Bucs get blasted by the Huskies
An unfortunate set of Buccaneer miscues sent the Blue Earth Area football team home with a sound defeat after traveling over to Jackson County Central on Friday night, Sept. 11.
The Huskies scored three first quarter touchdowns and the Bucs were never able to catch back up. The game ended with JCC in the lead 55-25.
After JCC scored on a five-yard run on their opening possession of the game, the Bucs were stopped and forced to punt.
The Bucs fumbled before the punt and the Huskies took over on the 22-yard line and scored three plays later on a four-yard run.
After another Buccaneer punt, the Huskies scored on their first play, a 35-yard pass completion.
All three JCC kicks for extra points were good and the BEA Buccaneers suddenly found themselves in a 21-0 hole.
Finally, on their next possession, the Buccaneers started to march down the field, and on the first play of the second quarter, Tyler Hannaman took a Bailey Olson hand off into the end zone for a touchdown.
The point after touchdown kick was blocked, and BEA was down 21-6.
The Huskies fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and the Bucs recovered the ball on the JCC 13-yard line.
Just three plays later Jacob Vaske catches an Olson pass and makes a 10-yard touchdown score. But Olson’s pass attempt for the PAT fails to connect, and the Bucs now trailed 21-12.
Things continued to go BEA’s way, when the Huskies quarterback fumbled the ball on their third play from scrimmage after the ensuing Buc kickoff.
BEA’s Zach Buseman recovered the fumbled and raced 32 yards into the end zone for another Buccaneer touchdown.
The Bucs again missed the extra point try, but now just trailed 21-18.
BEA was able to stop JCC on their next possession and forced them to punt. But the Bucs fumbled the ball and the Huskies recovered.
Just two plays later JCC was again in the end zone on a one-yard run, kicked the extra point and led by 10 at 28-18.
After forcing a Buccaneer punt and getting a big return, the Huskies scored again on a 44-yard run on the first play from scrimmage.
BEA’s next drive ended with an interception, and with the first half coming to a close, the Huskies tried a 37-yard field goal which failed.
It was 35-18 at the half.
After the Bucs were again forced to punt on the opening drive of the second half, the Huskies once again found the end zone on an eight-yard run.
It was another Buccaneer punt to end their next possession, but then Hannaman put a stop to the Huskies next possession of the ball when he intercepted a pass attempt at the 10 and ran it out to the 40.
The Bucs took advantage and went on an 11-yard scoring drive that ended with a one-yard run by quarterback Olson. This time the extra point kick by Fabien Riegelsberger was good and the score was 41-25 at the end of the third quarter.
The Huskies would score twice in the fourth quarter, once on the first play of the quarter, a 20-yard run, and again midway on a 12-yard run.
The final was 55-25.
Olson was 10 of 28 passing for 63 yards. Hannaman had 26 yards on three receptions and Vaske had 16 yards on three receptions.
Leading rusher for the Bucs was Kolt Gorg who gained 55 yards on 10 attempts. Rylee McGuire had 42 yards on two rushes. Brandon Olson had 21 yards on four carries.
Overall BEA had 48 yards passing to JCC’s 89. The Huskies outgained the Bucs 378 yards to 125 on the ground.
Next up for the Buccaneers was a game on Friday night, Sept. 18, at Martin County West. Details on that game will be in the next Faribault County Register.
This week the Bucs will host Windom for their homecoming game on this Friday night, Sept. 25.