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Capac gets a lopsided homecoming win, 49-7


McKee runs for 210 yards on 10 carries in rout


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David McKee, of Capac, sidesteps a Richmond tackler en route to a big gain during a Blue Water Area Conference clash last Friday night. photo by Kevin Kissane.

September 29, 2010
CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team celebrated their homecoming with a convincing 49-7 win against Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference matchup last Friday night.

With the outcome, Capac goes to 3-2 and 3-1. Richmond falls to 1-4 and 1-3.

"I liked what I saw both offensively and defensive-

ly tonight," Capac Coach Tom Manney said. "It was a dominating performance on both sides of the line of scrimmage," he noted.

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"We did commit far too many penalties though. That is something we will have to work on fixing in practice this week."

In Friday's matchup, Capac grabbed a 7-0 edge after one quarter was complete.

Quarter number two saw Capac amass 21 points, while holding Richmond to none.

That made it 28-0, Capac, at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Capac picked up where it left off.

Aided by a 14-0 third quarter edge, Capac widened the gap to 42-0 at the 36-minute mark.

Both sides then struck for seven points each the rest of the way, leaving Capac with a 49-7 win to celebrate at night's end.

Capac produced their winning 49-point output aided by an Anthony Closurdo 16-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Travis Tullio); a David McKee four-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Tullio); an Aaron Sammut three-yard touchdown run (followed by a succcessful extra-point kick courtesy of Tullio); an Austin Morgan to Dakota Perry four-yard touchdown pass (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Tullio); a 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Sammut (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Tullio); a Sammut 31-yard touchdown run (followed by an accurate extra-point boot from Tullio); and a McKee 94-yard touchdown run (followed by a successful extra-point kick courtesy of Tullio).

For the night, Austin Morgan completed five of six pass plays for 36 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 Perry (two catches for 16 yards), Sammut (an eight-yard reception), Mike Vollen a seven-yard catch) and Sean O'Brien (a five-yard reception).

McKee was the other Capac performer who opted to air out the football that evening. His lone attempt fell incomplete

The Capac ground attack added 393 yards on 37 totes.

Individually, McKee (10 rushes for 210 yards) put up Capac's best numbers. Closurdo (95 yards on 10 totes) and Sammut (12 rushes for 71 yards) made their presence felt as well. The remaining five Chief totes netted a combined 17-yard gain.

Dustin Morgan (five solos and nine assists) paced Capac's defense. Thomas Bolday (three solos and eight assists), Sammut (three solos and seven assists), Michael Trendy (two solos and four assists), Ross Moore and Kenny Polzin (three solos and two assists each) along with Josh Tucker (one solo and three assists) supported his performance.

The Capac defense also registered two takeways. O'Brien (an interception) and Sammut (a fumble recovery) supplied those.

Capac will look to continue their winning ways this Friday when it heads to Armada for a Blue Water Area Conference game. That confrontation is slated to get underway at 7 p.m.

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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