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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 6 - November 12, 1998'. 79 SPORTS OUTDOORS I Trash-talking Snow Hill thrown into recycling bin 49-0 demolition readies Vikings for Riders; CR practices onside kicks in 69-3 humbling of Polytech By Dave Frederick Lewes - Snow Hill's first mistake wasn't getting off the bus last Friday night; it was flapping their jaws about Cape looking like a low-rent facility. Several players had per- formed as extras during the week in the film- ing of"Runaway Bride," a film that paid ex- tras the union rate of $85 dollars a day. After Friday's 49-0 drubbing by Cape in a game that was 42-0 at the half, "Throw Momma from the Train - and Your Defense Too" may be the title of. the game film. Angle Moon photo Mark Moore of Cape bowls over a pair of Eagles during the Oct. 30 game. "They were a pretty low-class outfit," said Cape's defensive backfield coach Dave Frederick. "They were insulting us from the moment they hit the field in pregame. I don't know who they thought they were playing." The Eagles found out whom they were playing on Cape's first offensive posses- sion, as the death march offense of coach Brian Donahue woke up the 17 fans in the Snow Hill bleachers, by marching 56 yards on eight plays, using three running backs with Elijah Worthy churning in from the 5- yard line at the 8-minute-27-second mark of the first quarter. The Matt Hall PAT made the score 7-0. Snow Hill's double-wingT offense, aligned tighter than a Townsend chicken truck gone to market, ripped off three straight first downs, driving to the Cape 3'1, where an out-of-bounds completed pass" in the comer of the end zone had coach Donahue breath- ing a sigh of relief. "They were a little scary on that first drive," Donahue said..'Those two running backs were as good or better than we've seen all season." Speaking of chickens on offense, Cape's other running back, Malik Lopez, took the ball on a reverse and "shaked and baked" or is it "shook and booked" his way 66 yards to the 1-yard line, x where Tim Cannon plowed in for the touch- down. The PAT was blocked as Cape led 13-0, with 2:25 remaining in the period. Nick Shaffer deliuered a bone-rattling hit on the kickoff. Snow Hill's offense fol- lowed with a first down and punt formation, where the uppity Eagles were introduced to Cape's Mr. Wilson. O.J. Wilson returned the punt 55 yards for a touchdown, but the ball was brought back to the 29 on a clip- ping infraction. Cape methodically drove the ball toward the goal line, where a Lopez touchdown was called back because of a penalty. And then a "weird play," designed for a Hal- loween senior night: quarterback Johnny Howard fumbled the snap on a play-action pass, but theathletic signal caller picked the ball up off the bounce and threw in the di- rection of Tommy Sheehan, who appeared to be heading toward the concession stand for a boiled hot dog. At the last second, "The Mad Stork" turned around and caught the ball at the 2- yard line. Worthy scored, and the Lopez run made the score 21-0, with 7:27 remaining in the half. Cape would score three moe times in the half. Wilson returned a punt for a TD called back for a clip. Cape then marched 30 yards, with Wor- thy scoring the touchdown from the 12-yard .line. Hall PAT 28-0. Worthy then picked off an interception and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. The Kip Marshall PAT 35-0. Then Worthy went into the end zone back- ward, parallel to the ground, carrying four people and going over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. The Hall PAT made the score 42-0. The scored in the second half. making the score 49-0. NOTES - Steve Slayton may be Cape's most improved player, starting at the nose- guard position. Nick Schaffer had two big hits in the game, one on a tackle and the oth- er on a crack-back block. "He reminds me Continued on page 80- PneumatR" phanati, t:s move to Sussex badlands PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick which friends may make dona- tions in the name of Danielle. Monies acquired will go to the Cape girls' sports program - in particular, cross country, basket- ball, and track and field. Marsha Guerin, Danielle's mother, would like to thank everyone in the ex- tended Cape community for their warmth and compassion shown during this very difficult time for Danielle's family and close friends. "Everybody at Cape has just be wonderful and I thank them all very much," Marsha said. CHILLED TO THE BONE - Last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 1, at the Cape Henlopen State Park, the air was 58 F, and the ocean was 57 F, as a stiff northwest wind gave the beach that air-conditioned feeling so familiar in the high school cafeteria on a cold day. (Please change over to heat!) About 20 bears took the plunge in- to the rolling swells at dead-low tide. Joining my doublewide self were high school first-timers Robert Hahn, along with Polar Bunnies Diana Friend and Val Dickinson, Greg Mack, Bruce Egolf, Tom Gusmer, Connie Miller, Joseph Egolf, Rob Hahn, Alex "Sonny" McClure, Ed "We- able" Norman, Ginny Norman Ar- lene La Porte and Christine Achterman . The next jump is Sunday, Dec. 5, the last jump for 1998, unless a blizzard occurs, in which case we will go and cele- brate. By Dave Frederick BALL OF CONFUSION - In the middle of a classroom full of teenagers, two minutes before the ringing of a bell would let them out of a cage where they had been held captive for 105 minutes, a young girl asked me a straight-for- ward question. "Fredman: I was absent on Wednesday and I came in on Thursday and forgot my note and the lady said to bring it .in on Friday but I was absent Friday and Monday so I brought the note for all those three days on Tuesday and they gave me a detention for the Wednesday I was absent but I shouldn't have a detention for the Wednesday I was absent because I wasn't here on Friday the day they told me to bring the note and now I have a detention for this Wednesday. What should I do?" "Become a lawyer," was all I could think of to say. MEMORIAL FUND FOR DANIELLE - Wilmington Trust now has in place the Danielle Dionne Guerin Memorial Fund, to Submitted photo Polar Bears take Nov. 1 plunge in Cape Henlopen State Park. PNEUMATIC PHANATICS - It is here again! Punkin' Chunkin' weekend has moved to the out- back in the Sussex County bad- lands. Forty food vendors and an invitation to BYOB, whatever that means. Is this America or what? The Good, Bad and the Ungodly have already staked out their launching zones in the big pit area. "You know you're a redneck .when you've lost a hex-head bolt traveling 400 mph, and you just shrug your shoulders" would be an appropriate banner hanging over all this technology, most of which is put together with parts from back yards never zoned junkyards. Helicopters turned sideways - whirligigs - will battle the air cannons for technological brilliance and crowd approval, while medieval catapults used to Continued on page 80