Chiefs fall 13-0 to Cardinal Mooney

CAPAC — The Capac junior varsity football team wound up with a 13-0 loss to visiting Cardinal Mooney’s varsity squad in a non-league game last Friday night.

With the outcome, Capac finished with a 1-1 mark against varsity foes this fall.

“Our kids played hard,” Capac Coach Rob Novy said. “We had some chances early in the first quarter and third quarter but some mistakes killed those drives,” he emphasized.

“Cardinal Mooney just made more plays than we did. Good luck to them in the playoffs. We had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter but got stopped on fourth and one at midfield. While I am disappointed with the outcome of this game, I am encouraged by the development of our younger players. We have a real good core of first year players who played significant roles for us. Our junior group played significantly more than they did in 2019 and played tremendously. We will miss the leadership shown by our two seniors, Gabe Garcia and Shane Hoffman. These two young men fought through the adversity that struck our program early in the year and I am looking forward to seeing Gabe on the basketball court and Shane on the wrestling mat this winter. I want to thank the cheerleaders, marching band, the administration and the community of Capac in supporting us this year.”

The opening quarter of Capac’s homecoming game would end without either side scoring.

Quarter two saw Cardinal Mooney manage seven points, while holding Capac to none.

That was followed by a scoreless third quarter of play.

Cardinal Mooney then outscored Capac 6-0 the rest of the way, assuring themselves of a 13-0 victory.

For the night, Jared Fahley completed seven of 16 pass plays for 63 yards as Capac’s quarterback.

Titus Nealy was the other Capac player who opted to air out the football. His lone attempt went for a 17-yard completion.

Wyatt Hurley (two for 24 yards), Nealy (two for 15), Myles Falzon (two for seven) plus Zach Langmesser and Fahley (one for 17 each) provided Capac’s receptions.

The Capac ground attack managed 109 yards on 25 totes.

Individually, Falzon (12 rushes for 79 yards) and Garcia (29 yards on nine totes) led Capac. The remaining four Chief totes netted a combined one-yard gain.

Nealy and Garcia led the Capac defense with five stops each. Jorge Navarro, Hunter Tyson and Hurley (three tackles, one assist and a sack apiece) along with Nathan Gaedcke (two tackles and two assists) supported their performances.

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.