Division 2 players scored 9 of the 10 touchdowns, and Woodbridge's Gabe Wescott made a spectacular catch in honor of his teammate, in Gold's 38-24 win in the 2019 DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game.
The annual senior showcase had plenty of ebbs and flows.
(VIDEO | Woodbridge's Gabe Wescott talks about his catch)
Gabe Wescott with the insane snag while wearing the Troy Haynes #4 for his second touchdown of the game. Gold still trails 24-19 pic.twitter.com/7TwrfXuTWm— Colby Price (@colby2710) June 22, 2019
Blue took at 24-7 lead with 35.3 seconds to go before halftime when Brandywine's Zion Carr and Friends' Quentin McAbee each intercepted Gold passes for touchdowns. Carr's was his second pick of the first half, and he returned his 100 yards.
Wescott was able to steal that momentum on the ensuing kickoff, as he swerved his way 72 yards through the Blue special teams unit for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 24-13 at halftime.
Sussex Central's Isaiah Barnes recovered a fumble early in the third quarter, and that was converted into more points in a specatular way, as Wesley-bound Drew Fry losted a 24-yard arc towards the side of the end zone, where Wescott was able to box out his defender, and hook in the football with one-hand for the touchdown.
Making that play even more special was the fact Wescott was wearing the No. 4 jersey at that point, in honor of his Woodbridge teammate Troy Haynes who continues to battle Cancer in a Houston-area hospital.
Gold would take the lead for good with 19 seconds to go in the quarter, when an inside reverse near the goal line was taken home by Delmar's Te'Shawn Dennard.
St. Georges' Brian Benson scored the only touchdown by a Division 1 player (although he started his high school career in Division 2) with a 2-yard run, and Milford's Rashawn Price scored from 16 yards out as the Gold scored the final 31 points for the win.
Blue had raced out to their big lead on the arm of A.I. duPont's Chad Jones, who hit LeRoy Lynch for a 48-yard touchdown on the first drive of the game, and Corahn Alleyne with 24 yards away at the 10:56 mark of the second quarter.
Woodbridge's Jamon Kane gave Gold their first lead at 7-6 when he scored from 11 yards away and Cape's Patrick Tkach hit the extra point, but Gold's explosive offense was waiting until the second half.
The game drew a reported 7,012 fans to a Delaware Stadium being renovated, in the first Friday Night game in Blue-Gold Football history.