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2001 Recap

Friday, Oct. 26, 2001
Woodbridge 40, Seaford 10

Photo: Woodbridge running back Andre "Birdie" Cannon and tackle John Handley.

Woodbridge running back Andre CannonThe Woodbridge High School football team didn't need any last-minute heroics this time to keep their hopes alive in the Henlopen Conference Southern Division race.

Andre Cannon saw to that.

After two heart-stopping wins in the previous two weeks, the Raiders, behind Cannon's 262 yards and three touchdowns rushing on 25 carries, broke open a 13-10 game with 27 straight points.

Cannon also caught 2 passes for 27 yards and was named the school's King in its annual Homecoming game.

The win lifted Woodbridge to 3-1 in the South and 5-3 overall. The Raiders have Southern Division games remaining against Indian River and Delmar. Seaford dropped to 1-3 and 2-5.

Ahead just 13-10 in the second period, the Raiders struck on a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jamil Young to tight A.J. Neal to go ahead 20-10 at halftime.

Woodbridge lineman John HandleyCannon took over in the second half with touchdown runs of 6 and 4 yards in the third period. Young scored the Raiders' first and last touchdowns on runs of 4 and 6 yards, respectively.

"All in all, this was our best game of the season," said Woodbridge head coach John Parker.

Young finished with 75 yards rushing and 67 yards passing on 5 completions in 8 attempts. He also picked off a pass on defense.

Young and Cannon took advantage of huge holes opend by the Raider line of center John Parker, guards G.L. Jefferson and Mike Eastman, tackles John Handley and Cody Hartzel, and tight ends Neal and James Benson.

Defensively, linebacker Bobby James had a sack and three tackles for losses.

Woodbridge has a week off before hosting winless Indian River on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Woodbridge visits Delmar in a potential showdown for the South title on Nov. 16.

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