October 10, 2014

For the first time this season, Beavercreek got off to a great start in the first quarter by avoiding turnovers and scoring first.  The Beavers, after forcing a game-opening three and out on defense, scored on their first possession when junior RB Stone Kincer ran it in from 34 yards to help the Beavers take an early 7-0 lead.  Junior Mikey Chuck then executed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by Beavercreek, leading to a 20-yard Chuck field goal and a quick 10-0 lead.  But the Beavers weren’t done, as Chuck again executed another onside kick recovered by the Beavers.  On the very next play, Logan Turben broke free and scored on a 49-yard scamper to give the Beavers a 17-0 lead.  Springfield answered quickly, punching it in from a yard out and cut the lead to 17-6 after the extra point was blocked.  The Beavercreek defense clamped down, allowing the Beavers to take a 17-6 lead into the half.  Creek would then come out and score on their first drive of the second half on a Turben 2-yard touchdown run and the Beavers seemed to be cruising 24-6.  But Springfield would rally, answering quickly with a 29-yard touchdown run cutting the lead to 24-14.  The Wildcats then scored late in the 4th quarter to pull within 3 at 24-21.  After stopping the Beavers with 24 seconds left in the 4th quarter, the Wildcats quickly drove the field, ending the game on the Beavers’ 5 yard line as time expired.  Beavercreek was lead on offense by Turben’s 136 yards on the ground and Stone Kincer added 107.  The Beavers did not turn the ball over during the game, the first game they have been turnover free.  Defensively, the Beavers were lead by Jack Knipper and Caleb Boone, each with 7 tackles and Hayden Maloney, who came up with a big interception in the 4th quarter to thwart a Wildcat drive.  Jack Knipper and Danny Holstein helped the Beaver defense continually put pressure on Springfield’s quarterback, as the Beavers clamped down defensively and avoided giving up the big play.  The Beavers move to 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in the GWOC Central.  The Beavers will play their final home game next week against Centerville (6-0).