Bluejays down BEA in conference title
One score was all it took.
The Waseca Bluejay football team only mustered one score in the game against the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers, but the Bucs couldn’t get any points on the board.
The Bluejays won the South Central Conference battle 7-0 on Friday, Sept. 10 in Waseca.
Field conditions were extremely wet and muddy, with rain falling during much of the game.
“It was a wet, sloppy mess for both teams,” Buc Coach Randy Kuechenmeister says. “It had a major impact on what both teams could do. It came down to the fact that we made more mistakes than they did.”
The Bluejays scored the one touchdown with four minutes left in the first half. The second half was a back-and-forth scoreless defensive fight.
The Bucs got inside the 30 yard line a couple of times, but were unable to move the ball further.
BEA actually out-gained Waseca in total yardage, 135 to 99.
The Bucs carried the ball 37 times for 108 yards.
Zach Tvedten was the leading rusher for the Bucs, with 63 yards on 17 carries. Joe Franta added 25 yards on the ground on seven rushes.
BEA was 2 of 17 passing for 26 yards. Waseca was 2 of 11 for 36 yards.
Carter Hanson was the defensive leader, with a total of 12 tackles. Tvedten added 11 tackles, and Taylor Owen had nine.
The loss evened the Buccaneer record at 1-1, but dropped them to 0-1 in the conference.
BEA faced St. Peter this past Friday. Details on the game will be in next week’s Register.
This week, the Bucs host the St. James Saints on Friday night, for the annual homecoming game.