Six Henlopen teams make boys’ soccer tourney

Six Henlopen Conference teams will play in the boys’ soccer state tournaments as the DIAA announced the brackets on Friday afternoon.

Caesar Rodney, Polytech, Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech made the eight-team field for the Division I tournament while Milford and Indian River are in the 12-team Division II playoff.

Games in Division I will be doubleheaders on Saturday. Caesar Rodney (11-4), seeded fifth, will face No. 4 Wilmington Charter (12-3) at 5 p.m. at Smyrna High.

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Caesar Rodney and Polytech both made the Division I soccer tournament.

Polytech (12-3) earned the seventh seed and meets defending state champion and second seed Salesianum (11-3-1) at 5 p.m. at Milford High. That contest will be followed by Cape Henlopen (14-1), the third seed, playing No. 6 Sussex Tech (10-3-2) at 7 p.m.

The Division II opening round will be on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Milford and Indian River will be part of a doubleheader at Dover High on Tuesday.

Milford (8-7), seeded ninth, faces No. 8 Archmere (9-6) in the first game at 6 p.m. No. 5 Indian River (10-5) is in the later game at 8 p.m. against No. 12 Brandywine (8-6-1).

The second round for the Division II tournament will be on Saturday with doubleheaders at Dover and Appoquinimink.

The Division I tournament semifinals are Wednesday Nov. 18 at Smyrna and the finals will be the following Saturday, also at Smyrna. Smyrna will also host the Division II finals the same day while the Division II semifinals are Nov. 18 at Appoquinimink.


DIAA State Tournament

Division I


Saturday, Nov. 14

At Milford

2-Salesianum (11-3-1) vs. 7-Polytech (12-3), 5 p.m.

3-Cape Henlopen (14-1) vs. 6-Sussex Tech (10-3-2), 7 p.m.

At Smyrna

4-Wilmington Charter (12-3) vs. 5-Caesar Rodney (11-4), 5 p.m.

1-Appoquinimink (14-1) vs. 8-Newark (12-3), 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

At Smyrna

Salesianum-Polytech vs. Cape-Sussex Tech, TBA

Appo-Newark vs. Charter-CR, TBA


Saturday. Nov. 21

At Smyrna

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Division II

First round

Tuesday, Nov. 10

At Dover

8-Archmere (9-6) vs. 9-Milford (8-7), 6 p.m.

5-Indian River (10-5) vs. 12-Brandywine (8-6-1), 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

At Caravel

6-St. Georges (9-4-2) vs. 11-St. Elizabeth (8-7), 6 p.m.

7-St. Mark’s (9-6) vs. 10-Hodgson (9-6), 8 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 14

At Dover

4-DMA (12-3) vs. Indian River-Brandywine, 5 p.m.

1-St. Andrew’s (12-3) vs. Archmere-Milford, 7 p.m.

At Appoquinimink

3-Tower Hill (11-1-3) vs. St. Georges-St. Elizabeth, 5 p.m.

2 Caravel (12-3) vs. St. Mark’s-Hodgson, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

At Appoquinimink

Quarterfinal winners, TBA


Saturday, Nov. 21

At Smyrna

Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.



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