Congratulations to Senior Running Back and Kick Returner, Adrian Trammell, of Caesar Rodney High School for being named the first Crown Trophy Player of the Game of the 2012 season. Adrian ran back the opening kickoff of the season back 83 yards for a touchdown and then scored on a 23 yard run during the Riders first offensive series of the year to put his team ahead 14-0 in the first quarter. Caesar Rodney would go on to win the contest 28-14 over the Newark Yellowjackets.
Congratulations, Adrian and Caesar Rodney!
For the 6th consecutive season, 1290 The Ticket presents the Delaware High School Football Game of the Week. Every Friday night, 1290 The Ticket and 1290theticket.com will air a marquee matchup under the lights in New Castle County. The schedule includes reigning Division I Champions, Middletown, as well as 2012 contenders Salesianum, St. Mark’s, Hodgson, Caravel, St. Elizabeth and many more. For the second consecutive year, the season will debut on a Thursday night, as 1290 The Ticket teams up with the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities to cover the DFRC Kickoff Classic on September 6th.
A trio of play by play announcers will provide coverage throughout the season, as Scott Klatzkin, Matt Janus and Matt Pencek will all rotate games. Klatzkin also serves as the “Voice of the Delaware Blue Hens” on 94.7 WDSD and Janus can be heard as the sideline reporter during the Blue Hens football games. Pencek will serve in his first season with the broadcast crew, while Jon Buzby of the Newark Post and Max Preps will provide color analysis for his fourth season.
Each week, the Glasgow Medical Aid Units Pre-Game Show will air 30 minutes before kick-off and will feature an in depth look at the matchups and news from the weekend’s action, as well as an interactive Weekly Picks segment allowing fans to win Arby’s gift cards for selecting the correct scores. The games will also feature a halftime report and the American Spirit Federal Credit Union Post-Game Show. During the post-game show, the broadcast team will select a Player of the Game, who will receive a customized trophy from Crown Trophy of People’s Plaza.
The football schedule: Sept. 6 – Conrad at Dickinson; Sept. 7 – Caesar Rodney at Newark; Sept. 14 – Middletown at Glasgow; Sept. 21 – Concord at Middletown; Sept. 28 – Caravel at St. Elizabeth; Oct. 5 – Hodgson at McKean; Oct. 12 – St. Mark’s at Newark; Oct. 19 – William Penn at A.I. DuPont; Oct. 26 – Salesianum at Middletown; Nov. 2 – St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s; Nov. 9 – St. Mark’s at Salesianum; Nov. 16 – First Round Playoffs; Nov. 23 – Semi Final Playoffs; Nov. 30 – D1 Championship Game
Royal Pest Solutions will be providing the schools, players and community with 1290 The Ticket schedule posters featuring players and the 2012 schedule. This is the 5th consecutive season that WWTX-AM has given out these trademark posters and the third straight year that Royal Pest has designed and provided these fan favorites.
In addition to each game broadcast, 1290 The Ticket’s website, 1290theticket.com will also feature High School coverage. Throughout the week fans will be able to find game highlights, interviews, videos, weekly picks and weekly rankings. Both the 1290 The Ticket / DIFCA Coaches’ Poll and the News Journal / delawareonline Top 10 polls for D-I and D-II will be posted each Tuesday throughout the season. The Coaches’ poll, in its third season, teams WWTX and the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association to select the Top 10 teams in each division.
1290 The Ticket AM is Delaware’s only all sports radio station, airing Dan Patrick, Jim Rome and is an affiliate station to the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles, and flagship station to University of Delaware Women’s Basketball.
On Saturday, June 23rd, 1290 The Ticket and 1410 WDOV will broadcast the 57th annual DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game. The Blue Gold All*Star Game has become a respected Delaware tradition. The game features some of the best high school athletes in the state. Every year, individuals from all over the state gather at Delaware Stadium to enjoy the game and surrounding activities. Of greater significance, the game bring much needed awareness and funds programs that assist Delawareans with intellectual disABILITIES.
