Strong Defensive Effort Leads Woodbridge To First Ever State Title
Newark, DE – The old football saying, “defense wins championships.” The Woodbridge Blue Raiders are a great example of that. Defense has been their calling card all season. Saturday night in the Delaware Division II High School Football Championship Game, it was the main reason why Woodbridge defeated Wilmington Friends 14-9 to win their first ever state title.
Friends only touchdown on the night was the result of a pick six. The Blue Raiders’ needed every amount of effort from that side of the ball. Woodbridge’s offense was bottled up a good portion of the game. Their biggest play occurred in the first quarter when quarterback Troy Haynes hit Gabriel Wescott in stride on a pass play that covered 75 yards. On the next play Terrique Riddick’s spin move produced a four yard touchdown. The extra point try was no good and the Raiders led 6-0.
The defense saved the day late in the fourth quarter. With Woodbridge holding a 14-9 lead, Friends recovered a fumble at the Blue Raider 13. The Quakers could not capitalize as Woodbridge completes a perfect 13-0 season.