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People Continued from page 80 Tim, Chris and Danny. And then there's Bill Sponaugle, the retired teacher. It's pretty easy to get your spoons confused. I think I'll go make a grilled cheese. How do they get the tomato inside some of them? HOMECOMING- "Hey it's good to be back home again."-- John Denver. John Denver was a cornball singer, no question about it, but he was cool and genuine, a real hippy who flew against the hippy party line, and sold zillions of CDs, although no one I talked to will admit to owning one. Cape will maintain the homecoming tradition this Friday night, which is about as cornball as you can get. Hardened athletes running for queen and king. Some running for both. Just kidding! Three years ago at halftime of the homecom- ing game, Cape's leading running back, Keavney Watson, came up to me. "Hey, Fredman! Who got King?" I broke it to him gently. "You lost!" Camden Yards was rocking during the seventh-inning stretch Wednesday night and, as always, played John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy!" The Birds responded with two straight hits from Mike Bordick and Brady Anderson, but the Indi- ans' third baseman Matt Williams came up with two great plays, proving the theory of Sir Huey Lewis and The News that "The Heart Of Rock and Roll is in Cleveland." Gazette, is in the Honors program at Villanova University and a stu- dent liaison between the football program and the student body. "Coach Andy Talley is very acces- sible and our team is just so awe- some," Jessica said while visiting Cape last week. " I just love Vil- lanova. When Mother Teresa died they canceled all classes on cam- pus." I remember taking a day off from classes when Momma Cass died. "Stand By Your Ham." Go on now, gift Football Continued from page 80 to fumble away the football. Two plays later Woods broke several tackles and outraced the secondary for an 85-yard touchdown. The PAT gave Seaford a 21-13 lead. That's when Floyd stepped up his game, repeatedly breaking through the line of scrimmage, stopping on a dime, giving the de- fender two nickels and continuing on for bigger yardage. Floyd scored a touchdown, and a bullet pass from Pavlik to James tied the game at 21. Late in the third quarter Woods took a pass behind the line of scrimmage as Sheehan was throw- ing the quarterback to the ground, and elusive Elax rambled for his second 85 yard touchdown run as Seaford led 27-21. "We kept tak- ing shots and kept coming back," said Brian Donahue. The fourth quarter belonged to Cape as the Vikings' Floyd scored CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17 - October 23, 1997 - 81 a pair of touchdowns at the end of long offensive drives. Cape, trailing 27-21 with under nine minutes remaining, took pos- session on its own 18 and drove 82 yards for the game-tying touch- down, behind the running of Floyd, Elijah Worthy and James. Several key plays went over the left side behind unsung linemen Barry Barlow and Robert Hahn. The Vikings host Poly Tech, losers to Sussex Central 40-0, in this Friday night's homecoming contest. "The Panthers have plenty of good people," said Coach Don- ahue in a typically cautious state- ment. "'We'll have to really get af- ter them." Briefly Destroyers romp over Goldsboro Tigers 23-0 The Delmarva Destroyers shut out the Goldsboro, N.C., Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 11, for the sec- ond time this season, with a score of 23-0. Offensively, running back Mike Wilson led a group of Delmarva rushers with 53 yards on 12 car- des. Quarterback Mike Shehorn hit on 4 of 21 passes for 76 yards with two interceptions. Leading the Destroyers defense was Reggie Lacefield with two in- terceptions, one of which he ran back for a touchdown. Defensive back Greg LeFreniere contributed two sacks. Warrington's overtime goal carries Cape over Delmar, preserves streak By Susan Frederick Viking hockey trekked the long and winding road (watermelon fields forever) to Delmar in Tues- day's Indian summer heat to squeeze out a 2-1 overtime win over the Wildcats. The close call preserves the Vikings' undefeated season at 9-0-1,while Delmar dropped to 6-5. Senior tri-captain Jacki War- rington scored the winning goal three minutes into the seven-on- seven overtime when she whipped the ball past Delmar goalie Kelli Chamberlain, who had come out of the cage to defend a Kelly Palekar rifle shot from the top of the circle. So why wasn't Warrington smiling? "We played down a lot today," she said. "We weren't be- ing aggressive at all in the first half. We didn't rush the ball." The win marked Cape's