Delaware Division II football championship preview capsule

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(2) HODGSON (10-2) VS. (1) ST. GEORGES (11-1)

2 p.m., Delaware Stadium

* HODGSON STARTERS

OFFENSE

Pos. No. Name Yr. Ht. Wt.
QB 7 Ray Jones jr. 6-0 190
RB 44 Daniel Diggs sr. 5-11 200
RB 48 Kyle Taylor jr. 6-2 195
SB 5 Rakeim Woodland sr. 5-10 160
SB 22 Casey Lee sr. 5-6 145
TE 42 Bilal Nichols sr. 6-5 235
WR 13 Justin Hardy sr. 6-0 170
T 70 Dustin Bieski sr. 6-1 260
G 54 Dwight Chavis jr. 5-10 260
C 59 Jacob Jones jr. 6-2 265
G 79 Xavier Trotter sr. 6-2 270
T 64 Dylan Corkadel sr. 6-1 245
DEFENSE
DT 54 Dwight Chavis jr. 5-11 260
NG 79 Xavier Trotter sr. 6-2 270
DT 70 Dustin Bieski sr. 6-1 260
OLB 7 Ray Jones jr. 6-0 190
ILB 50 Charles Morris jr. 5-9 215
ILB 3 Gerald Harmon sr. 5-10 175
ILB 42 Bilal Nichols sr. 6-5 235
OLB 39 Daniel Parker sr. 5-11 175
CB 22 Casey Lee sr. 5-6 145
CB 21 Elijah Word sr. 6-0 175
FS 4 Ruben Saunders sr. 6-1 175

* SILVER EAGLES GAME-BY-GAME

Sept. 7 Caravel L 14-7

Sept. 13 Mount Pleasant W 40-10

Sept. 20 at Caesar Rodney L 41-34

Sept. 28 at St. Georges W 24-21

Oct. 5 Howard W 45-0

Oct. 11 at Dickinson W 42-6

Oct. 19 Brandywine W 49-0

Oct. 25 at Newark W 48-9

Nov. 2 McKean W 60-0

Nov. 9 at Christiana W 73-6

x-Nov. 16 Howard W 38-14

x-Nov. 23 Caravel W 48-0

x-DIAA playoffs

* The Silver Eagles have won nine straight, led by QB Ray Jones (1,325 yards, 20 TDs passing; 1, 098 yards, 16 TDs rushing). RBs Rakeim Woodland (605 yards, 7 TDs), Daniel Diggs (438 yards, 12 TDs), WR Justin Hardy (21 catches, 472 yards, 8 TDs) and TE Bilal Nichols (13 catches, 326 yards, 7 TDs) are threats as well. Defensively, NG Xavier Trotter has a staggering 27 tackles for loss. LB Nichols isn’t far behind with 23 tackles for loss and nine sacks, and LB Jones has 13 tackles for loss and five interceptions.HODGSON RECAP:

* ST. GEORGES STARTERS

OFFENSE

QB 16 Zach Wright sr. 5-11 168
RB 1 Taronn Selby jr. 5-8 165
RB 2 Keyjuan Selby jr. 5-9 155
FB 3 Tymiere Griffin sr. 5-8 175
FB 22 Logan Gilbert so. 5-9 191
TE 7 Jiare Hicks sr. 6-3 214
TE 80 Tommy Halloway jr. 6-1 210
TE 15 Austyn Warren so. 6-0 165
T 53 Brian Mailley sr. 6-2 284
G 78 Matthew Bobon sr. 5-7 230
C 68 Dalton Ashley sr. 5-10 209
G 79 Tyler Odrick sr. 6-0 315
T 52 Luke Hernandez sr. 6-1 223
DEFENSE
DE 7 Jiare Hicks sr. 6-3 214
DT 58 Dhameer Madison jr. 6-1 260
NG 79 Tyler Odrick sr. 6-0 315
DT 75 Stefon Woodruff so. 6-3 230
DE 80 Tommy Halloway jr. 6-1 210
LB 22 Logan Gilbert so. 5-9 191
LB 59 Shaquan Brittingham so. 5-11 212
CB 3 Tymiere Griffin sr. 5-8 175
CB 4 Zach Bowe jr. 5-8 145
SS 1 Taronn Selby jr. 5-8 165
FS 2 Keyjuan Selby jr. 5-9 155

* HAWKS GAME-BY-GAME

Sept. 5 at Laurel W 56-22

Sept. 14 Christiana W 67-0

Sept. 21 at Mount Pleasant W 49-18

Sept. 28 Hodgson L 24-21

Oct. 5 at Charterof Wilmington W 42-6

Oct. 12 at Howard W 38-8

Oct. 19 Dickinson W 42-6

Oct. 26 at Brandywine W 62-25

Nov. 2 Caravel W 27-23

Nov. 8 at McKean W 50-20

xy-Nov. 15 Indian River W 42-35

xy-Nov. 22 Woodbridge W 37-21

x-DIAA playoffs;

y-at Appoquinimink

* The Hawks’ ground game has produced 51 touchdowns, with twin HBs Taronn (1,396 yards, 18 TDs) and Keyjuan Selby (771 yards, 11 TDs) and FB Tymiere Griffin (736 yards, 12 TDs) leading the way. QB Zach Wright is an effective passer (41-72, 999 yards, 15 TDs), with TE Jiare Hicks (12 catches, 268 yards, 6 TDs) being his favorite target. Defensively, it’s hard to get past 315-pound NG Tyler Odrick (10 tackles for loss), DE Hicks (16.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks) and DT Stefon Woodruff (13 tackles for loss, 7 sacks) up front. Taronn Selby has six interceptions.ST. GEORGES RECAP:

St. Georges must slow down Jones to win, while Hodgson must keep the ultra-speedy Selby twins from getting around the corners. The lead changed hands three times in the first meeting, and it may go back and forth again today. Give both teams three touchdowns, with Hodgson winning it on a two-point conversion run by Jones.ANALYSIS:

Hodgson 22-21.PREDICTION:

Brad Myers

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