TM: Kent, 42-10; CA: Kent, 27-21; JM: Kent, 35-14; SA: Kent, 31-14

Lafayette (0-1) at Delaware (0-1), 6 p.m.

The Blue Hens could really use a victory after last week’s disappointing start.

AW: UD, 21-10; TM: UD, 28-7; CA: UD, 26-7; JM: UD, 27-24; SA: UD, 21-17

 

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