The Beaver Swami Returns and He’s Talkin Dubois/Conneaut
Written by: Billy Splain on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Aerial Attack #1…
After successfully defending the pond against the Bison herd from Clearfield, The Beavers will have their hands full and their eyes on the sky as the Conneaut Eagles fly to E.J. Mansell Stadium and will attempt to drain the pond. Conneaut has been a powerhouse in District 10 the past few years, and our Beavers have lost to them at home in 2014 and suffering defeat at the eagles nest in 2015. Both years, the stingy Conneaut defense was able to contain the Beavers passing attack, limiting them to just over 200 yards each time.
Both teams have lost key starters who saw action in both the 2014 and 2015 campaigns, so it has become a guessing game at this point. For the pond builders, they will once again be without gunslinger Matt Miller who is dangerously close to returning to action and would like nothing more than to floss his teeth with eagle feathers, but Braden Paulenellie proved week 1 that he is more than capable of calling the signals until Matt is 100% healthy. The Beavers running back by committee approach coupled with some wildcat at the QB position wears down defenses. Most importantly for the Beavers, their defense appears more than capable of defending their dam and they quickly rebuild the occasional holes allowing the offense to get back on the field and swarm opponents. Senior Ryan Pasternak is the elder statesman and undisputed leader of both lines. He is the Beavers tackling leader with 14 total tackles and he is a dominant force at right guard.
The Eagles are coming off a big win against Fairview, and their defense appears to be strong as ever. Talons will be razor sharp as they swoop down into Beaver Town! Conneaut linebacker Aaron Brown is making a case to be the heir apparent defensive go to guy with a forced fumble, recovered fumble, 8 solo and 10 assisted tackles.
Yes, the Swami predicts another hard fought battle at the Beaver pond, but in the end our tree shredders will emerge victorious 35-28!
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