Take What’s Given 55-7
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
The Beavers are coming home victorious after five long bus rides in just 7 weeks. The seniors my have worn white for the last time with the final three games being played in front of a packed Mansell crowd. In addition the Beavers should hold the higher seed in the 6-9 region which means they will most likely choose to adorn black. Friday night the Beavers demonstrated how to take what a team gives you. Bradford’s effective running game attempted to grind out the clock by moving the chains while a deep cover two and cover three zone package would force the Beavers to shorten their passing attack and increase their running attempts. Unfortunately the plan worked as Devin Clark, Chad O’Donnel, Wes Russel, Dante Dawson, Zack Sloan, and Gabe French combined for 276 yards rushing with French completing 16 of 18 for 288. The team would not punt on the night racking up 55 points despite the Owls ability to control the clock with their running game. The Beavers would bend on defense but managed to keep Bradford from putting points on the board following their opening drive. Despite controlling the clock the Owls were unable to stop the Beavers with defense or penalties. After the Owls long methodical opening scoring drive French would hit Dawson with a quick pass on the Beavers first play making it 7 all. The play demonstrated how dangerous the no huddle offense can be with the quarterback getting a good look at your game plan prior to the snap. Varischetti has a veteran team that he has trained well to take what a team gives you and it is a team that wants the ball. In a post game interview with the Bradford Era French may have said it best when he was asked what he feels the Beaver’s strength is…he responded ” Our strength is that we have no real weakness”.
The Beavers return home to face Franklin this week in another Region 5 matchup. The early forecast is sunny and a beautiful 62 degrees at kick off so come on out and welcome the Beavers home.
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