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Midseason update: Top 100 players in Delaware high school football

Brad Myers
Delaware News Journal

Delaware’s high school football players have had to overcome a lot this season.

First, they had to wait as the start of the preseason was delayed for six weeks due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Then they had to get back up to speed through shortened practices – no two-a-days – giving coaches less time to work with their teams.

Archmere quarterback Chris Albero, shown here rolling out against St. Elizabeth on Oct. 23, has earned a spot in Delaware Online's midseason ranking of the Top 100 players in Delaware high school football.

Their reward is a seven-game regular season, instead of 10 in a normal year. It will be harder to reach the postseason, as only four teams will make the playoffs in each division, instead of six in Division I and eight in Division II.

And did we mention the masks all involved – players, coaches, trainers, fans – have had to wear at all times?

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But overcoming adversity is a big part of football, and those who do it best rise to the top.

That’s why Delaware Online works to recognize the state’s best players. After ranking the Top 75 in the preseason, we’re expanding the midseason rankings to the Top 100.

Because everything changes when the games begin. Players who had a smaller role last season take huge steps forward, and players who were prominent in 2019 are even better this year.

You will see a lot of new names on the updated rankings, which are harder to compile every week. At every game we cover, we see another player or two who deserves a ranking.

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Click through the photo gallery and count down the players in our Midseason Top 100. If your favorite player isn’t included, it’s not over yet. The final Top 100 rankings will be released after the playoffs are complete, giving a lot more players extra chances to catch our eye.

Contact Brad Myers at bmyers@delawareonline.com. Follow on Twitter: @BradMyersTNJ