Seaford football scored a homecoming win on Ron Dickerson Field Friday evening, defeating Washington High School, 50-12. Booker Deshields ran for over 235 yards with four touchdowns on the field named after legendary coach Ron Dickerson, who won two State Championships and nine conference titles, and passed away over the weekend.
The first half of the football game was almost two hours in length with eight injury timeouts including a referee and game ending injuries for Washington and Seaford’s Ray Brady. The Blue Jays offensive line pushed forward with Ray Brady protecting the ball for a 12-yard gain and Booker Deshields broke free down the sideline for a 59-yard touchdown run with Tim Kilgore running in the two-point conversion.
Defensively, Nathan Holmes, Mike Lewis, Taion Jenkins, and Dieuvens Lebreton forced two early fumbles, including one on a hit by Mike Lewis, and Thane Grimes covered the ball for a Blue Jay possession. After a personal foul penalty on Washington, Brady opened up to the 44 yards-line and Deshields carried the ball two times for over 30 yards and a touchdown. Eddie Mann pulled in the pass from Mario Fisher for the two points for a 16-0 lead in the second quarter.
Washington scored on a long pass to the wide receiver. Deshields carried the ball twice, first a 20-yard run and then a two-yard touchdown carry for a 22-6 lead.
Washington committed a fundamental error on the onside kick and Seaford gained possession of the ball at 40 yard-line. A quarterback keeper play resulted in a 28-yard gain and Kilgore carried the ball for a 27-yard touchdown run with eight minutes remaining in the half.
On the next possession, Deshields used the blocking of Mike Smith and Taino Jenkins for a 57-yard run to the six yard-line. Deshields collected his fourth touchdown with just under six minutes to play in the half for a 34-6 lead. Washington fumbled the ball and Seaford recovered, but the half ended when Fisher threw an interception in the end zone.
Seaford’s homecoming festivities celebrated 100 years of football and crowned Miss Marley Fishburn the 2020 Queen and Jervuanta Cannon the King.
In the second half, several offsetting penalties, a scuffle, and a Washington touchdown were the highlights that ended the third quarter with a 34-12 score.
In the final quarter, a blocked punt by Thane Grimes and recovery in the end zone score the touchdown for Seaford and Kilgore’s two-point conversion lifted the score to 42-12. In the final minute of the game, Seaford scored a final touchdown for the 50-12 homecoming victory.