DuBois wins 61-21 blowout over Franklin
Written by: Grant Long on Saturday, September 8th, 2012
DuBois scored their first touchdown with 7:53 left in the first quarter with a pass from Sophomore QB Gabe French to Sophomore WR Bryson Paulinellie. This was the beginning of a big night for Paulinellie. He scored again with 3:33 left in the first which made the score 14-0 DuBois. Senior RB Ben Mayro put up a touchdown for the Beavers with 6:02 left in the second quarter bringing the score to 21-0.
DuBois went big with five touchdowns with three different players in the last six minutes of the second quarter. Paulinellie caught two passes and returned an interception for a touchdown as a DB. Senior RB Shane Marshall ran one in for six. Junior WR/DB Austin Gahr intercepted a pass and returned it for yet another touchdown. Paulinellie scored for the last time in the first half to make the score 55-0.
By halftime Mayro had 16 carries for 75 yards. Gabe French was 8-14 for 163 yards. Paulinellie had five catches, all for touchdowns, four were receiving touchdowns and one was an interception returned for a touchdown. Senior WR/DB Dane Bright had two punt returns for a game total of 60 yards.
Franklin scored a touchdown in the third quarter with 7:52 on the clock. Sophomore RB Devin Clark ran the ball two yards for another Beaver touchdown with 2:48 left in the third. The Franklin Knights answered two more times on the fourth but they came up short with the final score 61-21 DuBois.
Junior OL/DL Tyler Fleeger commented after the game; “We were sloppy in some places and we could have done a little better.” He also said “Both lines dominated and Paulinellie played great.”
I was able to talk with Bryson Paulinellie’s grandmother, Ruth Paulinellie after the game. “I think tonight’s game was a team effort. No one player should get all the credit. I am so very happy for my grandson tonight. He did a great job! I also really enjoyed the marching band’s halftime show!”
With a record of 2-0 DuBois goes on the road in week three vs. local rival Punxsutawney.
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