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Beavers clobber Trojans, 40-0
by James Ratcliff
Oct 25, 2012 | 776 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cody Jendrusch carries the ball for the Beavers on this play Friday night.
Cody Jendrusch carries the ball for the Beavers on this play Friday night.
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 The Falls City defense held the opponent scoreless for the second week in a row.  One of the reasons the defense is doing so well is the pressure but on by the defensive lineman.   Junior Devon Lyssy #68, senior Royce Leonhardt #96, and senior Yosehp Cruz #99 close in on the Charlotte quarterback forcing an incomplete pass.
The Falls City defense held the opponent scoreless for the second week in a row. One of the reasons the defense is doing so well is the pressure but on by the defensive lineman. Junior Devon Lyssy #68, senior Royce Leonhardt #96, and senior Yosehp Cruz #99 close in on the Charlotte quarterback forcing an incomplete pass.
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CHARLOTTE – After shutting out Pettus in a District 14-1A Division II game the week before, the Falls City Beavers faced the Charlotte Trojans in a non-district contest on Friday night. Like the week before, the Beavers used their potent offense and defense to come away with a convincing 40-0 victory. “I was really happy that we did focus,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “I’ve never played a district game and then a non-district game after that but the boys did a great job.”

The first score of the contest came with 8:57 on the clock in the first quarter as Cameron Soto connected with Phillip Lyssy on a 39-yard passing touchdown, though the failed PAT left the lead at 6-0. On the next Falls City possession, at the 7:04 mark of the first quarter, Soto scored on a 2-yard run. Despite the failed two-point conversion, the Beavers held a 12-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Beavers scored twice in the second quarter. The first score came with 8:09 on the clock as Soto ran through the Charlotte defense and scored on a 39-yard run, though the two-point conversion was no good. The final score before the half came with 4:18 to go as Soto recovered from a mishandled snap and found Cody Houdmann for the 5-yard score. The two-point conversion run by Travis Glover was good, putting the Falls City lead at 26-0 at halftime.

In the second half, the Beavers scored once in each quarter. The third quarter’s score came with 10:50 on the clock as Jon Swierc punched it in on a 3-yard run, with Kendall Kanak running in the conversion. The fourth quarter’s lone score came with 1:49 left to play as Dean Gaskamp scored on a 2-yard run. Despite the failed conversion, the Beavers’ 40-0 lead stood as time expired.

Statistically, the Beavers gained 383 yards of total offense, with 131 yards rushing over 17 carries and 252 yards passing over 18 completions. The Trojans, by comparison, were held to 79 yards of total offense, with 25 yards rushing over 34 carries and 54 yards passing over two completions. Penalty wise, the Beavers committed four penalties for 55 total yards and the Trojans committed five penalties for 45 total yards.

“It was awesome,” said Marbach. “The defense was incredible. For a second week in a row, we held them to around 50 yards of offense. It was fun to get the young guys playing. It’s going to help them down the road. It was a dress rehearsal for the playoffs.”

This week, the Beavers return to district action as they host the Woodsboro Eagles. “They’re doing a great job,” said Marbach about the Eagles. “They’ve got some impressive backs. We’ve got to contain them and tackle well. We’ll be diverse and mix it up.”

Kickoff in Falls City is set for Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
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