Big early games await Catholic high school boys

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For The Dialog

The first full week of boys action features some good soccer matches, as well as some important early season clashes in football that could play a role in playoff seedind down the line. Let’s start with the soccer matches.

Soccer

Tuesday

Indian River (1-0) at Salesianum (0-0-1), 4 p.m. The defending champs from both divisions square off in a great early season matchup. The Sals beat Indian River in last years clash.

St. Mark’s (0-0) at Glasgow (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Spartans start their season against a good Dragons team. Glasgow lost to St. Elizabeth, 2-1, in their opener.

A.I. duPont (0-1) at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m. Both teams got shut out in their opener. The Auks are poised to make the Division II field while the Tigers will have to win some matches against quality teams if they want to get in this year.

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Brandywine (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for a 2-0 start. Brandywine earned a 3-2 win over Hodgson in its opener.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More (0-1) at Newark Charter (0-2), 4:30 p.m. The Ravens look for their first win of the season against Newark Charter, in its first year as a varsity team.

Friday

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-1), at 4 p.m.

Saturday

C.M. Weight (Md.) at Salesianum, 11 a.m.

Milford (0-1) at St. Mark’s, 1:30 p.m.

Football

Friday

Sussex Tech (1-0) at St Marks (0-1), 7 p,m. The Spartans aim to rebound from a 24-0 loss to William Penn last week. The Spartans’ defense faces a Ravens offense that put up 51 points in a win against A.I. duPont.

St. Elizabeth (0-1) at Laurel (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough losses.

Saturday

Brandywine (1-0) at Archmere (0-1), 2 p.m. Archmere fell to Conwell-Egan (Pa.) and will try to right the ship with a win over the Bulldogs. Brandywine played well in a win over St. Elizabeth last week.

William Penn (1-0) at Salesianum (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Get to Baynard Stadium early if you want a seat as my top two teams square off. Both teams dominated their opponents in week one; the Sals beat Caesar Rodney, 28-7, while the Colonials shut out St. Mark’s, 24-0.