Brandon-Evansville played shut down defense on Friday night as they held Sebeka to 59 yards of total offense on the way to a 38-0 victory. The Chargers had 262 yards of offense, including 253 rushing yards. Ryland Yeats (9 carries, 112 yards) and Logan Haburn (9 carries, 85 yards) combined for nearly 200 yards on the ground.
"We took another step in the right direction this week,” said Head Coach Daniel Johnson of the Chargers. “Defensively, our run fits were nearly perfect throughout the game. Our defensive line did a tremendous job maintaining their gaps and getting decent push. Our outside linebackers did a great job setting the edge of the defense and keeping Sebeka's speed contained in the run box. Our inside linebackers defeated blocks quickly and were better with attacking open windows. Our secondary was more confident with their tackling this week and helped minimize Sebeka's big plays."
B-E built a 14-0 halftime lead with a couple of second quarter touchdowns. Micah Fuller scored on a 10 yard run and added a two-point conversion run, and Haburn scored from 12 yards out.
The Chargers added two third quarter TD’s as Yeats scored on runs of 29 and 30 yards. Yeats and Fuller each scored two-point conversions giving B-E a 30-0 lead after three quarters.
Justin Thoennes scored the final TD of the game on a 17 yard run in the fourth quarter and Sawyer Chlian got in the end zone for the two-point conversion to put the final at 38-0.
Fuller completed 3-of-6 passes for 9 yards and ran the ball 10 times for 44 yards. Haburn (8.5 tackles) and Ben Seifert (7.5 tackles, 1 sack) led the Chargers defensive effort. Brady Perleberg had an interception.
"Our offense took strides this week as well,” noted Coach Johnson. “We seem to be gaining more comfort in this year's new blocking scheme. Our offensive line was faster off the line of scrimmage and gained confidence as the game progressed. The willingness of our receivers to block aggressively also contributed to the improvements we had in our running game this week. What gets lost in the stat line this week is all of the yards we lost due to mishandled snaps. Our coaches and players will need to put in extra time this week to clean this up."
Brandon-Evansville (1-2) will play at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Friday night.
No Sebeka stats were reported.