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106 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 3 - July 9, 1998 3old rockti while the Blue rolls in annual mc,tball game By Dave Frederick NEWARK- Back in the old days when Cape coach Brian Donahue (Salesianum) played for the Blue and Mark Moore (Cape) played for the Gold, the annual high school all-star game was a culture clash between north and south. It was "chicken farmers vs. city boys" and that's the way the players liked it. Now, due to redistricting to achieve a balance of talent, the Gold has moved into a position of football hegemony over the Blue. Chris Adams hauls in a pass during a TD drive. Joining the Henlopen Conference teams are Middletown, St. An- drews, Christiana, St. Mark's and Newark. "The Gold has unbelievable tal- ent," said Laurel coach Paul Kmetz. "I think they're going to have to take another look at the game and reshuffle the deck." Matt Andrade of Caesar Rod- ney put the opening kickoff through the back of the endzone in the air. Many of the crowd of 16,000 begged the question, "Does Delaware have a kicker that good?" Andrade is on his way to Lehigh University to study en- gineering. The Blue, coached by Caravel's David Needs, opened the game with a triple-option attack, featur- ing Josh Bergey of Tatnall in the backfield. But when running the option, some players are left un- blocked by design but the others must be blocked. A defensive front of Larry Oliver (Cape), Ron- nie Hovington (Central), John Testa (St. Mark's), Nate Pegelow (Seaford) and Bryan Haman (Christiana) exerted such domina- tion over the Blue that the only re- maining option was quick pitch or pass. Cape Region Athletes Of The Week JOHN ANASTASIA Little John with the big muscles was named "Out- standing Teenage Lifter" at the Milford Bench Press championships held last May 16. Weighing only 137 pounds, John benched 250 pounds to win his age and weight class. John only be- gan working out at the Plan- tations Fitness Club last September. "I just turned 20 so I'm going to have to get serious and go after that 300- pound bench," John said. John works out four days per week. STEVE NIEBLAS The bilingual teacher who teaches nonverbal kids (only at Cape) clocked an impres- sive 22 minute 5K at last Sunday's Bill Degnan race. "I'm a member of the DNR Racing Team," Steve joked. "Do not resuscitate." Steve trains by riding his moun- tain bike in unauthorized ar- eas andsurfing the Big Kahuna Off the Navy Jetty. Steve runs once a week to stay in condition for wind surfing." I'm also forced to labor in the garden [wife Ni- ki] and chase dog Lobo." Dave Frederick photos Corey Wallace celebrates his MVP designation. The Gold scored on its first two possessions: one a 27-yard An- drade field goal and the other a nine-yard pass from Randy O'Neal to Raven comrade Theron Powell. Leading 10-0 and still in the first quarter, the Gold defense once again forced a Blue punt. Set deep for the Gold was a pair of breakaway backs in Corey Wal- lace (Newark) and Tyrone Handy (Delmar). Wallace took the punt and broke loose up the left side- line. Then the Gold crowd came unglued rising from their seats. Larry Oliver, the Clint Eastwood of Special Teams (make my day) sent a Blue player airborne on a backside block. Three plays later Wallace circled left end on a mis- direction play for a 16-0 Gold ad- vantage. "It was fun playing out there with backs like Wallace and Handy," said Brad Travis of Cape, who started at right offensive tackle. "On one play I went to block the linebacker but Wallace was by him before I got there." Carl Floyd of Cape started at de- fensive comer for the Gold squad and the Blue offense went after Carl early but not often. "The game was fun and we had a great team," said Floyd, "but I would have liked to get my hands on the ball once or twice." Handy scored on a nine-yard toss just before halftime and broke another long run in the third quar- ter for a 30 poin t Gold advantage. "I think if we score two more touchdowns we can break the record for biggest margin of victo- ry," Travis said from a relaxed fourth-quarter sideline. But Gold head coach Tubby Dobrowalski (Poly Tech) called off the dogs, knowing what life is like on the other side of the fence. KATHLEEN PETRERA The 35-year-old occupa- tional therapist and mother of two boys was women's champion at last Sunday's Bill Deguan 5K, turning in a time of 17:57. Petrera, who lives in Salisbury, was an NCAA qualifier in the two- mile while running for Boston University, where she was coached by Joan Benoit, America's gold medalist in the women's marathon. Petr- era owns a personal record of 10:.19 in the two mile. She trains by pushing her kids in a double jogger. THERON POWELL The Sussex Tech split end is a Chris Carter (Minnesota Vikings) big play receiver as he proved last Saturday night, making a brilliant one-handed grab for a touch- down in the corner of the endzone on a pass thrown by teammate Randy O'Neal. Powell is on his way to West- ern Maryland College to play for coach Tim Keating, but the athlete that Tech coaches call one of the great- est they've ever coached be- longs in a Blue Hen uniform. People Continued from page 105 For days his life hung in the bal- ance like Karl Wallenda travers- ing Veterans Stadium. And then he just came back to Earth to re- join his peers to graduate on time. His first day back in my sixth pe- riod "World According To Fred- man" class, he walked in five minutes late. The class sat absolutely quiet not knowing how to act around a teenager who had been pulled back from the white light. The kid sat down and just stared at his folded hands. I broke the sounds of silence. "Pepsi Free, what's happening buddy?" That year under his year- book picture was the nickname "Pepsi Free," which the kid had submitted himself. A FISH CALLED BRANDO - Several years ago I was teaching a unit on 1960s Americana and had listed several movies on the chalk board - they're not black anymore - including the motorcycle cult fa- vorite "The Wild One." "This movie introduced a famous lead- ing man named after a fish," I threw out by way of a clue but I couldn't tease a guess from the class. And so I wrote the name on the board, "Marion Brando." A girl in the back of the room just "went off." "Now Fredman, why you gotta be trippin' all the time. You know there ain't no fish named Bran- do!" Months later the same girl, call her Brando, took issue with another one of my points-to-pon- der. "A certain politician decided to announce his homosexuality to his constituency, saying he was tired of living in the closet for the last 10 years." "Fredman, there you go again. Ain't no way a man can live in no closet for no 10 years Fredman. Ten years? What's he supposed to drink? He sure ain't got no water fountain in no closet." SNIPPETS - As president of the Wild Dog Walking Club I am anxiously awaiting the weekly Rehoboth press release of public urinators (just don't let them see your face) so we can expand our mailing lists. What ever happened to publish- ing the names of sunbathing naked guys back in the dunes at Gordons Pond? How come that's not fun anymore? The motto of the Wild Dog walkers is "Fill up on fluids and keep walking until you run out of gas." I have just completed my 22nd consecutive month of at least 100 miles walked. I recommend keeping a jour- nal, which keeps you honest to your regimen and is a great tool of positive reinforcement. Gotta go, to use an old expression. Go on now, git!