The Smyrna football team broke a 14-all tie game in the second quarter and blew it open as Nolan Henderson threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Eagles routed Sussex Tech 54-22 on Friday.
Henderson started the scoring with a 56-yard strike to Leddie Brown and a 2-point conversion, but the Eagles (6-0) were matched by a clutch fourth-down TD run by Tyzhir Morris to make it an 8-7 game. Following another TD pass from Henderson to Marcus Vass to make it 14-7, Morris threw a 28-yard strike to Noah Jones to pull the Ravens to within 14-all.
With the game knotted, Henderson and Will Knight did their damage as Henderson ran 12 yards for a score and followed it up with an 82-yard touchdown connection to Knight. Henderson hit Emon Roberts twice for TD passes and Knight had a 21-yard rushing score late for the Eagles.
TOWER HILL 42, GEORGE SCHOOL 6. The Hillers’ A.J. Falco passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another to move his team to 4-2.
LAUREL 21, LAKE FOREST 12. Mike Handy had 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns and Perez Nichols scored another as the Bulldogs moved to 3-3 on the season.
ST. ELIZABETH 42, DICKINSON 8. Chris Cropper had four touchdowns to lead the potent Vikings offense. Gavin Reeder had the lone touchdown for Dickinson.
WOODBRIDGE 54, SEAFORD 0. The Blue Raiders’ Antwan Holden returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to get his team going on their way to a 6-0 record.
MILFORD 52, INDIAN RIVER 15. Milford’s Domiynick Hovington ran for three touchdowns and William Kimmel passed for two scores and ran for another to lead the Buccaneers. Jacob Anderson had a kickoff return for a score for one of three touchdowns for the Indians.
MIDDLETOWN 42, A.I. DU PONT 0. Trey Austin intercepted five passes as the Cavaliers (6-0, 4-0 Blue Hen Flight A) shut out the Tigers (2-4, 2-3). Jeff Lockwood rushed for two touchdowns, Kedrick Whitehead and Drew Fry added rushing TDs, and Fry threw scoring passes to Jalen Whitehead and Kenny Edelin for Middletown, which is ranked second statewide in Division I.
MOUNT PLEASANT 37, DELCASTLE 0. Jashawn Johnson had 145 all-purpose yards and three rushing touchdowns as Mount Pleasant moved to 3-3.