Former Lake Forest running back Quadir Bryant rushed for a Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game record 240 yards on 26 carries in Gold's 39-14 win over Blue Saturday night at the University of Delaware Stadium.


   Former Lake Forest running back Quadir Bryant rushed for a Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game record 240 yards on 26 carries in Gold's 39-14 win over Blue Saturday night at the University of Delaware Stadium.

   The Gold ended a five-year losing streak by scoring 32 straight points to overcome an early 7-0 deficit. Bryant easily moved into the secondary with blocks from Dover lineman Trip Thurman and Alex Niezgoda, Middletown's Michael Royston and Steve Fox and Appoquinimink's Zach Lorenz. The University of Florida-bound Thurman earned the Blue Hen Touchdown Club's outstanding lineman award.

   Bryant, bound for Delaware State University, broke the 56-year-old rushing record held by Wilmington's Cox in the inagural game in 1956. He received the Michael K. Webb Outstanding Player Award in the postgame ceremony.

    "The record means a lot ... I'm pretty sure I put a smile on my mom's face and my families face," Bryant said. "It feels great to break the record."

   Blue managed little offense besides long touchdown runs by Delcastle quarterback Briean Boddy. Boddy scrambled for a 30-yard score midway through the first quarter and a 73-yarder late, but that was about it for the highlights.

   Gold tied the game at 7-7 as Indian River's Devon Showell scored on a one-yard touchdown run and Caesar Rodney's Seth McFall kicked the extra point. McFall then hit a wide open former CR teammate Dante Shells on a 74-yard scoring pass on the next possession for a 13-7 advantage.

   Gold scored on its third straight possession for a 20-7 margin, capped by an eight-yard touchdown run by Sussex Tech's Desmond Sivels with 5:42 remaining in the second quarter. Blue quickly punted, and Sivels scored again on a two-yard run for a 26-7 lead with 2:06 left before halftime.