CAPAC — Capac gave host Farwell all it could handle and then some, only to drop a 46-40 verdict in an 8-Man football battle last Friday night.
With the decision, Farwell improves to 6-0. Capac slips to 2-4 this season.
“Our kids gave it everything they had,” Capac Coach Rob Novy said. “We had our chances but just did not make enough plays,” he noted.
“The game came down to Farwell making five of six two-point conversions and we only made two of six two-point conversions. Zach Langmesser had a great game for us with four touchdowns and a fumble recovery. The offensive line of James Meadows, Max Klein and Peyton Frankowiak did a good job as did Blake Phillips and Sam Schneider defensively.”
In Friday’s battle, Farwell grabbed an 8-0 edge after one quarter was done.
Capac then bounced back with a 22-16 second quarter advantage, closing the gap to 24-22 at the half.
When the action resumed, Farwell struck with a 14-6 third quarter edge. That staked them to a 38-28 advantage with 36 minutes gone.
Quarter number four would see Capac outscore Farwell 12-8, only to drop a 46-40 verdict.
Capac generated their 40-point total aided by a Carlos Uribe-Arce to Langmesser five-yard touchdown pass (followed by a Uribe-Arce to Langmesser PAT pass collaboration); a Langmesser 62-yard touchdown run (followed by a PAT tote from Uribe-
Arce); a Langmesser two-yard touchdown run; a Uribe-Arce to Wyatt Hurley 54-yard touchdown pass; a Uribe-Arce eight-yard touchdown pass to Langmesser; and a Langmesser to Hurley seven-yard touchdown pass.
For the evening, Uribe-Arce completed seven of 17 pass plays for 143 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.
Langmesser was the other Capac player who opted to air out the football. His lone attempt went for a seven-yard completion.
Those successful tosses went to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of Langmesser (five catches for 59 yards), Hurley (two receptions for 61 yards) and Phillips (one catch for 30 yards).
The Capac ground attack chewed up 211 yards on 39 totes.
Langmesser (18 rushes for 136 yards) and Uribe-Arce (65 yards on 17 totes) put up Capac’s best numbers. The remaining four Chief rushes netted a combined 10-yard gain.
Schneider (five solos and four assists) and Phillips (seven solos) led Capac’s defense. Matt Lee and Kramer (three solos and two assists each) along with Langmesser (four solos) supported their performances.
The Capac defense also registered a pair of takeaways. Langmesser and Kramer (a fumble recovery each) furnished those.
Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when it plays at Kingston. The North Central Thumb League Stars Division clash is slated to get underway 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.