DuBois Conquers Brookville 55-14 in Final Game of Series
Written by: Grant Long on Monday, October 14th, 2013
The classic fall weather of 55 degrees and an overcast sky brought together the feeling a person gets when they think of Friday night High School football. What made this evening like nothing else was a decision to postpone the DuBois-Brookville series for the unforeseeable future. In last year’s game the Beavers won 52-13 and they are 20-6 all time in the series. Coming off a 51-21 loss to Morgantown last week, the Beavers were out to dominate and devastate in Brookville.
In their first 9 plays of the game, DuBois posted their first 7 points with a 2 yard TD run by Junior RB Devin Clark and an extra point by Senior K Josh Hnat with 8:25 left in the first quarter. DuBois got the ball back after an interception caught by Senior DB Trevor Schwiderske and after a quick drive down the field the Beavers were up 14-0 with a TD by Sophomore WR Dante Dawson and Hnat’s P.A.T. near the 5 minute mark of the first quarter.
Dawson hit the end zone again from 20 yards out to give the Beavers the 21-0 advantage early in the second quarter after Hnat’s third point after. Clark made it in again late in the second to score DuBois’ 27th unanswered point and with Hnat’s 4-4 P.A.T, the BeaverS were up 28-0.
Brookville got their first 6 points of the game off a Senior RB Zack Vroman TD with 44.3 left to go before halftime. With that touchdown, Vroman is now the all time leading rusher at Brookville with 3,264 yards. CONGRATS ZACK!!!
The Beavers did not waste any time getting on the board again with Clark’s third touchdown of the night at the 10:03 mark of the third quarter. Hnat missed the point after but his team was up 34-6.
Clark scored DuBois’ next two touchdowns near the end of the third quarter and at the beginning of the forth quarter. After Hnat’s and Senior K Isaac Kunselman’s extra points, the Beavers were ahead 48-6.
Brookville got on the board again after a TD and a two point conversion at the 6:19 mark of the fourth quarter. Junior RB Jesus Rosa answered back for the Beavers with a 11 yard TD run. With Kunselman’s P.A.T, the Beavers wrapped it up by the final score of 55-14.
A few players were available for comment after the game.
Being that tonight’s game was fairly high scoring, would you consider this a typical win for the team?
Devin Clark commented, “Well it was our usual lopsided victory as all of our wins have been this season. Scoring points is just what our offense does.”
Junior WR Bryson Paulinellie noted, “I would consider this a typical win for us. We played hard and scored a lot of points. The major reason for the 55-14 victory was our running game. The Raiders had two or three players on me all night and that took players out of the box, causing our run game to be very effective.”
If you had to name the top 3 stars of the game, who would they be and why?
Senior DB Austin Gahr said, “It was a team effort, no one really stood out in my eyes.”
Senior Equipment Manger Lauren Nelson pointed out, “Devin Clark had an amazing running game. (Junior WR/DB) Marco DeSantis had a great defensive game making tackles on kickoffs.”
Warren comes to town next week for the final home game of the season. Do you think it will be an emotional game for the seniors?”
DAHS Junior Madison Braid commented, “Every last home game is emotional for the seniors especially with such determined and hard working guys we have.”
Austin Gahr noted, “It will be very emotional for all the seniors against Warren.”
Bryson Paulinellie pointed out, “It is the senior’s last game ever at Mansell Stadium and it will be tough for them. These emotions will cause them to play extra hard and help us come out with another big win.”
Lauren Nelson summed it up the best by saying, “I think the last home game for every group of seniors is very emotional. I’m not sure how much it will hit them, myself included, but I think when the time comes they’ll realize how much they will miss it.”
DuBois takes on the Warren Dragons this Friday at 7:00 pm for Senior Night.
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