DelVal continues to be a D3 college football force

The Delaware Valley University Aggies are 6-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Matt Leon
October 29, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Delaware Valley University Aggies

Delaware Valley University Athletics


DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The 2018 season has been another great one for the Delaware Valley University football team in Doylestown.

The Aggies are 7-1 after dismantling Albright College this past Saturday, 49-14. They have won seven in a row since a season-opening loss at Wesley College. DelVal is 6-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference, good for a tie for first with Misericordia University.

"I'm really proud of the kids," DelVal head coach Duke Greco said. "Our guys are playing well. The exciting part is, I think, we're getting better here week-by-week. So we're looking forward to trying to finish the rest of the season and see what happens here."

Greco said the Aggies have been so good this season in part due to their defense.

"Defensively, our D-line has kind of set the tone of where we're going," he said. "Defensively, we're playing really, really good football. On offense, every week it changes. To beat Lycoming a few weeks ago, we had to go five-wide at the end to go down and win the game. Last two weeks we've been running the football effectively. So, we kind of change. On all sides of the ball, we have a lot of unselfish guys here. It's not about touches, it's about winning, and that's kind of set the tone for everything."

The Aggies average just under 35 points a game on offense while allowing just 16.5 a contest on defense. Senior quarterback Dashawn Darden leads the DelVal attack with 1,300 yards passing and 521 yards rushing. He has 18 touchdown passes and just two interceptions, and he has rushed for seven scores. That Aggie defense has accumulated 75 tackles for loss and 25 sacks this year.

Just two games remain in the regular season for the Aggies as they chase a MAC title and another appearance in the playoffs. Saturday, the Aggies will travel to Wilkes-Barre to visit 4-4 King's College.

"(I) expect a good game," Greco said. "We always play King's tough. They're a good team, well coached. It'll be tough, we have to be road warriors. We've got six of our 10 games this year on the road, so we need to finish at King's and at Widener, which is different than any other team in the conference. It's going to be a good game. We'll be ready."

Saturday's game begins at 1 p.m.
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