Bombs away! Bucs blast Windom 28-12 with air attack
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer football team used a potent passing attack to blast the Windom Eagles 28-12 on Sept. 5.
In fact, all four of the Bucs touchdowns came on long bombs from quarterback Garrett Anderson. Nate Carr and Dalton Hurn each grabbed two of the long touchdown passes.
After a scoreless and punt filled first quarter, the Bucs opened up the air attack in the second period.
Just 45 seconds into the quarter, Anderson connected on a 61-yard pass play to a wide open Nate Carr.
Carr got the pass and left the defenders in the dust as he ran into the end zone untouched.
After several more exchanges of punts, Anderson hurled the ball nearly 50 yards in the air to Hurn at the end zone.
Hurn caught the ball, but had to fight the defender for possession as both players fell to the ground. After a long moment the referee signalled a TD.
Exchange student Justin Duelge hit all four point after touchdown kicks perfectly.
With just over three minutes left in the half, the Bucs were up 14-0 and were content to go into the lockerroom with the lead.
The Eagles opened up the second half by recovering a Buccaneer fumble on the Bucs 34-yard line.
They scored their first touchdown several plays later. The Bucs blocked the kick attempt, and with 9:57 left in the third quarter the score stood at 14-7.
Both teams continued to struggle during the game, with penalties and punts derailing both offenses from gaining ground.
The Bucs got a march going late in the third, but stalled on the Eagle’s 35 yard-line, and faced a fourth down situation.
After deciding to go for it, Anderson unleashed another big pass to a wide open Hurn for a third touchdown. It came with just 1:45 left in the quarter.
The Bucs were up 21-6 as the final quarter got underway.
The Eagle tried to go for it on fourth down, but the Buc’ Mat Willner sacked the quarterback and BEA took over on downs.
The Bucs took advantage of the momentum and Anderson connected with Carr for a 47-yard touchdown pass.
Carr had to fight through several potential tacklers on this play, but made it to the end zone.
One more perfect kick and BEA was in control 28-6 with just 7:38 left in the game.
The Eagles final score came on an 18-yard pass with just 1:22 left in the game. They went for the two-point conversion but the Bucs stopped the run well short of the goal line.
The win evened the season record for BEA at 1-1. They had their first conference contest this past Friday.
Anderson connected on 10 of his 16 pass attempts, for 251 yards and the four TDs.
Carr had five catches for 144 yards and two TDs, while Hurn grabbed four for 99 yards and the other two TDs.
Joe Franta added 43 yards on the ground, carrying the ball 12 times. Anderson took off out of the pocket for 11 carries and gained 44 yards.
Franta and Jake Lee each had 11 tackles for the defense, and Lee is the player who blocked the Eagles’ PAT try
Also for the defense, Sinjin Bell added 10 tackles and Willner seven.