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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December "3 7D79'i"9. I'i 1) 00nstate teams .eliminated from state football tourney and ready to rumble Middletown Cavaliers. It looked like half of Sussex County had showed up to support "The.Bridge." They played well, but Middletown was out of sight in the first half, scor- ing 35 points on strength up the middle and speed to the outside. St. Mark's got up off the wet deck in its darkest moment, hav- ing fallen behind 26-16 with 10:48 left in the ballgame and scored 20 unanswered points without ever going on offense to lead 36-26 with eight minutes left in the ball game. Running back Steve Rodgers, a load on the open road, rumbled 80 By Dave Frederick Caesar Rodney and Woodbridge each finished the season 10-0 and received home games in the first round of the DSSAA State Cham- pionship Football Tournament. The Riders hosted St. Mark's last Friday night, Nov. 26, under a steady rain in front of a packed house. Vinnie Scott, St. Mark's head coach, missed the game to be with his dying mother. The underl, dog Spartans were expected to play their hearts out and they did. On Saturday night, Nov. 27, on the football field in Seaford, John Parker's undefeated Woodbridge Blue .Raiders hosted the restocked St. Mark's running back Steve Rodgers gets ready to collide with CR defender Shaun Strickland. Cape Re gion Athletes Of The Week BRIAN SENTMAN The senior stopper on the 1999 Cape soccer team was named first team All-Hen- lopen Conference and a sec- ond team All-State selection. Sentman also recently played in the Blue-White all- star game. 'rI'm totally oppo- site of what you think of as a stopper," Sentman said. "I played offense my whole ca- reer. I think it helped know- ing what to expect from the offense." The honor student is looking at the University of Delaware. SCOTT WINNIER The former Auburn Tiger who now lives in Colorado was the winner of last Satur- day's Run for the Rose 5K. Winnier owns personal records of 14:30 in the 5K and 30:50 in the 10K. ' may run a marathon one day but not until I can run a half marathon in 1:08 without getting tired," Winnier said. He says he runs three days a week with one day on the track. 'Ie's a great looking runner," said race director Tim Bamforth. yards with a kickoff to start the improbable comeback. All that was missing was a diesel horn on his back. Megan Collins, The Riders place kicker, is all-state soccer girl and great athlete. She took a sharp angle and missed colliding with the beefy and thickly built Rodgers on his sprint to the end zone. It would have been interest- ing but may have been ugly. The Spartans followed with a blocked punt for a touchdown and then recovered a dropped punt snap in the end zone for another touchdown. St. Mark's is a team that keeps coming off the ball and getting after people. That's why they forged to the lead. But Caesar Rodney is a team of big plays and came roaring back, tackling the Spartan punter on his own 15 and subsequently scoring to close the gap to 36-33. An end around pass and hook and ladder play almost clicked but St. Mark's survived. The loss obscured a great game by CR's Robert Young, who re- turned a kickoff for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and scored the final touchdown and two-point conversion. The Riders graduate monster talents like Young, Rocky Myers, Robert Booker and Jon Berry. Larry Zeccola was the winner of the Mr. Rodgers "Don't Play In My Neighborhood" award, pick- ANTONIA JONES The much-awaited arrival of the ball handling and jump shooting Jones is final- ly here. "She's a really un- selfish player," said senior forward Julie Parsegian of her freshman point guard. "Tony" is an honor student with strong basketball ge- netics counting William and Tracy Jones as her uncles and high flying Tony Miller as her father. "My job is to distribute the ball and to help everybody else play better," Jones said. Dave Frederick photos Woodbridge receiver Jimmy Maddox, center, goes deep for a pass between two Middledtown defenders last Sattrday night. The pass, however, fell incomplete. ing of quarterback Joe Schonewolf three times to go along with his first half touch- down reception. "Down to Seaford" the follow- ing night the crowd was "amped and cramped" with standing room only both inside and outside the stadium. "The Bridge" was in the zone and came out moving the football with hard and crisp hit- ting. But when Middletown went on offense, it was the Brandon Brown show. The speedy halfback raced for Continued on page 88 PATRICK WOODS Younger brother of-the popular Adam Woods, Pat will start at point guard Tuesday night when the Vikings host Seaford in the season opener. "I imagine that Julius (Hazzard) and Darrel (Davis) will score most of the points," Woods said. "But if they back off of me, it's butterP Tavon Biles will also see primetime ac- tion at the point guard posi- tion. 'rl feel good about this team," Woods said. Cape opens the slam dunk tourna- ment. People Continued from page 86 way." J.D. is now the assistant wom- ens basketball coach at Wesley College in Dover. He is doing great in school, but a brittle body has kept him off the football field. Janet Maull is an assistant again at Cape Henlopen to women's coach Ralph Bayko. How many mother-son combos are coaching the same sport at dif- ferent locations in the state of Delaware? Only Janet and J.D., as far as I know. In the recent November edition of Lacrosse Magazine, Cape's Matt Hall and Malek Lopez are listed as 1999 High School All- Americans. Other Delawareans on the team are Blasie Fletcher of Archmere and Dave Sweeney of Caesar Rodney. In all 175 athletes representing 25 states were select- ed to the team. Cape's Ronson Burton, the dad, is coaching basketball with Jerry Kobasa at Sussex Tech. Young Ronson is a player on the Goldey Beacom basketball team. Sunday, Dec. 5, is the second Lewes Polar Bear dip of the year. Connie "Kenetic" Miller will run the show because I will be in Bal- timore for the Titans/Ravens game. The millenium jump is less than a month away. The ocean has been waiting for this event for 1,000 years. In the year 1000 AD, Lewes had not been discovered by white men and real estate agents, so oceanfront land was very cheap. But somebody had to be here. And just maybe they went Polar Bearing. What is that trial by wa- ter tradition? If you sink you're guilty not to mention dead. Now polish up that gold chain and brush off your favorite cap be- cause the four-month winter in- door sports season begins Tuesday night, Dec. 7, as Cape basketball plays host to Seaford. Go on now, git!