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Dubois air attack too much for Huskies defense

Friday night bore a little bit of good news and bad news for the Mifflin County high school football team in its contest against Dubois. The Huskies offense was able to tally 38 points in their home opener.

However, the Beavers air attack threw seven touchdown passes en route to its 61-38 victory over MC.

The Huskies were led in the ground game by Jayden Boyer who ran for 126 yards.

The duo of quarterback Hunter Walker to Jared Michaels proved to be a force to be reckoned with despite the loss. Walker also was dangerous when calling his own number racking up crucial yards when his team needed it. Dubois quarterback Gale French diced up the Huskies secondary, tossing seven Td passes for over 400 yards.

In the first half, the game started off as an early shoot out. Both teams went back and forth for each teams first two scores. It was difference in offensive styles as the Huskies successfully mixed the run along with the pass while the Beavers went mostly through the air. After winning the toss, Dubois deferred to the second half to get the kick.

Mifflin County wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. Boyer took the ball on the first play of the game and exploded for a 37-yard run.

Voters name would be called three more times before cashing it in from three yards out. With the successful PAT, MC led 7-0. The Beavers went right to work as French hit two passes in the drive putting the ball down to the Huskies 38.

French called his own number and blasted his way to the goal line, tying the game at seven with 5:46 left in the opening period. Tyler Schreiner got the call on the Huskies next drive after going on a very successful five play drive.

On the sixth play, Schreiner cashed it, taking back the lead to 14-7 with just minutes left in the opening quarter. Dubois tied the game one play later when French found a receiver, 14-14. Momentum changed on the Huskies next possession due to a fumble that gave the ball back to a sizzling hot Beavers offense.

Going into the second quarter, Dubois went to the air once again, making it 20-14 with 10:14 still left in the first half. The Mifflin County offense took back the lead momentarily when Walker hooked up once again with Michaels, tying the game at 20. PAT kicker Andrew Traxler put MC back in the lead 21-20.

However, the lead would only be temporary as French had the hot hand and drove the ball down the field culminating in a French TD pass, giving the Beavers the lead at 27-21. The defensive prowess of Dubois forced MIfflin County to a rare punt. With the ball back and time running out in the half, French hit another Td pass, extending the lead to 34-21.

With only 10 ticks left in the half, Traxler posted a 30-yard field goal, cutting the lead to 10 as the two teams went into the intermission. In the second half, French continued his strong showing while the Huskies offense stalled at time, giving Dubois the 61-38 victory.

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