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Fowlerville hands Capac a loss


Chiefs come up short in 2010 gridiron opener, 33-19


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aAnthony Closurdo utilizes the block of Capac teammate Thomas Bolday to pick up a good-sized gain in Friday’s football game with Fowlerville. photo by Kevin Kissane.

September 01, 2010
CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team kicked off the 2010 campaign with a 33-19 setback to visiting Fowlerville in a non-league matchup last Friday night.

"They had more depth than we did and it was the difference tonight," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "That was a factor in the second half where they were able to pull away from us," he noted.

In Friday's clash, Fowlerville grabbed a 13-7 edge after one quarter was complete.

The second quarter would prove a closely contested one as well. It was there Fowlerville collecting seven points, while allowing Capac six.

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That made it 20-13, Fowlerville, at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Fowlerville padded their cushion some.

Aided by a 6-0 third quarter edge, Fowlerville took a 26-13 advantage at the 36-minute mark.

Fowlerville then outscored Capac 7-6 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 33-19 win.

The victorious Fowlerville side generated their 33-point output thanks to a Josh Seften four-yard touchdown tote; a Jacob Wietcha 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown (following by an accurate extra-point boot courtesy of Ethan Gibbons); a Nate Wilkenson 35-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick from Gibbons); a Tim Wedesky to Chad Soja five-yard touchdown pass; and a Wedesky to Ryan Balazy 13-yard touchdown pass. Those scores came with 2:46 showing on the first quarter clock; as time expired to end quarter number one; 4:41 before halftime; with 4:07 showing on the third quarter clock; and 8:41 before the fourth quarter was to end.

Capac managed their 19-point output aided by an Anthony Closurdo 47-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot courtesy of Travis Tullio); a David McKee to Josh Harvey six-yard touchdown pass; and a Sean O'Brien 60-yard punt return for a touchdown. Their points happened with eight seconds showing on the first quarter clock; 3:07 before halftime; and with 1:22 showing on the fourth quarter clock.

For the evening, McKee completed six of nine pass plays for 68 yards as Capac's quarterback. He threw zero interceptions en route to those numbers.

His successful tosses were distributed to four different targets. Their ranks consisted of Aaron Sammut (two catches for 24 yards), Harvey (two receptions for seven yards), Closurdo (one catch for 29 yards) and Dakota Perry (one reception for eight yards).

The Capac ground attack added 184 yards on 33 totes.

Individually, Closurdo (11 rushes for 84 yards) led Capac. Sammut (41 yards on 10 totes), O'Brien (eight rushes for 27 yards) and McKee (four yards on four totes) followed.

Thomas Bolday (nine solos and seven assisted stops) paced the Capac defense. Sammut (seven solos and one assisted tackle), Kenny Polzin and Perry (four solos and four assisted stops each), Korbyn Anderson (three solos and two assisted tackles), Ross Moore (three solos and one assisted stops), Dustin Morgan (two solos and two assisted tackles), McKee (one solo and one assisted stop), Josh Tucker (two assisted tackles) and Mike Wheeler (one assisted stop) supported his performance.

Capac will look to bounce back this Thursday when it entertains Almont. The meeting between Blue Water Area Conference rivals lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

Randy Jorgensen has been with the Tri-City Times since 1980, he lives in Imlay City and is active in many community organizations. Randy enjoys the outdoor sports and travel. His columns are generally of life experiences with a touch of humor.
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