The Cape football team moved to 0-5 on the season with a 28-21 loss to Delmar on Homecoming Oct. 8 at Legends Stadium.
“We had 40 missed tackles during the game,” said head coach J.D. Maull. “You can’t win when you don’t tackle. And you can’t beat a team when you have more turnovers than them. We just can’t keep turning the ball over.”
The Vikings had an interception and a fumble lost during the contest.
Delmar ran the ball consistently, with four different Wildcats scoring on rushes.
The Vikings were led by Daniel Saez with 48 yards rushing. Jordan Baines ran for 26 yards and a touchdown. Thomas Messick and Chancler Johnson teamed for 23 yards.
Johnson returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut the Delmar lead to 21-14. After a Wildcats score to stretch their lead to 28-14, Cape quarterback Hank D’Ambrogi hit Johnson on a 43-yard score to bring the Vikings to within seven points with just over two minutes left in the contest. After a failed onside kick, the Wildcats ran out the clock.
“Delmar is Delmar,” Maull said. “They drain the clock with their offense. We’ve just got to put four quarters together. We match up well with Caesar Rodney. I’m optimistic about the game.”
The Vikings will welcome the Riders Friday, Oct. 15.