BEA spoils Eagles’ homecoming
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers scored at least one touchdown in all four quarters on their way to a 36-16 win over the New Ulm Eagles on Friday night, Oct. 1.
The win boosted the Bucs season record to 4-1, and 3-1 in the South Central Conference.
Zach Tvedten was again the work horse for BEA, as he gained 121 yards on 25 carries. He accounted for four of the Bucs’ scores.
In the first quarter, Tvedten went in from the 30-yard line. Collin Nienhaus kicked the extra point, giving the Bucs a 7-0 lead.
The Eagles came back in the first quarter with a score of their own. They passed for a two-point conversion, giving them their only lead of the game, 8-7.
Tvedten’s 7-yard touchdown run and Brady Anderson’s run for the two-point conversion were the only scores of the second quarter.
The Bucs led 15-8 at the half.
The Buccaneers added two more touchdowns in the third quarter, both on runs by Tvedten. Both times he powered in from the two-yard line.
Nienhaus made the first kick for the point after touchdown, but the second one was blocked.
BEA was up 28-8 going onto the final quarter.
Both teams had a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
BEA’s came on a two-yard run by Anderson. He also threw a pass to Taylor Owen for the two-point conversion.
New Ulm scored on a 14-yard pass play and ran for the two extra points. That made the final score 36-16.
Nienhaus rushed twice for 50 yards for the Bucs.
Anderson was 7 of 10 passing for 101 yards. Owen had three receptions for 40 yards, while Dalton Hurn added two catches for 50 yards.
Carter Hanson led the defense with 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Joe Franta added nine tackles. Owen had the Bucs only interception, and also added a fumble recovery.
The Bucs traveled to Fairmont last Friday. A report of the game will be in next week’s Faribault County Register.
This week the Bucs host Waseca, playing the Bluejays for the second time this season. They lost the first encounter 7-0 on a rain-soaked field.
It was the one loss the Buccaneers have had so far this season.