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Bucs thump the JCC Huskies 48-14

Schavey rushes for 230 yards to lead team to third consecutive win

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Sep 26, 2021

BEA’s Adam Schavey runs over the JCC defender on his way to the end zone. The Bucs were triumphant over the Huskies in their first home game of the season, winning 48-14.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers celebrated their first home football game of the year by powering to a 48-14 victory over the Jackson County Central Huskies.

“We challenged the guys to be physical,” BEA head coach Randy Kuechenmeister said. “They responded with a great team effort.”

After stopping the Huskies on the opening drive of the game, the Bucs took over on their own 34-yard line.

The Bucs put together a seven-play, 66-yard scoring drive which included a 41-yard pass to Ashton Lloyd who broke a couple of tackles to turn a short completion into a big gain.

The touchdown came on a three-yard run by Adam Schavey. The BEA quarterback ran over the JCC safety who came up to attempt a tackle and then crossed the goal line for the score with 5:40 left in the first quarter. Gabe Smith’s extra-point kick was good and the Bucs had a 7-0 lead.

The Huskies took advantage of a long pass play on their next possession to reach the BEA 30-yard line. However, the Bucs’ defense stiffened and the home team took over on their own 25-yard line when JCC failed to convert on a fourth down play.

A five-yard touchdown pass from Schavey to Lloyd capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive which consumed 4:49. Smith’s PAT kick was good to give the Maroon and Gold a 14-0 lead with 10:38 remaining in the second quarter.

The two teams failed to score on their next possessions but the Huskies did get on the scoreboard with 3:37 to go before the end of the half. A seven-play, 40-yard drive, plus a successful two-point conversion, cut BEA’s lead to 14-8.

Following the ensuing kickoff, the home team took over on their own 23-yard line with 3:24 to go in the first half.

Schavey gained one yard before a penalty backed the Bucs up to their 19-yard line. Schavey then hit Parker Meyers on a pass which advanced the ball to the 47-yard line.

The Bucs continued to move the ball and eventually found themselves facing a fourth down and goal situation at the three-yard line with five seconds left on the clock until halftime.

Following a timeout, Schavey powered his way for a touchdown with .7 seconds showing on the clock. Smith’s kick was good and BEA held a 21-8 lead at the half.

The Bucs’ next score came on a 42-yard pass reception by Luke Schonborn with 8:42 remaining in the third quarter. The PAT was no good and BEA was now in front 27-8.

“I was happy with our passing game tonight,” Kuechenmeister commented. “We did some good things.”

Schavey would run for one more touchdown in the third quarter. Schavey and Meyers each ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter while the Huskies also scored a touchdown in the final quarter.

BEA produced 452 yards of total offense during the game to JCC’s 258.

The Bucs had 295 yards rushing and 157 yards passing.

Schavey carried the ball 33 times for 230 yards. Waylen Douglas rushed three times for 53 yards.

Schavey attempted 15 passes and completed nine. He had two touchdown passes.

Lloyd had four receptions for 63 yards. Schonborn caught two balls for 48 yards and Meyers had three catches for 46 yards.

Schavey was also busy on defense. He led the team with seven unassisted tackles. Kean Hicks had five, Meyers had four. Hicks also had a fumble recovery.

BEA remains undefeated with a 3-0 record. They played host to Le Sueur-Henderson on Sept. 24, for their Homecoming game.

Check next week’s Faribault County Register for the results of that contest.