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JV ekes out a victory at Beckman

JV - 2008 Season
Posted Sunday, November 02, 2008 by Feargal Spain
After winning the toss the JV Hawks elected to kick off in this Friday afternoon contest at Beckman HS. Beckman's special teams received the kick and could have run it back for the score were it not for a saving tackle by Schlack at the Hawk 30. Beckman were not to be denied though and 6 plays later they had their Touch Down and Point after. 7-0 Beckman mid way through the first. The Hawks initial double pass play fell incomplete to Valenstein. From there on it was the ground attack. Vorsheck made runs of 12,6,20,10,15,2 and 1 for the Touch Down. Makin made the point after to even the score at 7-7.  On the next drive Beckman went 4 and out . The Hawks had the ball at their own 45 with 1.37 left in the quarter. At the end of the period the score was tied Beckman 7 Hawks 7.

The Hawks resumed their drive at the start of the second period. On 3rd and 8 Spain's attempt to Valenstein was intercepted. After a face mask penalty was tacked on Beckman had 1st and 10 at the Hawk 30. On their initial snap the ball was fumbled and recovered by the Hawks. Spain completed to Martindale to move the chains to the 44 yard line but the drive would end there after a second interception of the quarter. Beckman drove forward on the next play breaking through the heart of the Hawk defense. Brody made the tackle at the 41 to prevent the score. Beckman continued forward but fumbled on the goal line and Schlack again came up with the ball. Beckman traded series with the Hawks for the remainder of the half each going 4 and out to run the clock out. At the half the score was tied 7-7.

The Hawks received the kick off to start the second half. Spain completed to Martindale and Valenstein moving the chains to the Beckman 42. No more progress was made and the Hawks punted. Beckman started at their own 9 yard line. A holding penalty set up 2nd and 15. On 3rd down Valenstein made a key tackle forcing Beckman to punt. The Hawks offense could not capitalize and this drive ended in a punt . On the next Beckman drive Nofsringer made a key backfield tackle on 3rd down to prevent  any Beckman progress and bring up another punt. The quarter ended as it started, tied at 7-7.

On the initial Hawk drive of the 4th period a reverse to Moore caught the Beckman defense flat footed and set up first and 10 at the Beckman 17. Vorsheck again pushed forward with runs of 5,2 and 5 yards setting up first and goal at the 5 yard line. With all eyes on Vorsheck Spain faked the hand off and ran to the corner for the score. Makin was solid as always on the point after .Beckman 7 Hawks 14. After the kick off Beckman started their drive from their own 12 yard line. Solid defense by the Hawks forced the punt. The Hawks had the ball on their own 42 yard line with the clock approaching 3 mins to go. Another Vorsheck run moved the chains. First and 10 at the Beckman 28. Spain handed off to Jeffs but a well executed strip by the Beckman defense turned the ball over. Beckman started their drive on their own 35 with 2.31 to go. Completions and converted 4th downs saw them move the ball to the Hawk 10 yard line with a minute on the clock . An attempted completion to the corner was intercepted by Helmuth to kill the threat. The Hawks worked the clock to finish the game for the victory. Final Score Beckman 7 Hawks 14.

The victory came at  a price though with both Zembal and Flores receiving shoulder injuries that saw them sit out the remainder of the game. Next week the JV Hawks play University at home .

Go HAWKS !!!!

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