Big No. 73, Richard Hopkins, a straight-on left-footed kicker, lofted the ball off the tee Nov. 16 at Sussex Tech, and it was JV game on versus Cape Henlopen. But no so fast!
The Ravens were offside, so bring it back and rekick.
On Cape’s first offensive play, quarterback Joe Coveleski lofted a pass that went over the head of a jumping Ja’on Harris into the arms of Liam Harvey for a long gain. A dead ball personal foul put the ball on the Ravens’ 5-yard line. Cape fumbled the ball back to the Ravens on the next play.
The first half was characterized by flags and foibles interspersed with electric plays. Coveleski hit tight end Odin Potemski for a touchdown in the final minute. The Vikings led 6-0 at the half.
The Vikings’ kickoff to start the second half was mishandled by the Ravens. Luke West went back and picked it up on the 10-yard line and returned it 90 yards for a game-tying touchdown. Everybody and the bus driver was chasing north but couldn’t catch West.
Cape’s C.J. Fritchman nearly broke the ensuing kickoff, returning it to the 10-yard line, where Jacob Boroos scored and Fritchman added the two-point conversion to give Cape a 14-6 lead.
Fritchman added a long touchdown run in the fourth quarter for a 20-6 Cape lead. The Ravens responded with a long touchdown pass in the final minute from Brock O’Day to Luke West for the 20-12 final score.
Cape took a knee on the final play before anything else crazy happened.