“It was a strange experience, going back over there and being on the visitor’s side,” said Falls City head coach Steve Marbach, previously the head coach at Pettus. “It felt strange before the game but, once we got in the game, it left until after the game. The big thing was we did a good job executing on both sides of the ball.”
The Beavers’ lone score of the first quarter came on the legs of Jon Swierc, who scored on the ground, though the kick failed. In the second quarter, the Beavers started to get hot as Cameron Soto scored two rushing touchdowns. On the second Soto score, Phillip Lyssy ran in the two-point conversion to put the Falls City lead at 20-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Soto showed what he could do through the air as he connected with Dean Gaskamp on a touchdown pass and ran in the conversion to extend the lead to 28-0. Soto’s final touchdown of the game came later in the third quarter as he connected with Tyler Moore, thought the failed conversion left the lead at 34-0. The fourth quarter’s only score came on the legs of Gaskamp, as he scored on a run of his own. Despite the missed PAT, the score stood at 40-0 as time expired.
Statistically, the Beavers gained 376 yards of total offense, with 244 yards rushing over 33 carries and 132 yards passing over eight completions.
“The running game did a good job,” said Marbach. “We wanted to play keep-away a bit. We’ve been fast paced and it was good to show that we can do what we need to do. Defensively, we played phenomenally. The intensity we played with was great.”
This week, the Beavers will travel to Charlotte to face the Trojans in a non-district matchup.
“That’s a scheduling anomaly,” said Marbach. “I’ve never had that before.”
Despite having a non-district game in the middle of the district schedule, Marbach said the Beavers will remain focused.
“We’re going keep getting better week in and week out,” said Marbach. “Our ultimate goal is to be playing into late December, so in order to do that we have to keep improving.”
Kickoff in Charlotte is set for Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.