Reggie Carroll’s 3 touchdown runs paces William Penn in Key Flight A Victory
By David A. Willauer
Contributing Editor-Bill Cole Stadium-William Penn High School-New Castle, DE-Saturday, October 4, 2014: On a warm day in the confines of Bill Cole Stadium named for the former running back from the good ol days of his playing and coaching years with the Colonials of William Penn along with his playing days with the Blue Hens of the University of Delaware in the 1940’s in one of the classic rivalries of New Castle County, DE the Colonials of William Penn still prove why that they are the number one team in the state as they have proved today after a safety for the Colonials 2-0 lead so but the outstanding performance of WP running Reggie Carroll proved to be the difference in the game as he carried the ball 21 carries for 192 yards along with Marvell Watts 2 touchdown runs of 27 and 12 yards defeated the Yellowjackets of Newark in a very competitive Flight A contest by a 51-15 score.
Reggie Carroll on his performance vs. Newark: “We were playing for the alumni here in the homecoming game and we made a statement and we did it on the field today we knew they were confident but for our big game we did what we had to do.” “I scored my 3 touchdown runs on good plays but give credit to my offensive line they blocked and open the holes for us.” “As we will be ready for Middletown we will come out with the same intensity we have to do our job.”
Marvin Dooley William Penn Head Football Coach: “During the week we worked on the kickoffs last week all the week we did well except vs. Appoquinimink we struck the ball back to the 20 yard line all we have set and tone the defense did well to start the game on the right foot with the huge tackle in the end zone for the 2-0 lead and once when you start some positive fans in the game their qb had a hard tough time throwing the ball we put pressure with our front 4 today and they did well Newark has good athletes and have played their assignments well Coach Simpson does a good job we don’t give Reggie Carroll a lot of credit he is a good player he has a good leadership on the squad I scouted Middletown last night and got all the paperwork Middletown is a team that we have to defeat in order to win Flight A of the Blue Hen Conference we have to go down to their place with enormous fans down there Mark Del Percio is a tremendous coach we have to stop ourself we have to execute in order for the win The Cavs run a veer option where Coach Delpercio’s son is the qb and the run run run Salesianum and us are the pound and ground type offense and try to pull out and will prepare for that we have to be ready next week if we want it we have to work hard in order to take the crown.”
For Newark, qb Ben Campbell 7 completions out of 20 attempts for 97 yards threw a 5 yard pass to wideout James Bond and James Douglas ran a 40 yard fumble recovery for a score.
With the win the top ranked Colonials of William Penn go to 5-0 and will travel to Middletown, DE to take on the high flying 5-0 Cavaliers of Middletown while the Yellowjackets of Newark fall to 4-1 and will host the Tigers of Alexis I DuPont.
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