The 1290 The Ticket High School Football Game of the Week kicks off the 2013 season with a Thursday night special as the Appoquinimink Jaguars host the Woodbridge Blue Raiders in the annual DFRC Kickoff Classic. Kickoff is at 7:00.
The Appoquinimink High community is sure to provide a “Friday Night Under the Lights” atmosphere as the Jaguars look to improve on last year’s 5-5 season. Quarterback Shane Anderson, who saw some action as a starter his freshman and sophomore years, has wide receiver Matt Johnson as his primary target. On the ground, running back Demetrius Word will try to run through holes created by all conference selections Matt Minner and Tre Woodard.
Woodbridge’s 2-8 record in 2012 might not be indicative of their talent considering four of those losses were by 11 points or less and two were in overtime. Junior quarterback Logan Wescott completed 54 percent of his passes in 2012 and averaged 130 yards per game. He’ll engineer a spread offense that implements versatile skill players Ricky Rayford, Anthony Jefferson and Dajon Emory, who can all run, catch and block.
Be sure to tune in to the Glasgow Medical Aid Unit Pregame Show at 6:30 when Matt Pencek and Jon Buzby preview all the action for this non-conference opening game, discuss the major news on the high school gridiron around the First State, and talk about which teams are the ones to beat in both divisions.