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Beavers obliterate Eagles
Cody Houdmann of Falls City holds the ball as Conner Jendrusch kicks an extra point for the Beavers. Falls City completely dismantled Pettus last Friday night by the final score of 80-0.
Falls City 80
By Robert C. McDonald
Wilson County News
FALLS CITY -- It’s been said time and time again that the Falls City Beavers have a number of different players capable of making the big plays. Last Friday night in Falls City, Pettus was reminded of that fact, as eight different Beavers scored touchdowns en route to an 80-0 thrashing of the Eagles.Senior Justin Twine paced the team, as he scored three touchdowns and picked up 105 yards rushing on just seven carries. His longest was good for 54 yards. Senior Austen Camber also had a great game. In addition to catching two passes for 43 yards, Camber showed his true talents on special teams. He returned a total of four punts for a whopping 168 yards, including two punt returns for touchdowns. His long on the night was 68 yards. Camber also scored on a 2-point conversion.
In addition to the five touchdowns from Twine and Camber, six additional Beavers got in on the scoring action against Pettus. David Brodsky and Olxman Cruz each ran in a touchdown, while Kendall Kanak and Stephen Harlos each caught touchdown passes. Harlos reeled in a 5-yard pass from Dean Gaskamp for a touchdown, while Kanak caught a pass from sophomore Zach Jimerson for 36 yards and the score.
Kanak also scored a touchdown on special teams, when he fielded a Pettus kickoff at the Falls City 17-yard line and raced 83 yards for a Beaver touchdown. Senior Tyler Moore also scored a touchdown for the Beavers as he returned a punt 41 yards to the end zone. Conner Jendrusch booted six extra points, as well.
The 12th touchdown, in case you were counting, was scored on defense, as junior Cody Houdmann picked off an Eagle passing attempt and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown. Altogether, the Beavers scored 80 points, and made things look too easy in Falls City.
Scoring a bunch of points certainly helps win games, but keeping an opponent from doing the same thing is just as important. In addition to the interception by Houdmann, Jimerson also picked off a Pettus pass. Senior linebacker Eric Wiatrek had another great game on defense for Falls City, as he tallied 16 tackles on the night. Tyler Malcolm was good for another 10 tackles, and Mitch Lyssy had nine. Malcolm, Bracen Arms, and Dylan Urbanczyk each registered a sack, as well. In addition to these defensive standouts, 21 more fellow Beaver teammates registered tackles against Pettus. It simply did not matter who was in the game, the Beavers dominated on both sides of the game from the opening whistle to the last.
The lopsided affair puts the Beavers at 7-0 on the year, and the team is 1-0 in district play. Falls City will enjoy a bye week this Friday, but will be back in action Friday, Oct. 25, as the team travels to Woodsboro. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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