The Beaver Dam High School football team picked up a thrilling 26-18 win over Monona Grove on Saturday night at DeForest.
Alex Soto’s four-yard TD reception from quarterback Carter Riesen with 4:32 left in 4th quarter gave Beaver Dam the go-ahead score and Riesen’s two-yard scoring run with 1:21 to play helped seal the deal as Golden Beavers picked up their first victory of the alternate fall football season.
After a scoreless first quarter, Beaver Dam hit paydirt on the opening play of the 2nd quarter when senior quarterback Carter Riesen connected with senior Nate Abel on a 27-yard scoring strike to give BD a 6-0 lead. Monona Grove needed just 2:39 seconds to pull even as Fabian Jackson scored from two yards out. With both extra point attempts unsuccessful the teams went into the halftime locker room all square at 6-6.
Monona Grove took a 12-6 lead as QB Casey Marron connected with Tyler Dahlhauser on a 28-yard scoring strike for the 3rd quarters only score.
With 10:04 left in the 4th Riesen connected with Soto on a 34 yards TD on fourth down to tied the game. Kailey Walters’ extra point gave BD the lead 13-12. It took MG just :50 seconds to strike back as Marron hit Ty Hoiser on a 34 yard TD up the right sideline. The 2-point attempt was no good giving the Silver Eagles an 18-13 lead, setting up the final two Beaver Dam scores.
Nate Abel intercepted Marron in the 2nd zone with :10 seconds left in the game to secure the win.
Riesen completed 27 of 40 passes for 253 yards, and 3 touchdowns, along with one interception. Soto caught 12 passes for 103 yards and 2 TDs. Abel hauled in 6 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. Wes Biel ran the ball 10 times for 36 yards
Conner Strasser recovered four fumbles while Colton Fakes forced two fumbles.
Marron completed 16 of 32 266 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Fabian Jackson ran 23 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Monona Grove (1-1) outgained the Beavers 358-237.
Beaver Dam (1-1) will travel to Whitnall next Friday night. That’s a 7pm kickoff. You can watch that game on the DailyDodge.com videostream presented by Columbus Family Dental and the Beaver Dam Unified School District.
The Beaver Dam JVs fell 20-12 on Saturday afternoon to Monona Grove.
11:52: Beaver Dam: Nate Abel 27 yard TD catch from Carter Riesen (xpt no good) BD 6 MG 0
9:03: Fabian Jackson 2 yard TD run. (xpt no good) BD 6 MG 6
9:29: Tyler Dahlhauser 28 yard TD catch from Casey Marron. (xpt no good) MG 12 BD 6
10:04: Alex Soto 34 yard TD catch from Riesen. (Walters xtra point) BD 13 MG 12
9:14: Ty Hoier 34 yard TD catch from Marron (2point failed) MG 18 BD 13
4:32: Soto four yard TD catch from Riesen (2point failed) BD 19 MG 18
1:21: Riesen 2 yard TD run (Walters extra point is good) BD 26 MG 18
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