SMS Sports Report

Football comes back for win over Millsboro

The Selbyville Middle School football team found its way back into the win column following their first loss of the season, with a 28-14 win over visiting Millsboro on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The win improves the Indians season record to 5-1.

Millsboro got on the board first in the first quarter, on a 60-yard pass connection for the early 8-0 lead.

Selbyville answered back with 28 unanswered points from the second through fourth quarters. Kyle Custis got things started with a 55-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Jeremiah Handy made it 14-8 with his 14-yard touchdown run, to which he also added the two-point conversion with a run as well.

SMS scored twice in the fourth quarter, thanks to Handy again taking it to the house on a 35-yard dash with a Custis two-point conversion run. Custis then added the final touchdown for the Indians when he found paydirt from 10 yards out.

Millsboro tried to make things close on another big pass play — this time from 55-yards — but that was all they could muster the rest of the way.

The SMS defense forced four fumbles, while recovering three, and Jayvion Chandler added a 55-yard interception return to set up one of the Indians’ touchdowns.

Austin Grise, Dylan Everett, Sidney Frazier, Colin King, Luke Hitchens, Brendan Handy and Joey Biasotto all saw time along the offensive line throughout the game, but especially in the second half, freeing up the SMS running backs for big gains.

SMS was set to close out their regular season with a game at Seaford at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30.


Girls’ Volleyball

Indians remain perfect in regular season


The SMS girls’ volleyball team continued its winning ways, and with that their perfect regular season following their 2-0 win over Delmar on Monday, Oct. 28. They won both games, by scores of 25-7 and 25-15.

Marissa Layton led the Indians with 11 service points and one kill. Grace Fiorilla had seven service points and five kills, while Jade Wilkins added six service points and four kills. Taylor Conaway had six service points and five assists.

The Indians beat Dover Central at home last Wednesday, Oct. 23, by the score of 2-0. It was another impressive performance, with game scores of 25-17 and 25-8.

Fiorilla had 21 service points, with four aces and seven kills. Wilkins had 10 service points and eight kills; Leilani Ehlers had six kills and 10 assists; and Layton chipped in with four kills.

SMS competed in the Central Delaware Middle School Volleyball Invitational on last Friday, Oct. 25, finishing fourth out of the eight schools participating. The Indians took down Brandywine Springs in the quarterfinals but lost a close match with Millsboro in the semifinals. They then dropped their consolation, third-place match against H.B. DuPont.

The Indians’ last match of the season was set to be a rematch against rival Millsboro on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Millsboro.


By Jason Feather
Staff Reporter