Conrad earns 32-6 win over First State Military

Conrad scored 20 first-quarter points en route to a 32-6 victory over First State Military in Diamond State Conference football on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Quinton Conway ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more for the Red Wolves (1-1), who led 32-0 at halftime. The Bulldogs (0-2) got an eight-yard scoring run from Amir […]

NCAA OKs spring national playoff for FCS football

A spring football season may be very different than Delaware State and Delaware have had before. But it will still have the possibility of national playoffs waiting at the end of it. The NCAA Division I Council voted on Wednesday to hold an FCS tournament this year which will run from April 18 through May […]

CR’s Duron Harmon speaks up with Lions

DETROIT — Right away, said Duron Harmon, he could tell there was an uneasiness among his teammates. By last Tuesday, the news about the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin had already starting sinking in for the Detroit Lions. “Just coming into the building this morning was tough,” Harmon, the Caesar Rodney High grad, said […]

Some football teams working out, others waiting

DOVER — Rudy Simonetti feels pretty sure that high school football is going to be played. It’s just a question of when. And until there’s a definite answer to that question, the Dover High football coach is going to keep preparing his players for the next time they play a game. Following the state health […]

Local Pop Warner league cancels fall season

DOVER — Dale Webb hasn’t been sleeping very well lately. As the president of the Henlopen Conference Pop Warner football league, he’s been weighing whether to go forward with the fall season or not. And he knew, whichever decision he made, some people were going to be unhappy with it. In the end, however, the […]

Flacco has fond memories of his time with Hens

NEWARK — Joe Flacco has played a lot of football since he left Delaware. The 35-year-old is now in his 13th season as an NFL quarterback. But Flacco still has plenty of fond memories of his days with the Blue Hens — especially taking Delaware to the NCAA FCS Division I national championship game in […]

Ex-NFL player helping UD student-athletes make own transition

NEWARK — Technically, Gino Gradkowski isn’t an athlete any more. But this is a guy who says he started playing football when he was 4 years old. The 31-year-old former Delaware and NFL offensive lineman says sports will always be some part of his life. “I continue to work out,” said Gradkowski. “I’ve already dropped […]

Roundup: Leatherbury picked up by Arizona Cardinals

Shane Leatherbury didn’t get to hear his name called in the NFL Draft. But the Delmar High grad did get the call he was hoping for shortly after the draft ended on Saturday. The Arizona Cardinals signed Leatherbury to a free-agent contract, continuing what has already been a memorable football journey for the wide receiver. […]

Newman steps down as coach at First State Military Academy

CLAYTON — Blair Newman can admit it now. The idea of being a high school head football coach was a little daunting to the former Caesar Rodney High standout four years ago. Newman wasn’t even 30 yet. And he was going to be building a program at a new school, First State Military. “I told […]

Fall sports teams get early start

Losing three days of summer break isn’t a big deal for Mike Judy. Especially if it means he’ll be on the football field for those three days. His Smyrna High football squad returned to the field Monday morning as fall sports teams across the state of Delaware hit the practice fields for the first time […]