Newark Charter's Jordan Wyatt caught a 2nd half touchdown to help seal a 27-12 win over Delcastle in a DIAA/Special Olympics Unified Flag Football semifinal Tuesday afternoon.
The two-time defending champions took a 13-0 halftime lead on a pair of Elyan Ansah touchdown passes.
Hannah Tressler had a first-down reception on the first scoring drive, while tailback Casey Wilson had a key run on the second score for the Patriots.
Delcastle's Cir-Kris Marsh kept his team in the game with some excellent blizing, getting two key first-half sacks to stop Newark Charter drives.
The Cougars would get on the board on their opening possession of the second half, as Andreu Taylor-Simmons hauled in a pass, and eluded three would-be tacklers on a 30-yard touchdown to pull within 13-6.
Newark Charter put the game away on their next two drives as the Patriots went back went back to the air, finding Yuval Griffin on a 20-yard pitch-and-catch, and then Jordan Wyatt snuck behind the defense on a 30-yard touchdown, bringing the game to 27-6.
Marsh would add a late touchdown for the Cougars, but it was not enough to earn them a first trip to Delaware Stadium for a championship game.
Newark Charter will face Smyrna in a championship rematch on Saturday, December 1 in between the Division 1 and Division 2 state title games. Smyrna earned their spot on Tubby Raymond Field with a 51-34 victory over Seaford.