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104 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 Cape's magical misery tour continues with 33-6 loss to CR By Dave Frederick Andrew "'Slim" Edwards took a pitch from Zack Plummer and got the corner, out-racing the Caesar Rodney secondary 75 yards for a game-ending touchdown. Offi- cials waved off the extra point and the game ended 33-6 in favor of CR as Cape dropped to 1-6 on the season. The sight of a big and fast Ed- wards running free down the side- line raises a question: Where the heck has he been? And leads to the bigger question: What hap- pens to a team of hard-nosed ath- letes who turn close games into routs? Where do they go and how do they get there?" "It's frustrating," said senior tight end Sean Sweeney. "They say the best defense is a good of- fense, but our defense is on the field all the time. Teams just wear us down." Caesar Rodney is not a power- house football team and, in fact, fumbled the ball four times in the first half. The win raised their record to 5- 3 as they await a Friday night home showdown with Sussex Central. Cape took advantage of a fumble on a punt and a pass from Plummer to Stephen Shockley to move to the nine yard line but could not score. The Riders' Josh Coveleski found Greg McCuUey in the back of the end zone and as McCulley juggled the ball while falling out of bounds the official signaled touchdown. "He never had possession," said Dan Cook photoe Above, Cape running back Stephen Shockley looks for day- Hght against the Rider defense in a 33-6 loss Friday, Nov. 1. At right, Viking quarterback Kevin Scott, subbing for an injured Cack Plummer drags a CR defender with him as he runs for a first down. Cape's Shockley who was a de- fender on the play. "I was shocked when he called it a touch- down." Plummer, who is always run- ning for his life, threw a pass out in the flat that was intercepted by John Olgesby and returned 45 yards for a touchdown giving Caesar Rodney a 13-0 lead. "I look out over center and it seems they're coming on every play," Plummer said. "If they know they can get away with it then why not. Any pass play takes time and I never have any time." Plummer took a hit in the sec- ond quarter that would have drawn a fine in the NFL. He went to the bench in favor of Kevin Scott who went out in favor of Dustin Hobbs who gave way back to Scott and to the eventual return of Plummer who also has a bruised left hand. The Riders came out in the sec- ond half and were forced to punt on their opening drive, but a 15- yard personal foul on the play gave the ball back to Caesar Rod- ney. Fullback Hakeem Miles went bellyup the middle four straight times for the touchdown. The fourth quarter it was "at- tack of the coaches sons" as Josh Coveleski hit Blair Nueman with a 30-yard touchdown pass and Ryan Shonewolf scored from two yards out. Cape travels to Dover Friday night, Nov. 8, before returnirig home for a game against St. Mark's Nov. 15. Lady Vikings Continued from page 101 need for the Will. The Knights' defense fought off a flurry of Cape corners in the final two minutes as the Vikings desperately tried to find a way to send the game into overtime. "Our girls are really in their glory now," said smiling Central coach Jill Young, whose team lost a 2-1 heart- breaker to the Vikings earlier in the season. "We knew we had to play Cape tough today. They're an excellent team. Our girls knew we had to come out and play to win, not just play not to lose. We had battled them earlier in the season, and remember- ing that we had played them hard and came so close kept our kids in a positive frame of mind." The Vikings managed a 12-7 advantage on shots on goal in the contest, but Knights goalie Ashley Jones scrambled for 10 saves. "Our team struggled early in the season, but we've come on strong in the second half of our schedule," said Young of her team's 9-6-1 record. "And Ashley has risen to do a great job for us." Viking coach Gretchen Wyshock shook her head and looked at the empty field moments after the game. "This was just one of those games where the other team pressured offensively from the beginning," she said. "We hung in there defensively, and I think we lifted our game in the final minutes after Central scored. But we just ran out of time." "Unfortunately it had to end like this," Wyshock continued. "But I'm still very proud of our team. For the girls to go this far and have the season they did is tremendous; nobody expected that kind of season out of Cape this year. What happened here today is part of sports. You learn from every situation.!' The Knights advance to the second round of tourna- ment play, traveling to face the winner of the Del- mar/Lake Forest contest held on Wednesday. Above left, Cape's Megan Fullmer moves the ball downfield amid a driving rain in a 0-0 deadlock with Caravel Academy in a game played Nov. 1. The game Dan Cook photos was called with 15 minutes left to play because of un- safe conditions. At right, Amanda Warrington con- trois the ball against a Caravel defender.