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80 - CAPE GAZETI, Friday, October 17 - October 23, 1997 SPORTS & OUTDOORS pe comes back three times to beat Seaford Floy00 goes into "Carl Zone" running for 229 yards and scoring three touchdowns By Dave Frederick Two football buses on the way to the Seaford game stopped at the dairy market on Route 20 last Fri- day night and not for Slurpies and lotto tickets. Word had spread across Sussex County that a local Seaford paper had billed Friday night's match-up as Delaware's best 1-3 team (Seaford) versus the state's worst 4-1 team (Cape Hen- iopen). And the game was a Dickens "Tale of Two Cities" with the best of times going to Cape 5-1 and the worst of times falling to Seaford, now 1-4. Cape won 34-27, scoring twice in the final nine minutes in a game that seemed destined to "get away." Cape used the local lack-of- respect angle as a motivational tool. The Vikings must have been reading the paper in the fourth quarter as Seaford was writing its own Hollywood script behind the running of Elax Woods (two 85- yard touchdown breakaways) and the coaching of Tom Pegelow. Veteran Head Coach Ron "Cap- tain Dick" Dickerson missed the game because of health reasons. "I really got on our kids at half- time," said Coach Brian Donahue. "I felt we weren't playing hard. But later looking at the film I thought that maybe Seaford just played better than they have all year. I know it was a very emo- tional game for them." Carl Floyd broke a 40-yard run up the middle, being caught inside the five-yard line on Cape's first possession. Deshon James walked in untouched for the game's first touchdown. Seaford Coach Pegelow went to the appendix of the playbook early and effectively, running counter options, waggles and shovel pass- es while mixing guard traps and inside bellies to Woods. The Blue- jays scored on their first posses- sion on a homerun ball to 6'3"- wideout Aaron Mathews. Capecame right back in the first quarter, marching the length of the field, highlighted by a long run after a short catch by tightend Casey Sheehan. However, Theron Pavlik was intercepted in the end zone as the Bluejays took possession at the 20-yard line, The teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter with Floyd scoring after a long punt return by James while the Bluejays used a "roughing the punter" to keep a drive alive with Woods scoring just before half. Seaford's two- point conversion gave the Blue- jays a 14-13 lead at the half. 'We felt they hadn't stopped us and told the kids to just keep play- ing hard," said Coach Brian Don- ahue. The second-half scenario saw Cape drive to the Seaford 15, only Continued on page 81 Angie Moon photo One Seaford defender deflects the pass from Cape receiver Carl Floyd in the Viking end zone as another prepares to pick off the aerial to squash an early Cape touchdown. Baggy bibbies on the Broadkill boys? GOOD OLD SKATE- BOARDER DUDES- I butted into the lunch line last "Wacky Wednesday" of Spirit Week at Cape Henlopen High School in front of Bryan and Brad, the soc- cer playing Reed twins, with the words, "Excuse me, dudes." They looked at me and in their Milton accents responded, "Dudes?" "Yea, skateboarder dudes," 1 .... ,-. / PEOPLE IN SPORTS joked. "Does Milton have any skateboarders like Lewes and Rehoboth?" Both boys found the concept of baggy bibbies on the boys of the Broadkill just a little far-fetched. But it could catch on because Milton has that hill by the millpond. (Cartoon provided by soccer guy Billy Lingo) FREDMAN'S JV GIRLS- Everybody is somebody in a crowded high school And when your teacher is a sports journalist who always carries a loaded cam- era, there is always a chance that fame is as close as your next 57 on a psychology test. Amber Smith and Vanessa Morris are new Viking buddies who share some of the same classes but play different sports. Amber is the daughter of Dianne Bailey, who is the former Dianne Berens, a standout basket- ball and softball player for Cape in the late 1970s. Amber is on the JV volleyball team and this winter will try out for basketball. Amber'.s uncle is John Berens, Amber Smith (left) and Vanessa Morris. who played basketball at Cape and Salisbury State College. Vanessa Morris is the goalie on the IV field hockey team. The freshman trans- ferred this year from Caesar Rod- ney High School. Vanessa's father, James Morris, went to school in Ireland. "Yep, he was a red-haired, pale-faced Irishman," Vanessa joked. Both these girls represent a talented and well- rounded class of student athletes that will graduate in 2001. And so will I as my educational space odyssey comes to a close. BANQUET SETTING- Twen- ty-two years ago, while working as a special education teacher, I became upset when three of my girls flunked home economics. "I have a series of two-word argu- ments," I said to the teacher in my wise-guy delivery. "Grilled Cheese! Scrambled eggs! Tuna Casserole! Tomato Soup! Pot Roast! Hot Dog! Ham Burger! Get the idea? Survival eating. These students will be mothers before they walk down the aisle either at graduation or Safeway." It turns out the girls flunked the class when among other things they couldn't set a banquet table. I mean, one of the girls had a pet pig that slept under her bed (later killed by a chicken truck while hogging the road) and she was set- ting banquet tables. I mean, nobody on earth knows what fork or spoon to choose or when to hand in or reuse. I used the wrong Spoon in last week's Cape versus Seaford IV football article when I wrote that Paul Sponaugle recov- ered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. In fact, Paul Sponau- gle, who played the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz production two years ago, is a sophomore at West Virginia University. The fumble was recovered by Steve, who is Paul's younger bother and son of "Spoony," owner of the Dewey Beach Club. Former Cape field hockey coach Ruth Skoglund is a Sponaugle, and three brothers Continued on page 81