DRBA Commissioners Cup Pits Cape versus Cape
Caper Tigers Set to Battle the Vikings on September 10
(Cape May, NJ) On Saturday, September 10, the Cape Henlopen Vikings will host the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers in a 1:00 p.m. varsity football game. The winner claims the DRBA Commissioners Cup. The game will take place at Cape Henlopen High School located in Lewes, Delaware off Kings Highway. Game tickets are available at the football complex. Cape Henlopen lead the series 3-1.
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. After a two year hiatus, the Cape Henlopen Vikings blanked the Caper Tigers in 2014 to take the series lead. In 2015, the Vikings extended their win streak to three when they defeated the Tigers 41-8.
To up the ante, the Mayor of Lower Township and the Lewes Mayor have agreed that the Mayor from the losing side will travel across the Delaware Bay to join his counterpart for a brief trophy presentation ceremony and lunch.
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is once again 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 Cape Henlopen High School and back to the Terminal. The Caper Tigers will return to Cape May on the 4:15 p.m. departure.
“Our goals is to make it easier for fans of both teams to see their players,” said Jennifer Shivers, Customer Service Manager for the Ferry. “We want the stands of both Viking and Tiger fans to be packed and cheering loud for their football teams!”
Shivers also noted that fans can ride their bikes from the ferry. “Cape Henlopen High School is just a few miles from the terminal, which makes it easy for bicyclists to travel to and from the ferry if someone wants a little exercise!” Please contact our Guest Services Center at 800-643-3779 and indicate that you plan to attend the Cape versus Cape football game. 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 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2015, 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.
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