Athletes of the Week Sept. 24

September 24, 2021
Maurki James

Due to Vikings injuries, this Cape sophomore was put into service to run back kickoffs and punts for the first time Sept. 17 against William Penn. He didn't disappoint when he took the opening kick and busted upfield for 80 yards and a touchdown. "When I got the ball, I looked downfield and saw this big gap," said James. "I saw the end zone and shot through it." Cape special teams coach Zach Horstmyer now has a smile as wide as that gap. "He's going to stay in that return spot for the rest of the year," said the coach. "He's a really coachable kid, a great kid to be around and great teammate.  I'm sure you’ll see him a lot carrying the ball at tailback for us." Maurki averaged 47 yards a kickoff return on the night. An honor roll student at Cape, he studies and works out in his spare time.

Chancler Johnson

A senior running back who transferred to Cape in his junior year, this honor roll student had a career night Sept. 17 against William Penn, as he carried the ball five times and gained 171 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a pass for 19 yards, giving him 190 yards of total offense in the game. He also had five individual tackles on defense. "Chance follows directions, and he has really turned into a leader this year," said running back coach Haywood Burton. "He's a hardworking kid." He gives credit to his line for the success he had against the Colonials. "The line made a hole for me each time I ran the ball," he said. "They opened it up, and once I turned on my speed, nobody's going to catch me." When not playing football, he can be found studying or enjoying time with his family.

Annie Judge

The Cape joke was, “If you have a dream that Annie Judge is face guarding you in a field hockey or lacrosse game, then wake up and have some coffee, but don’t leave the house.” Annie, the youngest Judge girl that includes older sisters Caroline and Kat, dominated the defensive end – and both ends when she pushed forward – of the hockey and lacrosse fields with speed and skill. She is the GTO Judge muscle car of full-field sports. Annie has been a field hockey starter since her freshman year at Temple and is an academic senior on the President's Honor Roll with a GPA north of 3.5, but she’s listed as a junior on the field hockey roster because of the get-back year after the pandemic slowdown of sports. The Owls are currently 5-2 with home games versus Villanova and Delaware. Defensive stats don’t tell the story of Annie Judge; it’s best to catch her game in person or on livestream. 

Zoe Peters

Zoe, a perpetual positive motion machine, is a senior and student athletic trainer at Cape riding shotgun around campus on the green Gator, as well as the battalion executive officer of Cape JROTC. Zoe is an honors student who also takes AP classes and dual-enrollment classes. She works at RISE Fitness + Adventure. She grew up around fitness – her parents Amanda and Ryan own RISE – and she is studying for a nutritionist certification. Zoe is a junior volunteer firefighter with the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. After graduation from Cape, Zoe plans to go to school to study movement disorders, in particular Parkinson's disease. Zoe ran the Rehoboth Beach Fire Fightin’ 5K Aug. 22, winning the 14-19 age group. Zoe also won her age group at the Tunnel to Towers  race Sept. 19, then went back out on the course to escort uniformed firefighters to the finish line, in particular Allen Jackson from Milton Station 85.  


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