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A Word from the President…

Welcome to the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association website. It is our goal to communicate important information that pertains to Delaware High School Football involving coaches, players, parents, and fans. I thank you for visiting with us, and I thank you for supporting High School Football in the great state of Delaware.

Sincerely, 

John Wilson
DIFCA President

WEEKLY NEWS
HS 2014 DIVISION 1 WEEK FOUR BREAKDOWN
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HS RANKINGS
1. William Penn (3-0)
2. Salesianum (2-1)
3. Middletown (3-0)
4. St. Marks (2-1)
5. Cape Henlopen (3-0)
6. Sussex Tech (2-1)
7. Concord (1-2)
8. Newark (3-0)
9. Dover (1-2)
10. Sussex Central (1-2)

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HS TOP TEN PLAYOFF POINTS
1. William Penn - 18
2. Salesianum - 13
3. Middletown - 18
4. St. Marks - 13
5. Cape Henlopen – 12
6. Sussex Tech - 11
7. Concord -8
8. Newark - 18
9. Dover - 8
10. Sussex Central – 8

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DIVISION 1 GAMES TO WATCH

Glasgow @ Middletown
In a game that was previewed during this offseason as potential game of the week, Glasgow will travel down 896 to take on Middletown in a conference battle for Flight A. After three weeks, a game of the week is simply misleading after Glasgows poor start to the season but with the storylines behind the game, a game of the week fits just right. A little history lesson for some, Middletown Head coach Mark Delpercio used to coach the Dragons, turned the program around, took them to the playoffs before returning to his alma mater to coach for the Cavaliers. Delpercio has had his share of success at Middletown as well, but to say this game doesn’t mean a little more to him than his typical football game might not be true. Glasgow is featuring a freshman starting quarterback in Wilson who is dangerous if you give him time to make the plays, but the Middletown defense has only allowed one touchdown in every game, with only two scores on the first team defense throughout the first three games. Glasgow will make some plays to keep the game close early, but with Middletowns running game, the Cavs will shorten the game, and keep Glasgow from having the opportunity score touchdowns from the sidelines. PICK: Middletown 28 Glasgow 10

Cape Henlopen @ Caesar Rodney
Finally! Finally, we will get a glimpse of how good, or how bad these two teams are. Cape Henlopen opened the season with a 3-0 record but against unproven competition in Milford, Indian River, and Lower Cape May, New Jersey. Caesar Rodney will be a much tougher game for the Vikings as they enter their conference play, at least on paper the game should be tougher. Caesar Rodney has had the complete opposite start to the season going (0-3) losing to two top three Division 1 schools in Salesianum, and Middletown, and then just last week to third ranked Division 2 Hodgson. The Riders are looking for their first win, but a win for the Vikings should tell everyone to stop doubting them and start believing. The game will be played in Camden, so Caesar Rodney gets the nod in that direction, Cape may be just too strong this season for something like a home field advantage to slow down an offense that has posted 121 points in three games, an average of 40.3 points a game while only allowing only one touchdown in all three. PICK: Cape Henlopen 27 Caesar Rodney 17

St. Marks @ Dover
This weeks game doesn’t have the usual hype building up to it like years past, but at the same time, this one could possibly have the same outcome as the previous. Other than their week one loss to top ranked William Penn, St. Marks has had the pedal to the metal and has yet to show any sign of slowing down whereas Dover started strong with a huge win over Marylands Urbana, only to follow it up with a embarrassing loss to Concord and then another to St. Josephs just last week. Luckily for the Senators they have yet to open up conference play because they will be their only shot at reaching the playoffs at this point so a win over St. Marks could spark a rally cry before the Sussex Techs, Cape Henlopens and the pivotal rivalry game with Caesar Rodney. A win could be crucial for both ends as the season goes on.
PICK: St. Marks 35 Dover 21


HS 2014 DIVISION 2 WEEK FOUR BREAKDOWN
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HS RANKINGS
1. Caravel (2-1)
2. St. Georges (3-0)
3. Hodgson (2-1)
4. Lake Forest (3-0)
5. DMA (3-0)
6. Woodbridge (2-1)
7. Archmere (2-1)
8. Laurel (2-1)
9. Wilmington Friends (3-0)
10. Tower Hill (2-1)

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HS TOP TEN PLAYOFF POINTS
1. Caravel - 11
2. St. Georges - 12
3. Hodgson – 10
4. Lake Forest – 14
5. DMA - 12
6. Woodbridge - 12
7. Archmere - 8
8. Laurel – 10
9. Wilmington Friends - 12
10. Tower Hill – 8

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HS DIVISION 2 GAMES TO WATCH

Delmar @ Lake Forest
A Pivotal conference game for both teams as Delmar looks to rebound from a terrible start to their season, Lake Forest looks to stay undefeated as they look to prove their case as a top dog in the south and threat to any State Championship hopes. Delmar seems to be in their rebuilding stage, as the Spartans running game and defense continues to shine. A lot is going to have to go right for Delmar to pull the upset, therefore Lake Forest wins in a rout. PICK: Lake Forest 28 Delmar 7

St. Georges @ Hodgson
In the Game of the Week, between two conference foes, two enemies that know each other really well, a rematch between last season Division 2 State Championships finalists, St. Georges will travel the short distance to Hodgson Saturday morning in an important Division 2 game and possible playoff preview. Hodgson opened up the season with a loss to Caravel, injuries had a lot to do with that in a game that was tied late before it just got out of hand, but has done its job against its opponents Division 1 Caesar Rodney and Mount Pleasant. St. Georges on the other hand has continued to do what it has done for the last two years and that’s steamroll over their opponents, handling Laurel, Mount Pleasant and Christiana, outscoring its opponents 144-53. These two are more even than many think, but with the experience remaining from last years contest, the quality of opponents played thus far, and being the home team, Hodgson will be favorited, regardless of rankings. PICK: Hodgson 27 St. Georges 24

HS 2014 WEEK FOUR PREDICTIONS
((Winner chooseing in CAPS))

Friday, September 26th

Delcastle @ NEWARK
LAUREL @ Delaware Military
SALESIANUM @ Glen Mills (PA)
WILLIAM PENN @ Appoquinimink
CAPE HENLOPEN @ Caesar Rodney
CARAVEL @ Interboro (PA)
Delmar @ LAKE FOREST
ST. MARKS @ Dover
Glasgow @ MIDDLETOWN
INDIAN RIVER @ Milford
POLYTECH @ Smyrna
Sussex Central @ SUSSEX TECH

Saturday, September 27th

DICKINSON @ Christiana
Charter @ CONCORD
St. Georges @ HODGSON
HOWARD @ Mount Pleasant
Quenn Annes @ ARCHMERE
TOWER HILL @ Tatnall
George School @ CONRAD
ST. ANDREWS @ Maret
St. Elizabeths @ A.I. DUPONT
Moyer @ CARDINAL MCCARRICK
BRANDYWINE @ Mckean
Seaford @ WOODBRIDGE