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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 SPORTS & OU'] 'DOORS Cape beats Sussex Tech 21-0; prepping for stymied Seaford By Dave Frederick GEORGETOWN- The Sussex Tech Ravens were surprised and stung by Milford 38-12 the week before playing Cape, but Coach Brian Donahue was worried. "They are big and explosive and have the great quarterback in Randy O'Neill," Donahue said. "They have been scoring points all season and man for man can play Elijah Worthy, dragged by a Sussex Tech tackler, bags some yardage for Cape. with anybody" Donahue's healthy paranoia turned to reality early Friday night as the Ravens took the opening kickoff and drove down the field. A sweep-left touchdown was called back for a holding call and a Nick Shaffer knock down of an O'Neill pass ticketed for a touch- down gave Cape possession on their own 10 yard line. Cape drove the length of the field a little at a time using the trio of running backs Deshon James, Carl Floyd and Elijah Worthy. A big play in the drive was a pass in the flat from Theron Pavlik to Deshon James. A third and goal touchdown from the 1-yard line was called back on a holding call and the Vikings settled for a 28- yard Matt Kre- itzer field goal. Just before halftime another Cape drive stalled and once Tom Sheehan hauls in a Sheehan opened the scoring w again Kreitzer hit from 28 yards out as the Vikings led 6-0 at the half. "We've made some changes to improve our goal-line offense and I need to do a better job play calling," Donahue said. Strategies down on the field included a submarining technique employed by the Raven defensive line and a special defensive align- ment for the Vikings to get double coverage to the outside known as Angle Moon photos during Cape JV football's 22-6 win over Seaford this week. ith a TD reception from quarterback Johnny Howard. "squat." "It's hard to block guys that come across the line of scrimmage at your ankles," said Cape's offen- sive tackle Brad Travis. "My guy was about 250 pounds and unmov- able," said Cape's right guard Wrix MacIlvaine. Deshon James used a little shake and bake to wind back an inside run, breaking several tackles in the process, on a 35-yard touchdown run. Pavlik's pass to a wide-open Kenny Stevenson made the score 14-0 entering the final period. "It's about time I broke loose for a long run," James said. "It felt good to score from that far away." Cape's defensive "squat strate- gy," which dropped an end - either Casey Sheehan or Ken Stevenson - into coverage, and the play of defensive backs Carl Floyd, Nick Continued on page 87 tips, blue jeans, black Johnny Cash shirt and black, tweedy-look- ing jacket. But it was 98 degrees in the shade. "Why don't you take that jacket off, Coach? It be hot!" "I don't want to start peeling too early," Coach said. Remember the PA guy? We're back to him now. It was Merv Jones, the voice of Slam Dunk To The Beach basket- ball tourna- ment who runs a business in Delaware called. M.T. Pockets Pro- ductions. Merv is a for- mer player at Temple. After a crucial Pitts- MERV JONES burgh penalty Jones laughed right over the PA system. "Ha,ha,ha! Ha,ha,ha!" That apparent slip proved to be a planned taped message, which res- onated over the Vet and reverber- ated through the bones of Pitts- burgh fans after each penalty and. turnover. It was nightmare on Broad Street for the Panthers. Their dream season was going down the subway tubes faster than a soft pretzel into my stomach. "Only in Philadelphia," I said con- solingly to A.D. Fitzpatrick. "It's definitely unique," Fitzpatrick said in a reserved tone, showing class in the face of defeat. "Ha, ha,ha," was all I could think of to say. HINDENBERG DISASTER- Coach Dave Frederick and myself jumped in the Toyota and headed back to Cape country following last Friday's 21-0 victory over a Sussex Tech team loaded with big, scary, fast, skilled people. And that was their coaches. I hit the AM button and tuned to 900 to catch the final minutes of the Sus- sex Central at Seaford game. It was last reported from the press box at Raven Stadium that the Golden Knights were losing 17-6 in the fourth quarter. Cape was back in th Henlopen hunt. In con- trol of their own destiny. Run the table and go to the tournament. The voice on the radio sounded faint and old-fashioned, like what my parents listened to before they bought a Philco TV in 1946. Wal- ter Winchell could have been doing the play-by-play. Dave and I couldn't follow the ebb and flow of action but did hear 17-12, then, "not much time" followed by "70 yards to go" and something about taking another miracle. The atmosphere in the cab of the truck was eerie. We had a premonition of a terrible dirigible disaster. Please don't let the air out of our balloon! And then a full minute of shouting that was incomprehensi- ble. "It sounds like a tape of the Hindenberg blimp explosion in Lakeview, New Jersey," I said to Dave. "I think Polk did it again," Dave said. "You freakin' gotta be freakin' kiddin' me!" I screamed. Central secured the victory as we passed right in front of the high school in Georgetown. "Captain Continued on page 85 HA!HA!HA!-HA!HA!HA!- Coach George Glenn and myself actually had two tickets to Pitts- burgh (Old Monsignor joke book) versus Temple last Saturday and traveled to Philly's Veterans Sta- dium to catch the action along with 8,000 other rabid fans, the Temple Band and a couple hun- dred hot-dog salesmen. Timmy Fitzpatrick is an associate athletic director at Pitt and a former foot- ball manager for George Glenn at Salesianum. Timmy "hooked up" the tickets which sat me, a former Temple player, in the middle of a sea of strange accents that black comedians mimic when they want to portray Caucasians as "down with dorkdom." Let me cut right to the chase and report that a rebuild- ing Pitt program, which had defeated Houston and Miami and faces Notre Dame this Saturday, was scared to death of a Temple squad that sometimes lost to their own scout team in practice but had more talent than they knew what to do with m ...but...7._ you Dave Frederick couldn't count on the Owls to be consistent at anything, including playing beneath their heads. The melodic baritone overtones of the public address announcer sounded familiar to me, causing me to scratch my head. "Washing your hair may help with that itching," said Coach Glenn, who was threaded in his collegiate action wear outfit of scotch-grained wing PEOPLE IN SPORTS The melodic barit(00ne overtones sounded familiar