CAPAC — Capac absorbed a 57-14 homecoming loss to Marlette in a Greater Thumb Conference East varsity football confrontation last Friday night.
With the outcome, Marlette improves to 3-2 and 3-1. Capac falls to 1-4 and 0-4.
“We had decent effort for the most part but made way too many mistakes either with penalties, missed assignments or bad decisions to keep the game close,” Capac Coach Rob Novy commented. “We got a big hit by Zach Langmesser on the opening kickoff that caused a fumble and we did not do anything with that,” he noted.
“Our kids kept fighting and we had it close at 14-8. After that, Marlette took it to us. We have a great opportunity this week against a hungry and athletic Brown City team. I have to do a better job getting our kids ready to play this week.”
In Friday’s confrontation, Harbor Beach bolted out to a 21-8 advantage after one quarter was over with.
The next 12-minute stretch saw Harbor Beach amass 29 points and Capac collect none, staking themselves to a 50-8 lead at the half.
Harbor Beach then struck with a 7-6 third quarter edge, widening the gap to 57-14.
That was followed by a scoreless final quarter.
Capac generated their 14-point total aided by a Wyatt Hurley one-yard touchdown run (followed by a PAT pass from Jared Fahley to Myles Falzon); and a Hunter Tyson to Derek Mason 40-yard touchdown pass.
On the night, Fahley completed six of 24 pass plays for 70 yards as Capac’s starting quarterback. He threw one interception en route to those numbers.
Tyson was the other Capac player who opted to air out the football. His lone attempt went for a 40-yard completion.
Carlos Uribe-Arce (three for 54 yards), Mason (two for 36 yards), Langmesser (one for 11 yards) and Falzon (one for nine yards) had Capac’s catches.
The Capac ground attack wound up with 41 yards on 16 totes.
Langmesser (11 rushes for 23 yards) proved Capac’s most productive ballcarrier. The remaining five Chief totes netted a combined eighteen-yard gain.
Tyson (seven solos) and Nathan Gaedcke (five solos) contributed Capac’s top tackle totals. Langmesser (three solos and one assist) backed their performances.
The Capac defense also registered one takeaway. Uribe-Arce (a fumble recovery) furnished that.
Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when it travels to Brown City for a GTC East clash. That meeting is slated to begin 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.