BEATRICE – In a performance fit for a king, senior running back Jacob Pinkerton rushed for 253-yards and two touchdowns to lead 9th ranked Beatrice over Waverly, 49-14, Friday night at the House of Orange. Following the game, Pinkerton was named Homecoming King, joining Queen Tia Buhr as Homecoming Royalty.
Wearing pink uniforms in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness, and dedicating the game, in part, to elementary school teacher, Judy Knispel – who is suffering from a life-threatening illness – the Orangemen wasted no time in taking charge.
Beatrice scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, while the Orangemen defense held the Vikings to three-and-out on their first three possessions, before forcing a turnover on Waverly’s 4th possession of the game.
Quarterback Cooper Blum scored two touchdowns, while running backs Tucker Bassinger and Jacob Pinkerton added rushing scores as Beatrice built a 28-0 lead just 13-minutes into the contest.
Waverly would answer with 14-unanswered points, before the Orangemen would close out the first half with a scoring strike from Blum to Dalton Hartig to give Beatrice a 35-14 halftime lead.
Pinkerton would score his second touchdown in the 3rd quarter, before Colton Gronewold finished the Orangemen’s scoring with a nine-yard run into the endzone.
Beatrice finished with 430-yards rushing and 102-yards through the air. The Orangemen defense held Waverly to 133-yards of total offense.
Beatrice improved to 6-1 and travels to Crete next week.