Perham quarterback too much for East Grand Forks
PERHAM, Minn.—Even on a wet night, Perham quarterback Jenson Beachy was a handful Friday night for East Grand Forks Senior High.
Beachy threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns to lead Perham to a 30-7 win over East Grand Forks Senior High.
"They're a really good football team," Senior High coach Ryan Kasowski said. "We tackled poorly in the first half and that cost us a lot of yards. We played well offensively in the first half, but we had a costly turnover and that swung momentum in their favor.
"In the second half, we played better defense but we didn't move the ball on offense. We didn't put it all together, but Perham is really good."
Beach connected on touchdown passes of 58 yards to Colton Hackel, 16 yards to Ty Moser, 4 yards to Josh Jeziorski and 54 yards to Zack Peterson.
"He's all he's cracked up to be," Kasowski said. "We had a couple of times where we had him in our grasp, but he was able to escape. He's a strong runner and a good athlete."
Senior High's lone touchdown came on a Luke Vonesh 17-yard catch from quarterback Carter Beck to cut the lead to 8-7 in the first quarter.
Those 17 yards were most of the Wave passing attack, however. Beck finished with three completions for 22 yards.
The Green Wave were led on the ground by Julian Benson, who had 14 carries for 85 yards.