2000 Football Recap
Indian River 35, Seaford 17
The Blue Jays fell to 1-7 overall and 1-4 in the Henlopen South. Senior Matt Davis scored both Seaford touchdowns on passes of 6 and 15 yards from quarterback Nick Pegelow. Placekicker Nick Dunk's 35-yard field goal accounted for the Blue Jays' other points. Seaford trailed 21-0 before putting up 10 points in the second quarter but the Indians responded with two straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach.
Woodbridge 38, Seaford 7
The Blue Jays didn't have the horses to stay with the division-leading Raiders in a Henlopen South contest. Seaford actually pulled within 17-7 on a 4-yard pass from quarterback Nick Pegelow to Trevor Irvine, but a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff by Woodbridge's Andre Cannon thwarted that momentum. The Blue Jays are now 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the South.
Smyrna 40, Seaford 13
The last thing the struggling Blue Jay needed was to face the top running back in the state, but that's what it got in Smyrna's Mike Pennewell. Pennewell rushed for 277 yards and 4 touchdowns on 16 carries. The Blue Jays were tied 7-7 after a 56-yard touchdown run by sophomore fullback Aaron White but wouldn' score again until the end of the game. Seaford fell to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Henlopen South.
Delmar 53, Seaford 3
The Blue Jays continued to struggle as they fell to 1-3 overall and 0-1 with the loss in their Henlopen South opener. Seaford scored first on a 34-yard field goal by Nick Dunk but was then outscored 53-0 the rest of the way. The Blue Jays gave up five touchdowns of more than 30 yards and surrendered two other touchdowns on a punt return and an interception return. Seaford has given up more than 50 points in two consecutive games and has been outscored 143-3 in the last three games.
St. Elizabeth 56, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays committed three turnovers and couldn't stop St. Elizabeth's running attack in dropping to 1-2 overall. The Blue Jays fell behind 28-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at halftime. After a 34-0 win over Friends in its season-opener, Seaford has been outscored 90-0 in its last two games. St. Elizabeth is 4-0.
Cape Henlopen 34, Seaford 0
The return of the Seaford football program to its glory days was put on hold for a bit longer as the Blue Jays were blanked by the state's 5th-ranked team. Cape never allowed the Blue Jays to get into the game as it built a 28-0 first half lead. Seaford is now 1-1 overall.
Seaford 34, Friends 0
The Blue Jays may have found a replacement for graduated 1,000-yard rusher Jeron Handy in Brian Batson, a transfer from Cambridge-South Dorchester. Batson rushed 30 times for 167 yards in a 34-0 rout of visiting Wilmington Friends that Seaford faithful hope signals a return to the program's glory days after a 2-8 campaign in 1999. Batson's touchdowns came on runs of 1, 2 and 5 yards. Quarterback Nick Pegelow completed 4 of 11 passes for 88 yards including a 61-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Adamski. Aaron White added another touchdown on a 43-yard run for Seaford, which amassed 362 yards of total offense. Defensively, Jermaine Pitts collected three of the Blue Jays' five interceptions. Seaford limited Friends to 164 yards of total offense.
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