Football Defeats Howard in State Championship Rematch
“I knew our offense just needed to get a shot,” Auks quarterback Chris Albero said. “I was confident going in, and I knew our defense would take care of the job."
After losing to Howard last year in the DIAA Division II State Championship, the Archmere football team took to Coaches Field on Saturday, September 25 determined to secure a different outcome. In front of a large home crowd, the Auks dominated almost every aspect of the game, claiming a 42-8 victory over the defending state champions.
After an initial Howard touchdown in the first four minutes, it didn't take long for the Auks to strike. Archmere’s Scott Lucarelli '22 intercepted a pass, and the Auks were "off and running (and passing). Quarterback Chris Albero '23 led the 80-yard drive, connecting with Matt Dellose '22 for 21 yards. Albero ran the ball three straight times for a total of 20 yards. The drive ended in the second quarter with a leaping catch by senior Conor Udovich from 39 yards out. Albero’s extra point made it 8-7."
Chris Albero '23 completed 11 of 13 pass attempts, and he added 50 yards on the ground. Conor Udovich '22 had three receptions for 108 yards, and Johnny Kim '22 also caught three, his for 69 yards. The Auks’ defense forced four turnovers. Scott Lucarelli '22 was outstanding with 11 tackles, the interception and a sack. Kevin DiGregorio '22 had six tackles. Archmere (3-0) travels to Alapocas on Saturday to battle Wilmington Friends at 3 p.m.