Bring on the cowbells, the Harvest Bowl is back. The rivalry game between Smyrna and Middletown takes place Friday night at Middletown whose fans are known for bringing the noise with cowbells.
This is a rematch of the 2016 Division I State Championship game. Led by Will Knight’s four rushing touchdowns, Smyrna rolled to a 36-14 in capturing their second straight title.
Both teams experienced some change since that meeting at Delaware Stadium. Middletown’s Mark DelPercio resigned his head coach position. Zach Blum is the man charged with keeping the Cavaliers as one of the elite programs in the state.
Smyrna must find a replacement for 2016 Player Of The Year quarterback Nolan Henderson who graduated and is now on the roster at the University of Delaware. Also gone from last year’s team, running back Leddie Brown. The West Virginia University commit transferred to play his senior season at St. Maria Goretti in Pennsylvania. The Eagles do return Knight who has rushed for 4,326 yards in his high school career.