Cape Henlopen Vikings Retain DRBA Commissioners Cup
Local Mayors, Athletic Directors to Participate in Trophy Presentation Set for Thursday, September 24
WHAT: On Thursday, September 24, Lewes Mayor Ted Becker and Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck will join with Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Commissioner Jim Ford 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
WHO: Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, Lower Township (NJ) Mayor Michael Beck, DRBA Commissioner Jim Ford, Cape Henlopen (DE) Athletic Director Bob Cliento, Lower Cape May Regional (NJ) Athletic Director Mark Schiffbauer, and Lewes Terminal Manager Nikky Fisher.
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 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 12, the Cape Henlopen Vikings bested the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers 41-8 in a varsity football game to claim the 2015 DRBA Commissioners Cup. The game took place at Steven Steger Field, the home of the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers. 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 has won the last three clashes. The Vikings now leads the series, 3-1. Athletic competition between the two schools brings the Twin Capes closer together.