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Zephyrs collect sweet defeat
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Stephen Lyne running around a defensive end during the Zephyrs homecoming game victory.

BENTON - A 20-point scoring effort in the second quarter of last Saturday's non-conference contest against visiting Weston, enabled the Benton-Scales Mound varsity football team to collect a 27-15 victory over the Silver Eagles.

   The win improved coach Al Alexander's squad to an overall record of 2-3, while remaining 1-3 in the Six Rivers conference.

   Both teams played nearly identical styles, and finished with very similar stats, except for the fact that Weston lost two fumbles and threw one interception to the Zephyrs' one turnover.

   The Silver Eagles held a slim 9-7 lead midway through the second quarter, scoring on a 33-yard field goal and a 62-yard pass play.

   Benton-Scales Mound got on the board early in the second quarter with an 18-yard run from senior Brett Pulvermacher, followed by the extra-point kick from Toby Fischer.

   Before the first half ended though, the Zephyrs scored two more touchdowns to take a 20-9 lead at halftime. It was Pulvermacher who tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Mitchell Brant midway into the second quarter, then followed up with a three-yard TD run on their next possession.

   Brant hauled in a 52-yard TD pass from Dakota Lovell in the fourth quarter, and the extra-point kick by Fischer gave Alexander's squad a convincing 27-9 fourth-quarter lead.

   Though Weston did manage to score one TD in the fourth quarter, it proved to be too little too late.

   The Zephyrs finished the day with 207 yards rushing and 188 through the air. Pulvermacher led the team with 88 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 caries, while sophomore quarterback Stephen Korte completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 109 yard and one interception. Mitchell Brant was the team's leading receiver with five catches for 112 yards and two TDs.

   The Silver Eagles finished the day with 232 yards rushing and 112 passing for a total of 344 yards. The Zephyrs had 395 yards of total offense.

   This Friday night the Zephyrs will jump back into conference play when they hit the road to take on Black Hawk (4-1, 4-1).