Roundup: Smyrna cruises to win over Howard

Delaware State News
Posted 10/12/15

Quarterback Nolan Henderson ran 76 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and Smyrna High never looked back, rolling to a 56-6 win over Howard in a nonconference football game on …

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Roundup: Smyrna cruises to win over Howard


Quarterback Nolan Henderson ran 76 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and Smyrna High never looked back, rolling to a 56-6 win over Howard in a nonconference football game on Monday night.

It was the fourth time this season that the Eagles (4-1) have scored 56 points or more in a game.

The contest, Smyrna’s homecoming game, was postponed on Friday because of a lightning storm.

Sophomore William Knight ran for three more TDs and three two-point conversions for Smyrna while freshman Stephen Whaley added a pair of TDs. Henderson threw for two touchdowns, a nine-yarder to Marquelle Bennett and a 23-yarder to Charlie Taylor.

The Eagles led 38-6 at halftime against the Wildcats (3-2).

Smyrna’s showdown with Sussex Tech, originally slated to be played on Friday, will now be played on Saturday at 6 p.m. The defending Henlopen Conference Northern Division champion Ravens are 2-0 in the North, 5-0 overall.

Field hockey

Delmar 6, Smyrna 0: Six different players scored goals as the Wildcats picked up a Henlopen Conference victory.

Peyton Kemp, Caitlyn Wink, Ashlyn Carr, Morgan Fletcher, Ashley Arter and Jenna Lloyd all scored for Delmar (6-0-1 in conference, 8-0-1 overall). The Wildcats held advantages of 26-5 in shots and 18-2 in corners.

Goalie Elana Montejo made 15 saves with Allison Wheatley adding three defensive saves for Smyrna.

College football

Callahan earns NJAC award: Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan was named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after helping No. 5 Wesley to a 45-14 win over the College of New Jersey on Saturday.

The senior completed 22 of 30 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a 12-yard score and made a rare contribution on defense.

Following an interception by a TCNJ defender, he recorded a tackle, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery to maintain possession for the Wesley offense. Callahan leads the NJAC in passing yards (357.5 per game), pass efficiency (197.9) and total offense (392.8 per game).

College soccer

Wesley’s Mileski honored: After helping the Wolverines to a pair of conference victories, Wesley College junior forward Will Mileski was named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer.

Mileski had two goals and an assist last week for the Wolverines. In a 3-1 win over Marymount last Wednesday, Mileski notched an insurance goal for the Wolverines in the 63rd minute of play.

In a 4-1 victory over Southern Virginia on Saturday, he notched the game’s first goal and added an assist to lead the Wolverines to their fifth win in their last six games.

Local auto racing

Crutchfield wins at U.S. 13: It was Mopar Muscle Sunday plus the Footbrake Nationals at U.S. 13 Dragway.

John Crutchfield of Elkton, Md. drove away with the Foot Brake win in his ’81 Buick. Hank Usilton of Salisbury, Md. ended a long dry spell with a big win in the Combo Eliminator while Drew Birch of Whaleyville, Md. rode away with the win in Pro Bike.

Other winners on the day included: Ronn Carey of Dagsboro in Street; Dennis Davis of Laurel in Hot Rod and Brett Holston of Felton in Jr. Dragster.

There will be no drag racing this coming weekend as the action moves to the half-mile Delaware International Speedway for the $60,000 Delaware State Dirt Track Championships on Friday and Saturday night.

U.S. 13 Dragway will close out its 2015 season with the two-day Halloween Shoot Out on Oct. 24-25.

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