Cape football held tough for nearly three quarters Friday night, but could not hold off the Hawks in a game of attrition as St. Georges defeated the Vikings 42-14 at Legends Stadium.
Vikings coach J.D. Maull, a 1997 Cape grad, was facing his former team for the first time since he came to the Vikings sideline in 2018. He was the only head coach St. Georges had in its 12-year history.
The Hawks drew first blood on a punt return for a score in their first series. Davonte Johnson then broke free for a 58-yard scamper to set up Jaden Davis, who plunged into the end zone from three yards out. Austin Carey’s kick tied the game at seven.
St. Georges then got a 55-yard touchdown run making the score 14-7, and that’s how the first half ended.
Cape scored first in the third quarter on a run from sophomore QB Hank D’Ambrogi. Carey’s PAT tied the game at 14.
It was all Hawks after that, as they scored four touchdowns in a row and ended the game 42-14.
The Vikings had 272 yards of total offense.
D’Ambrogi went 7-for-17 for 60 yards in the game. Senior running back Jaden Davis ran for 76 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Davonte Johnson added 79 yards on five carries. Ja'Vaughn Burton had three catches for 35 yards.
“I’m happy about how we played,” said Cape head coach J.D. Maull. “The kids were disappointed that they lost the game, and that’s good because last year they would have just accepted it. All in all, I’m happy at how we competed, but we just ran out of bodies.”
The Vikings will travel to William Penn to face the Colonials Saturday, Sept. 14. Game time is 1 p.m.