1999 Football Recap
Woodbridge Team Photos
Middletown 35, Woodbridge 13
For details on Woodbridge's 35-13 loss to Middletown in the Delaware Division II state high school football tournament semifinals, click on the score above.
Woodbridge 21, Delmar 12
The Blue Raiders finished their 1999 season with an unbeaten record with the Harvest Bowl win over Delmar and likely sewed up the No. 1 seed in the Division II state football tournament.
Delmar put up a fight, trailing just 7-6 when running back Ian Hudson broke a 46-yard touchdown run.
But the Raiders responded with 20- and 67-yard touchdown runs by C.J. Pitts and Jamil Young, respectively, to close their regular season at 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the Henlopen South.
Blue Raider quarterback Jason Rust got his team on the board first with a 12-yard run that capped a 15-play, 88-yard drive to start the game.
Woodbridge, which clinched the South title and automatic Division II state tournament berth with a 21-20 overtime victory over Laurel on Nov. 12, will learn who it will face in the first round of the state tournament next week.
With the top seed, the Raiders would normally host a first round game, but the Raiders may not be able to because their field may not meet Delaware Secondary School Athletic Association standards.
Woodbridge 21, Laurel 20 (OT)
For details on Woodbridge's 21-20 Henlopen Conference Southern Division overtime win over Laurel, click on the score above.
Woodbridge 24, Milford 0
The Blue Raiders, ranked seventh in the state, moved one step closer to the Henlopen Conference Southern Division title and a Division II state tournament berth with their seventh shutout in eight games and perhaps their most impressive defensive performance of the season.
Now 4-0 in the South, the Raiders host Laurel on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in a game that will determine the South championship. Laurel is 4-1 in the South and plays a nonconference game at Hodgson on Nov. 6. Woodbridge is 8-0 overall.
Against Milford, the Raiders scored on a 4-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jason Rust, a 1-yard run by Corey Sanders, and an 11-yard run by Jamil Young. The defense also chipped in with a safety by Bo McDowell. Ben Passwaters added two extra point kicks and Jeremy Maddox ran in a two-point conversion.
The safety by McDowell was icing on the cake for a defense that held Milford to just 15 total yards for the game including minus-31 yards rushing in the second half. The Bucs, who usually bust open big plays with scatbacks Robbie Drummond and Vincent Leggins, finished with only 2 yards rushing for the evening.
The defense also picked off four Milford passes, with Rust snaring two and Young and Sanders grabbing the others.
Rust completed 6 of 10 passes for 110 yards and C.J. Pitts led the Raiders on the ground with 64 yards.
Milford fell to 2-2 in the South and 3-5 overall to fall out of the South race.
Woodbridge 19, Smyrna 0
The Blue Raiders stayed atop the Henlopen Conference Southern Division with a 3-0 record with the Homecoming victory before an overflow crowd. The shutout was the defense's second straight and the sixth in seven games for the Raiders, who are ranked 8th in the state.
C.J. Pitts ran for 120 yards on 20 carries including a 61-yard touchdown run as the Raiders rose to 7-0. Kicker Ben Passwaters hit field goals of 31 and 27 yards to stake Woodbridge to a 6-0 halftime lead before Pitts broke free in the fourth quarter.
Jamil Young scored the Raiders' last touchdown on a 45-yard interception return.
The Raiders visit Milford (2-1, 3-4) in a key Henlopen South game on Nov. 5 and host Laurel (4-1, 4-3) in another key division game on Nov. 12 in its bid for the South championship and Division II state tournament berth that goes with it.
Colonel Richardson (Md.) 0
The Blue Raiders' defense started a new scoreless streak and the offense registered its highest point total of the season with a 56-0 rout of the hosts from the Bayside Conference. Andre Cannon led the unbeaten Raiders (6-0) with 118 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 9 carries. Running back C.J. Pitts ran just 5 times for 61 yards and scored three touchdowns. Quarterback Jason Rust was 5-for-6 passing for 56 yards and a touchdown pass.
Woodbridge 28, Lake Forest 14
For details on Woodbridge's 28-14 Henlopen Conference Southern Division win over Lake Forest, click on the score above.
Woodbridge 21, Indian River 0
The Blue Raiders made a few more believers with their fourth straight shutout to open the season. Their Henlopen South opener before more than 500 fans was led by running back C.J. Pitts' 156 yards rushing including touchdowns of 13 and 3 yards. Andre Cannon's 4-yard run late in the first half closed out the game's scoring and the Woodbridge defense did its thing from there.
Woodbridge 27, Perryville (Md.) 0
The Blue Raiders recorded their third straight shutout to start the season. With the non-conference victory over winless Perryville, Woodbridge is off to one of its best starts since the consolidation of the former Greenwood and Bridgeville high schools. Woodbridge scored on runs of 31 and 4 yards by C.J. Pitts, a 3-yard run by quarterback Jason Rust, and a 9-yard run by Andre Cannon. Pitts finished with 77 yards rushing, while Rust went 5-for-8 for 110 yards passing. Jeremy Maddox caught four of Rust's passes for 106 yards.
Woodbridge 21, Polytech 0
The Blue Raiders' defense recorded its second straight stifling shutout of a Henlopen Conference Northern Division foe, returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight game, and got a lot of help from the offense. Quarterback Jason Rust went 6-for-13 for 149 yards and a touchdown pass. Jeremy Maddox caught 4 of Rust's passes for 88 yards and C.J. Pitts led the ground game with 59 yards. The defense limited Polytech to just 40 total yards and 3 first downs.
Woodbridge 7, Seaford 0
In one of the more stunning upsets in Henlopen Conference football history, Woodbridge, coming off a 1-9 season, shocked visiting Seaford 7-0 on a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Sanders. Woodbridge was ranked 34th out of 38 teams in the state entering the game, while Seaford was ranked 10th. Woodbridge's defense allowed Seaford into Raider territory only once and never past the Raider 40 in a major upset for second-year coach John Parker. C.J. Pitts led the Raiders with 84 yards on 21 carries.
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