“Baby Joe” was an Athlete of the Week the day he was born, and 15 years later he is back. The quarterback lineage of Coveleski goes from John (uncle) to Pete (dad) and older brothers Max and Hank. And grandfather Frank was a legendary football coach at Rehoboth High School. Joe is also a three-sport athlete. In addition to football, he plays basketball and lacrosse. “I play safety on defense,” Joe said. “But basically I’m a quarterback.” Coach J.D. Maull said, “Covo has had a great camp, has physically gotten stronger and confident. He has taken charge of the JV program. It’s all about speed of the game and repetitions. We are really pleased how he has gotten himself ready to play.”
Hank, now a junior, is Cape’s returning starting quarterback and was also a starting midfielder on the Vikings’ 2019 state championship lacrosse team. Last school year he played football, wrestled and was poised for lacrosse when the season got canceled. This year, he plans to go back to basketball in the winter. “I would love to play football at some next level in college,” Hank said. “I just really love playing. And I love lacrosse also, so we’ll see what happens.” Coach J.D. Maull said, “He is starting to turn into a top 5 quarterback in the state. His leadership and the command of the offense has been great. All four of our quarterbacks have been a pleasure to coach. They’re pushing each other in practice and making each other better.”
Old-school players from Cape’s glory days hear the name Jalen Myers and quickly say, “Charlie Ball’s grandson.” Charlie “Too Tall Ball” was an end on Jim Alderman’s 1979 state championship football team. Chase the Ball if you’re kinship-inclined, but best to focus on Jalen Myers. He is a senior and one of Cape’s four quarterbacks in camp. “I wrecked every ligament in my knee when I was a freshman and sat out of sports for two years,” the 6-foot, 215-pound multiple-position player said. Coach J.D. Maull said, “Jalen Myers is new to the program as a senior. Myers will also play some fullback and tight end and linebacker. Myers hasn’t played since ninth grade due to injury. He is getting used to the speed of varsity and the playbook.” Myers will be counted on to start at inside linebacker for the Vikings.
Brenn’s dad Brian, a Milford guy, is nicknamed One Step because of his solo move on the dance floor. Freshman Brenn jokes, “Some of my dad’s friends call me Half Step.” Brenn is a step ahead coming into a Cape program as a freshman, being one of the top quarterbacks in camp after starting two years at Beacon Middle School. “Brenn has gotten comfortable with the playbook and speed of the game, and is learning how to practice at a varsity level,” said coach J.D. Maull. “He is also tough and can play safety, a natural combination. I played QB/safety and so did Uncle Gilbert.” Brenn prefers defense; he is also a catcher and plays a lot of travel ball. “I get in the weight room when I have the time,” he said.