Lingle Scholar Athlete

Written By: cfrench - Apr• 15•14

 2013-2014 Scholar Athlete  Matt was one of 40 senior football players from the Central PA region to garner this award.   He was recognized at the annual Central PA Chapter of the NFF Banquet which was held on Sunday, March 23 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.   The featured speaker was new PSU head coach James Franklin and Matt was able to meet him which was an experience of a lifetime.

      Additionally, Matt was one of just 15 Scholar Athletes to win a Scholarship at this same banquet.   Matt’s scholarship  of $1,500 dollars  was awarded based on a criteria which included 40% athletic achievement in football, 40% academic performance, and 20% community service.  Coach Benasutti and Pasternak joined Matt and his family at this banquet to share in his special day.  Matt’s college plans are to attend Penn State and major in Engineering.  Congratulations Matt from your Beaver Football family!  We are very proud of you and wish you the very best.

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Lezzer Lumber Classic

Written By: cfrench - Mar• 04•14

Du Bois received 3 first team appointments and 3 alternate selections to the Lezzer Lumber Classic  this June.  Game time and place TBA as the winter weather has pushed many of the school’s graduation dates back several weeks. Congratulations to all of our Beaver seniors and best wishes to you and your families.

 

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DuBois Football Academic Scholarships

Written By: Beaver Swami - Feb• 28•14

 

 

 

 

DuBois Area Touchdown Club SCHOLARSHIP APP (1)

The DuBois Area Touchdown Club has approved two $500 Academic Scholarships.  One for college bound student athletes and the second for students athletes who plan to attend a vocational or trade school.  Click the link above for an application and  details.  Best wishes to all our seniors in you future endeavors.

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Swami’s 2014 Schedule Review

Written By: Beaver Swami - Feb• 26•14

From winter’s polar grip the first sign of spring walks silently on the crust of the slowly melting snow.  Always careful to have the sun at his back and the wind in his face, the great shaman approaches unnoticed.  The orator brings word of the return of the sun and with it the first glimpse of a new season.  It is a season that has been beefed up and front loaded for the return of quality Beaver roster.

DuBois ended its 2013 season with a loss to a strong Mifflin County squad.  In 2014 the Beavers have come full circle, starting exactly where last season ended, in a dog fight with  Mifflin County.  The Huskies reload for week 1 as the Beavers travel to Lewistown for the AAAA showdown.   DuBois continues to work through the winter and they have the Huskies in their crosshairs.  After two straight losses to Mifflin County the Beavers are looking for an upset in week 1 that will announce their presence as a playoff contender. 

In Week 2 DuBois returns to Meadville to face a high powered running game.  The Bulldogs return 37 underclassmen in 2014, a fact that should prove to be more than a challenge for DuBois who had difficulty stopping the squad a year ago.

Week 3 provides an upgrade to the schedule.  Conneaut Area Senior High comes to Mansell for a showdown with DuBois.  CASH is a new district created from a merger of three schools, Conneaut Lake, Conneaut Valley, and Linesville.   The merger created a formidable opponent as General McLane found when they landed on the short end of a 41-40 shootout.  The Eagles finished 7-4 a year ago and are looking to go Beaver hunting.

Early Polls have Erie Cathedral Prep ranked in the state’s top 10 once more.  The school’s ability to attract the best athletes the region has to offer means they will be reloading not rebuilding.  Erie is a perennial state semifinalists and one year removed from a PIAA state championship.  Week 4 will be the opportunity of a lifetime for the Beaver Express as it heads north for its shot at the Champ.  Ding Ding!

No season would be complete without one of the oldest rivalries in the state.   The Beavers hit the road for the fourth time in just five weeks as they travel to Punxsutawney. The grudge match should be a good one as Punxy returns a host of starters in 2014 making the showdown one that will be unpredictable this season.

Oil City has traded blows with DuBois over the last 4 seasons.  The latest knockdown came last year when they defeated DuBois at Mansell, holding off a late drive by the Beavers.  The squad has payback in mind as the Oilers return to Mansell in Week 6.

Weeks 7 and 8 offer two opponents the Beavers have owned over the past three seasons.  Bradford and Franklin are both teams that return a strong group of skilled players.  Both squads hope to add to their quality through the growth of underclassmen talent.  Undoubtedly they will be much improved but it is doubtful they will be able to affect the Beaver Express.  

The final two games of the season are both upgrades to the schedule and offer formidable opponents for DuBois.  In Week 9 the Beavers will face General McLane a team who defeated a strong Slippery Rock Squad 35-15, Erie Strong Vincent 30-14 and Oil City 31-21. GM is a solid playoff caliber opponent that should help the Beavers get ready for the post season.

The final opponent of the year replaces Brookville on the schedule.  Karns City finished 12-2 on the season with their two loses being to State Semifinalist Clarion and PIAA State Champion South Fayette.  KC destroyed all other opponents on the season including Oil City who defeated DuBois.  Karns City should be a strong opponent to end the Regular Season.

The Swami likes 2014 and looks forward to a group that is One Team, Unstoppable, Immovable, and Unbeatable.  Time to go to work boys!

 

 

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Back to Winter’s Drawing Board

Written By: cfrench - Nov• 20•13

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Thank You Seniors

Written By: cfrench - Oct• 19•13

Class of 2014 Best wishes to you and your families

 

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Interstate Bigs

Written By: cfrench - Oct• 06•13

Coach Varischetti did a masterful job with his playbook Friday night despite the odds.  Morgantown demonstrated superior size and speed on the field but the beavers moved the ball and put it in the endzone.  The thorn in their side was D1 prospect Chazzy Thomas who found pay dirt 6 times on the night. Kriner, ODonnell, and Paulinellie all caught Touchdown passes from French who threw the ball 45 times under the bright lights of an impressive stadium.  The  college style environment of Morgantown was impressive and fun for the kids.  The Mohigans showed off their facilities and a 285 person band.  Despite a loss the players had a great experience and would like to thank Morgantown for their hospitality.  They hope to get another shot at the Champ next season at Mansell.

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Game Faces Week 1

Written By: cfrench - Sep• 02•13

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