DOVER, Del.- The James M. Bennett Clippers will take on the Wicomico Indians to close out their regular season. Both school will share their senior night at the Wicomico county stadium.
The Wi-Hi Indians have a history of having the upper hand in football games against the Clippers. This year, however, Bennett is 6-3 and has a good chance of making at 3A East Playoffs.
“Beating Wi-Hi would be amazing,” Clippers senior outside linebacker Drew Mengason said. “We’ve never done it in my four years being at Bennett.”
Less then three miles separate the two schools. Most of the senior athletes played together in Pop Warner and will face each other for the last time in their high school careers.
According to Wi-Hi full back Jordan Brittingham, the win will mean Salisbury bragging rights.
“We heard that if they win, they are going to the playoffs,” Brittingham said. “We don’t want anyone in the city to go to the playoffs if we can’t go.”
Win or lose, the Indians are out the playoff picture but a close-out win to upset the Clippers would feel good.
“We’ve had games this year where a quarter here and quarter there we’ve been executing very well and we score three touchdowns a game, Indians Head Coach Patrick McGlinchey said. “To beat Bennett we’re going to have to score 4 touchdowns.”
Clippers Head Coach Hoot Gibson is preparing his team for the big linebackers the Indians have up front.
“The offense has to control the line of scrimmage,” Gibson said. ” We just have to get on our blocks and stay on them. We’ve been emphasizing that all week. Run your feet and finish your blocks.”
The game kicks off on Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 pm at the Wicomico County Stadium.