CAPAC — Capac rolled past visiting North Huron, 51-0, in a non-league varsity football meeting last Friday night.
It was the season-opener for both combatants.
“We did a lot of things well against a young North Huron team,” Capac Coach Rob Novy commented. “Assistant coaches Bill Nestle and Troy Schneider put together a great game plan,” he noted.
“We had seven different players score touchdowns for us. I was very pleased with Carlos Uribe-Arce’s passing accuracy. Peyton Frankowiak and Sam Schneider did a great job running the ball. Wyatt Hurley and Nolan Maday made some great blocks and each caught a touchdown pass. Max Klein and Brian Canelo-Rodriguez, Gavin Dams, James Meadows and Tom Clowers came to play on the offensive line. On defense, we only gave up 16 yards on the entire game. Robert Spooner made a nice interception plus Trenton Tice, Dams and Clowers led us in tackles. Matt Lee returned a punt for a touchdown and Joe Dalessandro showed he is going to be a weapon with five PATS and two touchbacks.We now have to forget about this game and get ready for a well coached and talented Deckerville team. I am confident we will eliminate our mistakes and rise to that challenge.”
In Friday’s meeting, Capac jumped out to a 15-0 advantage after one quarter was complete and widened the gap to 37-0 by halftime.
Capac then struck with a 14-0 third quarter edge, increasing their cushion to 51-0.
That was followed by a scoreless fourth quarter.
Capac produced their winning 51-point output aided by a Schneider seven-yard touchdown run (followed by a Schneider PAT tote); a Uribe-Arce to Hurley 10-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra point kick courtesy of Dalessandro); a Frankowiak 13-yard touchdown run (followed by a Canelo-Rodriguez PAT tote); a Uribe-Arce to Maday 16-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra point boot from Dalessandro); a Schneider 38-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra point kick courtesy of Dalessandro); a Ryan Grant four-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra point boot from Dalessandro); and a Matt Lee 20-yard punt return for a touchdown (followed by successful extra point kick courtesy of Dalessandro).
On the night, Uribe-Arce completed eight of 10 pass plays for 99 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions en route to those numbers.
His successful tosses were distributed to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of Schneider (three catches for 51 yards), Maday (three receptions for 25 yards) and Hurley (two catches for 22 yards).
The Capac ground attack added 131 yards on 19 totes.
Schneider (four rushes for 52 yards), Frankowiak (26 yards on three totes) and Uribe-Arce (five rushes for 23 yards) proved Capac’s most productive ballcarriers. The remaining seven Chief rushes netted a combined 29-yard gain.
Clowers (eight solo stops), Dams (six solos and one assist) and Tice (four solos and three assists) supplied Capac’s highest tackle outputs.
The Capac defense also registered two takeaways. Canelo-Rodriguez (a fumble recovery) and Spooner (an interception) provided those.
Capac will look to make it two straight wins this Wednesday (August 30) when it goes to Deckerville. The NCTL 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.