Three weeks of high school football are in the books, and Week 4 offers some intriguing match ups involving some local squads.
St. Elizabeth (1-2) vs. A.I. duPont (1-2) – Friday, 7:00 p.m. at Baynard Stadium
The St. Elizabeth Vikings will clash with the Tigers from A.I. dupont on Friday night in a non-conference match up between two 1-2 teams. The Vikings look to perform well in front of their home crowd for their homecoming game, especially after their 28-0 loss to Delmar last week. Aside from their 38-21 victory over Laurel in week 2, the Vikings have had trouble scoring this season, tallying just 7 combined points in their other two match ups. Both teams will look to expose the others defense, as both the Vikings and Tigers have allowed 88 total points so far this season. While St. E’s has struggled at times to score, A.I. has posted 20 or more points in each of their first three games.
St. Mark’s (3-0) vs. Dover (2-1) – Friday, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s
The St. Mark’s Spartans are off to an impressive 3-0 start, but will face their first real test of the season on Friday night when they take on the 2-1 Dover Senators. The Spartans will have their hands full with an explosive Dover offense that can score through the air and on the ground. Dover’s 101 total points are fourth highest in division I behind Middletown, Cape Henlopen, and of course, St. Mark’s. Even with the challenge ahead, the Spartans’ defense has been nearly unbeatable, allowing 13 points to Sussex Central last week after posting two shutouts in a row against William Penn and Sussex Tech. On offense, St. Mark’s T.J. Brown looks to continue his in the run game going up against a speedy and athletic Dover defense. No matter how you slice it, this game has game of the week potential.
Salesianum (3-0) vs. Glen Mills (Pa) (2-2) – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Baynard Stadium
Salesianum, like rival St. Mark’s, have started the season 3-0, beginning the season with an impressive 41-35 win over Caesar Rodney before victories over William Penn and Concord. On Saturday night they play host to Eastern Pennsylvania squad Glen Mills. Sallies has opened it up a bit on offense this year, showing some versatility. Defensively, aside from an overtime shootout with a high-powered CR offense, they’ve been solid as usual. Saturday will be a test against an unfamiliar opponent, but Salesianum holds the same advantage. Look for Sallies to stay the course, play their game and pull out a victory over a tough out-of-state opponent.