Sussex County Delaware

2000 State Grid
Tournament Set

This Week's Games ...

SC Hosts Dover,
'Cats Host Raiders

Three Sussex County teams have qualified for the 2000 Delaware State High School football tournament.

Sussex Central enters the Division I state tournament for the first time ever, while Delmar and Woodbridge will gear up for Part II of their long-time rivalry with a first-round game in the Division II tournament.

Sussex Central, seeded second in the Division I tournament, hosts No. 3 Dover on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., while Delmar, seeded second, and Woodbridge, seeded third, meet at Delmar on Friday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Division II tourney.

Sussex Central defeated Dover 26-7 during the regular season. Both teams finished the regular season 9-1 and tied with Caesar Rodney for the Henlopen North title.

CR was named the North champion by the points system the conference uses to decide three-way ties but wound up seeded fourth based on the points standings that determine the playoff seeds.

Delmar defeated Woodbridge 27-15 on Friday, Nov. 17, to claim the Henlopen South crown on Woodbridge's field.

The Wildcats are the tournament's No. 2 seed with a 9-1 mark. Woodbridge, at 8-2, is the tournament's third seed.

In other first round games, top-seeded and unbeaten St. Elizabeth (10-0) hosts three-time defending state champion and No. 4 seed Middletown (9-1) in the Division II tourney on Saturday, Nov. 25.

CR takes on three-time defending state champion and No. 1 seed Newark in the other Division I first-round game on Friday, Nov. 24. The Riders lost to Newark 35-0 in their season-opener.

You'll be able to catch complete previews and post-game coverage of both games involving Sussex County teams on Sussex County Online the morning after the games are played.

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