When Beaver traveled to Dormont Stadium to play Keystone Oaks, the non-conference game meant nothing in the standings – but that certainly didn't mean no one was paying attention.
The first half was an amazing offensive battle between two offensive giants in Keystone Oaks' Alex Smith and Beaver's Darius Wise and the home team led, 41-35, at the intermission. In the second half, though, Beaver showed why it is ranked as highly as it is. In the final 24 minutes, Beaver outscored the home team, 42-8.
Wise accumulated 403 yards rushing and seven touchdowns and passed for 93 yards and another touchdown. Smith rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 442 yards and four touchdowns but also threw three interceptions as the Beaver defense proved up to the task in the second half.
The Bobcats' defense will be have to be up to the standard in the second half of the season, too. Of the five second half opponents, one is undefeated and three have one loss, culminating in a finale against Beaver Falls.