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Yale spoils Capac's homecoming

Bulldogs ground out victory, 28-0

Jacob Zuby, of Capac, grabs ahold of the football as a pair of Yale defenders close in during last Friday’s Blue Water Area Conference encounter. Yale won the game, prevailing via a 28-0 count. photo by Kevin Kissane.

October 03, 2007
CAPAC — Visiting Yale saw to it that Capac would not claim a favorable homecoming verdict at their expense, rolling to a 28-0 road triumph in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Friday night.

With the decision, Yale improves to 5-1 and 4-1. Capac slips to 3-3 and 2-3.

"We just couldn't get anything going against their defense," Capac Assistant Coach Mike Rosas commented. "They are quick and move to the ball very well," he noted.

"We did a better job in the second half of shutting them down. I am proud of the way our kids battled the whole way."

In Friday's matchup, Capac and Yale put up identical zero-point outputs during the opening quarter of play.

The second quarter, though, would see Yale seize command.

Aided by a 14-0 advantage there, Yale went into the lockerroom with a two-touchdown cushion.

When the action resumed, Yale established even more breathing room.

Thanks to an 8-0 third quarter advantage, Yale pushed their lead to 22-0 at the 36-minute mark.

Yale then outscored Capac 6-0 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 28-0 triumph when the final second ticked off the clock.

The winning Yale side generated their 28-point output aided by a Dan Mandeville one-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Aaron Zimmerman); a Zimmerman to Jordan Locke 16-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Zimmerman); a four-yard touchdown tote by Lemual Schutt (followed by a PAT pass collaboration from Zimmerman to Schutt); and a Zach Long 13-yard return of a blocked punt for a touchdown. Those tallies came with 8:07 showing on the second quarter clock; 11 seconds before halftime; with 3:43 showing on the third quarter clock; and 20 seconds before the contest was to end.

On the night, Jon Botwin completed six of 12 pass plays for 40 yards as Capac's quarterback. He threw one interception en route to those numbers.

His successful tosses were distributed to four different targets. Their ranks consisted of Kevin Bollaert (three catches for 21 yards), Michael Walker (one recep-

tion for 11 yards), Chris Bruce (one catch for five yards) and Joe Harvey (one reception for three yards).

The Capac ground attack managed 62 yards on 36 totes.

Individually, Walker led Capac with 33 rushing yards. It took him 11 totes to produce that total. The remaining 25 Chief carries netted a combined 29-yard gain.

Anthony Theel (nine solos and five assists) and Ruben Nino (five solos and seven assists) paced Capac's defense. Walker (six solos and one assist), Jacob Zuby (four solos and three assists), Andrew Gutierrez (three solos and four assists), Harvey (six solos), Darren Hunsucker (two solos and three assists) and Kevin Bolday (three solos and one assist) made their presence felt as well.

Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when it travels to Almont for a Blue Water Area Conference game. That matchup, Almont's homecoming, is scheduled for 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.
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