Cape football and coach Collick close book on Dover 50-36

Collick wins his 50th at Cape in final home game
November 6, 2017

Bill Collick walked onto the football sidelines of Cape in 1975, the first game of the season. The young assistant coach looked onto the field at the depth of athletes wearing royal blue and said, “These guys look like the New York Giants.”

A November Friday night in 2017, 42 years later, Collick likely coached his last home game as a Cape football coach.

The game featured two talented teams saddled with 2-6 records. Cape led 30-14 at the half. Coach Collick came out of the locker room, hit the sidelines and said, “Man, they have some people on the offensive side of the ball. We just have to keep them under wraps. I don’t think 30 is going to win this game. Long career, the same old Dover. They are so dangerous.”

Cape went back and forth with the Senators, lighting up the scoreboard under a full moon, emerging with a 50-36 victory.

The statline for Cape was seven touchdowns, a field goal of 33 yards and five extra points. Kicker Hunter Simmons accounted for eight points, while Kolbi Wright and Jo Jo Kirby each rushed for two touchdowns. Malik Aiken also scored. Quarterback Sam Jones threw a pair of touchdowns to Zach Dale and was 5-for-6 for the game.

Javon Peace of Dover had three touchdowns, two by air and one by ground. Quarterback Jordan McGee also threw a touchdown to Kylen Thomas and rushed for another.

Derek Hallock kicked four extra points, while quarterback McGee also ran for a two-point conversion.

Wright rushed 25 times for 187 yards, while Kirby carried 13 times for 144 yards.

Cape will close out the season at Sussex Tech Friday, Nov. 10. Both teams are 3-6, each sharing losses to Milford, Smyrna, Caesar Rodney, Sussex Central and Polytech.

Notes: The players doused coach Collick with ice water after the game to celebrate the Senior Night victory, and many openly embraced him and thanked him for being their coach for four years.