Last year, when Beaver visited Beaver Falls, the Bobcats surprised their hosts with a 35-0 mercy rule win. This year, the Tigers returned the favor, jumping ahead 47-0 before the Bobcats scored to make the final score 47-7.
The Tigers set the tone early as Malik Shepherd returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score. Before the Tigers finished scoring in the third quarter, they had added four more rushing touchdowns and two passing so the offense has been balanced. Beaver Falls also forced four turnovers without allowing any.
The Tigers are winning their games by an average of 38.7 points (the same as Aliquippa) and have not scored less than 39 points in any one game. The Beaver Falls' defense, not the strength of the team a year ago, has allowed just two touchdowns all year and both were after the clock was running under the mercy rule.
The schedule also gives the Tigers to develop more – the next four games are against teams that currently have losing records before finishing at currently undefeated New Brighton and hosting Aliquippa in the finale.