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BEATRICE – The York football team ended a two game losing skid Friday night when they breezed past Beatrice, 51-14.
It didn’t take long for the Dukes to put their stamp on the game as York scored on their second play from scrimmage, Garrett Snodgrass found Brady Danielson for a 65-yard touchdown grab. On the ensuing drive for the Orangmen, a bad snap in the shadow of their endzone set up third down and long at the one. Trying to run it out of their endzone, Colton Kelle was tackled in the endzone for a safety. York would take advantage on the next drive with a two yard touchdown run by Snodgrass. Just before the end of the first period, Snodgrass would throw an interception deep in Beatrice territory. York led, 16-0 after one.
Much like the first quarter, it didn’t take long for the Dukes to find the endzone to start the second period as Jacob Diaz rumbled his way in from five yards out. On the next possession for York, it too would result in seven as Snodgrass found Danielson for 60-yard hookup. Ben Kowalski would get into the fun on the next drive as he scored on a nine yard run. Beatrice would show life late in the second period as Andrew Mahoney sprinted 91 yards on the kick return for the first Orangemen score. However, York would answer one more time in the first half as Snodgrass found the endzone on a 17 yard touchdown run. The Dukes led, 44-7 at the half.
The second half would see only two scores. Beatrice put together thier most effective drive of the game to start the third quarter. A drive that would end in seven on a 12 yard pass from Bennett Crandall to Jace Pethoud. Once again, Snodgrass and company would score one more time on a one yard touchdown run.
Snodgrass led York with five touchdowns, three rush and two passing. He ran for 125 yards and passed for 204. Diaz finished with 129 yards on the ground. Danielson was the leading receiver for the Dukes with 156 yards. York did turn the ball over two more times. The Dukes have now turned the ball over eight times in the last three games.
For Beatrice, Crandall finished with 108 yards through the air and Colton Kelle led the Orangmen with 50 yards on the ground.
Penalties become a factor throughout the game. Both York and Beatrice each finished with 10 penalties.
Beatrice hits the road next Friday to Northwest. York returns home for a bout with Hastings.