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Bucs take the bite out of Wolverines

Improve season record to 5-0 with 35-7 victory over Sibley East

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Oct 10, 2021

Quarterback Adam Schavey (11), has been the leading rusher for Blue Earth Area all season.

Blue Earth Area improved their record in football to 5-0 for the season with a 35-7 victory over the host Sibley East Wolverines on Friday, Oct. 1.

It was a dominating performance on both sides of the ball with the BEA offense piling up 373 yards while their defense limited the Sibley East offense to just 61 yards.

The Bucs offense averaged 6.9 yards per play. The Wolverines managed just 1.6 yards per play on offense.

The Wolverines received the opening kickoff and three plays later faced a fourth down and 10 yards to go on their own 35-yard line and were forced to punt.

Luke Schonborn fielded the kick at his own 25-yard line and returned the ball 20 yards to the BEA 45-yard line.

It only took one play for the Bucs to score. Adam Schavey raced to the goal line for a 55-yard touchdown run. Gabe Smith added the extra point and BEA led Sibley East 7-0 two minutes and 32 seconds into the game.

The next score would come on the Bucs’ third possession of the game. Starting on their own 34-yard line, BEA put together a nine-play scoring drive which culminated with Schavey running the ball in from the five-yard line with 10:01 to go in the second quarter. Smith’s kick split the uprights and BEA led 14-0.

The Bucs’ defense once again forced the Wolverines to punt the ball after three plays and the Maroon and Gold took over on their own 22-yard line.

After being called for a penalty, the Bucs faced a second down and 15 from their own 17-yard line.

A 22-yard scamper by Parker Meyers gave the Bucs a first down at the 39-yard line. A 12-yard run by Schavey moved the ball into Sibley East territory at the 49-yard line.

Runs of 15 yards by Schavey and 14 yards by Waylen Douglas put the Bucs inside of the red zone at the Wolverines’ 20-yard line.

Schavey covered the 20 yards on the next play for his third touchdown of the night. Smith’s kick was good and BEA led 21-0 with 4:55 remaining in the second quarter.

Sibley East received the ensuing kickoff and began their next drive on their 21-yard line. An incomplete pass and two short gains on the ground left the Wolverines facing a fourth and seven situation from their own 24-yard line.

Sibley East punted the ball and following a return, BEA took over near midfield on their own 49-yard line with 2:01 to go until halftime.

Schavey began the drive with an eight-yard run. The senior quarterback then connected with Jack Norman for pass completions of 10 and 11 yards to advance the Bucs to the Wolverine 22-yard line.

Schavey ran the ball twice for a total of 15 yards before the Wolverines were called for defensive pass interference. The resulting penalty put the ball on the three-yard line.

Schavey fired the ball to Meyers for a three-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds showing on the clock until halftime. The kick by Smith was good to put BEA up 28-0.

The Bucs added one more touchdown in the third quarter on a one-yard plunge by Schavey. Smith kicked his fifth extra point of the night to give the Bucs a 35-0 lead with 6:54 left in the third quarter.

Sibley East avoided the shutout when they scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

Schavey rushed for 212 yards on 23 attempts for a 9.2 yards per carry average. He also was 7-for-11 passing for 56 yards. He ran for four touchdowns and passed for one touchdown.

Caleb Langager carried the ball five times for 43 yards. Meyers had three totes for 28 yards and Douglas rushed four times for 24 yards.

Norman had three receptions for 29 yards. Ashton Lloyd caught two balls for 24 yards. Meyers had one reception for three yards and a touchdown.

BEA played host to Maple River on Friday, Oct. 8, in a battle of two of the top teams in Section 2AA.

BEA and Blooming Prairie top the Section 2AA standings with records of 5-0. Maple River sits in third place with a record of 3-1.

Look for the results of the BEA versus Maple River game in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.