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State H.S. football championships to be decided Saturday


State titles in high school football are on the line Saturday afternoon.

Smyrna and Middletown battle for the Division I state crown at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium in Newark.

Both are undefeated at 11-0.

Smyrna is looking to win back-to-back state titles after capturing its first ever football crown a year ago.  Middletown is seeking its fourth Division I title and first since 2012. Middletown also owns four Division Two titles.

The Division II title is up for grabs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday when Woodbridge and Wilmington Friends square off at Delaware Stadium.

Woodbridge is a perfect 12-0 and seeking its first-ever state football title.

Friends is 11-1 and looking for its first state football championship since 1984.  It’s also to seeking to avenge its only loss this season, a 35-7 defeat at the hands of Woodbridge in week three of the season.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.