Bucs cage White Hawks, 38-18, improve to 2-0
The Blue Earth Area boys football team is now without a significant part of their offense, losing starting quarterback Kysten Zierke for the season with a torn ACL.
However, they gained an aerial attack in the form of quarterback Luke Schavey.
Schavey fueled the Bucs to a 38-18 win versus Mound Westonka last Friday night at Mound high school.
He completed 14 of 22 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns. He also contributed 99 yards on the ground.
The Bucs established their running game for the second straight week. After rushing for 407 yards in week one, the Bucs carried the ball for 232 yards in game two.
BEA got off to a slow start. They had two turnovers in their first four drives and only gained 13 yards from scrimmage.
“Our defense, kept us in the game until we got things going offensively,” coach Randy Kuechenmeister says.
On the other side of the ball, the White Hawks orchestrated a five-play 70-yard touchdown drive on their first possession of the game.
Quarterback Charlie Sir found Ryder Schmidt for a 31-yard touchdown pass.
The Bucs clamped down on defense after that drive, allowing only 21 yards the rest of the half.
David Franta scored twice in the second quarter for the Buccaneers.
The first came on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Schavey. His second came before halftime on a four yard pass from Schavey.
The Bucs and White Hawks were tied going into halftime at 12-12.
BEA finished strong and scored four touchdowns in seven possessions in the second half.
Franta added two more touchdowns, giving him four for the game, with a total of 37 rushing yards and five receptions for 129 yards.
Schavey also found Gus Phillips on a 53-yard touchdown pass.
Justin Ritter contributed 21 rushing yards and a touchdown.
“I think the main thing was getting into the game and taking what they gave us on offense,” Kuechenmeister says.
The White Hawks only gained seven total yards in the third quarter.
Sir ended up 15 of 37 for 165 yards passing.
Ryder Schmidt led the White Hawks in receiving totaling 75 yards.
The BEA Bucs traveled to Windom this past Friday, Sept. 13, a game played after the Faribault County Register deadline. Game analysis and photos will be included in the next Register.
This coming week, on Friday, Sept. 20, the Bucs are home and will take on the New Ulm Eagles for a game.