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2001 Game by Game ...

Friday, Sept. 28, 2001
Sussex Central 38, Glasgow 6

Photos: SC defensive lineman Spencer Booth and tight end-linebacker Jesse Makowski.

The Sussex Central offensive line made a name for itself in the Golden Knights' easy nonconference win.

Sussex Central lineman Spencer BoothEntering Friday night's game, Sussex Central head coach John Wells worried about his young line, which lost three all-staters from last season, as it was about to go up against one of the biggest front lines in the state.

"Our line is very unsung, but it stepped up," said Wells. "They're unknown by name, but they get the job done for us. They just have to keep working."

The line paved the way for the Knights' third straight rout to open the season. With tackle Colby Steele back after reinjuring his leg in the season-opener, the Knights had some size to do battle with the Dragons up front.

Behind that line, halfback J.J. Ricketts led a balanced ground attack with 82 yards rushing on 13 carries including a 1-yard TD run. Fullback Orlando Farrow rushed for 49 yards on 7 carries and bulled in for two one-yard TD runs. Halfback Will James added another 44 yards on 6 carries.

Quarterback David Pusey, meanwhile, put together another solid game by completing 6 of 10 passes for 90 yards including a 35-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jesse Makowski and a 30-yard scoring strike to split end Andrew Weatherly.

Sussex Central's Jesse MakowskiDefensive linemen Spencer Booth, Steve Whitley and Terry Williams and linebackers Lewis Day and Makowski sparked another outstanding defensive effort. Not only did the defense hold its opponent to 6 points for the third straight game, it didn't allow the Dragons a first down until midway through the second period.

The defense also scored, as Booth returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown on a pass tipped by Farrow.

"The entire defense played well," said Wells. "Our coaching staff put together a great game plan. The defense all stepped up pretty well."

Sussex Central has outscored its first three opponents 116-18, but now enters the rugged Henlopen Conference Northern Division schedule. The Knights visit Milford on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. for their division opener. Milford is 2-2 after defeating Polytech 13-7 on Friday, Sept. 28.

The Knights whipped Milford 42-0 last season, but Wells has words of caution for anyone expecting a similar outing this year.

"They've played pretty competitive football," said Wells. "They beat Polytech and they could have beaten Smyrna, which is a very capable Division II team. This is nothing to take lightly. They have a new coach (Jim Donato), a new offense. We have to figure out what he likes to do. I have to get a handle on what he'll try to do."

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