Beloit Pummels Minneapolis in the Rivalry Game
The visiting Beloit Trojans dominated all aspects of the game against Minneapolis on Friday en route to a big district victory.
Strong performances from Benson Berndt and Logan Arasmith propelled Beloit to a 50-0 victory.
Berndt rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while Arasmith added 148 yards and four rushing scores.
Minneapolis was limited to under 100 offensive yards for the fourth time this season and was shut out for the second time.
Beloit wasted no time signing up for the scoreboard, making his first field test. Berndt finished with a 24-yard touchdown run, giving the Trojans an early 8-0 lead just four minutes into the game.
Two Arasmith touchdowns in the second quarter gave Beloit a 24-0 halftime lead. At the break, Minneapolis had played just nine games compared to Beloit’s 38.
The Trojans stacked him in the second half with four more rushing touchdowns.
The Minneapolis offense did not register a first down without penalty until the third quarter, and it returned the ball three times.
Beloit (5-2; 4-0) has now won six of the last seven clashes between the two teams. The Trojans will host Hoisington next week to nominate the district champion.
Minneapolis still controls the District’s No.3 seed, even with the loss.
The 13 seniors of Minneapolis have all been chosen as players in the game Nex-Tech Wireless. The seniors were honored on the field before the game for their last home game of the regular season.
Senior offensive lineman Bryce Worlock got the H&R block (s) of the game. Worlock has done a good job all season clearing holes for the Minneapolis race game.
Minneapolis will end its regular season next week in a district game at Ellsworth. The Lions won last year’s game 43-14. The game will air as always on 92.7 The New Zoo in the Salina / Minneapolis area, and will stream online at ksal.com.