CAPAC — The Capac wrestling team bowed out with a 60-15 setback to host Memphis in a Division 4 regional semifinal confrontation last Wednesday night.
With the decision, Capac ends the dual portion of their schedule as owners of an 11-18 mark.
“The year started out rough for us, Capac Coach Jacob Nemecek observed. “We were giving up a lot of voids we should not have been,” he noted.
“The kids did have a season goal of becoming district champions. They are mostly freshman and sophomores, they put the work in as a team and got it done. I am very excited to see what happens in the next couple of years.”
In Wednesday’s confrontation, which started with the 125-pound weight class, Memphis jumped out to a 42-0 advantage on the strength of six pins and one void.
The 171-pound bout would result in a double void.
Memphis then would pick up where it left off, prevailing by pin at 189 pounds. That padded their cushion to 48-0 at the time.
The next two weight classes saw Capac prevail by void. Bryce Tank (215 pounds) and Jared Schocke (285) proved the beneficiaries there.
Capac would prevail at 103 pounds as well, capitalizing on a favorable 12-5 victory for Max Frangedakis over Logan Strickland. That trimmed the Chiefs’ deficit to 48-15.
Memphis then countered with triumphs via the pinfall route in the final two bouts, finishing off a 60-15 win.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.