September 09, 2009 CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team wound up on the losing side of a 35-6 verdict to host and Blue Water Area Conference counterpart Cros-Lex last Thursday night.
With the result, Cros-Lex improves to 1-1 and 1-0. Capac slips to 0-2 and 0-1.
"We knew coming in that we had our work cut out for us," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "They were every bit the challenge we expected," he noted.
"We have to put the loss behind us. Our focus is now on Imlay City which we host this Friday."
In Thursday's game, Cros-Lex opened up a 14-0 advantage after one quarter was done and stretched the gap to 28-0 at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Cros-Lex added to that advantage.
Aided by a 7-0 third quarter edge, Cros-Lex took a 35-0 lead at the 36-minute mark.
Capac then outscored Cros-Lex 6-0 the rest of the way, only to drop a 35-6 verdict when the final scores were added up.
Anthony Closurdo accounted for Capac's six-point output. Austin Morgan hit him for a four-yard touchdown pass.
For the night, Austin Morgan completed four of 13 pass plays for 36 yards as Capac's quarterback. He threw two interceptions en route to those numbers.
His successful tosses went to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of Matt Burgess (two catches for 32 yards), Closurdo (one reception for four yards) and Cody Rosseau (one catch for zero yards).
The Capac ground attack added 169 yards on 44 totes.
Individually, James Morgan (30 rushes for 142 yards) paced Capac. Closurdo (15 yards on six totes), Brian Kulman (two rushes for seven yards), Rosseau (four yards on one tote), David McKee (one rush for one yard) and Austin Morgan (zero yards on four rushes) followed.
Ed Niemi (eight solos) paced the Capac defense that evening. Thomas Bolday, Nick Osborn and Dakota Perry added five solos each to the Chiefs' cause.
The Capac defense also collected two takeaways. David McKee and Mike Burges and Osborn (an interception each) furnished those.
Capac returns to action this Friday when it entertains Blue Water Area Conference rival Imlay City. That clash lists a 7 p.m. starting time.