CAPAC — Capac wound up on the losing side of a 14-6 verdict to host Burton Atherton in a North Central Thumb League Stars Division varsity football game last Friday night.

With the outcome, Atheron moves to 1-1 versus NCTL Stars Division rivals and overall. Capac slips to 1-2 this season and 0-2 as far as league clashes are concerned.

“The game represented why small town high school football matters,” Capac Coach Rob Novy commented. “Both teams got after each other all night long,” he noted.

“Atherton made a few more plays than we did. “Congrats to their coach and team. Carlos Uribe-Arce, Wyatt Hurley, Gavin Dams, Sam Schneider, Peyton Franckowiak, Trenton Tice and Max Klein all had a great game We scored with 10 minutes to go to pull within two, then did not have a clean snap and did not succeed on the two-point conversion. We put another drive with about two minutes remaining, got stopped on fourth down and that was the ballgame.”

In Friday’s game, Capac and Burton Atherton ended the first quarter without a point.

Quarter two saw Burton Atherton collect eight points and Capac manage none.

The third quarter would prove scoreless.

Both sides generated six points during quarter number four, leaving Burton Atherton up 14-6 when the final second ticked off the clock.

Uribe-Arce provided the lone Capac points that evening, delivering a one-yard touchdown run during quarter number four.

For the contest, Uribe-Arce completed four of 12 pass plays for 91 yards as Capac’s quarterback. He threw zero interceptions along the way.

His successful tosses were distributed to two different targets. Their ranks consisted of Hurley (three catches for 83 yards) and Franckowiak (one reception for eight yards).

The Capac ground attack generated 108 yards on 30 totes.

Individually, Schneider (14 rushes for 68 yards) posted Capac’s best numbers. The remaining 16 Chief rushes netted a combined 40-yard gain.

Hurley (five solos) supplied Capac’s top tackle total. He was backed by Dams and Uribe-Arce (four solos and one assist each) along with Tice and Franckowiak (three solos apiece).

The Capac defense also registered a pair of takeaways. Uribe-Arce (an interception) and Hurley (a fumble recovery) furnished those.

Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when it entertains Oakland Christian. The NCTL Stars Division encounter lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

Kevin Kissane

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.