The Dover Post's high school sports roundup recaps all the action for the area high school sports teams over the past week, including game scores and top performers.





Dover High School
Football
Record: 6-4, 3-3
The Dover High football team’s season came to an end last week when it lost to rival Caesar Rodney, 43-13, Nov. 12. Sophomore running back Donovan Cain scored first for the Senators from 38 yards out, followed by a rushing score from senior Pierre Foreman of 1 yard.

Boys Soccer
The No. 4 Dover High boys soccer team was eliminated in the first round of the state tournament last week when it lost to No. 13 Tatnall, 2-1 (2OT), Nov. 9. Matt Hogsten, junior forward, scored the lone goal in the loss for the Senators, a score that was assisted by junior forward Steve Larochelle.

Boys Cross Country
The Dover High boys cross country team closed its season last week when it came in 10th place at the Division I Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13 with 260 points. Senior Brandon Barnes was the top finisher for the Senators, coming in 26th place with a time of 18:55.95.

Caesar Rodney High School
Football
Record: 7-3, 5-1
The Caesar Rodney High football team ended its regular season on a high note last weekend when it took down cross-town rival Dover, 43-13, Nov. 12. Seniors Seth McFall, quarterback, and Dante Shells, wide receiver, connected for four touchdown passes of 8, 49, 28 and 9 yards for the Riders. The other two scores came from senior fullback Mike Skodzinski on a 1-yard run and senior linebacker Jack Hostetler on a 37-yard interception return. CR earned the No. 5 seed in the Division I state tournament and will face No. 4 Salesianum School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Baynard Stadium, Wilmington.

Field Hockey
The No. 13 Caesar Rodney High field hockey team was ousted in the first round of the state tournament last week by No. 4 Sussex Tech, 8-1, Nov. 9. Lynzi Yearick, junior, scored the only goal for the Riders on an assist from teammate Alexis Prillaman, freshman.

Girls Volleyball
The No. 5 Caesar Rodney High girls volleyball team won matches in the first two rounds of the state tournament last week, first beating No. 12 Polytech, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-17), Nov. 9, then taking down No. 13 Appoquinimink, 3-2 (18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-6), Nov. 11. The Riders faced No. 1 Ursuline Academy in the semifinals on Nov. 15.

Boys Cross Country
The Caesar Rodney High boys cross country team had a good showing last week in the Division I Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13, coming in fifth place with a total of 139 points. The Riders also had a top-10 finisher in junior Terrell Oliver, 17:45.51, at seventh place overall.

Girls Cross Country
The Caesar Rodney High girls cross country team’s season closed last week when it finished in fifth place with 155 points at the Division I Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13. Karly Jones, 22:41.24, was the top runner for the Riders, coming in at No. 21 in the meet.

Lake Forest High School
Football
Record: 8-2, 5-1
The Lake Forest High football team finished its regular season on a down note last week, losing the Battle of the Bell game to rival Milford, 16-14, Nov. 12. The Spartans earned a trip to the Division II state tournament as the No. 3 seed and will host No. 6 Archmere Academy in the first round at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19.

Boys Cross Country
The Lake Forest High boys cross country team came in 19th place last week at the Division II Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13 with 560 points.

Girls Cross Country
The Lake Forest High girls cross country team competed in the Division II Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13 to close its season, finishing with 426 points, which put it in 15th place.

Polytech High School
Football
Record: 4-6, 3-3
The Polytech High football team closed its season with a loss last week to Sussex Tech, 42-0, Nov. 12.

Field Hockey
The No. 15 Polytech High field hockey team opened the state tournament last week with a stunning win over No. 2 Mount Pleasant, 1-0, Nov. 10, getting a goal from junior forward Emily Tull and a shutout from senior Lindsey Scott. The magic ended there for the Panthers, however, as they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by No. 7 William Penn, 3-0, Nov. 13.

Girls Volleyball
The No. 12 Polytech High girls volleyball team’s season ended last week when it lost in the first round of the state tournament to No. 5 Caesar Rodney, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-17), Nov. 9. The Panthers were led in the match by senior Sarah Coker with four kills, nine aces, one block, 12 digs and one assist; junior Jaynie Deputy with two kills, one ace, five digs and 23 assists; junior Jenna Racz with three kills, seven aces, one block, one dig and one assist; junior Shannon Wissler with three kills, one block and seven digs; junior Chelsea Fry with seven kills, one ace and seven digs; and freshman Sarah Hillman with seven kills and one block.

Boys Cross Country
The Polytech High boys cross country team earned a top-10 finish last week in the Division II Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet Nov. 13 when it finished with 298 points.

Girls Cross Country
The Polytech High girls cross country team had 320 points and finished in 11th place last week at the Division II Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Meet on Nov. 13.