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Capac pummels Atherton, 54-22


Chiefs pull away with a strong second quarter



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Capacís Jacob Zuby (R) looks to break up a pass play intended for Athertonís Matthew Terry (L). photo by Kevin Kissane.
September 03, 2008
CAPAC — Capac earned a 54-22 win at visiting Atherton's expense in a non-league varsity football confrontation last Thursday night.

With the result, Capac improves to 1-0 overall. Atherton falls to 0-1 this season.

"The score was a little deceptive," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "We did some things real well and other things we need to work on a bit more," he emphasized.

"Our team is committed to another strong week of practice where we can improve. We hope that hard work is rewarded with a victory."

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In Thursday's confrontation, Capac grabbed a 7-6 edge after one quarter was history.

Capac then struck with a 27-8 second quarter advantage.

That staked Capac to a 34-14 cushion at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Atherton bounced back with an 8-7 third quarter edge.

That made it 41-22, Capac, at the 36-minute mark.

Capac then outscored Atherton 13-0 the rest of the way, assuring themselves of a 54-22 triumph at night's end.

The winning Capac side produced their 54-point output aided by a Joe Johnson two-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Chee Vang); a Johnson 17-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Vang); a James Morgan seven-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Vang); a Jon Botwin to Matt Burgess eight-yard touchdown pass; a Botwin 30-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Joshua Kaiser); a Botwin to John Richards eight-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Kaiser); a Morgan six-yard touchdown run; and a Botwin to Burgess 33-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Kaiser). Those tallies came with 6:03 showing on the first quarter clock; 10:37 before halftime; with 10:01 showing on the second quarter clock; 6:45 before halftime; with 2:41 showing on the second quarter clock; 9:58 before the third quarter was to end; with 11:50 showing on the fourth quarter clock; and 7:26 from the finish.

Atherton amassed their 22-point total thanks to a Danny Schofer six-yard touchdown run; a Raefron Bryant 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown (followed by a successful Matt Terry tote); and a Terry two-yard touchdown run (followed by a Terry tote). Those scores came with 8:46 showing on the first quarter clock; 10:37 before halftime; and with 4:39 showing on the third quarter clock.

On the evening, Botwin completed seven of nine pass plays for 117 yards as Capac's quarterback. He threw one interception along the way.

His successful tosses were distributed to two different targets. Their ranks consisted of Richards (four catches for 53 yards) and Burgess (three receptions for 64 yards).

The Capac ground attack chewed up 360 yards of territory on 41 totes. Johnson (11 rushes for 112 yards), Botwin (100 yards on nine totes). Morgan (six rushes for 50 yards), Tony Medrano (27 yards on six totes), Darren Hunsucker (three rushes for 25 yards), Cody Rosseau (20 yards on one tote), Jacob Zuby (four rushes for 11 yards) and Brian Kulman (six yards on one tote) made that output possible.

From a defensive standpoint, Nick Osborn (eight solos and six assists) paced Capac. Tom Bolday (eight solos and two assists), Andrew McDunnah (five solos and five assists), Dave Shindak (five solos and three assists), Kulman (six solos and one assist), Hunsucker (four solos and two assists) made their presence felt as well.

Medrano notched the lone Capac takeaway, collecting a fumble recovery.

Capac will look to continue their winning ways this Friday when it hosts Blue Water Area Conference counterpart Cros-Lex. That clash is slated to get underway at 7 p.m.

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