“I was impressed by how Louise came out and executed,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “Our defense did a great job adjusting. They’re taking pride in not giving up any points right now.”
The Beavers scored twice in the first quarter, with each one coming on opposite sides of the ball. The first came with 7:20 on the clock on a run by Dean Gaskamp, with Conner Jendrusch kicking the PAT. Jendrusch made six out of eight extra point attempts on the evening. The second came at the 3:01 mark as Mitch Lyssy intercepted a Louise passing attempt and took it all the way to the end zone for the pick six. The score stood at 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Beavers scored thrice more in the second quarter, converting two out of three extra point attempts in that span. The first of these scores came with 7:56 on the clock on Gaskamp’s second rushing touchdown of the game to make it 21-0. The second score came just 25 seconds later on a run by Justin Twine to extend the Falls City lead to 28-0. The last score of the first half came with 3:23 to go as Twine connected with David Brodsky for a passing score, putting the score at 34-0 at the halftime break.
The Beavers scored their last three touchdowns of the game in the third quarter and converted two out of three PATs in that span. The first of these came at the 7:53 mark as Twine passed to Harlos to put the score at 41-0. The second score of the quarter came with 3:48 to go as Twine rushed it in for his second rushing touchdown of the game to put it at 47-0. The final score of the contest came with exactly one minute to go in the third quarter as Austen Camber returned a Louise punt for a touchdown to put the final tally at 54-0.
Statistically, the Beavers gained 462 yards of total offense, with 350 yards rushing over 30 carries and 112 yards passing over eight completions. The Beavers were flagged eight times for 50 total yards throughout the contest. Statistics for the Hornets were unavailable at press time.
Marbach complimented the effort of his team and being able to play less-experienced players throughout the contest.
“It’s one of the things that makes us who we are,” said Marbach. “We’ve played a full JV season too, so our kids have gotten to play the entire season.”
This week, the Beavers can clinch the district title outright as they travel to Runge to face the Yellow Jackets in a cross-county showdown. Runge has clinched a playoff berth by defeating Pettus, making this contest a battle for playoff positioning.
“It’s going to be about studying them like we have done against other teams,” said Marbach. “They’re a pound-it-out, keep-away team. Our defense has to play tough and not let them have long drives.”
Kickoff in Runge is set for Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.