The Blue Earth Space Buccaneers defeated the Maple River Eagles on Nov. 11, to say the South Central White District title. The 2 groups met once more on Friday, Nov. 20, with the Part 2AA title on the road. As soon as once more the Bucs got here out on high, defeating the Eagles 39-12. It was the second consecutive Part championship for the Maroon and Gold who completed the 12 months with an ideal 7-Zero file. Maple River ended their season with a 5-Three file.
So BEA certified for the State Match, however, due to COVID-19, there will likely be no additional playoff video games this 12 months.
“I’ve loads of respect for these children and the way in which they dealt with this season,” Bucs head coach Randy Kuechenmeister mentioned. “We have been grateful we have been capable of play all of our scheduled video games. Some groups weren’t so lucky.”
The sport started with Luke Schonborn returning Maple River’s opening kick to the Buccaneer 45-yard line. Senior working again Ehrich utilized his blocking on the left aspect of the road to select up 19 yards on his first carry to maneuver the ball into Eagles’ territory on the 36-yard line.
4 performs later the Bucs got here up one yard wanting a primary down and the Eagles took over on the Bucs’ 27-yard line. The BEA protection held Maple River to solely three yards on their first possession. In an effort to maintain the ball away from the Bucs’ harmful return man, Cameron Anderson, the Eagles’ punter aimed for the sidelines to kick the ball out-of-bounds.
The Eagles succeeded in maintaining the ball out of Anderson’s fingers, however the punt traveled solely 13 yards giving the Bucs glorious area possession on the Maple River 43-yard line.
Ehrich ran over the left aspect for 11 yards, then over the appropriate aspect for 9 yards after which again over the left aspect for a 23-yard landing run. Kean Hicks’ extra-point kick was blocked and BEA had a 6-Zero lead with 6:53 remaining within the first quarter.
The Bucs kicked off and their protection as soon as once more stifled the Eagles’ offense with linebacker Adam Schavey tackling Maple River’s Caden Ochsendorf for a seven-yard loss on third right down to pressure one other Eagles’ punt. The Bucs have been successful the battle of area place and took over on the Maple River 44-yard line.
Following a one-yard run by Ehrich, Storbeck linked with vast receiver Ashton Lloyd for a 10-yard achieve to the 33-yard line. The subsequent play Storbeck accomplished a move to Anderson. Anderson caught the ball on the 26-yard line, spun out of the grasp of two would-be tacklers after which ran away from two different Eagle defenders for a 33-yard landing. BEA’s two-point try failed and the Bucs held a 12-Zero lead with 3:47 to go within the first quarter.
Maple River trimmed BEA’s result in 12-6 early within the second quarter. Going through a fourth down and needing 5 yards to go for a primary down, the Eagles caught the Bucs’ blitzing and had the appropriate play referred to as which allowed working again Boden Simon to interrupt free for a 62-yard landing run. The additional level try failed and the rating stood at BEA 12, Maple River 6, with 11 minutes to go till half time.
Austin Thielfoldt caught the following kickoff on the 12-yard line and returned it 11 yards and BEA took over on their very own 23-yard line. The Bucs would put collectively their longest drive of the sport to march 77 yards in 11 performs for one more landing. After shifting the ball down the sphere to the Maple River eight-yard line, Ehrich went in untouched behind the appropriate aspect of the road for his second rating of the night time. The 2-point conversion failed and the Maroon and Gold held an 18-6 lead with 6:57 left within the first half.
BEA had yet another scoring alternative within the first half however turned the ball over on an interception on the Eagles’ five-yard line.
The Bucs kicked off to the Eagles to begin the second half and compelled the guests to punt after solely three performs. The kick sailed out-of-bounds on the BEA 37-yard line.
It solely took one play for the Bucs to attain once more. Ehrich took the hand-off and ran over the appropriate aspect. He broke free and headed to the sideline. He faked turning again to the center of the sphere to freeze one Eagles’ defender after which sprinted to the tip zone for a 63-yard landing run. Kean Hicks booted the ball by the uprights for the additional level and BEA led 25-6 with 9:36 to go within the third quarter.
Simply over two minutes later the group was handled to an exhilarating punt return by Anderson. The fleet-footed senior picked up the ball at his personal 34-yard line and headed in the direction of the Bucs sideline earlier than reversing area and choosing up a wall of blockers as he ran in entrance of the Maple River bench. He was lastly introduced down on the Eagles’ 20-yard line.
BEA moved the ball contained in the 10-yard line earlier than a fumble allowed Maple River to regain possession of the ball. Seven performs later the Eagles fumbled the ball and the Bucs took over needing to cowl solely 28 yards for one more rating.
Ehrich’s run over left deal with on the primary play of the fourth quarter resulted in a four-yard landing run. The kick by Hicks was good and the Bucs led 32-6 with 11:54 to go within the recreation.
Maple River would rating yet another time to shut the hole to 32-12. Thielfoldt obtained the following kickoff on the BEA nine-yard line and returned the ball 75 yards to the 16-yard line of the Eagles. Ehrich picked up his fifth landing of the sport with a 16-yard run up the center. The additional level was good to finish the scoring for the sport and provides the Bucs a 39-12 lead.
BEA ended the sport with 17 first downs and 330 whole yards of offense whereas Maple River had 11 first downs and 260 yards.
“This crew labored onerous to execute properly,” Kuechenmeister commented. “They’re good children.”
Ehrich rushed 24 instances for 257 yards and 5 touchdowns whereas averaging 10.71 yards per carry. Quarterback Gavin Storbeck accomplished 6 of 9 passes for 70 yards and one landing.
Anderson had two receptions for 41 yards and one landing. Lloyd caught three passes for 22 yards. Thielfoldt had one move reception for eight yards.
Schavey led the protection with 16 tackles, Anders Fering had 11, Hicks had 10, Nick Frank had eight, Luke Mertens had six and Ehrich had 5. Anderson had an interception and Nick Barke had a fumble restoration.
It was the ultimate soccer recreation as a BEA Buccaneer for 17 seniors on the crew. These gamers are Ehrich, Fering, Ty Peterson, Thielfoldt, Cameron Anderson, Keegan O’Brien, Cole Warmka, Storbeck, Donavon Weerts, Jacob Olson, Riley Anderson, Mertens, Ryan Madetzke, James Allis, Frank, Logan Johnson and Ian Cornelio.