Cape Henlopen Vikings Claim DRBA Commissioners Cup
Local Mayors to Participate in Trophy Presentation Set for Monday, September 22
WHAT: On Monday, September 22, Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck, will join with Delaware River and Bay Authority representatives for a brief ceremony to award the DRBA Commissioners Cup to victorious Cape Henlopen Vikings high school football team. Making good on a pre-game friendly wager, Mayor Beck is taking the Ferry to Lewes for lunch with Mayor Becker.
In addition, the agenda will include a discussion of Twin Capes tourism opportunities – including joint bicycle trail marketing – as well as the Ferry’s new shoulder season discount rates.
WHO: Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, Lower Township (NJ) Mayor Michael Beck, DRBA Executive Director Scott Green, and Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations.
WHEN: Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Lewes Ferry Terminal located at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, DE. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m.
WHY: On Saturday, September 13, the Cape Henlopen Vikings bested the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers 53-0 in a varsity football game to claim the 2014 DRBA Commissioners Cup. The game took place at Legends Stadium, the home of the Cape Henlopen Vikings. 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. Cape Henlopen now leads the series, 2-1. Athletic competition between the two schools brings the Twin Capes closer together.