Located near the capital of Delaware, these two teams have battled 66 times since 1935 and been playing consistently since 1961. The stadium would exceed capacity tonight on the biggest night of the year for both teams, topped off by being Caesar Rodney’s Senior Night. This game had a big stake at hand: a playoff berth for Caesar Rodney was on the line, and Dover was trying to stop them in their tracks.
Bailey is a three-year letterman on the varsity football team. Bailey was named 1st State All-Conference Tight End and was on the All-State Academic Team in the 2016 season. Bailey plans to attend college upon graduation and pursue a degree in business.
Nadeem is a three-year letterman in football and lacrosse. Nadeem is the Senior Class President and President of the National Honor Society. He also received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in 2017. Nadeem plans to attend college upon graduation and pursue a degree in nursing or biology.
Miles played in the rivalry game since his sophomore year in 2008. His senior year, Miles was a captain and was named a 1st Team All-State linebacker. He went on to play at Liberty University and win three conference championships, and graduated with a degree in psychology, and finished with a master’s in education. Miles currently works as a diversity coordinator, and is proud to call Caesar Rodney his home.
Hameen played in the rivalry game since his sophomore year in 1994. Hameen is an American former college football player for the College of William & Mary who is known for being the 2000 recipient of the Disney Sports Spirit Award. The award is presented annually to “college football’s most inspirational athlete, who displays a sense of courage and an undying love for the game, while overcoming adversity on or off the field.” Hameen is currently a coach at Dover, where he serves as a role model to his athletes.