Sussex Central sinks the Vikings 27-6

Cape looks to Dover on Senior Night
October 30, 2017

The Sussex Central Golden Knights football team showed few weaknesses in their armor as they out-jousted the Vikings 27-6 in the Knights’ homecoming game Oct. 28 in Georgetown. Sussex Central moved to 7-1, while the Vikings fell to 2-6. The Vikings could only muster 124 total yards against the Knights.

“They out-toughed us and and outworked us,” said senior captain Ben Ashby. “We couldn’t get anything to work.”

The Cape offense didn’t get in gear until the fourth quarter, when freshman quarterback Sam Jones plunged into the end zone on a 2-yard sneak for the Vikings’ only score.

“We didn’t get much done up front offensively,” said Cape head coach Bill Collick. “We just didn’t get it going, and mistakes hurt us.”

Sussex Central’s scoring plays were spread out to a single touchdown in each quarter.

The Golden Knights had 438 rushing yards in the Northern Division battle. Senior fullback Ja'Ron Curtis rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown, while running back Drew Morris ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Zion Reed ran for 40 yards and a touchdown.

“We played with good effort,” said Sussex Central coach John Wells. “But we need to improve on some little things.”

The Cape offense was on the field for only 47 plays, making it hard for the Vikings’ defense to catch their breath, as they were on the field for 71 plays in the game. The defense made two interceptions and recovered two Knights fumbles.

Sophomore Malakai Jones and Ashby each picked an Isaac Barnes pass attempt. Seniors Kolbi Wright and Zach Dale recovered fumbles.

“Malakai Jones did a great job at corner,” Collick said. “Kolbi continues to play hard, and Ben is playing tough.”

“You can’t win if you can’t control the clock and put points up offensively,” said Collick. “We have two games left, and I still have hope to get something positive going.”

Cape will host Dover Friday, Nov. 3, for the Vikings’ Senior Night. Sussex Central will travel to Caesar Rodney.