LETCHWORTH — The Cal-Mum varsity football team outscored the Letchworth Indians on Friday night by a score of 33-0. Senior quarterback Kurtis Haut and senior running back Joe Cappotelli combined for four touchdowns in the first half to put the game away early.
“The plan was to come in and run the ball,” Cal-Mum head coach John Walther said after the game. “We wanted to throw it a little bit more, it just got wet, and we were able to move the ball so we just kept witht the run game and our guys did a nice job.”
Senior running back Ryan Sickles set the tone early for the Red Raiders, taking an off-tackle run for 43 yards on the first play from scrimmage. That run, plus a rare pass from Haut to junior tight end Will Vanauken on a fourth down play, set up the first of three Cappotelli touchdown runs on the Raiders’ first drive.
The Indians gave the Raiders defense some trouble early in the game when they ran a two-quarterback offensive set, but turnovers kept them from mounting many drives.
“It’s an interesting set. We did see it in film and prepared for it, but it presents some unique challenges. They were giving us trouble but we made an adjustment at halftime,” Walther said.
By halftime, the game was already out of reach. The Indians did not have an answer for the one-two punch of Haut and Cappotelli and they each scored a touchdown with less than 3:30 to go in the first half to extend the lead to 27-0 going into the locker room.
Both teams seemed to have made adjustments at halftime, as neither offense was able to put up points for much of the second half. But junior running back Zach Preston was able to score on a three yard touchdown run with 2:33 left in the game to put the game away for the Raiders.
Cal-Mum (2-0) look to stay undefeated against the Avon Braves next Friday night.