By JACK IRELAND
Here’s my quick hitters for week four of the high school football season. Also Maine has upset potential
Lets hit the field running
St., Mark’s at Caesar Rodney, 7:30. St. Mark’s is still smarting from upset loss to Dover at home last Saturday. Quarterback Jeff Ziemba and teamates have little compassion for winless, but improving Riders. St. Mark’s 27-7.
Middletown at Alexis I. duPont, 7. Middletown back James Baynard is a strong comnpliment to quarterback Darius Wade. Cavaliers defense held a good Concord offense to just 173 yards total offense last week. A,I. has plenty of offensive weapons, but depth should tell here. Middletown 26-14
Cape Henlopen at Sussex Tech, 7:30. Both teams enter the game with unbeaten 3-0 nomnference marks. Both want to show they belong with Dover, Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney in the fight for the Henlopen Conference North title. Halfback Jerome Johnson of Cape is a threat to go all the way every time he touches the football. Jacob Dmiterchik and Tomiko Saez are good receivers. Cape in a good one. 21-19.
Saturday (Oct. 1).
Salesianum at William Penn, 2:30. Sallies has to be on guard against the upset from nonconference rival William Penn. This is the first of four straight road games with out-of-state matchups against Upper Darby (Pa.), Paramus (N.J.) and Avon Grove (Pa.) to follow.Colonials are better than 0-3 record, provoing that in close losses to St. Mark’s and Newark. Sals will pound the ball, featuring halfback Jerome Stanley and the passing and running of soph QB Tommy Reeeder, who gets better each week. Randall S\hiuccatano leads an underrated group of recveivers. Sallies 20-6.
St. Elizabeth vs Caravel at the University of Delaware, 4. The mddle game of three to be played for the first time at Delaware Stadium. Caravel is dangerous with quarterback Jon Welch, receiver George Murray and running back Chris Wickes. St. E is coming off an emotional, hard-hitting close loss to Delmar .Some might think the Vikings are in for a letdown, but not with coach Joe Hemphill at the controls. St. Elizabeth, 34-15.
Delaware at Maine,- Don’t think this will be easy pickings for Delaware as Black Bears veteran coach Jack Cosgrove goes after his 100th career coaching win. Maine is 2-1 and that one loss was 35-29 at NCAA Division I Pittsburgh.
Maine’s offense features quarterback Warren Smith, who has passed for 5,574 career yards. One of his receivers is Tatnall grad Justin Perillo, who had six receptions and a touchdown in a win over Albany (N.Y.) two weeks ago. Running back Pushaun Brown has rushed for 100 yards or more in five straight games, dating back to last year. Tim Donnelly is coming off a 304 yard passing effoert in the Hens CAA opening win against Old Dominion. Really tempted to pick the upset here, but Delaware has enough if it’s ready to go. Delaware 24-20.