Division II Football Rankings
October 27th, 2016 in Football, News, Schools, Website
Week 8 Delaware State Prep News Division II Football Rankings
- Woodbridge (7-0) – The Blue Raiders blasted Indian River 48-0 to notch their fifth consecutive shut-out. The offense is operating at a blistering rate racking-up 41 pts. a contest while the defense has been absolutely lights-out allowing 19 pts. all season! With a play-off berth all but wrapped-up Woodbridge finishes the season facing three Henlopen South opponents. Their last away game awaits with a trip to Laurel week 9, followed by the regular season finale, a home date with Delmar. Before all that can happen the match-up everyone has been waiting for is this Friday night as the second ranked & also undefeated Milford Buccaneers visits “The Bridge” for a 7pm kickoff. The winner will likely continue dominance of their remaining schedule earning the top-seed in the DII playoffs.
DeSPN Prediction Woodbridge 38 Milford 36
- Milford (7-0) – The Bucs outscored Laurel 44-25 to win their seventh game in a row. The win helped Milford do their part in setting-up week 8’s huge Henlopen South match-up with top-ranked, undefeated division foe Woodbridge. The Buccaneers offense enters the BIG game scoring at least 46 pts. a game partnered with a non-forgiving defense allowing 10 pts. every week. With the battle for the Henlopen South crown to be decided Friday night, one of the units from, one of these great teams is gonna have to give out. Whether it be the Milford offense or the Blue Raider defense games like this are why the kids play and why the adults follow weekly. This should be an all out war with the winner proudly celebrating a tough victory.
DeSPN Prediction Woodbridge 38 Milford 36
- Glasgow (7-0) – The Dragons went down-state and left 28-6 victors over Lake Forest as Tyrique Woodland rushed 26 times for 177 yards and a TD. Backfield mate Tavion Jones-Hill carried the ball 14 times covering 87 scoring twice. The Dragons have shown in each of their seven wins that they can go through the air or keep it on the ground. A deep receiving core starting with senior wide-outs #12 Mike Credle & #11 Ja’saan Cunningham compliment third year starting QB junior #1, Isaiah Wilson. Glasgow has their toughest match-up of the season visiting Friday night with the #9 Howard Wildcats coming to test the Dragons and their offensive attack.
DeSPN Prediction Howard 25 Glasgow 24
- St. Georges (6-1) The Hawks haven’t lost since a week one set-back to William Penn (DI #3) 27-24, a back & forth battle in which the Colonials scored the go ahead TD late in the fourth quarter. St. Georges has reeled off six wins in a row since then including a 33-20 triumph over #6 St. Marks. Usually a ground and pound offensive attack, the Hawks have shown aerial ability in the last couple weeks. The defense has been tough also, without including the 27 points Division I Wm. Penn scored, the Hawks D has only allowed 11 pts. a game. With the meat of their schedule behind them, St. Georges is left facing Flight-B’s bottom two teams Brandywine & Christiana before a week 10 date with #3 Glasgow. If all goes as its been going Flight-B could be decided on the last week of the regular season pitting the Hawks and their lone loss up against the Dragons with their unblemished record. That’s if things continue the way they’ve gone.
DeSPN Prediction St. Georges 44 Brandywine 0
- Delaware Military Academy (6-1) – The Seahawks have blown-out their last two opponents after surviving a few close games earlier in the season. Last week DMA loaded up on Red Lion Christian Academy 65-0, the week prior they ran-over Polytech 37-7. Senior QB #9, Jacob Hudson leads the balanced offensive attack handing off to fellow senior HB #4 Todd Turner and one of the more impressive sophomores in the state HB #1, Corahn Alleyne. Senior TE #22, Brennan Hazewski has been a reliable target as has senior TE #34, Marcus Brooks. The Seahawk offense is averaging 36 pts. a game with a tough defense holding the opposition to 16 pts. a contest. Since being shut-out by second-ranked Milford 24-0 the Seahawks have rattled off 5 straight wins taking down usual Catholic powers St. Elizabeth & St. Marks. This Friday the Laurel Bulldogs come to Wilmington’s Baynard Staduim to face DMA, kick-off 7pm.
