Friday night in Wapello, the old saying of "a team improves the most from week one to week two" once again proved to be true as the Bears took down the Wapello Indians 49-14 in an offensive explosion game for West Branch.
As the Bears received the opening kick, things took a turn quickly as Wapello pinned West Branch back at their own six yard line to begin their opening drive. However, that didn't affect the Bears as they marched right down the field for a 94 yard drive, capped off by a 55 yard Tanner Lukavsky touchdown run.
Lukavsky's touchdown run was the first of six-straight scoring drives and 49 unanswered points from the West Branch offense, including three passing connections between QB Beau Cornwell and receiver Brett Schiele.
Oh, and the defense put up a pretty stout performance as well as they held the Indians and their high caliber running back, Ricky Pforts, scoreless until late in the first half. And on the Indians' fourth drive of the game, Tanner Lukavsky picked off a pass and took it back 30 yards for a pick-6 touchdown, the Bears second defensive score in as many weeks.
Check out highlights of the game below, as well as photos, stats, and much more.
Photos are courtesy of the West Branch Times.
Post-Game Interview with Coach Pedersen
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Player of the Game: Brett Schiele
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Uncommon Play(s) of the Game: Beau Cornwell
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373 yards: 173 passing, 210 rushing.
Beau Cornwell: 10/10, 171 yards, 4 TDs
Kelby Burger: 1/2, 2 yards
Tanner Lukavsky: 10 attempts, 109 yards, 1 TD
Wyatt Hamby: 4 attempts, 33 yards
Beau Cornwell: 4 attempts, 27 yards
John Yates: 6 attempts, 23 yards
Brett Schiele: 4 receptions, 76 yards, 3 TDs
Trey Eagle: 2 receptions, 46 yards, 1 TD
Zach Thompson: 2 receptions, 18 yards
Brad Hunger: 5.5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Tanner Lukavsky: 3.5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 TD
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