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Roundup: Smyrna, Polytech, Milford and Sussex Central among football winners
Smyrna High scored the game’s first 32 points before downing Appoquinimink, 48-16, in Class 3A football on Friday night.
The victory was the first of the season for the Eagles (1-3) who were also playing their first home game of the fall.
Phoenix Henriquez and Timothy Yancy both scored two touchdowns apiece for Smyrna. Henriquez caught an 83-yard TD pass from quarterback Jake Tiberi for the Eagles’ first TD.
Smyrna’s other QB, Drew Marks, threw a pair of scoring passes, including a 36-yarder to Andre Ashley.
The Jaguars (2-2) got both their TDs in the fourth quarter as Noah Hoff caught two scoring passes from Blake Caccamo.
Polytech 35, First State Military 6: Noah Walker ran for three touchdowns as the Panthers pulled away to the Class 1A District II victory on Saturday night.
Polytech (1-1 district, 3-1 overall) scored the final 29 points in a game that was tied 6-6 in the first quarter. The contest was played at Mike Drass Field because of an issue with Polytech's field.
Quarterback Isaac Balcerak also threw a pair of TD passes, a 54-yarder to Jalen Anderson and a 20-yarder to Dionysus Alston that gave Polytech a 21-6 halftime lead. Walker's longest scoring run was a 63-yarder in the first quarter.
Christian Mullin scored for the Bulldogs on a 32-yard pass from Phillip Price in the first quarter.
Howard 38, Lake Forest 30: The Wildcats topped the Spartans in a Class 2A contest on their Homecoming day on Saturday.
While Howard (2-2) won its second game in a row, Lake Forest (2-3) dropped its third straight.
Milford 35, Concord 0: The Buccaneers improved to 3-1 after picking up their second shutout win of the season.
With three victories, Milford has matched its total for all last season.
Saint Mark’s 35, Caesar Rodney 6: The Riders fell to 0-4 after the road loss to the Spartans (3-1), who they were playing for the first time since 2014.
Seaford 47, Early College 0: The Blue Jays evened their record at 2-2 overall with the Class 1A District II victory.
Hodgson 35, Cape Henlopen 0: The Vikings (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a game that was delayed for over an hour because of a scheduling issue with officials.
Cape was playing its first 3A opponent after opening against three straight Class 2A foes. The Silver Eagles led 19-0 at halftime.
Odessa 34, Sussex Tech 7: The Ducks (1-3) led 28-0 at halftime before handing the Ravens (3-1) their first loss of the season.
Sussex Central 28, South Carroll, Md. 0: The Golden Knights raised their record to 3-1 with the shutout win on the road:
Delmar 33, Indian River 14: The Wildcats improved to 3-2 while downing the Indians (3-1) for the eighth straight year.
Five players scored touchdowns for Delmar in a contest that was tied 7-7 at halftime. Connor Nichols had an 80-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
Darnell Stokes scored on a 60-yard pass from Dylan Grise to give IR a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.