Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, October 6th, 2014
The game plan was run the ball and play good defense going into to Friday’s game with powerful 4 and 1 Oil City. DuBois’ defense has evolved rapidly under Chuck Pasternak. The squad has adapted an aggressive hard hitting no huddle approach to the game, a style that is leaving a lasting impression on opponents. The squad is forcing turnovers and getting pressure up front. Solid linebacker play from Bankovich, Russel, Shaffer and McKay are making it difficult to find holes or to run wide for any gain at all. The Beaver D held OC to only two first downs while the Express racked up 42 unanswered points.
If there was any doubt about what a cold October rain would do to the Varischetti passing game those questions were answered Friday night. The team had entered the stadium fired up and looking like the Mohawk nation. Like a medicine man Gabe French was the rain maker and his tribe of Mohawk warriors lit up the scoreboard like the last stand at Little Big Horn. Following a methodical first drive that ended in a 19 yard touchdown run by Devin Clark, the Oilers stacked the box and mixed in blitzes in an attempt to stop the run and pressure the quarterback. The plan was catastrophic as French and his O line had seen it all before. The quarterback and a talented group of receivers worked through multiple progressions putting on a show for the homecoming crowd at Mansell. When the rain finally stopped French’s work was done with 407 yards 7 touchdown, 36 yards rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown and one victory formation to end the first half 63-14. The Beaver Express spread the wealth with Dawson leading the way with 211 yards and 4 TDs, Kriner with 168 yards and 2 TDs, and Kevin Foley with a touchdown catch of his own. The final score was 70-22 with French and his starting receivers having a seat for the entire second half. The Beaver Express travels north to Bradford in a District 9 showdown this Friday at 7PM. Catch all the action on Q102 beginning at 6:45.
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