Thursday, August 24, 2017
Beloit Memorial High School
Verona Area High School
In the JV’s first home game of the year they came out to a slow start and Beloit came out hot. After falling behind 14-0 the offense began finding their rhythm. Adam Bekx pulled for a quarterback keeper to close the gap to 14-7 after the Max Herkert PAT. After a stand by the defense and a short drive Keegan Lindell plunged ahead from 3 yards to even the game at 14-14.
During the second quarter both defenses started stepping up holding each team to one touchdown. For the Wildcats that was Bekx connecting with Shay Watson from 25 yards for a touchdown. After the Herkert PAT was blocked Verona would go into halftime down 22-20.
The second half would begin much the same as the first half ended. Both defenses were holding position until Xavier Howard broke away and returned a punt to the 3 yard line. After the big return an extremely pumped up offensive line blew a hole wide open for Sam Wood’s first touchdown of the day. After a Beloit penalty on the extra point Verona went for 2 and Bekx found Haakon Anderson running along the goal line to move the Verona lead to 28-22. Beloit would answer shortly after a halfback pass. On the 2 point play Nick Heinzen jumped the route for an interception keeping the game tied 28-28.
On the second drive of the 4th quarter Verona moved steadily down the field until they seemed to stall on the 3 yard line. Then on 4th and goal Bekx found Maxx Kaminski for a 3 yard pass reception which was initially called back. After a short meeting the officials determined the ball had been caught behind the line of scrimmage so there was no offensive pass interference and Herkert made the PAT moving the Wildcats ahead 35-28. Beloit would score quickly on their next possession but miss the 2 point play to trail 35-34. Verona would then score once more on an 8 yard run by Wood and a Herkert PAT to win 42-34.
Beloit Touchdown PAT no good 6 – 0
Beloit Touchdown PAT good 14 – 0
Adam Bekx 7 yard run Max Herkert PAT Good 14 – 7
Keegan Lindell 3 yard run Herkert PAT Good 14 – 14
Beloit Touchdown 2 PT good 22 – 14
Adam Bekx to Shay Watson for 25 yard touchdown reception. Herkert PAT blocked. 22-20
Sam Wood 7 yard touchdown 2 PT play pass to Haakon Anderson 28-22
Beloit Touchdown 2 PT play no good. 28-28
Adam Bekx to Maxx Kaminski for 3 yard touchdown reception, Herkert PAT good 35 – 28
Beloit Touchdown 2 PT play no good 35 – 34
Sam Wood 8 yard touchdown Herkert PAT good 42 – 34