Thursday, August 30, 2019 all of the spotlights were on the Delaware State Hornets as they took on University of Delaware’s Fightin’ Blue Hens.
Thursday night’s football game against the Blue Hen’s, DSU was tied in both first and second quarters. In the end hornets fell short in winning against UD with a score of 13- 31. This was the Hornet’s very first loss of the season.
During the game Tylik Bethea Quarterback attempted 10/18 passes that traveled 137 yards and made 1 Touchdown. Other quarterback, Shayne Smith made 4/12 passes and traveled 94 yards.
The top 2 receivers of the night were Trey Gross and Kwannah Kollie. Gross caught 4 passes and traveled about 81 yards, Kollie also caught 4 passes and went 60 yards. Wide receiver Bizzet Woodley caught a pass that landed the hornets a touchdown. Jose Romo-Martinez, the Hornet’s Punter/Kicker made 2/3 Field goals.
A couple of the DSU players offered their opinions about the game. “I think we fought well. You never really feel good about a loss especially to an in-state rival, but I think we learned a lot from it. I feel like the future is bright for us and we’ll definitely be a dominant force in the MEAC,” Said Junior, Carrington Jones.
Isaiah Williams, a junior on the team said, “I think we grew as a team and we did better than most expected going against a team from a more challenging conference. So, based on the way we performed against UD, I think we are going to do really good against teams in our league. And in our next game we are playing a D2 opponent, so I’m expecting a blow out.”
Fellow Hornets came all the way to University of Delaware to support our school at the football game. Sophomore, Cherish Abraham stated that, “I thought it was an interesting game. I feel like our men are heavy weight which was an advantage for us because it was hard for the other team to take us down. But we’re not fast, and that is something UD had; they had speed. I’m just ready for the first home game now.”
An highlight of the event was that DSU’s Brain Cavicante was rewarded as 2019 MEAC Preseason Defensive player of the year & ALL MEAC first team.