September 26, 2007 CAPAC — Algonac forged a 28-6 halftime lead and wound up settling for a 35-13 victory over visiting Capac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night.
With the final, Algonac goes to 3-2 and 2-2. Capac drops to 3-2 and 2-2.
"The opening half was the story of the game," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "They jumped out to a 28-6 lead there and went on to win it," he noted.
In Friday's game, Algonac bolted out to a 14-0 cushion after one quarter was complete.
Algonac followed it up with a 14-6 second quarter advantage and a 7-0 third quarter edge.
That pushed Algonac's lead to 35-6 at the 36-minute mark.
Capac then outscored Algonac 7-0 the rest of the way, only to fall by a 35-13 count.
Algonac notched their 35-point total thanks to a Kevin Suppon to Dennis Kunselman 38-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra-point kick from Will Tiano); a Jordan Uhl 42-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot courtesy of Tiano); a Suppon to Jordan Murray eight-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra-point kick from Tiano); a Wesley Howell 28-yard interception return for a touchdown (followed by an accurate extra-point boot courtesy of Tiano); and a Uhl 28-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick from Tiano).
A Jon Botwin to Kevin Bollaert 27-yard touchdown pass and a Bollaert to Jacob Zuby 75-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot courtesy of Chee Vang) enabled Capac to amass their 13-point output.
For the evening, Kevin Bollaert proved true on five of nine pass plays for 106 yards as Capac's quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.
Botwin was the other Capac performer who opted to air out the football. He connected on four of seven pass plays for 52 yards and was not intercepted along the way.
Zuby (four catches for 115 yards), Bollaert (two receptions for 29 yards), Joe Harvey (a 14-yard catch) and A.J. Rank (a seven-yard reception) had Capac's catches.
The Capac ground attack tacked 124 yards on 42 totes.
Individually, Michael Walker (15 rushes for 79 yards) and Botwin (19 yards on seven totes) posted the best Capac numbers. The remaining 20 Chief rushes netted a combined 26-yard gain.
From a defensive standpoint, Zuby (six solos and one assist) and Andrew Gutierrez (six solos) topped Capac. Bollaert (two solos and four assists) and Darren Hunsucker (five solos), made their presence felt as well.
Ruben Nino (a fumble recovery) collected the lone Capac takeaway.
Capac will look to return to the win column this Friday when it entertains BWAC rival Yale. The contest, Capac's homecoming, is slated to get underway at 6:55 p.m.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.