CAPAC — Capac returned from Harbor Beach with a 50-14 defeat in a Greater Thumb Conference East Division varsity football encounter last Friday night.
With the decision, Harbor Beach raises its mark to 2-1 and 1-1. Capac slips to 0-3 and 0-1.
In Friday's encounter, Harbor Beach took a 14-7 edge after one quarter had ended.
The next two quarters saw Harbor Beach amass 36 points and Capac manage none, increasing their cushion to 50-7.
Capac then outscored Harbor Beach 7-0 from that point on, only to drop a 50-14 outcome when the final second ticked off the clock.
The visiting Capac side produced their 14-point total aided by a Jordan Hellmuth five-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra point kick courtesy of Ben Laskowski) and a Hellmuth 27-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra point boot from Laskowski).
For the night, Joe Montney completed seven of 13 pass plays as Capac's quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.
His successful tosses were distributed to five different targets. Jake Sawyers (two catches for 34 yards), Hellmuth (two receptions for 16 yards), Brad Schaefer (one catch for 11 yards) plus Bobby Grant and Trevor Boers (one reception for 10 yards each).
The Capac ground attack added 62 yards on 22 totes.
Individually, Hellmuth (three rushes for 36 yards), Jordan Cherry (23 yards on six totes) and Grant (five rushes for 21 yards) paced Capac. The remaining eight Chief totes netted a combined 18-yard loss.
Ian Kalmus (eight solos and six assists), Cherry (two solos and eight assists), Omar Navarro (two solos and seven assists) and Hellmuth (two solos and five assists) posted Capac's top tackle outputs.
Capac returns to action this Friday when they host Sandusky. The Greater Thumb Conference East 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.