For the 3rd consecutive season, broadcast coverage will begin at 6pm live outside of Delaware Stadium in Newark, as Scott Klatzkin and Bill Harman host the Glasgow Medical Aid Units Pre-Game Show. Klatzkin and Harman will review the 2011 High School Football season and preview the All-Star Game and festivities. The pre-game show will also feature exclusive interviews with the head coaches from both teams. At 7pm, the game will kick off and can be heard on 1290AM, 1410AM, 1290theticket.com and WDOV.com, as well as on the iHeartRadio app on any smartphone.
1290 The Ticket Offensive Player of the Year, Taylor Reynolds of Newark, and 2011 Championship Game MVP, Jordan Griffin of Middletown, will lead the Gold team against 1290 The Ticket 2012 Most Valuable Player, Eric Patton of St. Elizabeth, and the Blue Team.
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Delaware’s only all sports radio station, 1290 The Ticket, has announced its fifth annual 1290 The Ticket High School Football Awards. The recipients were based upon the players that participated during the 13 game broadcast schedule on the station’s Friday Night High School Football Game of the Week coverage.
Division II takes home two awards as Saint Elizabeth senior linebacker and fullback, Eric Patton, is the 2011 Most Valuable Player and Caravel head coach, Bill Martin, receives the 2011 Coach of the Year Award. Saint Mark’s senior defensive back, Jabre Lolley, takes home 2011 Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Newark senior quarterback, Taylor Reynolds wins Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Finally, for his offensive and defensive performance in the 2011 Division I State Championship game, Middletown senior running back and defensive back, Jordan Griffin, is the 2011 Championship Game MVP.
Not only did Eric Patton dominate the defensive side of the ball for Saint Elizabeth, registering 74 tackles from the linebacker position in only 8 games, he also dominated on offense. The 6’1”, 215 pound fullback led the team with over 1,300 yards rushing, 14 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns. Patton averaged 162 yards per game and 8.7 yards per carry. The senior may have saved his greatest game for his last as he rushed for 202 yards in a 1290 The Ticket Game of the Week victory over rival Saint Mark’s.
For Taylor Reynolds’ spectacular senior campaign, he becomes the first player to win Offensive Player of the Year twice. The James Madison University commit threw for over 2,000 yards on 145-of-254, completing 57% of his passes. The Yellowjackets’ captain threw for 24 touchdowns, while only being intercepted seven times on the season. In addition, Reynolds added 979 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on his way to leading Newark High School to an 11-1 record. This season, Taylor tied the Crown Trophy record by winning 1290 The Ticket Player of the Game three times in a season and has now won a total of two Offensive Player of the Year awards, four Player of the Game awards in football and one Player of the Game award in basketball.
In the D-1 State Championship game, Jordan Griffin and the Middletown Cavaliers defeated Reynolds and the previously undefeated Yellowjackets 27-23. The senior running back scored a rushing touchdown to give the Cavs their first lead at 20-16 and also rushed for the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Griffin finished the night with 85 yards rushing, but perhaps more impressively, he held his namesake, Xavier Griffin of Newark, to only one catch for 13 yards.
Despite playing injured for several games and missing one, Jabre Lolley of Saint Mark’s still intercepted five passes and broke up six others as one of the most feared defenders in the state. Quarterback rarely threw the senior’s way, but when they did, Lolley piled up 121 interception return yards and registered 67 tackles on the season, good for 7.5 tackles per contest. Lolley also blocked a kick this season and scored 13 touchdowns on offense, for good measure.
A season removed from a 2-7 record in a year that was marred by a coaching carousel, Caravel head coach Bill Martin led his team to a perfect 12-0 record before a Championship Game loss to Indian River. In just his first full season as Buccaneers head coach, Martin’s team averaged 34 points per game and impressed with victories over the likes of Archmere, Delmar, Hodgson and Saint Elizabeth.
Each winner and school will be presented one-of-a-kind customized trophies courtesy of Crown Trophy in People’s Plaza. For more information on past and present winners, visit 1290theticket.com.
2011 1290 The Ticket High School Football Awards:
Most Valuable Player: Eric Patton (Sr. FB/LB Saint Elizabeth)
Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Reynolds (Sr. QB Newark)
Defensive Player of the Year: Jabre Lolley (Sr. DB Saint Mark’s)
Championship Game MVP: Jordan Griffin (Sr. RB/DB Middletown)
Coach of the Year: Bill Martin (Caravel)