It was a rough evening for the Night Hawk football team as they lost to the Beach Buccaneers 28-6 on August 23 at Scranton.
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The Bucs were missing Gage Swanson, probably their best player, but were in control from the start. The Night Hawks first drive did well but stalled deep in Beach territory. Showing their running game right away they marched the down the field without passing and junior Tyson Mattern topped the drive off with a nice run for a TD. With the two-point conversion the Bucs were up 8-0. Mattern would score again in the second quarter with a seven yard touchdown run which gave Beach a 16-0 lead after the two-point conversion.
To start the second half Tevin Dietz connected with fellow sophomore Trin Schumacher to extend Beach’s lead and put them up 22-0. Night Hawk Jeran Anderson would get the Night Hawks on the scoreboard with a nice 80 yard kick-off return in the fourth quarter. The two-point conversion attempt failed. Beach got the final score on a five yard touchdown run by sophomore Kaden Volk.
Beach’s offense controlled the game as they were in possession for a little over 35 minutes while the Night Hawks were on offense for 10 and-a-half minutes. Beach rushed for 333 yards and the Night Hawks 139. Mattern led the Bucs with 137 yards rushing and Dietz added 72. Anderson led the Night Hawks with 114 rushing yards.
The Night Hawks are a young team as is Beach with ten sophomores and five freshmen on their 23 man roster.
Next up for the Night Hawks on August 30 is a game against Mott-Regent at Mott. Mott-Regent lost their opening game to Lemmon/McIntosh, 52-14. Next for the Bucs is Grant County who defeated Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 30-24.