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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 17 - September 23, 1999 - 89 Read and react: reflections on a lorg football weekend By Dave Frederick The state of Delaware was stunned Satur- day morning to read that Woodbridge had beaten Seaford, 7-0, marring the return to the head coaching ranks of "Captain Dick" Ron Dickerson. Dickerson-coached Seaford teams had won state titles in both Division I and Division II. Woodbridge Coach John Parker, who al- so won a Division II title while at Sussex Tech, left Raven Haven when it was sug- gested he find an offensive coordinator to call his plays. Newark looked impressive, but not in- vincible in beating Salesianum last Thurs- day night, 13-0. "Caesar Rodney is for real this year," Sallies coach Jim Brazill said during a weather game delay while stand- ing right next to Newark's Butch Simpson. The Riders play Newark Friday night (Sept. 17) as the Yellowjackets put a two- year unbeaten streak on the line. New York Jets Coach Bill Parcells said, "God plays on Sunday afternoons in the NFL." Parcells is obviously wrong be- cause, even though his team lost to New England, 30-28, "God" would never allow Vinnie Testaverde to rupture an Achilles tendon. The Jets no longer look invincible, but they never did, anyway. Ravens coach Bill Billick's undefeated preseason and self-proclaimed offensive genius counted for "nada" last Sunday as the lowly regarded St. Louis Rams with quarterback Kurt Warner (not the running back formerly known as "Land Crab") pinned a 27-10 loss on the Ravens. "Kordell, Cower and the gang come to Ravens Stadium this Sunday, Sept. 19, as Baltimore looks to go 0-2. Quarterback Steve McNair was booed re- lentlessly in Tennessee as the Titans had to come back to beat Cincinnati 36-35. Mc- Nair passed for 341 yards. Next they'll be booing Elvis in the Nashville stadium. Delaware State extended the nation's longest losing streak to 19 games losing to Elon College 51-28. Elon's wishbone op- tion offense rushed for 504 yards against a defense more susceptible to the pass. Look out for Florida A&M. Coach John McKenzie's bags may not be packed, but they've been pulled from under the bed. Delaware defeated the Citadel last Satur- day night, 26-16, and will host West Chester this Saturday, Sept. 18. The Hens are ranked No.8 nationally in Division IAA, but certainly not based on strength of schedule. Wesley College dropped its opening game to Division III power Rowan, 29-6. William Price Davis was executed in a Texas prison last Wednesday, Sept. 15, af- ter 21 years on death row. The official last words of the inmate, "How bout dem Cow- boys!" Sussex Central was down 24 points be- fore coming back to shock Delmar 30-24. Cape is at Sussex Central Oct. 1 in the bat- tle of Route 9 that looms as a pivotal con- test if either team wants to challenge CR in the Henlopen North. Penn State will fly by Floyd for a Satur- day match-up against the Category 5 Mia- mi Hurricanes. Penn State barely escaped an upset by Pitt, 20-17, but "throw those old records off the shelf" when the teams meet in the Orange Bowl on Saturday. Tennessee at Florida is the weekend's other big game. Notre Dame lost its second in a row to Purdue, 28-23, and dropped out of the top 25. Brian Finneran, the Villanova grad and the lanky "white boy wideout" of the Philadelphia Eagles caught a pass with less than two minutes remaining that would have sealed the Bird's improbable opening day victory over the Arizona Cardinals. But Finnerman was victimized by the old "reach from behind and poke the ball free" trick, which gave the Cardinals possession and the eventual opportunity for the game- winning field goal. Finneran is the SPCA whipping dog of the week for Iggles fans who will never forget. San Francisco's Lawrence Phillips gained just eight yards against Jacksonville before leaving the game with a concussion. Women in the stands screamed, "How you like me now!" Fredman Continued from page 88 fense, which was sitting back on its collective haunch like a fat guy in a busted barcolounger. Smith scored with 10:43 to go in the game and the crowd began to squirm. Dallas was back in the endzone again after Aikman hit Michael Irvin with a 37-yard touchdown pass with 3:51 to go in the game. Irvin rolled the ball across the crimson Redskin logo and stepped into his silly walk. The crowd booed! Dallas got the ball back at the three-minute mark 90 yards from the endzone. A methodical drive was then or- chestrated by Aikman with the help of three Redskin undisci- plined offsides penalties. Dallas traveled 61 yards in a minute. An Aikman to Ismail pass put the ball on the 12 yard line. And then it was Micheal Irvin in the same endzone on the same slant pattern followed by the same get-down dance. The Cowboys had covered 90 yards in 1:15 but almost blew the storybook ending when kicker Richie Cunningham hit the up- right, but the ball "Kareemed" Submitted photo Small Wonder Pony Club participates in training rally Members of the Small Wonder Pony Club recently participated in the Dehnarva Regional Combined Training Rally at Fair Hill, Md. Shown at a practice session near Lewes are (l-r) Courtney Lorah, Jackie Adkins, Shannon Sweeney, Sarah Reffsnyder, Ashley Vent and Jamie Benton. Not shown but also participating were Stephanie Luther and Erin CahilL The Small Won- der Pony Club is not limited to ponies but rather refers to the age of their members. A mem- ber can participate up to the age of 21. The local leader, or district commissioner, is Frances Baker. Anyone interested in joining can call her at 645-6164. ' through the bars sending the game to overtime. Lost in the comeback was a botched placement on a "game winning" 42-yard field goal when Redskin holder Matt Turk fum- bled a high snap from center. Turk and former Eagles holder Tommy Hutton will be forming a "hands on" support group which will meet in a room filled with "You Suck" placards. In overtime on a third and 2 from the Dallas 21 with the crowd chanting "defense" (Please!), the secondary forgot about a wide re- ceiver with world class speed named "Rocket." Ismail had burned the Skins on the same pattern in the first period but dropped the football. Corner- back Darrel Green released Ismail to the inside where free safety Leomont Evan's brain stood frozen to the "You've got Ismair' emergency message. "I just stood and watched and waited for the ball to come down," said Troy Aikman. "We thought the secondary might bite on the fake." Bite was a familiar word heard repeatedly as Skin fans headed for the far parking lots and a date next week with the hated New York Giants, whom fans claim they hate more than the Eagles fans hate them. Electrical Contractor L.P.I. Cert. 959 645-8457 645-9060 1-800-610-8457 CERTIFIED LIGHTNING PROTECTION P.O. Box 252, Lewes, DE 19958 Millenium 2000 Black Diamond TIC 50 cal. w/lev scope One of 2000