April 23 • 12:56 PM

Flint Hamady slips past Capac, 44-30

Chiefs finish season at 3-6 mark

October 24, 2007
CAPAC — Flint Hamady handed host Capac a 44-30 setback in a non-league varsity football battle last Friday night.

With the outcome, Flint Hamady goes to 8-1 overall. Capac watches a 3-6 campaign reach an endpoint.

In Friday's battle, Flint Hamady grabbed a 6-0 edge after one quarter was complete.

The second quarter would see Flint Hamady pad its cushion some.

Thanks to an 18-8 advantage there, Flint Hamady took a 26-8 lead at the halftime break.

To their credit, Capac refused to quit.

Instead, Capac bounced back with an 8-6 third quarter edge.

That trimmed Capac's deficit to 32-16 at the 36-minute mark.

Tino Siewert, of Capac, heads up the field after making a reception in Friday night’s game. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Both sides then struck for identical 14-point outputs over the last 12 minutes, enabling Flint Hamady to leave the field with a 44-30 win.

Flint Hamady amassed their 44-point total thanks to a Brian Echols to Darius Brady 24-yard touchdown pass; an Antoine Smith-Guise 12-yard touchdown run; a Mario Harris 52-yard touchdown dash; a Smith-Guise three-yard touchdown run; a Smith-Guise two-yard touchdown run; a Smith-Guise two-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful PAT pass); and Stanley Page 10-yard touchdown tote. Those scores happened with 2:10 showing on the first quarter clock; 9:10 before halftime; with 7:11 showing on the second quarter clock; 1:00 before halftime; with 1:22 showing on the third quarter clock; 5:09 before the fourth quarter was to end; and with 4:32 showing on the fourth quarter clock.

Capac mounted their 30-point output aided by a Jon Botwin to Tino Siewert 15-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful PAT tote); a Joe Harvey two-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful PAT tote); a Kevin Bollaert to Siewert 32-yard touchdown pass; and a Bollaert to Siewert one-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful PAT tote). Those tallies occured 11:52 before the second quarter was to end; with 1:24 showing on the third quarter clock; 1:53 before the fourth quarter was to end; and with 44 ticks showing on the fourth quarter clock.

Botwin wound up nine of 22 for 47 yards as Capac's starting quarterback, before leaving the game with an injury a few minutes into the fourth quarter. He threw one interception en route to those numbers.

His backup, Bollaert, completed three of seven passes for 40 yards. He did not throw any interceptions along the way.

Their successful tosses were distributed to five different targets. Their ranks consisted of Siewert (five catches for 61 yards), Harvey (two receptions for 22 yards), Bollaert (two catches for 11 yards), Darren Hunsucker (one reception for five yards) and Tony Medrano (one catch for a two-yard loss).

The Capac ground attack managed 135 yards on 40 totes.

Individually, Harvey (14 rushes for 38 yards) led Capac. Botwin (36 yards on nine totes) and Bollaert (two rushes for 26 yards) followed. The remaining 15 Chief totes netted a combined 35-yard gain.

Ruben Nino (nine solos and five assists) and Jacob Zuby (seven solos and four assists) paced Capac's defense. Andrew Gutierrez (four solos and five assists), Anthony Theel (five solos and two assists) and Hunsucker (two solos and four assists) made their presence felt as well.

The Capac defense also collected two takeaways. Alex Wegner and Nino furnished those.

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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