Beaver football ends season on a good note

The Ballard Beavers won their final game of the season Saturday against the Redmond Mustangs, 29-20.

On the first play of the game, sophomore Max Marshall took a handoff and then passed to Senior Kyle Kuenzi for a 74 yard touchdown. Another long TD run in the second quarter by Junior Jordan McColloch with a 49 yard run. Offensively, junior Dominic King ran for 101 yards on 22 carries and Junior Jordan McColloch ran for 72 yards on five carries. Defensively, junior Stuart Thomas had eight solo tackles and three assists with two for a loss.

The win puts their season record at 4-5. That’s more wins than the last three years combined and the most since the Beavers made the playoffs in 2007, John Verduin tells us.

Despite having a losing season, the team came out with some pretty impressive highlights:

  • Junior Dominic King rushed for 912 yards this season. He’ll finish in the top 3 in rushing in the entire conference and the top underclassman rusher averaging 7.5 yards per carry. He led the team in scoring with 72 points.
  • Junior Johnny Verduin passed for 1,058 yards and 13 TDs. He’ll finish in the top 4 in passing in the conference and the second underclassman in the conference. He was second on the team in scoring with 25 points.
  • Senior Jesse Scott lead the team in receiving with 305 yards and 2 TDs. Senior Blake Sechler was second with 219 yards and 2 TDs receiving.
  • Senior Blake Sechler led the team with 35 solo tackles and 53 assisted tackles. Junior Stuart Thomas was second with 25 and 26 respectively. Junior Matt Deehring led the team with 3 interceptions.
  • The offense scored 23 points per game compared to 6 points per game last year. This is the most points per game since at least 2004.
  • Defense gave up fewer points per game then since 2007.
  • The team had a balanced attack throwing for 1202 yards and rushing for 1219 yards this season.

  • Way to go Beavers! (Thanks John for all your help with stats and highlights! Photos courtesy Shelly Anne Rosen.)

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