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Beavers dominate Hornets, 48-0
by James Ratcliff
Nov 08, 2012 | 707 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Falls City’s Dean Gaskamp tackles a Louise runner Friday night.
Falls City’s Dean Gaskamp tackles a Louise runner Friday night.
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LOUISE – Coming into Friday night’s game against the Louise Hornets, the Falls City Beavers sought to keep their winning ways going after defeating Woodsboro the week before. The Hornets provided little resistance against the Beavers’ offensive attack, with Falls City emerging victorious by the score of 48-0 to clinch one of the top two playoff spots in District 14-1A Division II.

“I was really happy with the way we came out focused and ready to play,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “We’ve seen how close they played Woodsboro and Runge. We set the tone early and it got us rolling.”

The Beavers’ lone score of the first quarter came on the legs of Cameron Soto, as he scored on a 10-yard run, with the extra point by Cody Jendrusch putting the score at 7-0.

The Beavers scored four times in the second quarter. Soto scored his second touchdown of the game on a 19-yard run with Jendrusch adding the PAT to make it 14-0. The next score came once more from Soto as he punched it in on a 5-yard run, though the missed kick left the lead at 20-0. Afterward, Joseph Swierc ran through the Louise defense for an 11-yard score, though the failed two-point conversion left the lead at 26-0. The final score of the first half came on the legs of Jon Swierc as he punched it in on a 3-yard run. Soto connected with Stephen Harlos on the two-point conversion to put the halftime lead at 34-0.

The Beavers’ second team took control in the second half, scoring twice in the third quarter. The first came on a 6-yard run by Dean Gaskamp, with Jendrusch adding the PAT. The second score of the third quarter, and final score of the game, came from David Brodsky as he scored on a 3-yard run. Jendrusch’s final extra point put the commanding lead at 48-0, which stood through the entire fourth quarter.

“One thing exciting about it is we had our second team quarterback play and he had an excellent game,” said Marbach “He did a great job.”

Statistically, the Beavers gained 452 yards of total offense, with 340 yards rushing over 37 carries and 112 yards passing over nine completions. Despite the numbers, Marbach said the Beavers can still improve.

“We have a lot of things to clean up still,” said Marbach. “We’ve got a long way to go. We know there’s a game in the playoffs where we have to play perfect, and we’re a long way from that.”

This week, the Beavers will have their annual Parents’ Night game as they will host the Runge Yellow Jackets for the district championship, where the winner earns a first-round bye in the Class 1A Division II playoffs.

“Runge has come a really long way in the last year,” said Marbach. “They’re playing solid ball. We’re going to have to do what we’ve been doing. To win the district title would be fantastic, and that first round bye is important.”

Kickoff in Falls City is set for Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
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