Delmar holds off a Milford comeback to stay undefeated
MILFORD, Del- It was a rematch of last year’s Division 2 state championship game between Milford and Delmar, a game that ended 14-7 with the Wildcats walking off the field state champs. Delmar coming in riding a 19 game win streak dating back to last season, looked to be the clear favorites to win this one.
After a scoreless first quarter that saw the Bucs defense stuff the Delmar on 4thand one on the opening drive, the Wildcats finally got on the board. A.J. Angello would open up the scoring powering his way into the end zone on their second 4thand 1 of the game with just over 9 minutes left in the half. On the next Milford
possession senior Running Back Rashawn Price put the Bucs on his back. With 2 minutes left in the half, Price would take the first down handoff 31 yards for the score to tie us up at 7.
Very next offensive play for the Wildcats and Delmar’s very own senior Running Back Te’Shawn Dennard goes 66 yards to the house for the score, Cats up 7. Buc’s matching Delmar blow for blow hand it off to Price once again and he takes it 62 yards for the equalizer to make the halftime score 14-14.
As Delmar kicked off to start the second half, the rain started to come in waves. With the rain coming down, it seemed to affect the Bucs offense. Backed up to their own 5, Delmar was able to drop Rashawn Price in the endzone for the safety. Getting the ball after the safety, Delmar would extend their 2 point lead with a second touchdown from Te’Shawn Dennard, this one from 12 yards out. Wildcats up 23-14.
Looking to respond, QB Shaun Saxon hit a wide open Gaij Copes for the 56 yard score to bring Milford within 2. On the next Wildcats drive, the ground game proved to be dominant. Sophomore back Dante Trader took the pitch 50 yards down the Delmar sideline for the score to extend their lead to 9 once again.
After a Milford punt Dennard would get his third touchdown of the game, this one a 52 yarder to put the Wildcats up 37-21 and all but ice the game for the Cats. Not giving up just yet, Milford would drive down the field and get a short 1 yard score from Saxon and a 2 point conversion to bring the Buccaneers within 8 with just over 7 minutes to play.
Pretty much the narrative for this game, Te’Shawn Dennard would make a play for Delmar. On the ensuing kickoff, Dennard would get his 4thtouchdown of the game returning the kick 99 yards for paydirt. Wildcats up 15 with the 44-29 lead.
Milford, staying in this one, would cruise down the field getting the score from Teyone’ Matthews 4 yards out bringing them within 8 once again. The Buccaneers with one last chance for a defensive stand to get the ball back for the offense. Delmar doing what they had done all game long, handed the ball off to their dominant backfield running out the clock handing the Bucs their 4th loss of the season.
With the win Delmar stays undefeated and getting their 20th
win in a row. The Wildcats will look to make it 21 consecutive wins when they travel to Woodbridge to take on the Blue Raiders. Milford still looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, travel to Lake Forest to play the Spartans.