CAPAC — Capac routed visiting Genesee, 60-8, in a North Central Thumb League Stars Division 8-Man varsity football confrontation last Friday night.

With the decision, Capac goes to 3-5 and 2-4. Genesee slips to 0-7 and 0-6.

We came out ready this week,” Capac Coach Rob Novy commented. “Genesee started 10 freshman,” he noted.

“Aden Uribe-Arce, Zach Langmesser and Matt Lee did a a great job running behind the line of James Meadows, Brian Canelo and Max Klein. Our secondary was also much better with Carlos Uribe-Arce and Derek Mason each having an interception. We play fourth-rated Brown City this week. We will have to be ready.”

In Friday’s confrontation, Capac grabbed an 8-0 edge after one quarter had ended.

Capac followed it up with a 32-0 second quarter advantage, good for a 40-0 halftime lead.

When the action resumed, Capac continued to pull away. Aided by an 8-0 third quarter edge, the Chiefs widened the gap to 48-0 with 24 minutes gone.

They then outscored Genesee 12-8 from that point on, closing out a 60-8 win.

Capac amassed their winning 60-point total aided by a Langmesser three-yard touchown run (followed by a Carlos Uribe-Arce PAT tote); an Aden Uribe-Arce 17-yard touchdown run (followed by a Carlos Uribe-Arce to Wyatt Hurley PAT pass collaboration); a Langmesser 65-yard touchdown run (followed by a Mason PAT tote); a Langmesser 36-yard touchdown run (followed by a Mason to Langmesser PAT pass collaboration); a Langmesser 12-yard touchdown run (followed by a Lee PAT tote); a Mason 20-yard interception return for a touchdown (followed by Lee PAT tote); a Carlos Uribe-Arce to Klein 10-yard touchdown pass; and a Langmesser 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

For the night, Carlos Uribe-Arce completed five of eight pass plays for 76 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His successful tosses went to five different targets. Their ranks consisted of Langmesser (one catch for 24 yards), Hurley (one reception for 20 yards), Blake Phillips (one catch for 12 yards) plus Klein and Lee (one reception for 10 yards each).

The Capac ground attack wound up with 279 yards on 33 totes.

Langmesser (nine rushes for 140 yards) and Aden Uribe-Arce (57 yards on nine totes) proved Capac’s toughest players to stop. The remaining 15 Chief rushes netted a combined 82-yard gain.

Adam Kramer (four solos) paced Capac’s defense. He was backed by Carlos Uribe-Arce (three solos), Phillips and Hurley (two solos and one assist each) along with Klein (one solo and two assists).

The Capac defense also registered three takeaways. Carlos Uribe-Arce and Mason (an interception each) plus Hurley (a fumble recovery) provided those.

Capac will wrap up their 2022 campaign this Thursday with a road trip to Brown City. That matchup 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.