Sussex Central rides Wing-T to state football finals

NEWARK — The Wing-T will be returning to Delaware Stadium on Saturday. Sussex Central High brings its version of the unique offense into its matchup with Salesianum in the DIAA Division I football state championship game at 1 p.m. The game will be played on Tubby Raymond Field — named after the legendary University of […]

Sussex Central, Woodbridge appreciative to be back in football finals

NEW CASTLE — A long week of preparation is ahead for both Sussex Central High and Woodbridge High. But both coaches want their players to be able to appreciate the moment. Sussex Central takes on Salesianum at 1 p.m. in the Division I DIAA state football championship game on Saturday. Woodbridge meets Wilmington Friends at […]

Roundup: Matchups finalized in football state championship games

The matchups for next Saturday’s DIAA football state championship games were finalized on Saturday. In Division I, third-seeded Sussex Central (11-1) will face No. 5 Salesianum (10-2) at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium. The Sals earned the spot in the finals after upsetting top-seeded Hodgson, 20-18, on Saturday. It will be Central’s fourth appearance in […]

Knights rally into state finals

DOVER — Isaac Barnes knew Domonique Smith was open on the play. But even Barnes, Sussex Central High’s quarterback, admitted the football he had just thrown seemed to hang in the air forever. Finally, though, the 11-yard pass landed safely in the hands of receiver Domonique Smith for the last-second touchdown pass that sent the […]

Pigskin Picks

Both of tonight’s DIAA football semifinal matchups are rematches of showdowns that decided the Henlopen Conference division titles. This times, though, the stakes are higher, with berths in the Division I and II state title games on the line for Sussex Central and Dover as well as Woodbridge and Dover. Here’s our predictions for this […]

Balanced Sussex Central more than just defense

GEORGETOWN — The defensive unit has grabbed all the headlines for Sussex Central High this football season. And deservedly so. The third-seeded Golden Knights (10-1) have allowed just 48 points, recorded 39 sacks, picked off 13 passes and blocked five punts on their way to a Division I semifinal appearance at No. 2 Dover High […]

Golden Knights rip Appo 36-7 for first Division I playoff win in 10 years

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High’s football program hadn’t picked up a Division I state tournament victory in 10 years. Until Friday night, that is. The third-seeded Golden Knights defeated No. 6 Appoquinimink, 36-7, in the opening round of the tournament, rushing for over 200 yards and forcing three turnovers to pick up the team’s first […]

Pigskin Picks

There’s only a handful of local football games on the schedule this week, but all of them are big ones – especially with the start of the DIAA Division I and II state tournaments. Here’s the State News’ predictions for the local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 86-29 Tim […]

Stifling defense keys Golden Knights entering Division I tournament game vs. Appo

GEORGETOWN — The Sussex Central High football team carries a nine-game win streak into the DIAA Division I state tournament. Maybe even more impressive is the fact the Golden Knights are on a four-game shutout streak. Defense has led the Golden Knights to the No. 3 seed in the six-team Division I field. Sussex Central […]

Dover earns bye, four Henlopen Conference teams make football tournaments

Four downstate teams made the DIAA football state tournament brackets that were announced on Sunday morning. Dover High (9-1) earned the second seed in Division I by the tourney point system and has a first-round bye. Henlopen North champion Sussex Central also made the six-team tournament as the third seed. The Golden Knights (9-1) will […]