The Beaver Swami Sayz: Dubois at Hollidaysburg is a Wrap
Written by: Billy Splain on Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Wrap it up in the jungle, the Swami will take it!
The closing of the 2016 regular season is upon us, and our pond builders will travel to the Hollidaysburg jungle and face the Golden Tigers. Fresh off a hard fought victory against the #6 ranked Newport Buffaloes, the Beaver express is anxious to close out the season on a winning note and head to the playoffs. Last week, the buck tooth bandits showed they can overcome adversity and mistakes, regroup and keep the fight alive as they exploded in the second half to claim victory against the previously unbeaten Buffaloes. The defense was especially in tune accounting for several critical stops, including an interception by Caleb Webster to kill Newport’s final drive, and allowed the offense to do what they do best – put up points!
Hollidaysburg has other plans for our furry warriors. Their final game coincides with senior night, and the soon to be graduates have no intention of disappointing the home crowd in their final regular season game! The Tigers are led by their senior captain and quarterback Jarrett Cavalet who is a clear dual threat. Through week 8, he has amassed 230 rushing yards, 670 passing yards and owns a 70% completion percentage. Their ground pounders include running backs Patrick Young and Corey Storm who have cranked out 885 yards.
And now for the Beaver express – junior receiver Kyle Hopson and quarterback Matt Miller seem to have a good thing going this year. Hopson is currently leading the state in receiving yards (1,330) and averages just shy of 148 yards per game. He has already broken the school single season receiving record and is only 152 yards shy of the District 9 record. When opponents manage to cover Kyle, it frees up the corps of juniors Kenny Garvey, Buddy Lines and sophomores Dylan McCluskey and Jake Lamorte – all 4 are having outstanding seasons. After missing the first 3 games, Miller has quietly worked his way up to the #14 spot in the state for passing yards (1,725) and currently leads the state in passing yards per game (287.5). One of the Beavers most versatile players, senior Braden Paulenellie, is expected to return for the first round of the playoffs as well. Running backs Brock Adams and Dalton Kruzelak are the dual threat ground pounders combining for 1,177 hard fought yards. All of this made possible by the big fellas up front led by Seniors Ryan Pasternak and Drew Buskirk!
The Tigers will fight the good fight, but in the end the Swami sees the tree shredders emerging from the jungle victorious! DuBois 42, Hollidaysburg 28.
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