CAPAC —The Capac varsity football team fell by a 56-6 count to host Deckerville in a North Central Thumb League Stars Division clash last Wednesday night.
With the decision, Deckerville improves their mark to 2-0 and 1-0. Capac falls to 1-1 and 0-1.
“Deckerville is a very good team and beat us in every phase of the game,” Capac Coach Rob Novy commented. “We gave up two long touchdown passes on their first two drives,” he noted.
“Sam Schneider returned a kickoff to get us in the red zone on our first drive but we committed a couple penalties that stopped us from scoring. We were down 20-0 and got a score to get close, but then we let them run back a kickoff for a touchdown We will have to improve in every area to be successful against physical Burton Atherton team next week.”
In Wednesday’s clash, Deckerville bolted out o a 20-0 advantage after one quarter was done and widened the gap to 40-6 at halftime.
Deckerville then outscored Capac 16-0 the rest of the way, closing out a 56-6 win.
Capac produced their six-point total aided by a Carlos Uribe-Arce touchdown run from a yard out.
For the evening, Uribe-Arce completed four of nine of pass plays for 34 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.
His successful tosses went to two different targets. Their ranks consisted of Wyatt Hurley (three catches for 29 yards) and Schneider (one catch for five yards).
The Capac ground attack added 87 yards on 19 totes.
Peyton Franckowiak (six rushes for 66 yards) supplied Capac’s best rushing numbers. The remaining 13 Chief totes netted a combined 21-yard gain.
Matt Lee and Schneider (three solo tackles each) paced Capac’s defense. They were backed by Uribe-Arce (two solos and one assisted stop) and Thomas Clowers (one solo and two assisted tackles).
The Capac defense also registered one takeaway. Uribe-Arce (an interception) furnished that.
Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when they travel to Burton Atherton for NCTL Stars Division game. 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.