BEAVERTON – It was a long night for the Beaverton football team last Thursday, but in the end it was well worth the wait. The Beavers relied on a tough defense to beat Breckenridge 16-6. It was a good win for Beaverton. The Huskies were one of the best teams in the state last year having beaten Beaverton 20-19 on their way to a spot in the Division 8 State Championship game.
Weather interrupted play both early and late Thursday evening. Heavy rain delayed the warm-ups prior to the game leading to a late start. The storms returned later causing a delay with a little over 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Lightning forced the teams to the locker room with the Beavers holding a 14-6 lead at the time.
Beaverton got on the board first when quarterback Trent Reed scored on a seven-yard run with 4:34 left in the first quarter. Reed’s extra point try was also good giving the Beavers a 7-0 lead. After a scoreless second quarter the Beavers took a 7-0 lead into the halftime break.
Jarrett Inscho scored for the Beavers in the third quarter when he returned a fumble for a touchdown. Inscho broke several tackles along the way before he eventually outran the pursuit on his way to a 38-yard score. Reed’s extra point was good giving Beaverton a 14-0 lead. After Breckenridge scored on a 33-yard touchdown pass the score was 14-6 before the storms returned.
The Beaverton defense scored again on a safety when Inscho caught the Breckenridge ball carrier in the end zone for a 13-yard loss.
The defense was good all night forcing five turnovers and holding a good Breckenridge offense to only six points. David Krohn had two of those turnovers on a pair of interceptions. Jacob Cassiday had five tackles, Reed added four.
Beaverton continues their tradition of playing a physical brand of offense. Reed and Inscho both carried the ball 16 times. Reed had 72 yards, Inscho 55. Cameron Mishler had the longest reception – a 15 yarder.
“Hats off to Breckenridge for playing a very physical football game. They made it extremely difficult for us to move the ball all night,” said Coach Aaron Seiser. “Fortunately, our defense was outstanding, forcing five turnovers, including a safety. It wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it. Hopefully, we will learn from tonight’s experiences and use them to help us prepare for Shepherd.”
The Beavers travel to Shepherd next Friday for a game at 7 p.m.