CALCUTTA - Beaver Local sophomore Robert Johnston carried the football 36 times for a career-high 206 yards as the Beavers ran over the Oak Glen Golden Bears, 30-7, Friday night.
The Beaver defense held the Bears to only 107 total yards. The Beaver Local defense allowed a total of three first downs the whole game - one of those coming via penalty.
The Beavers first offensive series stalled at the 6. Chase Hillard was called upon for the field goal try and the Beavers took a quick 3-0 lead. After the Beavers kicked off to the Bears, Oak Glen started at their own 28 yard line. On a second and 10, Oak Glen quarterback Zach Porter handed the ball to Alec Swiger who blasted through the right side of the Beaver defense stopping 72 yards later in the Beaver end zone. That would be the end of the highlights for the Golden Bears.
The Beavers second scoring drive started at their own 26 yard line. Sparked by a Johnston 44-yard scamper, Beaver Local's Caleb Kountz blasted in for a 1-yard touchdown and Hillards kick made it 10-7 with 10:23 to go in the first half. Chase Hillard intercepted a Porter pass to start the next Beaver drive. McLaughlin went to the air, hooking up with Hayden Grafton three times, the third being a 9-yard strike into the Golden Bear end zone and the Beavers took a 17-7 lead into the halftime break.
Beaver Local ate away at the second half clock, holding the ball for a full 10 minutes of the third quarter allowing the Bears just eight plays in two third quarter possessions. Another long seven minute drive was capped by another Johnston score at the 4:24 mark of the foruth quarter. Kole Mckenzie finished the Beavers scoring with a 2-yard blast through the middle of the Oak Glen defense.
OAK GLEN 7- 0-0 0- 7
BL-Chase Hillard 19 FG
OG-Alec Swiger 72 run (Colton speece kick)
BL-Robert Johnston 2 run (Hillard Kick)
BL-Caleb Kountz 1 run ( Hillard kick)
BL-Hayden Grafton 9 pass from Trevore Mclaughlin (Hillard kick)
BL-Johnston 2 run (kick failed)
BL-Cole Mckenzie 2 run (Hillard kick)
RUSHING-Oak Glen, Alec Swiger 3-76; Beaver Local, Robert Johnston 38-233, Kole McKenzie 6-20, Dustin Martsolf 4-14, Chris Sigley 3-9, Trevore McLaughlin 6-(-15).
PASSING-Beaver Local, Trevore McLaughlin 10-14-121-0.
RECEIVING-Beaver Local, Tyler Stratton 4-55, Hayden Grafton 3-49, Kole McKenzie 1-5, Robert Johnston 1-5, Bryce McKenzie 1-7.