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Falls City Beavers rout Pettus Eagles, 80-0
by James Ratcliff
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Zach Jimerson dodges the Pettus defense on this play.
Zach Jimerson dodges the Pettus defense on this play.
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Austen Camber picks up yardage for the Beavers Friday night.
Austen Camber picks up yardage for the Beavers Friday night.
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Corinne Sekula photos
Members of the Falls City Beavers team take a moment in prayer together at the conclusion of Friday night’s game.
Corinne Sekula photos Members of the Falls City Beavers team take a moment in prayer together at the conclusion of Friday night’s game.
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FALLS CITY – Coming into District 14-1A Division II play with an unbeaten record of 6-0, the Falls City Beavers took on the Pettus Eagles on Friday night. With the offense, defense and special teams all contributing to the scoring, the Beavers defeated the Eagles by the score of 80-0 to start district play with a victory.

“The special teams went crazy,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach. “That was an explosion. It was fantastic for them to play like that, that’s going to be crucial later.”

20 of Falls City’s points came in the first quarter. Contributing to the first quarter scores were Justin Twine, who contributed two rushing scores in the quarter, and Austen Camber, who had a punt return for a touchdown, followed by Camber catching a pass from Dean Gaskamp for a two-point conversion.

In the second quarter, the proverbial floodgates opened as the Beavers scored 41 more points to end the first half. Contributing in that span were David Brodsky with a touchdown run, Cody Houdmann with an interception return for a touchdown, Kendall Kanak with a touchdown catch and pass thrown by Zach Jimerson, Camber with his second punt return for a touchdown, and Twine with his third rushing touchdown in the game.

During the game, Connor Jendrusch converted six out of 10 extra points, with five of his total PAT attempts being successful in the first half.

The Beavers had a commanding 61-0 lead at the halftime break.

In the second half, the Beavers utilized their backup players for the remainder of the contest, scoring all their second half touchdowns in the third quarter. Contributing in that span were Kanak with a kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half, Tyler Moore with a punt return for a touchdown and Olxman Cruz with a rushing touchdown.

Statistically, the Beavers had an estimated 300 yards of total offense, with a good portion of their scoring and yardage coming not from their offense but from special teams and defense.

“The first team defense and the guys who rotate in did a fantastic job,” said Marbach. “The second team did a great job too.”

Additional statistics were unavailable at press time.

This week, the Beavers will have their Bye week. Their next game will see the Beavers on the road as they face the Woodsboro Eagles in their next district contest.

“We’ve got a lot of things that we feel are detail areas we need to work on,” said Marbach. “A big part of it is recharging the batteries, refreshing and getting ready for what we’re hoping is the second half of our season.”

Kickoff in Woodsboro is set for Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
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