It’s Cape versus Cape for the DRBA Commissioners Cup
Caper Tigers Set to Battle the Vikings on September 13
(Cape May, NJ) On Saturday, September 13, the Cape Henlopen Vikings will host the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers for a 1:00 p.m. varsity football game. The winner claims the DRBA Commissioners Cup. The game takes place at Legends Stadium located at 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes. Game tickets are $4 at the door. The DRBA Commissioners Cup series is currently split 1-1.
“We want to keep this rivalry going,” said Cape Henlopen High School Athletic Director Robert Cilento. “Our players and fans really enjoy traveling on the Ferry to Cape May every other year.”
“Traveling aboard the Ferry to Delaware has the feel of a real away game,” remarked Mark Schiffbauer, Lower Cape May Regional High School’s Athletic Director. “Our players and coaches really look forward to this.”
Separated by the Delaware Bay and a short trip aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the schools renewed their football rivalry in 2010. The Cape Schools hadn’t played in the regular season since the early 1980s. The host Caper Tigers beat the Vikings 25-3 in that first meeting while Cape Henlopen returned the favor on September 17, 2011, winning 32-14.
This year, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry is offering group discount ferry tickets for vehicle and foot passenger travel for family and fans to get to the game. For foot passengers, school buses will transport you from the Lewes Terminal to the Cape Henlopen High School and back to the Terminal. The Caper Tigers will return to Cape May on the 4:15 p.m. departure.
“We want to encourage and make it easy for Caper Tiger fans to attend this game,” said Jennifer Shivers, Customer Service Manager for the Ferry. “Hopefully, the stands will be packed with family and supporters from both schools to watch these student athletes compete.”
Shivers added that fans can also travel with their bicycle for the same discount price. “Cape Henlopen High School is very close to the Lewes Terminal and fans could opt to try the new bike trail either before or after the game. The discount price is valid for any departure that day.”
A special group code is required to get the Commissioner’s Cup discount.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty two million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2013, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.