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Photo: Delmar head coach Dave Hearn

The 2002 Delaware High School Football Tournaments will have a decidedly Sussex County flavor with three of the eight teams coming from the county.

Delmar head coach Dave HearnTwo-time defending Division II state champion Delmar will be joined by rival Laurel in the Division II tourney, while Sussex Central will make its third straight trip to the Division I state tournament.

Delmar, at 10-0 the top seed in the Division II playoffs, will host No. 4 Hodgson in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. Hodgson finished its regular season at 8-2.

Delmar, the only unbeaten team in either tournament, defeated Hodgson 42-16 in the semifinals last year.

Laurel, the tournament's second seed at 9-1, will host No. 3 Howard in the other semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs are making their first state tournament appearance since 1995. Howard also finished its regular season at 9-1.

In the Division I tournament, Sussex Central is the No. 3 seed with its second consecutive 9-1 record. The Knights face No. 2 St. Mark's at Baynard Stadium in Wilmington in one semifinal on Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. St. Mark's also went 9-1 this season.

Top seed William Penn, meanwhile, hosts No. 4 Middletown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. William Penn finished its season at 9-1, while Middletown went 8-2.

This is the first time

The championship games will be played at the University of Delaware's Tubby Raymond Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6.

Tickets are $5 for each semifinal game and $7 for each championship game.

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