Dubois ROLLS over Mifflin County
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
WRITTEN BY: BEAVER SWAMI
French’s 8 Touchdown Night too much for the Huskies
Well the DuBois Beaver Express is rolling. Favored by many, Mifflin County was shell shocked Friday by a near perfect performance by the Beaver offense. Mifflin County opened the game with several successful scoring drives but each time Quarterback Gabe French would answer with a methodical balanced attack taking full advantage of an all star cast of Paulinellie, Kriner, Foley, Dawson and Clark. The Beavers were never rattled as they found pay dirt a staggering 9 times, punting only once under French’s leadership. Linebacker Dorian McKay gave the Beavers the advantage with two fumble recoveries which broke the Huskies’ serve. French’s crew would take full advantage of the mistakes rolling to a 61-38 victory in their opener.
Any questions about the offensive line were answered Friday night as Peterson, Zillhaver, Luther, Pasternak and Foradora kept French’s jersey clean giving up only one sack against a strong Husky defensive line. On the other side of the ball, the defense was faced with a short field at their back on several occasions but forced Mifflin County to work for their 38 points.
They demonstrated strong resolve just before half by holding Mifflin County to a field goal despite knocking on the goal line door.
Mifflin County had a solid offensive performance, but French’s strong accurate arm and Varischetti’s play calling would keep the Huskies reeling all evening. French’s 8 touchdown night would find Paulinellie for 4 TDs, Kriner for 2TDs, and Foley for 1 TD, while rushing for 97 yards and yet another score. His 19-23 for 407 yards passing can be attributed to a team that has incredible balance, talent and unity.
Power running back Devin Clark would keep the express rolling all night by moving the chains and forcing Mifflin County to respect the run. Shifty Chad O’Donnel would serve up the night-capper with 25 yd run to paydirt to close out the evening’s scoring. The Express pulls out Friday on the way to Meadville for a D10 offensive showdown with the a stout Bulldog squad.
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