Cape football drops game with Woodbridge 35-21

Big plays boost Raiders past Vikings
September 12, 2021

Cape football fell to 0-2 with a 35-21 loss to Woodbridge Sept. 10 in Bridgeville. The Vikings were winning 14-8 in the third period when Woodbridge turned up the heat, scoring 27 straight points to put the game out of reach.

After a back-and-forth first quarter, Woodbridge drew first blood when sophomore Kenny Newton scored on a one-yard run. He powered in the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0 Raiders.

The scored remained 8-0 until Cape quarterback Hank D’Ambrogi plunged in from one yard out for the Vikings’ first TD of the game. Late in the third quarter, Jordan Baines scored on a one-yard run, then Daniel Saez ran in the two-point conversion.

Then the floodgates opened for the Blue Raiders, as quarterback Seth Smart hit wide receiver Colin Hasting in stride for a 58-yard touchdown. Newton picked up the two-point conversion. Newton continued to impress with a one-yard TD run and the subsequent two-point conversion. He then scored on a 40-yard pick six before finishing off the night with a 42-yard touchdown run. He scored 28 of the 35 Blue Raiders points. 

The Vikings scored late in the fourth quarter on a Jordan Baines 85-yard kickoff return. D'Ambrogi kicked the PAT to bring the final to 35-21.

D’Ambrogi went 4-for-11 in the air for 37 yards. Saez pulled in a pass for 29 yards, while Keishawn Mansfield snagged a pass for 11 yards.

Baines rushed 19 times for 70 yards. Saez rushed eight times for 25 yards. 

“I love this team,” said Cape coach J.D. Maull. “We just got to get over the hump. We were here last year, 0-2, and went on a run. At end of the day, the game of football comes down to tackling, blocking and executing the assignments. We just haven’t put all four quarters together yet. William Penn is another big school with big athletes, and [they] are fast. It will be another tough game. We are looking forward to it next Friday night.”

The Vikings will host William Penn Friday, Sept. 17.


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