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84 - CAPE GAZE'FrE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998  :" iEi i   "! " ...... SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape: 7 kickoffs against Central, 6 after TDs referees pointed them in the direc- tion of the ocean. Malik Lopez re- ceived the opening kickoff and re- turned it to the 30-yard line. The armed personnel carrier that is the Vikings' offense proceeded to By Dave Frederick Sussex Central won the toss last Friday night, Oct. 2, and elected to defer its right to decision-making to the second half. It's a 90s thing! Cape's captains shrugged as the Angle Moon photo Mark Moore, running fullback, gained a total of 60 yards on Cape's opening drive of the third quarter of Cape's 41-0 win. "storm the beaches," leaving bouncing bodies and careening carcasses in its wake. Tim Cannon "dozed" over left tackle for 12 yards. Elijah Worthy followed with another dozen. Cannon answered with a 16-yard "nasty" run. Then it was Cannon for another 6. Finally, it was Wor- thy, following Cannon who had knocked the right cornerback into the hotdog stand, behind Tom Sheehan, Robert Hahn and Barry Barlow, into the end zone. Cape led 6-0 with an opening 2- minute drill that sent the Central defense scurrying for life jackets. "I look out there and see nine men in the box trying to stop the run and people wonder why we don't throw the ball," said coach Brian Donahue. "But as long as the of- fensive line can open holes we are staying on the ground." Central moved the ball down the field on the ensuing kickoff, run- ning counters and bellies, but on a fourth- and six- from the 19-yard line missed a 34-yard field goal at- tempt. Cape took over at its own 20 and on two running plays went "nowhere in a hurry, fast." That's when little No. I, Ricky "Pocket Rocket" Thompson, took a re- verse handoff and streaked down the right sideline for a 16-yard gain and a.first down. "Ricky is small and hard to find back there, but he is toughas nails and will run inside if he sees an opening," said Donahue. "And if Ricky gets a step, not too many people are going to catch him." Cannon, Worthy and Lopez then took turns running the ball in the Donahue-imported "Salesianum Death March" offense with Wor- thy culminating an 80-yard touch- down drive with 16-yard sprint in- to the end zone. Worthy ran the 2- point conversion as Cape led the heated rivalry 14-0 with 10 min- utes remaining in the half. Cape put together another scor- ing drive, going 54 yards on six running plays, as Cannon carried, then blocked for Worthy with Worthy scoring a 22-yard touch- down with 2 minutes 40 seconds remaining. The Matt Hall kick made the score 21-0. The Cape defense, led in tackles by linebacker Haywood Burton, tightened up against a decent Cen- tral running attack. The Golden Knights, with less than 2 minutes remaining in the half, went to the air. Lopez picked off a pass and returned it 25 yards to the Sussex I Central 15-yard line. Two shots into the line by Cannon followed by a Hall PAT and it was time for Cape's $300,000 band's halftime show. 'That was a great job by our kids in the first half, " Donahue said. "Running the football re- quires intensity by -all 11 players. And the defense kept them out of the end zone. You can't ask much more." Except for maybe Mark Moore. Inserted at fullback to start the second half, Moore ripped off 44 yards on a sweep right, came back with a 4-yard run followed by an 1 l-yard scamper, which resulted in a Lopez touchdown from the 1- yard line. The Kip (Don't Call me Trip) Marshall kick made the score 35-0. "There aren't many teams in the state that wouldn't like to have Mark Moore in the backfield, " Donahue said. "He is a versatile and intense player." Freshman Thaddeus Shockley scored the fi- nal touchdown with 2:36 left on a 22-yard run around left end. "I guess this week in practice we should work on throwing the ball," said coach Donahue with a wry smile on his face. Continued on page 86 I Buffy tackles Hagar ooy: cheesesteak through the heart By Dave Frederick BUFFY AND BARNEY - Let's call her "Buffy The Satire Slayer." "Does the word "da" mean anything to you, Fredman?" Two weeks ago in my first period World According To Fredman class, excuse me, Problems of Democracy block, I grabbed the sports page, pretending I was Chris Berman of ESPN (we have the same tailor) and Started read- ing scholastic Sports results. "Hey here's some excitement sports fans: Cape battled arch-ri- val Indian River to a thrilling 0-0 tie in overtime. I bet the fans were on the edges'of their seats for that one. Sounds like a good project for a creative writing class. Five hundred words on scoreless over- time hockey. 'Wow, that was al- most a goal! Hey, there goes the ball down the other end. Block it up, Cape: Spacing! Spacing!' " Cape's starting sweeper Buffy Jackewicz was sitting right in front of me and you might have thought I had just done 2 minutes of Polish jokes. It was the look that scared me the most. "I!m kid- ding, Buffy. I'm a real kidder; you know that! Please don't hit me with that stick." But I'm here to tell you that field hockey is sacrosanct at Cape Hen- lopen. The Viking pro- gram has lit- tered the Unit- ed States land- BUFF'/ scape with Di- vision I play- ers, while my contribution has been ham hoagie wrappers, Speaking of lunch, I was walk- ing into the school at lunchtime, following a stress-reduction cir- cling of the track and feeling pret- ty good about myself with my Ha- gar full fit slacks and champion purple shirt. "Hey there, you with your pur- ple Big Barney The Dinosaur looking self," Buffy said walking out the door with her lunch tray. It was a cheesesteak through the heart. Whatever, as if I'll ever mess with the hockey team again. Dave Frederick SHELLY SIDELINED - Shelly Sentman, the athlete with PEOPLE IN SPORTS the auburn hair and the beautiful speaking voice, the player who sent home a penalty shot in the seventh overtime against Tower Hill to bring Cape Henlopen and coach Ruth Skoglund the state field hockey championship, has completely torn her ACL and is scheduled for surgery. Shelly sus- tained the injury while playing in- tramural hockey at the University of Delaware. Sentman joins high school teammate Carrie Lingo, who is now recovering nicely from ACL surgery. No matter, whatever- Shelly Sentman will always own the hockey shot heard around, the world. QUEEN EVERYDAY - Senior Renee Travis, whose mother Eve- lyn taught my children (they loved her) and hundreds of others, is running for homecoming queen at Cape,Henlopen. Renee has been a basketball cheerleader for four years and has been on the honor roll every marking period she has been in high school. "I hope to go to the University of Delaware and major in biology," Re- nee said. I asked Renee why she would subject herself to the rigors of a queen con- test. "It' s just a TRAVIS fun thing," she said. "It's a chance to participate, learn how to campaign and make new friends. But no one should tie their self-esteem and self-confi- dence to whether they win a homecoming contest. It's just all about fun," Young people like Renee are what makes teaching fun when it is fun, which is not all of the time but most of the time, if you allow the kids to like you and to be kids instead of junior adults. BEACHBOY COURTNEY IS THE MAN - Forget equinoxes and ocean tem- perature and the southern migration of the Atlantic bottlenose (who you call- ing bottlenose?) dolphin. Summer is over when buffed beach- boy Courtney BUFFED closes the shack on Olive Avenue after var- nishing all the chairs, and Dick Catts has stopped making money. The hundreds of walkers who power the Boardwalk everyday Continuedon page 85