The soccer scrimmage with Stephen Decatur was played in quarters instead of two halves Sept. 2 so the players could rehydrate on one of the hottest and muggiest days of the lingering summer.
"I don't know if this is for the players or for us," said one of the referees as teams left the field after the first period.
Cape dominated the scrimmage, which was unexpected, winning 5-0 and shutting down the Decatur offensive assault in the second half.
"I'm pleased with our preseason and ready to get into the schedule," said first-year Cape coach Jay Jenkins, who coached many of the Cape players as they came up through Henlopen Soccer travel ball teams.
"I have seen just about everyone in the state this preseason and see no reason why we can't play with any team out there. We are just ready to get started," said Jenkins.
The Vikings open their 2014 schedule Saturday, Sept. 6, with the Hillers of Tower Hill. The game will be played at the new Dover High School on Route 8 in Dover. Admission is $5. Cape will play the Hillers at 2:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m it will be Sussex Tech battling defending state champion Salesianum.