CAPAC — The Capac junior varsity football squad returned from a road contest against Merritt Academy’s varsity with a 38-12 win in a non-league 8-man contest last Friday night.
With the outcome, Capac moves to 1-0 as far as varsity clashes are concerned.
“Our program took a step in the right direction,” Capac Coach Rob Novy said. “This was our first varsity game for most of the players,” he noted.
“Our freshman were playing several good players from Merritt that were seniors. Merritt drilled us a number of times but we responded. Our one senior, Gabe Garcia, showed great leadership along with our returning junior players Brennan Thomas, Hunter Tyson, Jorge Navarro and Jared Fahley. We look forward to the challenge of converting our game over to 11-man football this Friday. We are very excited to have the Capac community come out and support us. We know Cardinal Mooney has some very gifted athletes and we will have to improve and eliminate a host of mistakes to be successful on Friday night.”
In Friday’s contest, Capac grabbed a 6-0 edge after one quarter was over with.
Quarter number two saw Capac accumulate 18 points and Merritt Academy manage eight, widening the gap to 24-8 at the half.
That was followed by a scoreless third quarter.
Capac then outscored Merritt Academy 14-6 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 38-14 win.
The victorious Capac side produced their 38-point output aided by a Fahley to Tyson 10-yard touchdown pass; a Fahley to Zach Langmesser 41-yard touchdown pass; a Fahley to Myles Falzon 55-yard touchdown pass; a Fahley to Tyson six-yard touchdown pass; a Cody Kosiba three-yard touchdown run (followed by a PAT tote by Titus Nealy); and a Falzon 75-yard touchdown run.
For the contest, Fahley completed six of 12 attempts for 121 yards as Capac’s quarterback.
Falzon (10 carries for 91 yards and 273 All-Purpose yards) and James Meadows (excellent snaps from his position at center) also excelled for Capac’s offense, according to Novy.
Carlos Uribe-Arce, Wyatt Hurley and Kathen Kosiba paced Capac’s defense with six tackles each.
Garcia, Navarro, Tyson, Nealy and Hurley also excelled, putting constant pressure on the Merritt backfield throughout the contest.
Matt Lee and Langmesser added a fumble recovery each to Capac’s cause.
Capac returns to action this Friday when it entertains Cardinal Mooney’s varsity (1-3) in an 11-player clash. That battle, Capac’s homecoming, lists a
7 p.m. starting time.
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.