BEATRICE – After scoring the first touchdown of the game midway through the first quarter, South Sioux City appeared to awake a “sleeping giant”, as Beatrice responded with 49 unanswered points and the Orangemen rolled to a 49-13 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night at the House of Orange.
After Jacob Pinkerton tied the score on a two-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, Cameron Jurgens gave Beatrice the lead for good on a 32-yard jet sweep into the end zone early in the second period. Pinkerton would score two more touchdowns in the second quarter to put the Orangemen up 28-7 at halftime.
Cooper Blum would hit Dillon Buss and Tyler Boller on touchdown strikes in the 3rd quarter to extend the Beatrice lead to 35-points, and Trevor Schmale’s quarterback sneak into the end zone in the 4th quarter would give the Orangemen a 49-7 lead.
South Sioux City would tack on a touchdown with a minute remaining in the game to close out the scoring.
Pinkerton rushed 13-times for 101-yards and three touchdowns, while Blum was nine-for-eleven passing for 165-yards and three touchdowns.
Dillon Buss caught two passes for 72-yards and a score, while Dalton Hartig had three receptions for 34-yards.
Beatrice racked up 435-yards of total offense, while holding the Cardinals to just 220-yards.
The Orangemen improved to 5-1 on the season, and will host Waverly for Homecoming on Friday night at seven.