Capital actually outgained Huntington 231-136. Highlanders junior quarterback Clark Wilson was injured early in the game, and though he returned to play defensive back, he did not play offense again.
Instead, sophomore Jaylen Adaway and senior Nick Tubbs shared snaps out of the shotgun formation, with Adaway throwing all four passes the team attempted.
Tubbs, however, saw his offensive production increase significantly at quarterback. He finished with 36 rushing yards on 12 carries. He had five carries for 4 yards in the first half before Seals began using him at quarterback.
"We've got a lot of seniors this year, and we already knew we had to step up and lead tonight," Tubbs said. "[Wilson is] young, but we had a lot of people ready to step in and help to take his spot when he went down. We were ready."
Tubbs actually had the last word in the scoring. Capital finally cracked the end zone when Kashuan Haley scored from 1 yard out with 33 seconds left. The resulting onside kick found its way to Tubbs, who returned it 62 yards for a touchdown.
"We try to prepare everyone. You're only one snap away. Those guys did a tremendous job of preparing themselves," Seals said of his Plans B and C at quarterback. "That paid dividends tonight."
Huntington's Paden Christian led all players with 81 rushing yards on 16 carries. Haley's 55 yards led Capital's ground attack, and Pratt was 13 of 27 passing for 150 yards.