Woodbridge nips Caravel 21-20, returns to D-II final

GREENWOOD — Jayquon Massey snagged the ball out of the air and looked upfield. The Woodbridge High seniors was staring directly at two offensive lineman bearing down on him from about 20 yards away. That’s when the reinforcements arrive. “I saw some big linemen but then I saw a couple of blue jerseys,” Massey said. […]

Local roundup: Cannon’s late TD lifts Raiders by Friends in D-II tourney

Tyrez Cannon scored on a two-yard run with 27 seconds left to lift top-seeded Woodbridge High over No. 8 seed Wilmington Friends 24-13 in the first round of the Division II football state tournament on Friday night. The Blue Raiders were trailing 13-12 before Cannon’s touchdown. They added another score on the game’s final play […]

Delmar nabs Henlopen South title with 21-14 double-OT thriller over Woodbridge

DELMAR — Jacob VonArx scored the go-ahead touchdown to put his team in perfect position. Then, a couple plays later, the Delmar High senior picked off a pass to clinch the 21-14 double overtime victory over rival Woodbridge High in front of the home crowd Friday night. Delmar’s thrilling upset handed the Blue Raiders their […]

Unbeaten Woodbridge shuts out Lake Forest 21-0

GREENWOOD — When Woodbridge High needed a big play, Jaden Bacon was there. The sophomore running back and defensive back picked off a pass in the third quarter and later set his team up at the goal line with a 41-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. Freshman teammate Kenny Newton punched the ball in from […]

Woodbridge honors Troy Haynes with 27-0 shutout of Archmere

GREENWOOD — It was an easy decision for Trey Haynes. He was going to suit up and play for his brother. The Woodbridge High senior, just five days after his older brother, Troy, passed away from a courageous battle with kidney cancer, wanted to honor his brother. “My decision to play was basically for Troy,” […]

From the sports editor: Haynes holds special place with friends

DOVER — Mike Brewer laughs at the memory of it. When he was little, he spent so much time with Troy Haynes that people used to think they were really brothers. “People actually thought his mom was my mom,” said Brewer. “I was always over at their house, every day.” When the two friends started […]

Haynes remembered fondly by Woodbridge community: Friends, ex-teammates mourn loss of star quarterback

BRIDGEVILLE — Jed Bell has many fond memories of Troy Haynes. As a young child, Haynes spent his fall Friday nights on the Woodbridge High sidelines. Bell, in his first year as the Woodbridge High head football coach after previously serving as an assistant coach, recalls watching a young Haynes throwing around the football before […]

Woodbridge star QB Troy Haynes dies of cancer

DOVER — Recent Woodbridge High graduate and football star Troy Haynes died Sunday after battling kidney cancer. He had turned 19 on Sept. 22. Haynes was a four-year starter for the Woodbridge High football team and helped it to the playoffs each year of his career. His reputation as a tremendous leader yet humble person […]

Ground game leads Woodbridge to 21-14 win over Wilmington Friends

WILMINGTON — Jaden Bacon set the offense up in perfect position. Tyrez Cannon cashed in on the opportunity. The Woodbridge High sophomore defensive back picked off a Wilmington Friends pass attempt with 2:55 remaining in a tie ball game. A penalty at the end of the play set the Blue Raiders up inside enemy territory […]

New coach, same winning attitude for defending Division II champion Woodbridge

BRIDGEVILLE — Jed Bell isn’t here to reinvent the wheel. The new Woodbridge High football coach just wants to keep the Blue Raiders on the same path. Bell was promoted from one of Woodbridge’s top assistants to head coach this offseason when Ed Manlove retired. Bell will officially make his coaching debut Friday, Sept. 6 […]