Ground game earns first win
Ground game earns first win The Beulah Miners couldn’t have asked for a better first day of football season. The weather was nice, the stands were full and everyone was full of early season excitement. And with good reason as the Beulah gridiron gang pounded the running game for 282 rushing and a sweet W in the playbook against the DesLacs-Burlington Lakers. Not only the season opener, but home opener, veteran receiver Josh Schank was showing off in front of the home crowd as he grabbed the pass from Tyler Schmidt to put a score in the end zone in the first quarter. After the kick failed, Beulah was ahead 6-0. The Miners threatened deep in Laker territory twice in the second quarter but turned the ball over on downs both times. With less than a minute to play in the first half, Miner tacklers got a hold of the running back and in the midst of dragging him down, the ball fumbled loose but Lakers recovered for a loss. A broken play ended the first half.
Senior Andrew Just was a workhorse for Beulah all night and in the third quarter he saw paydirt on a 7-yard crunch up the middle. Just finished the night with 18 carries for 99 yards. DesLacs-Burlington was kept at bay with three fumbles but in the middle of the fourth quarter, a 50-yard pass landed the Lakers in the red zone. With 9:22 on the clock, Miners on the sidelines watched as their shutout hopes disappeared as Zach Staskywiez ran in the 5-yard rush and the extra point attempt was good the score was 12-7.