Pigskin Picks

There’s a lot riding on Smyrna High’s big homecoming showdown with Dover tonight. Both teams are fighting for an at-large berth in the DIAA Division I state tournament. Here’s our picks for all the Henlopen Conference and local college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 60-14 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 62-12 Ben Heck, […]

Wolverines notebook: Vessels set to shoulder starting role for Wesley

DOVER — Shymere Vessels was talented enough to start as a freshman on the Woodbridge High football team. But that doesn’t mean he was ready for it right from the start. Vessels can still remember getting knocked on his butt by one of the seniors, Dajon Emory, on the first day of practice. “At that […]

Lee leads Wolverines to 54-6 NJAC road romp over Kean

UNION, N.J. — Wesley College couldn’t do anything to change the result of last weekend’s tough one-point loss to Frostburg State. So the Wolverines did the only they could do. No. 7 Wesley got back on the winning track by dumping Kean, 54-6, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference football game on Saturday afternoon. Junior […]

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It’s been three-plus seasons since any team in the Henlopen Northern Division beat Smyrna High in football. But Sussex Central has probably played the Eagles as tough as anybody. Tonight, Smyrna heads to Georgetown to put its 20-game North winning streak on the line against the Golden Knights, who have registered three straight shutouts. Here’s […]

Wesley football notebook: Kemp enjoying final year

DOVER — Alex Kemp was as surprised as anyone that the play unfolded the way it did. The Wesley College receiver figured he’d get hit by a Frostburg State cornerback as he left the line of scrimmage. “They were looking for everything inside,” Kemp explained. “I just ran right past the guy — he didn’t […]

Frostburg nips mistake-prone Wesley 35-34

DOVER — Chip Knapp will probably remember his first loss as Wesley College’s head football coach for a long time. And, quite frankly, there’s a handful of plays he’d rather just forget. The No. 6 Wolverines made a few excruciating mistakes and No. 5 Frostburg State turned them into a crushing 35-34 loss for Wesley […]

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As the Henlopen Conference football season reaches the halfway point, here are the State News’ predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college games. Andy Walter, Delaware Stare News: 44-9 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 45-8 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 36-17 Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 41-12 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 41-12 Today’s high school […]

Simpson no longer a secret for Wesley

DOVER — Corterris Simpson knows his teammates get excited to see him return a punt. He can hear it. “The offense and defense, you can hear them screaming on the sidelines — ‘House call, house call. … let’s go Chuck,’” said the Wesley College junior. “Then, if I get a big return, it helps motivate […]

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Wesley’s Williams, Simpson given conference honors

Wesley College linebacker Nazir Williams and punt returner Corterris Simpson were both honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Sunday. Williams was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week while Simpson earned the award for special teams after the Wolverines’ 28-7 victory at Southern Virginia on Saturday. Williams tallied a team-high 12 tackles, […]

Wolverines pull away for 28-7 win over Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. — A week ago, Corterris Simpson did just about everything returning punts except reach the end zone. The Wesley College junior changed that on Saturday. Simpson scored on an 80-yard punt return with 10:44 remaining as the No. 7 Wolverines finally put away stubborn Southern Virginia, 28-7, in New Jersey Athletic Conference […]