Orangemen Improve to 5-1 By Crushing South Sioux City on Friday Night

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.