You are the owner of this article.
top story

Key interception gets ball rolling in LCMR's football win over Wildwood


Senior running back Jake Robb runs the ball for the Lower Cape May Regional High School football team during its 58-0 win over Wildwood on Saturday. The Caper Tigers use the play fake to great ability in their rushing attack.

WILDWOOD — Lower Cape May Regional High School sophomore Darion Lamar knew his team needed a boost Saturday afternoon.

The visiting Caper Tigers held a slim 6-0 lead over Wildwood more than halfway through the second quarter on quarterback Brennan Ray's 10-yard TD run in the first quarter.

That's when Lamar took matters into his own hands by intercepting a Wildwood pass at the Caper Tigers' 25-yard line and returning it 65 yards. The score got his team on track in an eventual 58-0 win over the Warriors on a breezy-but-beautiful day at Maxwell Field.

"I saw the quarterback throw to the slot receiver and I came up on my guy and made the play," Lamar said. "It should have been a pick-six, but I got caught."

But the Caper Tigers (1-3) soon punched it into the end zone on another 10-yard run by Ray — one his three rushing touchdowns on the day — for a 12-0 lead.

Wildwood was right in the game for almost the entire first half, but the Warriors (0-4) only dressed 27 players and just wore down.

"It's just a numbers game," said Wildwood coach Ken Loomis said. "Our kids have to play both ways. If you look at the very last play of the game, you still have guys playing hard."

Lower coach Brian Hindle was effusive in his praise of the Warriors.

"Those players over there gave 100 percent effort the whole time," Hindle said. "I can't say enough about them."

Lamar's interception was one of six on the day by the Caper Tigers.

After taking the 12-0 lead, Lamar and Ray each had scoring runs and the Caper Tigers led 25-0 at the half.

Lamar, who added a TD run in the second half, was happy with his touchdowns, but he was careful to show good sportsmanship.

"As a running back, you have to act like you've been there before," Lamar said.

The Caper Tigers also got two second-half rushing touchdowns from senior Aaron Cottrell, one from freshman Eric Konczyk and an interception return from senior Tony Kapurelos.

Freshman kicker Matt Hays converted four extra points.

Despite the eventual margin of victory, Hindle saw a lot of things his team can work on.

"It was a very sloppy beginning to the game," he said. "We'll get back out on the practice field and correct it."

Lower Cape May Regional; 6 19 21 12 - 58

Wildwood;0 0 0 0  - 0

First quarter

LCMR -- Brennan Ray 10-yard TD run. PAT failed.

Second quarter

LCMR -- Ray 10-yard TD run. Two-point conversion failed.

LCMR -- Darion Lamar 5-yard run. Two-point conversion failed.

LCMR -- Ray 10-yard TD run. PAT good, Matthew Hays.

Third quarter

LCMR -- Aaron Cottrell 12-yard TD run. PAT good, Hays.

LCMR -- Cottrell 40-yard TD win. PAT good, Hays. LCMR -- Lamar 29-yard TD run. PAT good, Hays.

Fourth quarter

LCMR -- Tony Kapurelos 40-yard interception return. PAT failed.

LCMR -- Eric Konczyk 2-yard TD run. No PAT attempted.

Records: LCMR 1-3; Wildwood 0-4

Contact: 609-365-6174

Twitter @ClarkCapeSports

Load comments



Submit all material to


  • Include the complete name of the group, school or other organization; where it’s located and what area it serves; the name and title, if applicable, of the person submitting the information; a person to contact with questions and whether the contact is only for us or for the public as well.
  • Information should be formatted as little as possible, without tabs or tables.
  • Photos should be high-resolution and emailed as an attachment. Include the names of the people in the photos and, if applicable, any relevant titles or relationships. Indicate how to determine who is who, such as “front row, from left.”


  • Take a picture when you travel of you or your group with one of our weeklies. Send us the picture with names, hometowns and the name of the place you visited.


  • Letters must be fewer than 400 words and received by 9 a.m. Monday for publication the same week.


  • Information to be included in event or trip listings must be submitted online at Scroll down to where it says “Submit an event.” Click on “Go to Form.”
  • You are required to sign in using a username and password. If you have previously made an account, log in using the username and password you created. If you have NOT previously made an account with us, click on “Register Here” (under the Sign In button).
  • Once you have created a username and password, you will be taken to the calendar form. Fill out the form with the relevant information. Please remember that less is best for calendar listings. Note: If you include a website, it must be the full address. For example,, not

Most Popular