DeSPN Prediction DMA 42 Laurel 18
- Wilmington Friends (6-1) – The Quakers have won 4 straight games since their only set-back to #1 Woodbridge 35-7 week 3. After leading 18-0 well into the fourth quarter, Friends withstood a strong come-back effort from #9 Tatnall. One long TD pass followed by another quick TD pass mixed with a couple onside kick recoveries and suddenly the Hornets were within striking distance late in the game. The Quakers ending up holding on to the slim 18-14 victory over their Independent Conference counterpart. Senior QB #7, Justin Beneck in his third year starting commands an offense scoring 26 pts. a game. Senior FB #46 Andrew Jaworski has played a significant role in the offenses success. The Quakers have two conference games left which will decide the state tournament participant from the Independent’s. This Saturday, Friends travels to St. Andrews, to play the first of those last two conference games, kickoff 2:00pm.
DeSPN Prediction WFS 49 St. Andrews 12
- St. Marks (4-3) – The Spartans have lost three straight games since starting 4-0. Fourth ranked St. Georges outlasted them 33-20 last week forcing St. Marks to drop their second straight home game. In their first four wins the Spartan offense averaged 38 pts a game, in their three straight losses the offense has been held to 18 pts. a game. The schedule doesn’t get any easier as St. Marks goes on the road Saturday visiting Hodgson, kick-off 11am. Remaining dates with Catholic rivals St. Elizabeth & Salesianum remain.
DeSPN Prediction St. Marks 32 Hodgson 22
- Howard (4-3) – The Wildcats have had an up and down season but have come alive as of late. Winners in their last two games Howard has played with much confidence since scoring 36 pts. against the top team in state Smyrna. Although it was a twenty point loss, last years DII state champ felt the final score didn’t fully explain the closely played contest. Last week’s homecoming victory over Christiana 64-0 showed how far sophomore QB #6 Tyhir Harley has come this season. Throwing two TD passes and rushing out of collapsed pockets kept the offense on the field and points piling up. He has received help from fellow sophomore WR #4 David Hancock who’s had two long TD’s in the last two weeks building his confidence contributing to a team that hopes to get back into playoffs this season. The Wildcats posses the type of talent within Harley, Hancock and Newark High transfer HB #5 Keith Chung that if seeded in the state tournament could compete and ultimately beat any team they face, they showed it in 2015. Friday night’s trip to undefeated #3 Glasgow will be a test for the 2016 Wildcats whether they can overcome early season losses and ruin what the Dragons have going, kickoff 7pm.
DeSPN Prediction Howard 25 Glasgow 24
- Tatnall (5-2) – The Hornets lost a close game last week at #6 Friends 18-14 after staging a late game comeback. Prior to the loss Tatnall had ripped-off 4 straight wins averaging 38 pts. in each. The Hornet defense has been stifling within the last 5 weeks holding opponents to just 11 pts. a game. Junior QB #14, Carl Marvin has found a reliable target in senior WR #1, Cam Easton. With hopes of making a state playoff appearance Tatnall travels to McKean this Friday, kickoff 7pm.
DeSPN Prediction Tatnall 34 McKean 6
- Delmar (5-2) – The Wildcats have won 4 straight since dropping two in a row earlier in the season. Last week Delmar rolled to victory against Seaford 54-14. The Wildcats offense is averaging 28 pts. an outing with the defense holding off the opposition just enough at 18 pts. a game. Most Delmar games have been close but the Wildcats have pulled through for some important victories, clear sign of a team that sticks together and doesn’t get down on themselves. This Friday they host South Henlopen foe Indian River celebrating “Senior Night”, kickoff 7:30pm.
DeSPN Prediction Delmar 28 IR 12