2012-10-14 / Sports

Chiefs beat Muskrats, keep slim playoff hopes alive

BY ERIK HOHENTHANER 810-452-2641 • ehohenthaner@mihomepaper.com


Capac’s Jayson Winsor against Almont two weeks ago. 
Photo by Kelly Stanley Capac’s Jayson Winsor against Almont two weeks ago. Photo by Kelly Stanley CAPAC — The Capac Chiefs welcomed Algonac on Friday for a Blue Water Area Conference game and earned a much-needed victory over the Muskrats, 30-27.

Capac kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a victory to improve to 4- 4 overall on the season. The Chiefs must win its last game of the season and hope it has earned enough playoff points to qualify.

The Chiefs jumped out to an early lead with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Dan Cornish to Jacob Boers and Cornish added the PAT. With 2:43 left in the first quarter, Cornish made a 27-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a 10-0 lead.

Algonac responded with three straight touchdowns to take the lead, 20-10, entering the fourth quarter.

Capac responded with three touchdowns of its own beginning with Brad Harris’ seven-yard run. The PAT was no good. Devin Helsel scored on a 25-yard run and Cornish scored on a 23-yard run with two successful PAT’s to give Capac a 30-20 lead. Algonac scored a touchdown with 1:16 left, but would not get any closer.

Cornish led the offense with 105 yards on 17 carries, while Harris carried 14 times for 63 yards. Cornish completed 3-of- 9 passes for 71 yards and a score.

Devin Rosseau led the defense with 12 tackles, Cornish and Jon Horton made eight stops each and Harris and Cody Essenburg combined for 12 tackles. Rosseau and Harris recovered fumbles and Jacob Boers had an interception.

Capac, 4-4 overall, 3-4 BWAC, host Allen Park Cabrini on Friday in a must-win game.

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