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 MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

Seaford’s Raheem Cannon carries the ball during his team’s road loss to Laurel last Friday. Photo by S.D. Smith

Laurel football tops Seaford in final game of the season

By Lynn Schofer

Last Friday night’s high school football game seemed like just another everyday game played between two schools with one walking away the victor. By the attendance, it was hard to imagine the game represented the oldest standing rivalry in the state of Delaware spanning over 30 years, a game that used to be played on Thanksgiving Day with an attendance in the thousands. The Laurel Bulldogs and Seaford Blue Jays met for the final game of the 2010 season on the Bulldogs’ turf last Friday night. Laurel’s Chris Jones received the hand-off 26 times rushing for 245 yards and scoring four touchdowns to help the Bulldogs to a 35-22 win over the Blue Jays. In the first quarter, after several first downs, the Bulldogs were in the red zone but after a fumble and recovery to keep the ball, it was fourth and six. The Bulldogs still had the first opportunity to score if they could convert a fourth down from the 10 yard line. Seaford’s defense stopped the run at the line of scrimmage and took over possession with 5:53 to play

in the quarter. Seaford’s season long penalty problems continued in this game and the Blue Jays found themselves with a second and 14. Quarterback Shaquil Turnage’s pass intended for Jason Owens was a little high tipping his fingers and reflecting into the hands of Laurel’s Arnold Mann. Laurel again worked their way into the red zone but faced another fourth down when time expired in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Bryce Bristow handed the ball to Jones who ran untouched into the end zone. Adam Black’s kick was good giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Seaford answered with a touchdown of their own when on a fourth down Raheem Cannon broke tackles and moved the ball to the 25 yard line. Cannon would later run in for the score from the one yard line and Seaford took the lead when Turnage connected with Jason Owens for two points. Laurel responded at 3:46 when Bristow connected on a 16-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Shockley putting the Bulldogs back on top 14-8. Seaford’s next possession Continued on page 29

200TH WIN- Suzanne Farris, on behalf of the Seaford Board of Education, presented Tim Lee with a plaque commemorating his 200th soccer coaching victory at Seaford Senior High School. Mrs. Farris also noted that Lee had been named Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2009. In addition, Lee was named State Coach of the Year in 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Submitted photo

Pictured with Seaford High Athlete of the Month Alexis Hawkins are high school principal Dr. Mike Smith and athletic director Artie Uhlich. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Alexis Hawkins named Seaford Athlete of the Month By Lynn Schofer

Receiver Jason Owens pulls in the pass from Shaquil Turnage for a Blue Jay first down inside the 10 yard line last week in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford High School recently announced that junior Alexis Hawkins is the Athlete of The Month for November. “I am very happy to represent the field hockey team,” Hawkins said. In her nomination of Alexis, coach Alison Venables stated, “Alexis is a dedicated athlete who always gives 150 percent. She has a great attitude and never gives up.” The monthly award is given to the student athlete that shows leadership both on the playing field and off. Hawkins is a scholar athlete enrolled in the Academic Challenge program, a member of student government, secretary of the National Honor Society, member of Key Club and Business Professionals of America. In receiving the award Hawkins said, “I believe sportsmanship is important and the field hockey team is a great example. We made a welcoming sign for the teams, baked them cookies, and showed respect to players, coaches, and officials.” Hawkins shared her feelings on her team, “This year was great, even when we didn’t win; we didn’t put each other down but instead we helped to pick each other up.” Hawkins plans to run indoor track this winter and play soccer in the spring.

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November 25 2010 S  

By Lynn R. Parks B ulletin B oard 13 B usiness 6 C hurCh 17 C lassifieds 38 f inal W ord 47 G as l ines 32 G ourmet 43 h ealth 21 l etters 4...