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Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA)
A Word from the President…

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John Wilson
DIFCA President


Thursday, September 4th
HODGSON @ Caravel 30-20
Delcastle @ POLYTECH 14-28

Friday, September 5th
A.I. DUPONT @ Sussex Tech 34-28
Appoquinimink @ WOODBRIDGE 17-32
DMA @ Dickinson 28-14
DELMAR @ Chesapeake (MD) 28-21
INDIAN RIVER @ Stephan Decatur (MD) 30-14
Harford Tech (MD) @ TOWER HILL 10-28
Tatnall @ MCKEAN 14-24
OXFORD (PA) @ Newark 28-24
St. GEORGES @ Laurel 28-13
URBANA (MD) @ Dover 24-21
GLASGOW @ Smyrna 27-13
SALESIANUM @ Caesar Rodney 34-21
Concord @ MIDDLETOWN 20-24

Saturday, September 6th
St. Elizabeths @ BRANDYWINE 17-27
LAKE FOREST @ Mount Pleasant 28-17
HOWARD @ Charter 30-20
Conrad @ CHRISTIANA 14-24
St. Marks @ WILLIAM PENN 17-20
SUSSEX CENTRAL @ Northwestern (MD) 24-17
WILMINGTON FRIENDS @ Friends School of Baltimore 26-20
SEAFORD @ Moyer 20-17
ARCHMERE @ Conwell-Egan 28-14

1290 / DIFCA Coaches Poll
1. William Penn (1-0)
2. Salesianum (1-0)
3. Middletown (1-0)
4. Dover (1-0)
5. St. Marks (0-1)
6. Cape Henlopen (1-0)
7. Sussex Tech (1-0)
8. Sussex Central (1-0)
9. Concord (0-1)
10. Glasgow (1-0)

((6 pts for a Division 1 win, 1 pt for a Division 1 loss))
((4 pts for a Division 2 win, 0 pts for a Division 2 loss))

1. William Penn - 6
2. Salesianum - 6
3. Middletown - 6
4. Dover - 6
5. St. Marks - 1
6. Cape Henlopen - 4
7. Sussex Tech - 6
8. Sussex Central - 6
9. Concord - 1
10. Glasgow – 6
Newark – 6
Caesar Rodney - 1


#2 Salesianum vs. #1 William Penn
Coming off of their successful week one title defense, Salesianum will play host to the William Penn Colonials in a battle for the top spot in the state. Salesianum will have to do so without their big named players such as Troy Reeder and Brian O’Neil who graduated are now playing college ball at the FBS level. Not to worry though, newcomer Garrett Cannon carried the Sals to a 28-7 victory over Caesar Rodney last weekend. Gannon completed 6 of 8 passed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and running back Michael Sanzone rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown. It was a dominating performance by a team with question marks at key positions, but like News Journal reporter Andre Smith said in his latest highlight video, the “Sals do what the Sals do” and that would be reload. A Coach DiNardo team has always had the privilege of the saying “Next Man Up” and they will certainly put that on show for us this season. Allowing Caesar Rodney to only 7 points in the game but 270 yards on the ground, Sallies will have to do a better job in the run defense this week against William Penns Reggie Carroll who has already put his name in the hat for MVP. Penn seemed to have a tougher matchup last weekend (on paper) as they defeated St. Marks 24-0 on Saturday afternoon. Carroll who rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 22 rushes certainly wasn’t greedy with his play as Shawn Wood rushed for 93 yards, and Donald Wilson rushed for 25 yards and one touchdown. Personally, the game between these two will be won by defense. Can Sallies defense contain or stop Carroll? Can Penns defense stop the Gannon from contacting to his receivers? This will be the HS Game of the Week, and quite possibly a previewing of this years State Championship.

#5 St. Marks vs. #7 Sussex Tech
After a devastating loss to William Penn, St. Marks will take the impressive Kani Kane and the Sussex Tech Ravens who defeated A.I. Dupont 52-22. The Spartans moved the ball well against William Penn but just could not get into the endzone. The Ravens defense isn’t as stout as William Penns, so the Spartans should score, the question is can their defense keep Kane from rushing over 100 yards and scoring touchdowns? If Kane does, Sussex Tech will avenge their 41-0 embarrassment from last season. 

#4 Dover @ #9 Concord
What bigger way to open your new stadium than with a huge win over Maryalnds Urbana football program. Dover lost last season to Urbana 16-20 and made it to the Semi-Finals of the State playoffs. With that said, I would put the entire state, the teams on the Senators in particular on alert. Yes, they lost a great deal of talent, but Coach Dante Jones seemed to do what a lot of our consistent winning programs do, and that’s reload the best you can with the talent you got, and work their skill set. Last year, Dover defeated Concord 26-14 and look to improve on that and go (2-0) this season before meeting up with St. Josephs School, St. Marks and then having to open up conference play. If Dover can contain Concords Bryce Alleyne who rushed for 135 yards and one touchdown, the Senators should win big, but don’t be surprised if Concord sneaks in some big plays that could change the way the game pans out.