Week 2, when we begin to find out what we really learned from Week 1.
There were some “surprises,” but the question becomes was it match-up, or are teams better than some people thought?
Some conference play begins, but there’s also still a handful of out-of-state play as well.
Forever Media also brings you three games this weekend: WDEL AM1150/101.7FM has Caesar Rodney at Caravel, ESPN930/102.1FM is at DMA at Milford, and Delaware 105.9FM brings you Cape Henlopen at William Penn on Saturday.
SEAN GREENE – WDEL Sports Director - Last Week 19-5 (79.2%) – Not bad, but I’m going to guess Brandywine, Saint Andrew’s, Glasgow, and Tatnall would disagree.
Friday, September 13
Christiana (0-1) at A.I. duPont (0-1) – 6:00
SEAN GREENE – A.I. duPont 28-7. The Tigers hit 2 big plays against Wilmington Friends, and had solid red zone defense, that should serve them well against the Vikings.
Sussex Tech (0-1) at Coolridge (DC) (0-2) – 6:00
SEAN GREENE – Sussex Tech 27-20 – The Ravens do a little better in their second road trip to the DMV.
McKean (0-1) at Dickinson (0-1) – 6:00
SEAN GREENE – McKean 21-7 – Both teams lost by the slimmest of margins last week, but the Highlanders start conference play on the right foot.
FSMA (0-1) at Seaford (0-0) – 6:00
SEAN GREENE – FSMA 14-7. This was a touchdown win for FSMA last year, and with a game in hand, the slight edge goes to the Bulldogs.
Delcastle (0-1) at Appoquinimnk (1-0) – 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Appoquinimink 35-6. The Jaguars begin their Flight A campaign with an important victory, considering Salesianum looms next week.
Caesar Rodney (0-1) at Caravel (0-1) – 7:00 (WDEL 1150AM/101.7FM)
SEAN GREENE – Caravel 21-20. How will the Bucs handle the Wing-T? CR struggled against a playoff-caliber team last week, and they’ll face another one tonight. A win here would really help the Bucs playoff chances.
Smyrna (0-1) at Glenelg (MD) (0-1) – 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Smyrna 21-14. The Eagles hit the road after their difficult opener against Middletown. They won a state championship after finishing 0-2, but that’s a tough road to the playoffs. They find a way against a team that scored just 14 points last week.
Tatnall (1-0) at Lake Forest (1-0) – 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Lake Forest 27-13. Tatnall earned a tough 8-7 win over McKean in the opener, but Lake looked dominant in their 40-0 win over Polytech, the Spartans get to 2-0.
DMA (1-0) at Milford (1-0) – 7:00 (ESPN 930AM/102.1FM)
SEAN GREENE – DMA 28-17 – Two teams that posted a shutout last season. DMA won this game 37-7 last year, have to think this year will be much closer.
Indian River (0-1) at Polytech (0-1) – 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Polytech 21-14 – Both teams looking for their first points of the season. Polytech win this game 42-13 last year for their only win of 2018, so they should have come confidence trying to drop the 9-game losing streak.
Woodbridge (1-0) at Rock Ridge (VA) (1-1) – 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Woodbridge 28-7. It’s a long way to go to get to 2-0, but the Blue Raiders looked strong last week, and Rock Ridge gave up 46 points in their opener.
Saint Andrew’s (1-0) at Red Lion (1-0) – 7:15
SEAN GREENE – Red Lion 21-14. Red Lion had 2 100-yard rushers last week, they’ll try to grind down the Cardinals, who posted an impressive shutout in week 1.
Howard (1-0) at Laurel (0-1) – 7:30
SEAN GREENE – Howard 35-7. Wildcats got off to a great start last week, while the Bulldogs struggled against Brandywine. Have to believe those trends will continue.
Concord (0-1) at Middletown (1-0) – 7:30
SEAN GREENE – Middletown 42-6. Concord’s struggles probably won’t get any help this week against a Middletown team who have their Harvest Bowl trophy back home again.
Saturday, September 14
Newark (0-1) at Mount Pleasant (0-1) – 10:30
SEAN GREENE – Mount Pleasant 21-10. The Green Knights put up a strong fight at Archmere last week, these are the teams who flip-flopped Flight A and B coming into this season.
Tower Hill (1-0) at Wilmington Charter (0-1) – 11:00
SEAN GREENE – Tower Hill 28-6. The Hillers collect another Division 1 victory as they build up the playoff points.
Brandywine (1-0) at Glasgow (1-0) – 12:00
SEAN GREENE – Brandywine 21-20 – Two of the teams I couldn’t sort out last week. One of them will be 2-0, both should get their first taste of a close game.
Hodgson (1-0) at St. Georges (1-0) – 12:00
SEAN GREENE – Hodgson 35-14. A great start for the Hawks last week at Cape Henlopen, but Hodgson looked dominant against a very good Dover squad.
Archmere (1-0) at Conrad (0-1) – 1:00
SEAN GREENE – Archmere 34-7. Auks held off a tough Mount Pleasant team in Week 1, while Conrad hit on a deep pass play for their only points against Saint Mark's. They'll need more of that this week to pull the upset.
Cape Henlopen (0-1) at William Penn (0-1) – 1:00 (Delaware 105.9FM)
SEAN GREENE – William Penn 31-21. Two teams desperately needing a win after tough Week 1s. William Penn gets Sussex Tech next week, so this game adds some importance.
Wilmington Friends (1-0) at Sidwell Friends (DC) (1-0) – 2:00
SEAN GREENE – Wilmington Friends 28-0. Wilmington won this “Friend”ly battle 36-0 last year, have no reason to believe much has changed.
Delmar (1-0) at Parkside (MD) (0-1) – 4:00
SEAN GREENE – Delmar 22-14. For the Delmar students living in Wicomico County, this game has a lot more meaning, as you don’t see Delmar vs. Salisbury very often.
Dover (0-1) vs. Salesianum (1-0) – 7:00 at Brandywine
SEAN GREENE – Salesianum 28-14. Give Dover credit, facing Hodgson and Salesianum in the opening two weeks is a big-time challenge. They’ll need to get the offense going more this week outside of Javon Peace.
Saint Mark’s (1-0) vs. Saint Elizabeth (1-0) – 7:30 (at Caravel)
SEAN GREENE – Saint Elizabeth 21-20. The final game of the weekend could be one of the best, and go a long way towards the lower seeding in the D2 tournament.