Cape football faces Sussex Tech in colliding scrimmage
The boys talk about the noise – The first full-contact football scrimmage in August’s preseason for high schools was a 10-and-10 setup since the grandfathers wore leather helmets and high cleats. The scrum is the big reveal to see which players have the desire to throw punitive punches at an opponent. Michigan State Coach Duffy Girl (1965-66 national champions) perhaps had the best quote: “Football is not a contact sport. It’s a collision sport. Dance is a contact sport. Cape faced Sussex Tech on August 14 at the Ravens’ training ground. A JV scrum took place simultaneously on adjacent land. Fans stood atop the stands outside and watched the college scrum. It was cool and it was hot. “We have to be more physical when it comes to attacking,” said Cape Town coach JD Maull after his first-team attack and defense each played 20 games against the No.1 Ravens. “And we don’t need the players hustling each other and talking about garbage. Everyone is excited for the first live scrum, but you need to be disciplined. We must speak with our pads. Cape and Sussex Tech have a total of 26 coaches for their high school programs. Cape will be in Lake Forest this Saturday, August 20, facing the Spartans and Hodgson Silver Eagles. Sussex Tech will welcome Caesar Rodney to a scrum.
Who beat? – And so I’m coming back from a scrum between two teams, Cape and Sussex Tech, holding players back, trying players at new positions, and there’s no scoring unless you count Jordan bainesbreakaway, resulting in a run into the end zone. But no fluff and distance, and no kicking game. Who beat? I have no idea. Which team got the upper hand really doesn’t matter. Cape has all the pieces of the puzzle, but not a lot of spare parts. Solid with the quarterback and qualified people, and big at the start. They will lead the football. Defensively, the Vikings will have to neutralize the second leg of Salesianum and Sussex Central, and deal with the speed and spread infractions of Delmar and Smyrna. The Ravens have shown they can fight and rush into the football, while on offense they have moved the ball inside tackles. Now if everyone can just “get their heads out of their ass.” Sorry, I heard that twice on Saturday and it reminded me of my football years in high school. I think coaches in 2021 need to step up their game.
The people of the village – The blue-black sky flashed and flew west Friday night at Legends Stadium as runners ages 9 and under lined up to run 800 yards. The air was sweltering and sweltering, and the races continued. No one has shaken the security of Cape Town; a threat assessment returned “low risk”. A total of $ 4,500 was raised – and more – for the Maggie Browne Scholarship which will be awarded annually.
Front loading – A Cape Town hockey team of 12 seniors was scheduled to begin training on Monday, August 16, with a timed two-mile run. If you ask the question, “When does a hockey player have to run three kilometers in a game?” the answer is “never”, and if you add “Some of the best players and top scorers in hockey are some of the slowest at two miles” you would be right as well. But the first day of training starts with a three kilometer run and the players know it, so they are urged to get in the best shape possible, show up and complete eight laps. It makes as much sense as taking SATs and then forgetting why or for what purpose.
Extracts – The Phillies rose to first place in the NL East, then went 2-4 in six games with the Dodgers and Reds. I’m not pessimistic, but it looks like Atlanta is the best team in the East. I think the Eagles will be better than expected. I feel Philly football writers, bloggers and podcasters don’t like the head coach Nick sirianni because he is devoid of charisma, but the players love the 40-year-old head coach. Cape cross country seeks to make a run for Henlopen and for crown titles; Obviously, a few talented transfers have fallen from the sky, which can always happen in a resort school district. Why do so many adults remember that person, when they were children, who told them not to reach so high for a dream that was clearly out of reach? I run into these stories all the time. I’m just amazed how many remember the first teacher, counselor, or coach who popped their ball. Something to think about. Go ahead now, git!