third overtime victory of the season, the second in as many weeks. "It seems like the only time we really get aggressive is when we have our backs to the wall," continued Warrington. "That's what we need to work on." In the first half of play, the Vikings outshot Delmar 7-1 and held a 9 1 advantage on corners, but failed to finish their play close to the cage. "We just weren't quick enough today," said Coach Mike Eisenhour. "We didn't play as well as we were capable, espe- cially in the first half." Palekar put Cape on the score- board with nine minutes to go in the first period when she took a feed from midfielder Samantha Catts. Midfielders from both teams fought for pieces of the dry Del- mar field during the second half, and both teams got good efforts from their backs. Eisenhour cred- ited halfbacks Amy Reardon, Billi Jo Brittingham and Kim Smith with consistently good play. Delmar was able to knot the score with a "strange moments in sports" goal late in the second pe- riod. Midfielder Erin Budd ex- ploded a shot from just inside the circle that was headed for the up- per right quadrant of the goal. Smith reached and blocked it with her stick, sending the ball sky- ward. It came down at the feet of Delmar forward Carrie Britting- ham, who popped it in the net. "Overtime was not what I want- ed to see," said Eisenhour. "But overtime is good in a sense. It opens up the field for our skills, and we have good skills on this Continued on page 83 Ca!00e Re ;ion Athletes Of The Week SNIPPETS- Carl" Floyd's 214 yards-rushing performance last Friday night at Seaford was one of the best ever by a Cape running back. Cape won the game 34-27 and most of the yardage came when the Vikings were fighting their way back from a deficit...Larry Oliver plays like an unlicensed tractor from his nose- guard position and is Cape's most dominant defensive player...Sale- sianum lost to Newark 33-0 but picked up a forfeit victory from the Yellowjackets when it was discovered that Newark used an ineligible player. The Sals are i now 4-2 and a new player in the Division I state tournament pic- ture along with Newark, William Penn, St. Mark's, Caesar Rodney, Sussex Central and Cape Hen- lopen. The Northern Division winner in the Henlopen Confer- ence gets an automatic bid to the tournament. If either CR or SC runs the tableand wins the rest of its games, they will be in the tour- nament. If Cape wins its way out of the season and finishes 9-1, it is not guaranteed a spot in the post season. The Vikings haven't beat- en the Riders of CR in a football game since the 1987 season when now offensive backfield coach Dave Frederick was the quarter- back and threw for two touch- down passes...Jessica Neal, a for- mer wrestling write'Tot the Cape CARL FLOYD The area from the ground up to two feet high is known as "Carl's World" on the Cape Henlopen gridiron. Af- ter Friday night's 214-yard performance against Seaford , Clint Dunn, the Bluejays' defensive coordi- nator and a recent starting middle linebacker at JMU, found Floyd in the hand- shake Hne. "Number 20, you are the best back I have seen all season. Great job." Floyd starts most runs on quick handoffs up the middle and is just about impossible to glove single-handedly. LARRY OLIVER "That's my dogl" Larry Oliver is the guy you want on your side when the game starts. On last week's open- ing kickoff, Oliver flew into a circle of Seaford players, picking out the largest one who left the area quicker than a plutonium-powered rocket. It was a clean play because Larry Oliver would never play dirty. It's just not in his nature. Later in the game on a guard trap Larry tackled the trapping line- man, quarterback and ball carrier with the same tackle. SAMANTHA CATTS The Cape senior midfield- er stalks her opponents as if she's living up to her name on the hockey squad with fe- line speed, focus and tenaci- ty. In her second year as a starter for the undefeated Vikings, Catts is a formida- ble opponent between the 25s and can make any defen- sive player feel like she's on a hot tin roof. Catts pushed for two assists in last week's 3-0 and 2-1 victories over Poly Tech and Delmar. JACKI WARRINGTON If "The Quiet Man" star- ring John Wayne were re- made with a feminine twist, this senior athlete would play the title role. She's a young woman of few words, but she does her talking on the field. Shaking off an in- jury sustained just seconds into the overtime period, Warrington scored the win- ning overtime goal in Cape's 2-1 victory over Delmar on Tuesday. The tri-captain pulled off defensive heroics as well, stopping a last minute shot by midfielder Kristin Nichols.