September 5, 2015

The Beavercreek Beavers moved to 2-0 following a 21-16 win at Carroll on Saturday morning, in a game postponed because of weather.  Beavercreek got off to a slow start, failing to move the ball well in their first offensive series.  On Carroll’s first offensive play, the Carroll QB rolled right and threw a pass out in the flat.  The Carroll receiver was met with a jarring hit from junior S Julian Linkhart, a hit that knocked the Carroll player’s helmet off and kept him on the ground for an extended period.  Fortunately, the Carroll receiver was able to leave the field under his own power, but the officials ejected Linkhart from the game.  Linkhart has been a key player on defense and special teams so far this season for the Beavers, tallying two interceptions in week one.

After a series filled with penalties, Carroll was able to strike first with a FG to take a 3-0 lead, a score that would stand after one quarter.  Early in the second quarter, Beavercreek put together a long scoring drive, the first of two in the quarter, as the Beavers took a 14-3 at halftime.  Beavercreek added another score following a long run by senior QB Hunter Maloney that set up first and goal inside the Carroll 5 yard line.  With Beavercreek leading 21-3, Carroll rallied in the fourth quarter, scoring on a long touchdown pass with 8:35 left in the 4th, cutting the Creek lead to 11 at 21-10.  Carroll struck again with 1:55 to go, but failed to score on the 2-point attempt, leaving the score at 21-16.  Beavercreek was then able to recover the onside kick and run out the clock.

The Beavers move to 2-0, with both wins coming on the road.  The Beavers will be at home next week against Fairborn — Friday at 7:00 PM.  Go Beavers!