Smyrna’s Nolan Henderson set a DFRC Blue/Gold Record with three first-half touchdowns at the Gold defeated the Blue 44-0 at Delaware Stadium Saturday Night.
Gold’s offense was a little slow out of the gate, as Blue’s defense forced turnovers with a Kerry Galloway interception and A.J. McGonigle’s fumble recovery, but it was just a matter of time before they got on track.
Woodbridge’s Shymere Vessels returned a blocked punt by teammate Le’ah Styles inside the 10-yard-line, setting up Caesar Rodney’s Najee Whitted for a 2-yard touchdown and 2-point conversion for the 8-0 lead.
After a short punt, Henderson went to the air, finding Dover’s John Castro from 26-yards away to make it a 14-0 lead after one.
Henderson hooked up twice with Glasgow’s Michael Credle for touchdowns in the 2nd quarter, from 36 and 10 yards away to bring the score to 28-0 with 1:40 left to go in the first half.
While it seemed like the Blue would struggle to stop the Gold, mother nature had an answer, as a series of cells forced University of Delaware officials to stop the game with :33 to go before halftime.
The 2 hour, 8 minute delay caused many fans to go home, but after a stirring tribute to the late Lenny Knight by the Blue-Gold Matching Band, the Gold offense went back to work.
They were able to force a running clock early in the shortened 12-minute, 3rd quarter when Glasgow’s Tyrique Woodland scored from 3 yards out, and Whitted added his second 2-point conversion of the game.
The game was ultimately called off with 9:00 to go in the 4th quarter, after Kenyon Yellowdy scored on a 26-yard quarterback keeper for the Gold. Whitted added one more 2-point conversion to his 12-point night.