November 04, 2009 CAPAC — Capac bolted out to a sizable 23-0 advantage with 2:27 showing on the first quarter clock, setting the stage for a convincing 35-0 win against visiting Harper Woods Chandler Park in a Division 5, Region 4, District 2 pre-district football contest last Friday night.
With the result, Capac (7-3) advances to this Friday's district championship clash where it will square off versus host Madison Heights Madison (9-0). That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time. Harper Woods Chandler Park finishes at 7-3.
"Ever since we started the season 1-3 it has been a do or die situation for us," Capac Coach Tom Manney observed. "And, it still is," he emphasized.
"I honestly feel that if we play our best football we can beat Madison Heights Madison. We know we will have to step it up to get the job done."
In Friday's contest, Capac let it be known from the outset that they had come to play.
Capac did its best to prove they belonged in the playoffs, opening up a 23-0 cushion with 9:33 gone.
The remainder of the first quarter was scoreless.
Quarter number two would see neither side collect points.
That left Capac holding an imposing 23-0 cushion at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Capac established some more breathing room.
Aided by a 12-0 third quarter edge, Capac pushed its advantage to 35-0 at the 36-minute mark.
That was followed by a scoreless fourth quarter, leaving Capac with a 35-0 win to celebrate when the final second ticked off the clock.
Capac produced their winning 35-point output aided by a James Morgan four-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Joshua Kaiser); a Kaiser 24-yard field goal; a Morgan 14-yard touchdown run; a David McKee to Matt Burgess 10-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Kaiser); a Matt Burgess 48-yard interception return for a touchdown; and a Brian Kulman touchdown tote from one-yard out. Those scores happened with 10:03 showing on the first quarter clock; 4:20 before the first quarter was to end; with 2:27 showing on the first quarter clock; 47 seconds before the first quarter was to end; with 6:07 showing on third quarter clock; and 18 seconds before the third quarter was to end.
For the night, McKee completed three of three pass plays for 39 yards as Capac's quarterback.
His successful tosses went to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of Josh Harvey (one catch for 15 yards), Kulman (one reception for 14 yards) and Matt Burgess (one catch for 10 yards).
The Capac ground attack wound up with 249 yards on 47 totes.
Morgan proved Capac's headliner, rushing the ball 20 times for 123 yards. Anthony Closurdo backed his effort, netting 52 yards on eight totes. The remaining 19 Chief rushes gained 74 yards. Thomas Bolday led the Capac defense with five solos and two assisted stops. McKee (five solos), Burgess and Eddie Niemi (four solos and one assist each), Kenny Polzin (three solos and two assists) plus Andrew McDunnah and Aaron Sammut (three solos and one assist apiece) made their presence felt as well.
The Capac defense also registered four takeaways. Burgess (two interceptions and a fumble recovery) and McKee (one interception) furnished those.