Cape Gazette

Caesar Rodney beats Cape 34-14, scoring two TDs on special teams

Riders rush for 340 yards; Bullis School is homecoming foe
By Dave Frederick | Oct 01, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape running back Zack Stevenson dives into the end zone for the first Vikings touchdown.

Cape soccer player and football kickoff specialist Bill Swontek booms the ball like a college kicker. On Sept. 27, he lofted the first kick of the game high and straight to the goal line. The Riders brought it back to the 40, then went on a drive, converting two fourth downs to get into the end zone on a Dean Johnson four-yard run.

Cape responded with an 80-yard drive of its own culminating in a 46-yard run to the left and down the sidelines by Zach Stevenson.

Miguel Merino-Sanchez booted the PAT, and the game was tied at 7. The track meet was just beginning, but the Riders stepped on the gas while Cape sputtered.

Swontek once again sent the ball to the goal line. The problem was, Arthur Miles Miller brought it back 97 yards faster than Cape could close on him.  No one laid a glove on Miller. Tim Steindl’s second PAT made the score 14-7 Caesar Rodney.

The Riders scored on a 10-yard return of a punt block by Dominique Dorsey and a one-yard run by Alexander Kemp for four different touchdown makers and a 28-7 halftime advantage.

The second half saw a 14-yard touchdown by Justin Lopez of Cape and an eight-yard pass from Alex Kemp to Kendell Wicks.

The Riders rushed for 340 yards against Cape.  Stevenson of Cape scored a touchdown and rushed for 100 yards.

The Vikings will host the Bullis School for homecoming Friday, Oct. 4.  Bullis is coached by Pat Cilento, the son of Cape athletic director Bob Cilento.

“Salesianum and Bullis were the two teams available on that date, and our coaches chose Bullis," Bob Cilento said.

The Cape team rushes to meet the captains after the coin toss. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's D.D. Gooch just misses blocking a Riders extra point attempt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior quarterback Tavon Scott looks over his line before the snap. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defensive back J.J. Currie breaks up a CR pass in the end zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape linebacker Quincy Duckworth brings down a Caesar Rodney ball carrier. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape running back Justin Lopez breaks through the CR line and scampers for a Vikings touchdown. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape running back Zack Stevenson powers through the CR defensive line behind the block of Charles Elgin. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jason Hernandez takes the low road and tackles CR running back Dominique Dorsey. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The high-scoring Cape offense could score only 14 points against the visiting Riders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Thomas Ott battled Caesar Rodney's Joshua Herrmann throughout the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Zack Stevenson and Riders defensive back Arthur Miles battle for a Tavon Scott pass that falls incomplete. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Caesar Rodney defensive end Seth Brosius blocks a Jason Wiberg punt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape running back William Gibbs breaks to the outside around Riders defender Dominique Dorsey. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape offensive lineman Austin Brooks pass blocks for Tavon Scott. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape linebacker Luke Benson fights off the block of Caesar Rodney tight end Seth Brosius. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape lineman Charles Elgin blocks a Riders rusher. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jason Hernandez wrestles with a Riders tight end. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape offensive lineman Shamar Moore listens during a time-out. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Julius Tyler grabs a breath during a time-out. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Head coach Bill Collick talks to his team about moving on from this game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape QB Tavon Scott runs from the heavy CR pass rush. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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