Pigskin Picks

As the high school season reaches the halfway point, here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local football games.

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 37-13

Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 39-11

Craig Anderson, Delaware State News: 42-8

Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9:

Tim Pancek, WBOC-TV: 42-8

Today’s games

Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted.

Dover (0-1, 1-3) at Polytech (0-1, 1-3)

One of the two Kent County rivals will be happy to get their first Henlopen North win.           

AW: Dover, 22-14; TM: Dover, 34-13; CA: Dover, 33-13; GF: Dover, 28-17; MP: Dover, 28-6

Sussex Tech (0-1, 2-2) at Caesar Rodney (0-0, 0-4)

After back-to-back losses, the Ravens want to get their season back on track.          

AW: Tech, 28-13; TM: Tech, 42-14; CA: Tech, 24-7; GF: CR, 20-17; MP: Tech, 35-12

Sussex Central (1-0, 3-1) at Cape Henlopen (1-0, 3-1)

The winner will establish itself as the top contender to Smyrna in the Henlopen North.          

AW: SC, 27-14; TM: SC, 35-21; CA: Cape, 24-14; GF: SC, 28-24; MP: SC, 36-20

Laurel (0-1, 2-2) at Indian River (1-0, 1-3)

Laurel will try again for its first South win while the Indians look to make it two in a row.      

AW: Laurel, 34-15; TM: Laurel, 33-25; CA: Laurel, 26-7; GF: Laurel, 31-10; MP: Laurel, 32-12

Milford (0-0, 4-0) at Seaford (0-1, 0-4)

The unbeaten Buccaneers look to get their South schedule off to a flying start.        

AW: Milford, 56-6; TM: Milford, 49-6; CA: Milford, 59-2; GF: Milford, 48-6; MP: Milford, 42-0

Woodbridge (4-0) at St. John Paul, Va. (1-5), 7:30 p.m.

After playing on Monday, undefeated Raiders face a short week and a long busride.             

AW: Wood, 45-7; TM: Wood, 35-10; CA: Wood, 38-7; GF: Wood, 20-14; MP: Wood, 38-8

Saturday

Lake Forest (0-1, 0-4) at Delmar (1-0, 2-2), 1:30 p.m.

Delmar would like to celebrate Homecoming with a second straight South victory.  

AW: Delmar, 20-8; TM: Delmar, 36-20; CA: Delmar, 27-20; GF: Delmar, 21-14; MP: Lake, 18-16

Smyrna (1-0, 4-0) vs. Howard (2-2), at Baynard Stadium, 7 p.m.

Smyrna won last year’s meeting by 50 points in a matchup of eventual state champions.      

AW: Smyrna, 62-13; TM: Smyrna, 56-6; CA: Smyrna, 74-18; GF: Smyrna, 60-20; MP: Smyrna, 60-12

Saturday’s college games

College of New Jersey (0-3, 0-4) at Wesley (2-1, 2-2), 1 p.m.

The Wolverines going after their first winning streak of the season on Homecoming.

AW: Wesley, 35-13; TM: Wesley, 34-13; CA: Wesley, 34-20; GF: Wesley, 41-20; MP: Wesley, 35-7

Hampton (1-1, 1-3) at Delaware State (0-1, 0-4), 2 p.m.

Does DSU’s narrow loss to Morgan last week mean it’s getting closer to first victory?            

AW: Hampton, 28-14; TM: Hampton, 20-7; CA: DSU, 17-10; GF: Hampton, 21-17; MP: DSU, 24-21

Maine (0-1, 1-3) at Delaware (0-1 CAA, 2-2), 3:30 p.m.

Blue Hens could really use a CAA victory in their first home game in five weeks.       

AW: UD, 28-21; TM: UD, 31-10; CA: UD, 33-21; GF: UD, 20-17; MP: UD, 20-17

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