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BEA finds chink in Knight’s armor

Offense racks up 347 rushing yards in 43-13 triumph over LCWM

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Sep 19, 2021

Nick Nelson, above, has been successful running the ball for the Bucs so far this season. BEA is undefeated with wins over Windom Area and LCWM.

Blue Earth Area amassed 399 total yards of offense on their way to a 43-13 victory over the host Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (LCWM) Knights on Saturday, Sept. 11. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10, but was moved to Saturday because of the availability of referees.

After stopping the Knights on their opening possession, the Bucs took over at the LCWM 33-yard line. It did not take long before BEA quarterback Adam Schavey scored on a 13-yard touchdown run with 7:14 remaining in the first quarter. Gabe Smith’s kick was good for the extra point and BEA held a 7-0 lead.

The Bucs’ next scoring drive began in the first quarter and covered 98 yards culminating in an eight yard touchdown run for Schavey on the first play of the second quarter. Smith’s extra point kick was good and BEA led 14-0 with 11:57 to go until the end of the first half.

Schavey recorded his third touchdown of the night on a 45 yard scamper with 4:16 remaining in the opening stanza. The extra point kick by Smith was good to give BEA a 21-0.

The Bucs got the ball one more time in the first half and scored on a Nick Nelson run of five yards. Smith’s kick was good again to put the Bucs on top 28-0 heading into the second half.

Schavey crossed the goal line one more time in the third quarter. With 6:55 showing on the clock, he ran the ball in from the 16-yard line for his fourth touchdown of the game. Smith’s kick split the uprights and the Bucs were up 35-0.

BEA’s reserves took over and the Knights were able to score two touchdowns. Caleb Longager added one more score for the Maroon and Gold on a four-yard run. The Bucs then completed a successful two-point attempt with Parker Meyers completing a pass to Austin Stauffer.

The BEA offense ran 47 plays during the game and averaged 8.5 yards per play.

The leading rusher for the Bucs was Schavey with 145 yards on 11 carries. Nelson finished with 114 yards on eight rushes.

Schavey completed three passes for 52 yards and one interception.

Ashton Lloyd caught one pass for 33 yards while Luke Schonborn gained 15 yards on one reception.

The Bucs’ defense held the Knights to 169 yards of total offense – 144 yards rushing and 25 yards passing.

BEA played their first home game of the season against the Jackson County Central Huskies on Friday, Sept. 17. Look for the results of that game in the next edition of the Faribault County Register.