Known as one of the fiercest rivalries in Delaware, the Salesianum versus Middletown football game is in its 52nd year. Salesianum head coach Bill DiNardo, who has experienced both sides of this rivalry having coached at Middletown as well, knows what is at stake under the lights. The Middletown Cavaliers are the small town heroes whose current undefeated season is at stake as they host the Salesianum Sallies. Both teams are among the top 10 programs in the state, but Middletown looks to maintain their #1 ranking.
Cade is a 4 year letterman on the Middletown Varsity Football Team and has been given the honor of a captain this season. He is currently a member of the National Honor Society and serves as the Communications Officer, a Best Buddies Officer, Boys State Legion Alumni and a Blue Gold Ambassador. Cade holds a 4.059 GPA and plans to study Pre-Med next year. He is accompanied by his mother, Maureen & sister, Riley.
Joe is a 2-year letterman on the Salesianum School football team. He is a huge role model to the athletes he plays with on and off the field as he is heavily involved in volunteering throughout the community. He is a member of the National Honor Society and currently holds a 4.15 GPA. Joseph is accompanied by his parents Joe and Mary Claire Ragan.
HALL OF FAME
In November 1966, Geoff Perry made his mark during the very first Middletown-Salesianum football game. Middletown brought a 44-game winning streak into the game but Salesianum had a long history of gridiron success and a 30 pound per player size advantage over the Cavaliers. On a rainy night, the day after Thanksgiving, in front of a crowd estimated at 6,000, Mr. Perry caught the game winning extra point pass that continued the streak and assured the '66 team's place in Cavalier history. Geoff still lives in Middletown and is an active supporter of Middletown athletics. When asked about the game, Mr. Perry said the team's success was due to the support and strength of the entire community.
David was a 2-year starter at Full Back and Linebacker at Salesianum High School. In 2005, Dave played a huge role on offense and defense as his team had a historic season and went on to win the Delaware State Championship. He now serves as an Assistant Coach on Salesianum’s Varsity Football team. He graduated Salesianum in 2006.
Quaterback Drew Fry had a night he'll never forget for Middletown, as they defeated arch rival Salesianum 34-7 on Friday night. Fry led the Middletown offense from the get go, making sure they got an early lead and never looked back. Fry finished the game with five touchdown passes, earning himself MVP honors on the night.
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