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28 TUESDAY, JUNE 20 - THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette Ambassador Megan Lynch, right, of Concord shares a fun app with her buddy Matthew Ray. All-Star buddy Hannah Tressler of Newark poses at the opening ceremonies. Laura Kelly reads a speech during the pregame ceremony. Gold cheerleaders having a great time are (l-r) Isabella Rupert from Red Lion Academy, Alexis Bedford from Newark, Mari Horsey from Cape Henlopen and Rebecca Eadie from Milford. Buddy Layne Twig, center, of Frankford is surrounded by his All-Star friends (l- r) Griffin McCormick, Maggie Ford, Samantha Whelen and Rachel Burke of In- dian River High School. cord was seven. But the Smyrna all-star couldn’t have completed the passes without his offensive line blocking for him, and he gave credit to Cape offensive lineman Robert Mitchell and the rest of the Gold team.   “I had talent all around me,” said Henderson, who will be- come a Blue Hen in the fall.  Mitchell was Cape’s lone rep- resentative in the game, playing right guard for the Gold squad. Cape cheerleader Mari Horsey kept the spirit going with the Gold cheerleaders. The game was secondary to the love and fellowship between the players and their buddies. Each player has the opportunity to be matched with a “Buddy,” a child or teen between 8 and 18 years of age with an intellectual disability. The player and their buddy hang out together, do ac- tivities and become close friends forever. It was the 62nd annual Blue- Gold game, with all proceeds benefiting programs to help peo- ple of all ages with intellectual disabilities in Delaware.  Blue-Gold Continued from page 26 Cape’s Robert Mitchell, left, pass blocks Blue squad player D’Mir Copeland from William Penn. Gold quarterback Nolan Henderson rolls out and looks for Glasgow’s Mi- chael Credle. Gold receiver John Castro from Dover catches a Nolan Henderson pass for a Gold touchdown. Buddy Joshua Page-Bennett, 10, awaits the arrival of the Blue squad. He was the buddy of Conrad’s Elijah Walton.