CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team got their season underway with a 28-0 road loss to non-league counterpart Vassar last Thursday night.
The contest was halted with 9:59 showing on the third quarter due to threatening skies. It was not resumed.
“One of the keys to the game was turnovers,” Capac Coach Rob Novy stated. “We lost the ball on our first three possessions,” he noted.
“Durand’s experience was the difference tonight. We will regroup and come ready to play next Friday when we open our home schedule.”
In Thursday’s game, Durand jumped out to a 12-0 advantage after one quarter was done.
Quarter two saw Durand add 16 more points, while holding Capac without a point. That left them up 28-0 at the halftime break.
A couple minutes later, the remainder of the game was called off due to adverse weather conditions. That left the home team with a 28-0 win to celebrate.
For the evening, Joe Montney connected on two of five pass plays for 43 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.
Conner Robinson had both of Capac’s receptions.
The Capac ground attack was held to 31 yards on 19 totes.
Individually, Jordan Cherry (six rushes for 14 yards) and Ethan Bastian (eight yards on three totes) led Capac. The remaining 10 Chief rushes netted a combined nine-yard gain.
Omar Navarro (three solos and four assists) and Danny Parski (one solo and four assists) paced Capac’s defense. Bastian (three solos and one assist) supported their performances.
Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when they entertain non-league foe Caro. That clash begins at 7 p.m.
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.