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', , i i ,',,'! ,' :,' ",i: ', '',:, : ' ', : ''' ' ::,i',,:  i:,ii:ii:i,i:i',::i! i: 'ii :!i: :',,'i:,,',',",i','',:i": :, , :, ,i i i:,',!i',ii',: '  : :   i! ::, :'i'i iiiiii'!i!:i',i',iii ,,,, :!i!ii , i!i , i ,'':,',: :! SPORTS & OUTDOORS I I St. Mark's hands Cape a 31-0 Papal pounding Angle Moon photo Cape's Nick Shaffer puts the brakes on a St. Mark's running back during the team's season opener last Friday, Sept. 10. The Vikings were shut out, 31-0. Vikings pledge they shift their By Dave Frederick Coaches George Glenn and Bri- an Donahue put a program m place at Cape Henlopen in 1993, that has nailed down six consecu- tive winning seasons of football. The last two seasons, head coach Donahue has posted con- secutive 9-1 seasons, winning the Henlopen Northern Division championship and the automatic state tournament berth. The boys have been banged around before and they always came back. The expectation is that this team will do the same thing. "After watching the film the day after the game I felt better about things," Donahue said. "The kids kept playing hard and came off the ball delivering the blow. I told them we are a young team, and if they work hard we will get better." Milford, Cape's Friday, Sept. 17 opponent, has gotten better under coaches Mike Hilligoss, Jeff 'let's get better' as focus on Milford Bucs Burhnam and Chris Johnson but dropped a "shoulda won" game to Dickinson last Saturday morning, Sept. 11, by a score of 27-16. Dickinson ran back an onsides kick to ice the game. "Milford has some great ath- letes and they will be excited playing Cape," Donahue said. "They are potentially explosive and very excitable. We will have to be at our best." St. Mark's was at its best from the opening drive, staying on the ground chewing up 60 yards on seven plays. Steve Rodgers, who became Mr. Rodgers to the Cape defense, scored from nine yards out for the game's first touch- down. Rodgers rolled through the Cape neighborhood all night long, amassing 144 yards on 14 carries while backfield running mate Louis Wright racked up 150 yards rushing. "St. Mark's had four different Continued on page 85 Thirteen dogs on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight DOG TIRED OF FOOT- BALL - Four days in a row I trav- eled the treacherous roadways to watch football, not as a casual fan, but in my diminished capacity as a professional sportswriter. Last Thursday, Sept. 9, I drove the leg- endary coach George Glenn to Baynard Stadium where we watched Newark roll to a 13-0 halftime lead over Salesianum. I ate two hot dogs and a water ice before the game that was can- celled in the third quarter due to lightning. "You guys leaving us early?" asked the Newark defensive coor- dinator when we walked past. "We have to get home and get our beauty rest," said coach Glenn. "You guys should have left an hour ago," the coach shot back. Friday night, Sept. 10, was the beginning of a new season at the Cape concession stand. My offi- cial request for CPDs (compli- mentary press dogs) had been turned down by athletics director Bud Hitchens (hotdog hoarder?) So I purchased two boiled barking dogs and one of those giant pret- zels at halftime, even though they had run out of soda and I could no PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick longer swallow. Saturday morning I motored to Newport for the Milford at Dick- inson game. A Wawa breakfast sandwich, four dogs and seven hours later I was back home. Fi- nally, on Sunday, Sept. 12, pho- tographer Dan Cook and I worked the Dallas at Washington game with hot dogs for nothing and chicken for free. I ate five dogs but we got there early and the game went into overtime: Danish Hannah from a Denmark magazine was sitting next to me and said something English with a Danish accent that ended with the word pig. "That's not very kind," I said. "I don't travel to your country just to call you names. No, no," she said. "What is the story with these people who wear pig noses?" I told her about the Hogs but she thought I was saying Hawks and it all got very confusing. For those of you counting, it was 13 hotdogs over four days of foot- ball, which simply supplemented my regular meals. DAVID A GOLIATH - Dallas tight end David LaFleur is bigger than a moose. Daryi Johnston at fullback is a moose at 6-foot-2, 242 pounds. Lafleur is an aircraft carrier under full power in a har- bor of anchored Boston Whalers. The tight end at 6-foot-7, 272 pounds caught Troy Aikman's first two touchdown passes last Sunday and looked almost unnat- ural until a twisted ankle slowed him down in the second half. The Redskins didn't throw a pass to tight end Stephen Alexander, who at 6-foot-4, 246 pounds is a puppy compared to the Louisiana State big dog LaFleur. PHILOSOPHICAL TRU- ISM - Walking the sidelines dur- ing the game and circling the concession stand at halftime at last Friday night's Cape football game, I kept hearing the same statement in the form of a ques- tion. "It's definitely not last year's team, is it Fredman?" All I could answer was, "No!" Having passed Philosophy 101 on the second try, I realize that two things can never be the same thing because there are two of them. BEER TOTEMS - If Dallas had done to Philadelphia what they did to Washington last Sun- day, the crowd exiting the stadium would have been a smidgen un- ruly as in "Let's grab some traffic barriers and attack people wearing Dallas shirts." Redskin fans are much more civilized and I was amazed that an ungodly number were still drink- ing "live beers" served inside the stadium. I saw one guy with a stack of plastic cups in each hand three feet high. He was taking his trophies to the parking lot as an offering to the beer god "Bee- belchabob." CLEAR VISION - Cape fresh- man football coach Tom Cappa- zolli advised freshman Kenny Cannon last Friday night immedi- ately after the game to wait until Monday in school to interview coach Brian Donahue for the school newspaper. I told Cappa- zolli that Cannon was the son of my friend, Pat Cannon, and the grandson of another friend, coach Gene Harris, and that I would in- troduce him to Donahue, who un- derstands all about being a teacher and coach and took time to answer the cub reporter's questions. The questions were great, but no expe- rienced reporter would ask such pointed questions for fear of a backlash. "After tonight's performances are you considering making any personnel changes?" Kenny asked. "Are there players on the JV team who can step up and play better?" And my favorite: "I guess things don't look so good for CR this year?" Donahue fielded the questions like a pro and afterwards turned to me and said, "Are you trying to torture me with your new reporter friends?" We both laughed and Continued on page 85