1999 Football Recap
Seaford 17, Laurel 8
The Blue Jays savlaged a disappointing season with a huge upset of their neighborhood rivals. Running back Jeron Handy had another big game with an 80-yard touchdown run that sealed the victory. Seaford finished the season 2-8.
Polytech 13, Seaford 9
The Blue Jays became the first victim of previously winless Polytech with a disappointing loss that saw them lose a 9-0 halftime lead to fall to 1-5 in the Henlopen North and 1-8 overall. Seaford scored on a 3-yard run by Jeron Handy and a 26-yard field goal by Kyle Shedaker. Handy led the Blue Jays with 84 yards rushing.
Dover 41, Seaford 29
The Blue Jays' offense put up its second highest point total of the season behind running back Jeron Handy's three touchdowns but it wasn't enough to beat the high-scoring Senators. Seaford, now 1-4 in the Henlopen North and 1-7 overall, led 7-6 at the end of the first quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jeron Handy, who led all runners with 225 yards. Handy added a 63-yard touchdown run in the second period to pull the Jays within 14-13. Handy scored on a one-yard run in the third period but the Jays eventually lost the game on two fourth quarter turnovers.
Seaford 36, Sussex Tech 19
The Blue Jays recorded their first win of the season as Jeron Handy rushed for more than 200 yards and scored four touchdowns. In beating winless Tech, Seaford rose to 1-3 in the Henlopen North and 1-6 overall.
Caesar Rodney 21, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays remained winless with the loss to the state's top-ranked team. Seaford is now 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the North. Seaford has been outscored 96-34 in its three division games and shut out three times this season. Seaford was unable to score on two trips deep into CR territory, the first time from the CR 5 after recovering a fumble and the second time at the CR 20 after a bad punt snap.
Cape Henlopen 34, Seaford 20
The winless Blue Jays spotted the two-time defending Henlopen North champions a 20-0 lead, roared back to tie the game 20-20, then saw Cape score two touchdowns in the game's last 14 minutes. In falling to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the North, the Blue Jays started their comeback on the last play of the first half when quarterback Jon Petoney hit Courtney Griffin with a 22-yard scoring strike. Fired up, Seaford started the second half by recovering a Viking fumble and scoring three plays later on an 18-yard run by Jeron Handy to pull within 20-14. After stifling Cape on its next possession, the Jays embarked on a 10-play scoring drive with Handy going over from one yard out. The extra point kick missed, however, to keep the score tied 20-20 before Cape responded with two straight touchdowns.
Sussex Central 41, Seaford 14
The Blue Jays became the first team to score against Sussex Central's vaunted defense in 14 quarters with a pair of first quarter touchdown runs by Jeron Handy, but it was all downhill from there as the Golden Knights reeled off 41 unanswered points. Seaford fell to 0-4 with its Henlopen North opening loss.
Christiana 35, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays' offensive woes continued as they were shut out for the second time this year. Christiana, ranked 10th in the state, rose to 2-1.
Lake Forest 32, Seaford 16
The Blue Jays lost to another Henlopen South opponent after leading 10-0 early in the game. Six turnovers did Seaford in. Still, the Blue Jays were only down 18-16 on an 11-yard TD pass from Nick Pegelow to Courtney Griffin at the end of the third period. A long kickoff return led to another Lake Forest touchdown that made it 25-16, though. Jeron Handy led Seaford with 204 yards rushing including a 35-yard touchdown run in the first period, but fumbled four times. Kyle Shedaker's 32-yard field goal accounted for Seaford's other score.
Woodbridge 7, Seaford 0
In one of the more stunning upsets in Henlopen Conference football history, Seaford, ranked 10th in the state, lost to Woodbridge, coming off a 1-9 season and ranked 34th out of 38 teams, on a 24-yard interception return by Woodbridge's Corey Sanders. The loss spoiled the return to coaching after a one-year hiatus for veteran coach Ron Dickerson. Seaford was unable to move beyond Woodbridge's 40-yard line and only ventured into Raider territory once. Jeron Handy led Seaford with 47 yards rushing.
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