There are five undefeated teams left in Delaware football, but we know at least one will suffer their first loss this week.
The lid-lifter of Week 6 in Delaware brings Vo-Tech rivals Howard and Hodgson together with Silver Eagles legend Bilal Nichols.
As we learned last week, anything can happen, as Milford turned around a 70-plus point score triangle to upset Dover.
Now Dover must deal with their rival from the craziest game of the 2018 season.
Who will pull the next big surprise, and begin the second half of their push towards the post-season?
SEAN GREENE – WDEL Sports Director - Last Week 17-4 (81%), Season – 88-27 (76.5%)
Friday, October 11
Howard (5-0) at Hodgson (5-0) - 3:30
SEAN GREENE – Hodgson 36-12. Still great to see these two long-time rivals play, even greater will be the retirement of Bilal Nichols' jersey. Both are undefeated, but the Silver Eagles have been tough to slow down.
A.I. duPont (4-1) at Dickinson (0-5) - 6:00
SEAN GREENE – A.I. duPont 42-6. The Red Clay rivals are simply on different levels.
Christiana (1-4) at Brandywine (3-2) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Brandywine 28-14. Bulldogs scored a nice win at McKean last week, will try to keep their under-the-radar playoff hopes alive.
Milford (3-2) at Caesar Rodney (1-4) - 7:00 (ESPN 930AM/102.1FM)
SEAN GREENE – Milford 22-14. Milford surprised the state last week, but that loss to Cape Henlopen means they can't overlook the Riders.
Archmere (4-1) at DMA (4-1) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – DMA 28-27. Perhaps the best game on the slate this week, Archmere looks to bounce back from a rough trip to Woodbridge.
Smyrna (3-2) at Dover (2-3) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Smyrna 22-14. Dover cannot afford to get into a penalty-fest again this week. This game was a massive turning point for Smyrna the wrong way last year, can they turn the tide in 2019?
Delmar (3-2) at Lake Forest (5-0) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Lake Forest 28-24. Lake Forest defeated Friends, Delmar lost to them. In a year of weird score triangles in Delaware, let's see if this one holds up.
Sussex Tech (2-3) at Polytech (1-4) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Sussex Tech 28-6. Tech Bowl goes to the squad still nursing playoff hopes.
Woodbridge (5-0) at Seaford (1-3) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Woodbridge 42-6. The good news is both of these teams are coming in off of wins. The bad news for Seaford is Woodbridge is just a little bit better than Washington (Md.).
Newark (2-3) at St. Mark's (3-2) - 7:00
SEAN GREENE – Saint Mark's 26-12. These nearby rivals used to play big games at the D1 level, now it's Saint Mark's who has the edge in D2.
Cape Henlopen (1-4) at Sussex Central (4-1) - 7:00 (Delaware 105.9FM)
SEAN GREENE – Sussex Central 35-14. The Golden Knights quest for second place in the Henlopen North can't afford a slip-up looking ahead to Sussex Tech.
McKean (2-3) at Red Lion (3-2) - 7:15
SEAN GREENE – Red Lion 14-7. An extremely tough game to call between teams with similar resumes. Will edge to the home team.
William Penn (3-2) at Middletown (4-1) - 7:30
SEAN GREENE – Middletown 35-14. Back-to-back shutouts for the Cavs since their loss to Hodgson. The Colonials could boost their playoff points with a road upset here.
Tatnall (1-4) vs. Saint Elizabeth (1-4) - 7:30 at Caravel
SEAN GREENE – Saint Elizabeth 14-8. Both teams started with wins, then suffered 4-game losing streaks. Leaning towards the Vikings.
Saturday, October 12
Delcastle (0-5) at Concord (1-4) - 10:30
SEAN GREENE – Concord 22-6. Concord has played better than their record shows, this looks like a good spot for a second Flight A win.
Wilmington Charter (0-5) at Conrad (2-3) - 11:00
SEAN GREENE – Conrad 22-14. Is this the week Charter can get into the win column?
Mount Pleasant (2-3) at Glasgow (2-3) - 12:00
SEAN GREENE – Mount Pleasant 28-20. Mount Pleasant's win over Newark was bigger than Glasgow's (prior to the forfeit).
Appoquinimink (3-2) at St. Georges (3-2) - 12:00
SEAN GREENE – St. Georges 14-7. This very well could be a playoff game, can St. Georges make that win over William Penn stand up?
Indian River (1-4) at Laurel (2-3) - 1:00
SEAN GREENE – Laurel 20-14. Laurel looks to make it a 3-game winning streak, and with Woodbridge, Lake, and Delmar looming, they need this one.
Academy of New Church (Pa.) (6-0) at Friends (3-2) - 2:00
SEAN GREENE – New Church 28-21. The Quakers might need this one against a team that handed them their only regular-season loss in 2019.
Tower Hill (5-0) at Pennington (N.J.) (4-1) - 2:00
SEAN GREENE – Tower Hill 42-0. Pennington's only loss was 35-0 to Saint Andrew's. A second loss to the DISC is coming.
Salesianum (3-2) at Mastery Charter (Pa.) (3-4) - 3:00
SEAN GREENE – Salesianum 21-14. Salesianum has had a history of seeing playoff hopes dashed with losses to Phily teams, they absolutely need this one.