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Beavers fall to Wellington, 42-20
by James Ratcliff
Dec 26, 2013 | 43 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corinne Sekula photo
Falls City and Wellington players pray together on the field after the conclusion of Thursday’s state championship game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Corinne Sekula photo Falls City and Wellington players pray together on the field after the conclusion of Thursday’s state championship game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
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From left, Dean Gaskamp, Coach Steve Marbach, Justin Twine and Jonathon Sekula answer reporters’ questions during the post-game press conference at the AT&T Stadium following the state championship game.
Carole Gaskamp photo From left, Dean Gaskamp, Coach Steve Marbach, Justin Twine and Jonathon Sekula answer reporters’ questions during the post-game press conference at the AT&T Stadium following the state championship game.
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The Falls City Beavers played before a very large crowd inside a very large AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thursday, Dec. 19. Hundreds of fans dressed in Falls City blue made the trip to Arlington to cheer for the Beavers before, during and after the game.
Joe Baker photo The Falls City Beavers played before a very large crowd inside a very large AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thursday, Dec. 19. Hundreds of fans dressed in Falls City blue made the trip to Arlington to cheer for the Beavers before, during and after the game.
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A UIL official presents the state champion runner-up trophy to Falls City superintendent Tylor Chaplin and Principal Christy Blocker accepting on behalf of the team and the school.
Corinne Sekula photo A UIL official presents the state champion runner-up trophy to Falls City superintendent Tylor Chaplin and Principal Christy Blocker accepting on behalf of the team and the school.
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Wearing silver medals that were presented after the game, Falls City players hold the runner-up trophy at the conclusion of the 2013 football season.
Corinne Sekula photo Wearing silver medals that were presented after the game, Falls City players hold the runner-up trophy at the conclusion of the 2013 football season.
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ARLINGTON – Coming into Thursday afternoon’s showdown at AT&T Stadium, informally known as “Jerry’s World,” the Falls City Beavers faced off against the Wellington Skyrockets for the Class 1A Division II State Championship. Unfortunately for Falls City, Wellington proved to be more than a match as the Beavers ended the 2013 season with a 42-20 loss.

“It was tremendous, especially with sixteen seniors,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “They rose up great in some adverse situations.”

The lone score of the first quarter came with 8:48 on the clock as Justin Twine scored on an 8-yard run, though the failed two-point conversion left the score at 6-0.

From there, the Skyrockets scored 42 unanswered points from the second quarter to the fourth quarter. The Skyrockets’ scoring trend continued until 5:28 remained in the fourth quarter as Twine scored on another 8-yard run for the Beavers, though the failed conversion left the deficit at 42-12. Falls City scored the final touchdown of the game with 1:48 to play as Twine broke through the Wellington defense and scored on a 58-yard run. Dean Gaskamp connected with Stephen Harlos for the two-point conversion, but the deficit of 42-20 stood as time expired.

“Give credit to Wellington,” said Marbach. “It wasn’t a whole lot of us making mistakes. It was them being big and physical and making big plays.”

Statistically, the Beavers gained 271 yards of total offense, with 157 yards rushing over 31 carries and 114 yards passing over seven completions. By comparison, the Skyrockets gained 343 yards of total offense, with 269 yards rushing over 47 carries and 74 yards passing over nine completions. Penalties proved to be a non-factor throughout the game, as the Beavers committed only one five-yard penalty and the Skyrockets were called six times for 45 total yards.

“I’m not disappointed with anything our guys did,” said Marbach. “We expected a tough battle. We knew athlete-for-athlete we were very sound. When we were getting outplayed physically, we knew we were in trouble.”

Despite the loss, Marbach expressed pride in the Beavers.

“I was proud of the heart our guys showed,” said Marbach. “They never quit on the coaches or community, and that was hard to do. That gives me a lot of pride in these guys.”

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