Bucs, Auks square off Friday night at Caravel Academy
The midway point of the 2013 high school football regular season takes the 1290 The Ticket crew to Peoples Stadium on the campus of Caravel Academy as the defending state champion Buccaneers host Archmere Academy in a battle between two nonconference teams.
No. 3 Caravel has suffered two losses, but neither compare to the loss of junior Darnell Savage, who suffered a season-ending leg injury in Week 2. Despite losing their star running back, who is getting several Division I looks, the Bucs have managed to keep their heads above water, most recently nipping Northern Valley Regional High School (N.J.) by a point, 13-12. After three straight games against out-of-state opponents from three different states, the Bucs look to make it two straight wins against Delaware teams — Caravel defeated Hodgson in Week 1 — on Friday night against Archmere.
After starting its season with consecutive losses, Archmere’s offense exploded for 30 first-quarter points last week against Moyer Academy and rolled to a 42-0 win over the Titans to even its record at 2-2.
Four different players scored on the ground and through the air for the Auks in the win, led by two touchdowns each from Jack Malloy and Connor Speidel.
The Glasgow Medical Aids Unit Pregame Show begins at 6:30, followed by kickoff at 7. You can catch all the action on 1290 The Ticket and www.1290TheTicket.com.
-- Jon Buzby