Massapequa running back Nick Capuana (no. 20) dives across the...

Massapequa running back Nick Capuana (no. 20) dives across the goal line for a touchdown against Syosset. (Oct. 12, 2013) Credit: Steven Ryan

Nick Capuana rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead Massapequa in a 49-28 win over Syosset Saturday in Nassau I football.

Capuana also caught two passes for 10 yards for the Chiefs (4-1).

"He's very versatile," assistant coach Nick Armstrong said of Capuano. "He runs out of the backfield, catch passes out of the backfield, and we'll line him up in the slot. He does it all. Overall, he had the most complete game out of all of our players."

Capuana's second rushing touchdown came from a goal-line power run, giving Massapequa a 28-0 lead with 10 minutes left in the half. Quarterback Matt Caracappa completed 15 of 19 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 10 yards and a score.

Caracappa hit wide receiver Nick Balsano on a post route for a 30-yard touchdown with three minutes left in the second quarter to put the Chiefs up 35-0.

"It was a nice way to end the half and put a stamp on it," Armstrong said. "To leave with a nice play like that gave us a lot of good energy going into halftime."

With four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Capuano shot up the middle and sprinted for a 41-yard TD with four minutes left in the third, giving Massapequa a 42-7 lead. He also made a team-high 10 tackles.

Jack Korber rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown and Craig Berge scored a 25-yard touchdown for Massapequa. Syosset is 3-2. Defensive tackles Dennis Mahoney and Chris Cornell, and linebacker Paul Dilena each had a sack.

"We worked extremely hard this week because we got beat pretty bad by Farmingdale last week," Armstrong said, referring to the Chiefs' 33-8 loss to their rival. "Our guys were motivated. We're very satisfied with this win."

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