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Beavers overwhelm Pirates, 36-0
by James Ratcliff
Sep 12, 2013 | 41 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Falls City’s Stephen Harlos jumps to catch a pass during the Beavers’ big Friday night win over Poth.
Corinne Sekula photo Falls City’s Stephen Harlos jumps to catch a pass during the Beavers’ big Friday night win over Poth.
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FALLS CITY – In what has been dubbed the Polish Bowl, the Falls City Beavers hosted their longtime rivals, the Poth Pirates, on Friday night. Utilizing their offense and defense to great effect, the Beavers shut out the Pirates by the score of 36-0. The Falls City win snaps Poth’s three-game winning streak in the series.

“It was a great win for us,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “We were excited to beat those guys. The important thing is improving and they showed us a few things.”

After a weather delay pushed the kickoff back by ten minutes, the Beavers scored twice in the first quarter. The first score came with 7:46 on the clock as Dean Gaskamp connected with Austen Camber on a touchdown pass. Gaskamp ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0. The second score came with exactly four minutes to go as Gaskamp’s pass was caught by Justin Twine, with Gaskamp running in the conversion once more to double the score at 16-0, which lasted through the end of the first quarter.

From that point on, the Beavers scored once in each quarter. The second quarter’s score happened at the 6:14 mark as Gaskamp connected with Camber once more. Camber kicked the PAT to put the lead at 23-0. The third quarter’s score occurred with 6:06 on the clock on a run by Kendall Kanak. Camber’s PAT put the score at 30-0. The fourth quarter’s score and the final score of the contest happened with 1:29 left to play on a run by Joseph Swierc. The extra point was no good, but the 36-0 score stood as the clock hit zero.

Statistically, the Beavers gained 381 yards of total offense, with 202 yards rushing over 29 carries and 179 yards passing over seven completions. By comparison, the Pirates gained 212 yards of total offense, with 157 yards rushing and 55 yards passing.

“That’s a big part of who we are,” said Marbach. “We need to have a lot of guys to be successful. Poth focused on (Twine) and that opened things up for other guys and it worked out well.”

This week, the Beavers will start a series of three consecutive road games as they take on the Stockdale Brahmas.

“Going on the road is a unique challenge,” said Marbach. “It’s going to be about what we do. Stockdale is similar to Jourdanton. They’re a big and powerful team. Hopefully we can take advantage of our speed.”

Kickoff in Stockdale is set for Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
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