BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team continued its big roll last weekend, routing host Parkside, 38-6, to even its record at 4-4 in what has been a topsy-turvy season.
The Seahawks dominated Bayside South rival Parkside in every phase of the game on the road last Friday to cruise to the 38-6 win. The win was the third straight for Decatur in a stretch where they have outscored their opponents by a combined 105-26. The turnaround started with a 20-13 win over Bennett three weeks ago. After that, the Seahawks pasted Easton, 47-7, in what turned out to be the 200th career win for Head Coach Bob Knox.
Before the current winning streak, however, Decatur went through a dismal stretch during which it lost to North Caroline, 51-24; Queen Anne’s, 35-0; and Kent Island, 35-7. The Seahawks were outscored by a combined 121-31 during the mid-season slump against really good opponents.
It remains to be seen if the Seahawks’ late season surge will get them into the state playoffs, but the deck appears stacked against them. The top four teams in each region advance to the state tournament and Decatur is currently 6th in the point standings in the Class 3A-East region with 36 points. Howard is fourth with 47 points and Bennett is fifth with 46.33 points. Decatur plays Wicomico on the road tomorrow before finishing the regular season in the traditional finale against county rival Snow Hill.