|Cal-Mum Football 2010|
Cal-Mum routs Perry 52 to 0
Any hope that there was for the Perry Yellow Jackets of pulling off an upset this past Friday night against the Cal-Mum Raiders was quickly dashed by the end of the 1st quarter. The Raiders scored five touchdowns in the opening stanza to blow the contest wide open. Incredibly, Cal-Mum scored four touchdowns in a 3:35 minute span at the conclusion of the open period. Four 1st quarter miscues by Perry would contribute greatly to the Yellow Jackets’ downfall. An interception and a fumble recovery were both returned for Cal-Mum touchdowns. A blocked punt and an a second interception also would be turned into Cal-Mum scores.
Jon Cappotelli had a banner night with four touchdowns to go along with his 100-yards of rushing. Joining Cappotelli in the scoring parade were Dan Whiteside, Matt Hartford, Madison Suhr and Christian Hallet, each with a touchdown.
The Raiders won the coin flip and deferred to the 2nd half. Perry offense would come up short on their 3rd down rushing attempt and they were forced to punt the ball to the Raiders. Cal-Mum used three Jon Cappotelli runs to move the ball from the CM 31-yard line, to the Perry 41-yard line. Matt Hartford would then find an open Dan Whiteside in the deep middle of the Perry secondary Hartford’s pass was completed to Whiteside who then outran the Yellow Jacket pursuit to the corner of the Perry end zone, for the score. The Raiders’ extra point attempt was no good as the Raiders broke on top, 6 to 0 with 7:59 remaining in the 1st quarter.
The Raider defense again stopped Perry’s 2nd offensive series and Solomon Gominiak then blocked the ensuing punt attempt, giving the Raiders great field position at the Perry 30-yard line. Jon Cappotelli would end the Raider drive when he crashed into the Perry end zone from 1-yard out giving the Raiders a 12 to 0 lead with 3:38 remaining in the 1st quarter.
The wheels would quickly come off of the Perry offense as the Yellow Jackets tried to answer the two Raider scores. On the next three successive Perry offensive series, the Raiders jumped on every turnover the Yellow Jackets committed. Matt Hartford intercepted a Perry pass and returned it 30-yards for the Raider score. The next Perry possession, Jon Cappotelli would pick up a fumbled lateral and run it 14-yards into the Yellow Jacket end zone. A 2nd Raider interception, this one by Jon Cappotelli, at the Perry 41-yard line gave Cal-Mum great field position. 30-seconds later, Cappotelli’s 26-yard run for the touch down, left the Yellow Jackets stunned. Perry watched as the Raiders put up 27 points in a little over three and a half minutes, turning a 6 to 0 score into a 33 to 0 bulge at the end of the 1st quarter of play.
The Raiders would tack on one more 1st half score when Madison Suhr took a Matt Hartford pass and turned it into a 53-yard touchdown play. The Raider began filtering in subs following the Suhr score. The Raiders end the 1st half of play with a commanding 39 to 0 advantage.
In the 2nd half the Raiders relied strictly on the ground game. Preferring to slug it out with the Perry defense. Running against the Perry seven-man defensive front the Raiders basically ran at Perry for the rest of the night. Jon Cappotelli would eventually score his 4th TD of the night on a 4-yard run with 0:29 left in the 3rd quarter. Christian Hallet’s 48-yard quarterback rollout touchdown play in the 4th quarter would close out the Raider scoring on the night as the Raiders would leave Perry with a 52 to 0 win.
The Perry team though soundly beaten on the scoreboard, shows character as they continued to play hard through the end of the contest. Kyle Jones played tough and recorded 10 tackles for Perry. Jake Barnard and Brad Meyers added 8 and 7 tackles respectively for the Yellow Jackets. Jon Kemnitz was his usual solid self as he recorded 16 tackles for the Raider defense. Colin Callan had a nice game with 11 tackles, 5 of which were solo.
The Raider offense was not only the Jon Cappotelli’s 100-yard rushing effort but Matt Hartford’s big-play passes in the game also supplemented him. Hartford 125-yard passing night came with four big catches. Madison Suhr and Dan Whiteside with their 53 and 41-yard touchdown catches and Trevor Haut also got into the receiving column with two nice pass receptions of 16 and 15-yards kept offensive drives alive.
The Raiders now turn their focus to this coming Friday night and the annual battle with our rival, the LeRoy Oatkan Knights. The Raiders turned the trick last year of beating the Knights at Hamilton Field but now the Raiders must travel to Hartwood Park in LeRoy to take on the always-tough Knights. One thing is for sure in this rivalry, hitting is going to be at a premium. These two teams bring out the best in each other. Game time is at 7:30. Get there early, as the best seating is sure to go quickly.