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Beavers clobber Eagles, 54-6
by James Ratcliff
Oct 20, 2011 | 851 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Falls City’s Phillip Lyssy looks down field as he runs with the ball on this play during the game against Benavides.
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FALLS CITY – Coming off the heels of their lopsided victory against Runge the week before, the Falls City Beavers looked to do the same to the visiting Benavides Eagles on Friday night as they continued their quest for another district championship. As it turned out, the Eagles provided little resistance to stop the roll that the Beavers were on as Falls City’s potent offense and tough defense earned them a convincing 54-6 victory to go 4-0 in district. Falls City head coach Mark Kirchhoff was unavailable for comment as of press time.

In the first quarter alone, the Beavers scored a remarkable five unanswered touchdowns. Just 62 seconds into the game, senior running back Tyler Wiatrek scored his first of three touchdowns of the night on a 6-yard run, with senior Scott Lyssy kicking the extra point. Later in the quarter, at the 7:50 mark, junior fullback Cody Jendrusch scored his first of two touchdowns of the game on a 5-yard run, with Lyssy’s PAT splitting the uprights. Then, with 3:04 to go, Wiatrek scored his second touchdown on a 15 yard run, with Lyssy’s kick finding its mark. On the ensuing kickoff, the Beavers caught the Eagles napping and recovered the football on the Benavides 2-yard line, where Wiatrek punched it in on the very next play. However, the PAT failed after a high snap. The final score of the first quarter came with just eight seconds left as junior running back Phillip Lyssy ran the ball in for a score on a 12-yard run with senior Lyssy’s PAT making the score 34-0 after just one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Beavers would not relent. With 8:49 on the clock, Jendrusch scored his second touchdown of the game, this time from 4 yards out, though the PAT failed. The first half’s final score came with 23 seconds to go until halftime as junior quarterback Cameron Soto hit senior receiver Wade Jimerson in stride for a 30-yard passing touchdown. Lyssy’s PAT made the score 47-0 at halftime.

In the second half, each team scored just once. The Beavers’ final touchdown of the game came on the kickoff to begin the second half as sophomore kick returner Austen Camber received the kick and took it all the way to the house from 94 yards away. Wiatrek’s lone PAT attempt was good, putting the lead at 54-0. The Eagles averted the shutout with 10:11 to go in the fourth quarter as senior running back Robert Garza punched it in from the 1-yard line for the Eagles lone score. The PAT failed, leaving the score at 54-6 as the Beavers ran down the clock on their ensuing possessions to claim the victory.

Statistically, the Beavers amassed 357 yards of total offense, with 316 running and 41 passing. The Eagles, by comparison, were held to 93 rushing yards and had no passing yards. In terms of penalties, the Beavers committed 10 penalties totaling 72 yards and the Eagles were called five times for 20 total yards.

This week the Beavers will travel quite the distance to Agua Dulce to take on the Longhorns for the final road game of the regular season. Kickoff in Agua Dulce is set for Friday, October 21 at 7:30 PM.
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