Chancler Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to lift Cape Henlopen High to its first win of the football season, 14-7, over Caesar Rodney High in a Class 3A, District II contest Friday night.
Johnson’s first touchdown tied the game on a 90-yard kick return. He then added a 62-yard touchdown reception on a pass by Hank D’Ambrogi to put the Vikings on top for good.
Machi Drayton provided the lone touchdown for Caesar Rodney on a 37-yard rush.
Delmar 29, Sussex Tech 12: Rajay Allen returned an interception for a touchdown while Trent Kemp added a rushing touchdown to spark a second half flurry in a come-from-behind victory for the Wildcats.
Brandon Turner contributed a rushing touchdown in the first half while Gavin Powell sealed it for Delmar with a QB keeper for a score in the fourth quarter.
Jeremyah Handy recorded two touchdowns for Sussex Tech.
Delmar outscored the Ravens 22-0 in the second half.
Laurel 42, Odessa 0: The Bulldogs earned the shutout in a Class 1A, District II matchup.
Delaware State 3, Morgan State 0: The Hornets winning streak reached 15 games in a row Friday. Set scores were 25-19, 25-16 and 25-15.
Karen Cordero matched her DSU high with 16 kills on 23 attacks (.652) to lead players. Cordero also tied for match-high honors with three service aces and tallied five digs in the contest.
Alondra Maldonado was second on the Hornets with nine kills and also added four blocks, while Valeria Otero had contributed eight kills and seven digs to the win.
Delaware State is now 19-1 overall and leads the MEAC with a 7-0 record. The Hornets’ .950 win percentage ranks in the top three among all NCAA Division I schools this season. Only undefeated Louisville (16-0) and Texas (13-0) had higher win percentages than DSU entering the weekend,
The Hornets have won their last six matches by 3-0 scores and have 16 shutout victories this season. DSU has 3-0 wins in 13 matches and has taken 45 of 47 sets during the win streak. Overall, the Hornets are 58-7 in sets played this year, including 21-1 in MEAC matches.
College field hockey
James Madison 4, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens dropped their first CAA game of the year, falling to 3-1 in conference.
The Blue Hens had 13 shots, four of which were on goal, while the Dukes had 12 shots with nine shots on goal. Delaware had a 9-6 advantage in corners.
Goalkeeper Lizzie Gaebel notched five saves on the night, while Julia Duffhis took a game-high nine shots, with three on goal.
Hornet ranked 14th: The Delaware State women’s bowling team will open the season ranked 14th in the National Tenpin Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 Poll.
Delaware State received a total of 492 total points in the poll, which is topped by defending national champion Nebraska with 34 of 50 first-place votes and 1,817 points.
The Hornets are second among Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams. Associate MEAC member and defending league champ North Carolina A&T opens the new season at No. 5.
Delaware State ended last season No. 13 team in the final NTCA poll after competing in the NCAA and United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championship in the same year for the first time in team history.
DSU taking part in qualifier: The Delaware State University triathlon team will compete in the East Regional Qualifier on Saturday.
The Hornets have competed in the Toughman Triathlon and the Steelman Open Water Swim leading up to Saturday’s regional qualifier.
The Hornets’ showing at the Toughman Triathlon was highlighted by Maria Garcia Rabago, who finished eighth overall. Rabago recorded a time of 11:13 in the swim, 34:08 in the bike and 18:42 in the run.
Carmen Medina was the next fastest Hornet in the race finishing 12th, she clocked an 11:57 time in the swim, 36:30 on the bike and a 19:54 in the run.
The Hornets claimed two top-five finishers in the Steelman Open Water Swim with Rabago finishing first with a time of 21:44 and Medina coming in third with a time of 21:47.
This weekend’s event is an NCAA exclusive event. The Hornets will compete on Saturday against Division I and Division II athletes in a field of 102 total competitors.