Cameron Soto completed a 55-yard pass to Matt Wiatrek early in the game, scoring the first Beaver touchdown with 10:29 on the clock. Pettus responded with a single touchdown by Hunter Tomlin off an 88-yard pass from Ryan Beck to tie the score with 4:32 left in the first quarter. Finishing up the quarter with 52 seconds left on the clock, Colin Dziuk scored a second Beaver touchdown on a 53-yard run.
Taking the lead in the second quarter with a score of 14-7, Luke Mynier was quick to score on a 74-yard run with 10:30 still left on the clock, followed by Dziuk’s second touchdown almost 7 minutes later. Ending the second quarter with 41 seconds on the clock, Tad Neischwietz scored a fifth touchdown on a fumble recovery, leading his team into halftime with a score of 35-7.
The Beavers scored once during the third quarter, on a 5-yard run by Dziuk, bringing the score up 35-7. In the fourth quarter, Jon Swierc scored the final Beaver touchdown on a 3-yard carry, giving the Beavers a victory 48-7 over the Eagles.
Falls City gained 19 first downs in the game against just five for Pettus. Soto had his most efficient passing game to date, completing 6 of 7 pass attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown. Matt Wiatrek hauled in three passes for 100 yards and a score, and the running game compiled 370 yards on 39 carries for an average of 9.5 yards per carry. Dziuk led the way with 145 yards rushing on 16 carries with three touchdowns.
Falls City’s win puts them in first place in the district standings through the second week of play, and the Beavers appear in good position for another district title. They shut out Woodsboro last week, which according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football was picked to finish second to Falls City in District 16-A.
Falls City is 2-0 in district play so far, Benavides is 1-0, Bruni is 1-1, Pettus is 1-1, Agua Dulce is 1-1, Woodsboro is 0-1, and Runge is 0-2.
The next game will be played at home beginning at 7:30 p.m. against Runge.