CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team saw to it that a homecoming win would belong to them at night’s end, handing North Central Thumb League Stars Division 8-Man rival Burton Atherton a 32-22 setback last Friday.
With the outcome, Capac moves to 2-1 this season and 1-1 as far as NCTL Stars Division clashes are concerned.
“Our kids came off a tough loss and made a few more plays than Atherton did,” Capac Coach Rob Novy said. “Atherton is very talented and well coached,” he noted.
“We did a good job of possessing the ball to keep their quarterback off the field. Wyatt Hurley and Blake Phillips had huge games for us on defense. Carlos Uribe-Arce and Derek Mason did a great job at quarterback. Zach Langmesser caught a touchdown pass and ran well for us and Hurley had two touchdown catches. We will have to improve in the secondary to be successful against Oakland Christian. I anticipate at least 30 pass attempts from them this upcoming week.”
In Friday’s game, Capac and Burton Atherton ended the first quarter with eight points each.
Quarter two would see both sides manage eight points apiece again, making it 16-16 at the half.
When the action resumed, Capac struck with an 8-0 third quarter edge. That staked them to a 24-16 advantage with 36 minutes gone.
They then outscored Burton Atherton 8-6 from that point on, closing out a favorable 32-22 verdict.
Capac produced their winning 32-point total aided by a Uribe-Arce six-yard touchdown run (followed by a Uribe-Arce to Langmesser PAT pass connection); a Mason to Langmesser 10-yard touchdown pass (followed by Mason to Langmesser PAT pass collaboration); a Uribe-Arce to Hurley 17-yard touchdown pass (followed by a Uribe-Arce PAT tote); and a Mason to Hurley 11-yard touchdown pass (followed by a Mason to Hurley PAT pass collaboration.
Mason (four of five for 60 yards) and Uribe-Arce (three of three for 31 yards) shared the quarterback responsibilities for Capac that evening.
Langmesser (three catches for 49 yards), Hurley (34 yards on three receptions) and Mason (one catch for eight yards) hauled in those accurate tosses.
The Capac ground attack added 207 yards on 49 totes.
Uribe-Arce (14 rushes for 86 yards) and Langmesser (59 yards on 13 totes) proved Capac’s toughest players to stop. The remaining 22 Chief rushes netted a combined 62-yard gain.
Hurley (six solos and one assist) and Phillips (four solos and one assist) paced Capac’s defense. Adam Kramer (three solos and one assist) and Mason (three solos) supported their performances.
Capac returns to action this Saturday when it travels to Oakland Christian. The league clash lists a noon 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.