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Dover Post
  • Riders handed first loss as Salesianum stays undefeated with 35-20 victory

  • Once again, the high school football spotlight was on the Dover area as two undefeated teams, Salesianum and Caesar Rodney, faced off on Friday night.
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  • Once again, the high school football spotlight was on the Dover area as two undefeated teams, Salesianum and Caesar Rodney, faced off on Friday night.
    Just a week ago, Salesianum traveled to Dover to take on the Senators in a much publicized meeting. Like last week, Sallies left Delaware's capital with another victory, this time holding off a tough CR squad, 35-20.
    Troy Reeder and Andrew McClelland led the way for Sallies, both finding the endzone twice on Friday night.
    Sallies struck first when Reeder ran one in from around 2-yards out, giving Salesianum an early 7-0 lead.
    The Riders defense would help answer the first score of the game, forcing a fumble recovered by CR's Aaron Briggs who took it to the house, 76-yards for the score.
    After another methodical Salesianum offensive drive, McClelland tallied his first score of the night, running in from the goal line to put Sallies back on top.
    Once again, the Riders would answer immediately. On the kickoff, junior Kendall Wicks shot up the middle returning it for an impressive 94-yard touchdown.
    Unfortunately, the Riders were unable capitalize on the extra point after both of their touchdowns. So, instead of being locked at 14 apiece, Salesianum led late in the 2nd quarter 14-12.
    Before the half came to a close, Salesianum would lead another offensive drive down the field. The drive would be capped off by Reeder's second score of the game, this one a 2-yard run, to give Sallies the lead 21-12 going into halftime.
    In the 3rd quarter, Sallies wide-out Jesse June would score from 8-yards out as the Salesianum run game continued to give CR fits.
    The Salesianum defense would hold CR's offense down, keeping them off the scoreboard in the third stanza.
    McClelland's second score of the night would seal the deal for Salesianum in the fourth, putting them up 35-12.
    CR's Devon Horton would score late, and the Riders would tack on a 2-point conversion to put the score at 35-20. Though, it wouldn't be enough as Salesianum topped Caesar Rodney by a final score of 35-20.
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