FALLS CITY – For the 11th time in the last 12 seasons, the Falls City Beavers are district champions. They locked up the 15-2A Division II title last Friday with a convincing 52-0 shutout win over the D’Hanis Cowboys.
Though the game was a blowout, it began on a 10-minute delay. The lights at Beaver Stadium went out for a few minutes. Falls City head coach Britt Hart said that the fuses were fixed shortly after both teams took the field, and thanked the stadium crew on-hand for their aid.
“Once we got going, Brady Lyssy wasted no time with that touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage,” said Hart
That play happened just 20 seconds into the game, after the Cowboys deferred the coin toss option to the second half. Lyssy accounted for three of Falls City’s seven touchdowns in the game.
Falls City lead 44-0 at the halftime break, with their final touchdown occurring late in the game with a running clock.
Beaver quarterback Jaxson Pipes was 8-of-16 passing for 118 yards and two touchdowns, with one to Carson Dziuk and Grant Jendrusch each.
The Beavers had 420 rushing yards as Lyssy accounting for 208 on 12 carries. Cole Thomas and Darren Lopez had one touchdown each.
Pipes’ touchdowns were caught by Grant Jendrusch and Carson Dziuk each.
On defense, Kevin Jendrusch led the Beavers with 10 total tackles and a fumble recovery.
Grant Jendrusch had eight tackles, including a tackle for loss and an interception.
Cody Arrisola also tallied eight tackles, and Jacob Hofauer had seven tackles. Nathan Krudwig and Jacob Hofauer each recorded a sack, and Darren Lopez had an interception.
This week, the Beavers will wrap up district play on the road as they take on the Pettus Eagles.
In the offseason, Pettus ISD added a new turf field and track to Beauchamp Stadium.
“Coach (Michael) Enriquez has a very young bunch this year, but they’ll fight to the bitter end,” said Hart. “We’re just focused on doing what we do, and we’ll focus on the playoff matchups and locations after this one is done. There’s a lot to still be sorted out in the District 16 standings.”
Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
James Ratcliff is a high school sports contributor for The Karnes Countywide. He can be reached at 830-216-3864.