Buccaneers slay the Giants
Win their Homecoming game 55-6 over Le Sueur-Henderson
It was Homecoming for the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers when they played host to the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants on Friday, Sept. 24.
LSH scored on the third play from scrimmage to take an early 6-0 lead over the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers.
However, the Bucs were not about to let their Homecoming be ruined. BEA scored 55 unanswered points to topple the Giants 55-6
LSH received the opening kickoff and gained a total of two yards on their first two plays. Facing a third down and eight-yards-to-go situation, Giants’ quarterback Nathan Gregersen connected with receiver David Gupton running down the sideline for a 90-yard touchdown strike less than two minutes into the game. The Giants led 6-0 after missing the extra point.
Gabriel Torres caught the ensuing kickoff at the BEA 31-yard line and returned it 14 yards to the 45-yard line.
It only took two plays for the Maroon and Gold to reach the end zone. Waylen Douglas began the drive by running the ball 13 yards to put the Bucs in Giants’ territory at the 42-yard line. On the next play, quarterback Adam Schavey burst through a hole in the middle of the line and sprinted to the end zone for a touchdown with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. Gabe Smith’s kick for the extra point was good and the Bucs led 7-6.
LSH could only manage three yards on their next possession and punted the ball back to the Bucs, who began their second drive on their own 42-yard line.
It took BEA five plays to get their next score. Schavey hit Ashton Lloyd for an eight-yard pass completion followed by a 16-yard run by Douglas.
Schavey went back to the air and found Abram Kokos for a 13-yard completion. Next, Schavey ran for 16 yards and then threw to Lloyd for a five-yard touchdown. The extra-point attempt was no good but BEA now led the Giants 13-6.
The Giants started their next drive on their own 23-yard line but went backwards and had to punt from their own 18-yard line.
The kick only went 18 yards and Luke Schonborn returned the ball 13 yards to the LSH 23-yard line.
Three plays later Adam Schavey crossed the goal line from 19-yards out for another touchdown. Gabe Smith’s kick sailed through the uprights and BEA led 20-7 with 3:46 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Giants were once again unable to move the ball and were forced to punt from their own 11-yard line.
Lloyd blocked the punt and BEA’s Jack Norman picked the ball up and returned it to the three-yard line. Schavey took it in on the next play to extend the Bucs’ lead to 26-6. Smith’s extra-point kick was good and with 1:55 left in the first quarter, BEA led 27-7.
The Bucs took out most of their starters early in the second quarter but still put three more touchdowns on the board.
Noah Johnson had a one-yard touchdown run and Parker Meyers had touchdown runs of 11 and 65 yards to build BEA’s lead to 47-6 at the half.
The second half was played with running time. The Bucs scored once on a 65-yard run by Johnson.
After allowing the Giants 93 yards on their opening drive, the BEA defense held the visitors to just 42 more offensive yards for the remainder of the game.
Meanwhile, the Bucs produced 423 yards of offense and averaged 12.8 yards per play.
Johnson rushed for 144 yards on eight carries. Schavey rushed four times for 80 yards and Meyers ran for 63 yards on three carries.
Schavey was 4-for-5 passing for 41 yards. Max Loge completed his only pass for 17 yards.
Lloyd caught three passes for 28 yards and one touchdown, Soren Fering had one reception for 17 yards and Kokos caught one ball for 13 yards.
Luke Schonborn was the leading tackler with three unassisted tackles and three assisted tackles.
Blue Earth was on the road on Friday, Oct. 1, to play Sibley East. Look for the results of that contest in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.