Vikings dominate second half, capture third-straight victory
LEWES, Del. – Cape Henlopen football showed determination in the second half of their 32-21 come-from-behind victory over Caravel Saturday afternoon at Legends Stadium.
Joshua Dunn’s highlight reel grab in the end zone pushed Caravel’s lead to 11 heading into halftime.
That’s when head coach JD Maull and his staff challenged his players to wake up in the second half.
“We talk about playoffs and having a winning season all year, if we’re going to do this we have to start playing right now. Win every play. We weren’t winning every play in the first half.”
Cape started their first second half drive at the Buccaneer 24, but soon faced a crucial fourth down-and-long. Hank D’Ambrogi’s pass fell incomplete, but the Vikings received new life thanks to a roughing the passer call. Jaden Davis took the direct snap on the next play, galloping 12 yards for the score. He would add a two-point conversion, cutting the deficit to three.
The Vikings would take advantage of another costly mistake by the Bucs on the ensuing kickoff when they recovered a fumble. Minutes later, Davis again crossed the goalline, giving Cape a lead they would not relinquish.
Cape Henlopen (3-2) will host Henlopen North rival Caesar Rodney Friday afternoon at 1PM.