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October 26, 2013

Prep football: Early blitz leads to EV rout

PRESTON — The Easton Valley River Hawks scored quickly and often Friday night as they built a 36-0 lead after the first quarter en route to a huge victory on Senior Night, and it was that senior leadership that carried them past the Cedar Valley Christian Huskies 62-8.

“It was great to go out with a win,” senior Chase Zaruba stated about the last home game for the River Hawks seniors.

Seniors Craiton Andresen, Andrew Driscoll and Zaruba played a big part in what coach Kevin Behr saw in the first half.

“They have a lot of talent, and they were able to show that in the first half," he said. "Talent-wise, we are as physical as anyone in the state.”

Quarterback Andresen started the scoring for Easton Valley with a 9-yard keeper to give the River Hawks their first of many scores on the night with 7:34 remaining in the first quarter.

After forcing a punt, the River Hawks needed just two plays to increase their lead as Andrew Driscoll ran it in from 32 yards out to make it a 14-0 score. Driscoll recorded 63 yards rushing to go along with the touchdown on the night.

The third senior of that trio, Zaruba, returned the next punt 46 yards for a touchdown, just over a minute after the previous score. With Andresen’s two-point conversion run, Easton Valley had a 22-0 lead.

After a Blaine Volquardsen interception on the Huskies' next play from scrimmage, the River Hawks started their next possession at the Cedar Valley Christian 8-yard line. Zaruba punched it in from the 6-yard line.

Zaruba’s first quarter was not yet over as he picked up a fumble with 1:26 left and took it back to the house from 7 yards out. Zaruba finished the night with 34 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

“That was all pretty much about the team, without the defense playing hard and forcing the fumble and the blocking on the punt return, just a team effort,” Zaruba said after the big night. That defense allowed just 57 yards of total offense for the visiting Huskies for the entire game.

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