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CAPE GAZET]FE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998 -,85 Worthy runs straight ahead in battle of North and South nior year. Worthy may also be ticketed for greatness. His hardness, class and humiltiy are a daily example to He is to 1998 what Henry White was to 1974. White went on to Colgate University and led the na- tion in all-purpose yardage his se- By Dave Frederick Elijah Worthy is in a class with the best running backs to whom Cape has ever issued a uniform. Angle Moon photo Elijah Worthy, center, is backed up by strong teammates (l-r) Trip DelCampo, Matt Cor- nelius, Matt Graviet, Barry Barlow and Robert Hahn. i I tens to headphones. And remem- ber to keep an eye open for Candy Kitchen half price "fudgy wudgy was a polar bear" sale. LEWES BEARS - The Lewes Polar Bears will jump into the ocean on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Cape Henlopen State Park. This is a big year for the Polar Bears, who will party like it's 1999 on Jan. 1. A final decision will be made soon after the Lewes Bear tribal'elders consult with The Delaware Special Olympics "Ex- ecutives with Franklin Planners" about jumping at Cape Henlopen State Park or Rehoboth Beach for the February Polar Plunge. I'm less than happy with Rehoboth, after a summer of smug and sar- castic youth arrests, followed by amateur journalistic press releases that went so far as describing rent- People q2ape Re gion Athletes Of The Week ROBERT HAHN Big number 58 has become the "go to" man on Cape's of- fensive line going back to last year's Seaford game where Carl Floyd rushed for over 200 yards in a Cape comeback. "Robert is block- ing pretty good right now," said Coach Donahue in an i understatement. "He has worked hard to get where he is along with the rest of the line," Donahue said. Center Matt Graviet has been awe- some all season. JEFF PLUMMER Jeff was a lightweight guard on Cape's 1979 state championship football team but in 1998 is one of Delaware's strongest drug free power lifters, pound- for-pound along with Bobby Adair and Sjon Sam. Jeff placed third two weeks ago at the National Bench Press Championships in Cleve- land, Ohio. "I benched 440 (red-lighted) but was credit- ed with a lift of 407," Jeff said. Jeff has a personal best of 507 but doesn't come into peak shape until mid-winter. Continued from page 84 know that the jaunt isn't complete unless they see Courtney the beachboy, Woody the lifeguard in long pants and no shirt, the jog- ging Body Shop guy and the tan lady who swings her arms and lis- HAYWOOD BURTON The senior'linebacker had a big game against Sussex Central last Friday night leading the team in tackles roaming the field sideline to sideline. "Haywood and Mark Moore are two of the best in the state but they can still play better," said Coach Brian Donahue. "I feel like I missed a few tackles," Hay- wood said. "I know I just want to get back to the tour- nament." every kid in the program. "He's all the good things you can say about a football player," said coach Brian Donahue. "He runs inside like a physical fullback, or he can bounce to the outside and go the distance at any iime. He's also as good a defensive comer as there is in the state." Worthy is a quiet player with a contagious smile, and he sees things (coaches call it vision) that mere mortals "overlook. "The big holes are inside between the tack- les," Worthy said. "I'm a north/south runner; while line- backers are always moving east or west. If they make a mistake against me, I am gone." Veteran lineman Robert Hahn appeciates blocking for a back like Worthy. "We have to work just as hard as he does to open the seams he finds," Hahn said. "He'll talk to us during a game, like while we're getting water, and give us encouragement and credit for blocking," Hahn said, "I never say anything negative to the lineman, but once in a while I may just look at them like saying, 'C'mon let's pick it up,' "Worthy said. "But none of this is about me. I'm all about the team. I'll do anything lean to help the team Will." Worthy, who burst upon the scene last season with 936 rushing yards, including a five-touchdown performance and 220 yards in the first hall' against Poly Tech, works behind an offensive line that in- cludes all-state center Matt Gravi- et, guards Matt Cornelius and Bar- ry Barlow, and tackles Trip Del- Campo and Hahn. Cape often runs from a two-tight-end set that re- quires starters Tommy Sheehan and Mark Moore to be proficient run blockers. "When fullback Timmy Cannon blocks people, they stay blocked," Donahue said. "Timmy is also a big reason for Elijah's success." The backdrop of greatness in continued on page 86 a-cops crawling under the Board- walk to catch women urinating and arresting a man from out of town for breaking a branch off a tree. And what about the "yewt" who totaled a seagull with a foot- ball in the shadow of the Whack- A-Gator table? Or luring harmless homosapiens to proposition Un- dercover l ispers andthen esting them? And this is not personal just because Fred-people were arrest- BRUCE HEFKE Sporting the lastest in Redneck Action Wear, com- munity service-oriented (not court-sentenced) Bruce Hefke completed the annual 6.2 CROP Walk for charity last Saturday morning in Re- hoboth. Hefke also donates his time and talent and serves on the Board of Habi- tat for Humanity. This week- end, athlete/carpenter/com- munity dude Bruce Hefke celebrates his 48th birthday. He is definitely getting long in the beard. ed this summer,_ including me be- ing chased three blocks by a fe- male bike cop at 8 a.m. who shocked 'me by heavily breathing into my open car window and ask- ing, "Do you know what you did?" "I am not the father of your baby," is all I could think-of to- say2 Atti- .-rode is the father of the action and I love Rehoboth, but some people in power just fiat out have a poor attitude. SNIPPETS - The Rehoboth bike path issue is coming up for discussion Tuesday night, Oct. 13. I would like to go on the record as a sports journalist as being totaling in favor of being able to walk and bike between the two coastal towns, rather than getting pasted on Route 1 by some state-owned vehicle. that dropping u.sed tanks and other heavy equipment to the floor of the ocean is a good idea disputed by no one, forming an artificial reef for creepy crus- taceans and strange, big-eyed and hideous-01ooking sea creatures that eat each other on slow days and fast days. Well, I'm glad the ecological paradigm could be ex- panded to include steel and diesel fuel. I've eaten submarines my- self, with No. 2fuel oil on my fin- gertips, and they taste pretty good. I'm also aware that the RV Cape Henlopen oceanographic research vessel has followed sludge barges to ancient dumping grounds and tested the water for five straight days. After five days, there is no trace of fecal coliform or other fe- cal derivatives in the ocean al- though swimming with your face in the water may produce a brown Fu Manchu mustache. Run a strip of blacktop through the marsh and all the animals will come. We all get bored. I see them all the time. They could hang anywhere but they like pedple. Just no family- sized rent-a-bikes and no electric jitneys. Send all the jitneys to Houston. Get it? Then go on now, git!