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Cros-Lex hands Capac BWAC defeat

September 15, 2010
CAPAC — A 34-14 advantage during the middle two quarters propelled visiting Cros-Lex to a 41-20 win against Capac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Friday night.

With the outcome, Cros-Lex moves to 2-1 and 2-0. Capac slips to 1-2 and 1-1.

"We knew coming in that it would be a tough assignment," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "They do so many things well, whether it be passing, running, special teams or defense," he noted.

"Cros-Lex Coach Jason VanDerMaas had his team well prepared. They are a good team and will be tough to beat in the BWAC race."

Aaron Sammut escorts Capac teammate Anthony Closurdo up the field during last Friday’s BWAC gridiron confrontation with Cros-Lex photo by Kevin Kissane.
In Friday's matchup, Cros-Lex grabbed a 7-0 edge after one quarter was history.

Cros-Lex followed it up with a 13-7 second quarter advantage.

That made it 20-7, Cros-Lex, at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Cros-Lex established even more breathing room.

Aided by a 21-7 third quarter edge, Cros-Lex increased its cushion to 41-14 at the 36-minute mark.

Capac then outscored Cros-Lex 6-0 from that point on, only to drop a 41-20 verdict at night's end.

Cros-Lex produced their 41-point output aided by a Robert Duff seven-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Ryan Fabbri); a Ryan Fabbri four-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Fabbri), a Fabbri 13-yard touchdown run; a Fabbri to Duff nine-yard touchdown pass (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Fabbri); a Fabbri to Justin Armstead 17-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Fabbri); and a Fabbri 16-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Fabbri).

Capac notched their 20-point total thanks to an Anthony Closurdo 24-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Tullio); a David McKee one-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Tullio); and an Austin Morgan to McKee 14-yard touchdown pass.

Austin Morgan (two of five for 23 yards with no interceptions) and McKee (one of five for 13 yards and one interception) shared the quarterback responsibilities for Capac that evening.

The duo's successful tosses went to three different targets. Their ranks consisted of McKee (one reception for 14 yards), Closurdo (one catch for 13 yards) and Josh Harvey (one reception for nine yards).

The Capac ground attack chewed up 270 yards on 53 totes.

Individually, Sammut (16 rushes for 113 yards) along with Closurdo (85 yards on 11 totes) and McKee (15 rushes for 72 yards) supplied Capac's best credentials. The remaining 11 Chief totes netted no gain.

Thomas Bolday (five solos and nine assists) and Dustin Morgan (three solos and eight assists) paced Capac's defense. Sean O'Brien (three solos and four assists), Sammut (four solos and two assists), Michael Trendy (three solos and three assists) and Korbyn Anderson (one solo and four assists) made their presence felt as well.

Capac will look to bounce back this Friday when it travels to Imlay City for a Blue Water Area Conference game. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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