DuBois Crushes Franklin in 68-14 Win
Written by: Grant Long on Monday, September 9th, 2013
After a less than favorable week one loss to Mifflin County, the DuBois Beavers Varsity football team turned themselves around for a 68-14 win over the Franklin Knights on Friday night in Franklin. The Beavers scored 6 touchdowns before halftime with three different players. That did not sit too well for Franklin. The Knights, however, were able to capitalize on a few Beaver mistakes.
Junior RB Bryson Paulinellie got the first points on the board for DuBois with a 37 yard TD run and after Senior K Josh Hnat hit the extra point the Beavers were up 7-0 with just under 10 minutes to go in the 1st quarter. The next points were put up by Junior RB Devin Clark, 6 after a short run and 6 off a Franklin fumble which he returned to the end-zone. After 2 successful PATs by Hnat the Beavers were up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Franklin found the end-zone at the beginning of the 2nd quarter putting up 8 points after a 2-point conversion. DuBois answered back with a TD by Paulinellie to go up 28-8 with 9:38 left on the clock in the second quarter. The Beavers would score again when Junior WR Ian Hine found the end-zone with 5:35 to go before halftime making the score 35-8 DuBois. The Beavers headed to the locker room up 41-14 after a Clark TD with 2 minutes to go. The Knights scored with 13 seconds to give their side of the score board a two digit number.
At halftime the Knights’ side of the stadium started to thin out except the student and marching band sections partly because of the weather and the lopsided score. The temperature at kick off was around 70 degrees but by the time the game was over it was down into the 40s.
Within just 3 minutes after the half, Clark took one to the house for another DuBois TD. The Beavers scored again off a 1 yard run by none other than Devin Clark. His two touchdowns brought a huge lead of 55-14 and there was still the fourth quarter to play.
Junior RB/DB Jesus Rosa took it in twice in the fourth quarter to score his first two career touchdowns. He ran the first one in from one yard out with 7:49 left in the game. Rosa’s second TD came on a 55 yard fumble return. The Beavers headed back to DuBois with a 68-14 win and a 1-1 record under their belt.
DuBois had 621 total offensive yards not to mention RB Devin Clark’s 233 rushing yards and 5 TDs. Junior QB Gabe French had 197 yards in the air to 8 different receivers. The wealth was well spread through the Beaver offense to say the least.
When asked about his impact on the game Bryson Paulinellie commented, “I feel I contributed to the team a lot. Playing QB and wide receiver on offense really gives me the chance to have a big impact. I also returned punts and kicks which allowed me to gain a lot of all purpose yards and that also has an impact on the game.”
Paulinellie also commented about last weeks game. “I think we have turned around from week one. It was a tough loss last week and it was the team’s third loss in a row, continuing from last year. I think we had a comeback week this week and to put up so many points boosted team moral.”
DuBois plays local rival Punxsutawney this Friday. “How do you feel that game is going to play out?” Bryson noted “It is going to be a good game. They are always a tough team and they put up a good fight, but hopefully we come out with a win to help boost our self esteem even more.”
Paulinellie had 130 all-purpose yards in Friday’s game and has 301 through the first two games and that number is sure to climb.
The Beavers have 3 home games in a row verses local rival Punxsutawney, Oil City and Bradford. Talk on the high school campus is the anticipated week 6 game with Morgantown High School in West Virginia. It promises to be an exciting and challenging game for the Beavers.
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