UTICA, N.Y. — Beaver River quarterback Kyle Steiner threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores Thursday in the Beavers’ 53-35 crossover win over Little Falls at D’Alessandro Stadium.
The Beaver (5-4) trailed 35-34 at the start of the fourth quarter but took the lead on Steiner’s 34-yard touchdown run. Erik Lyndaker added two touchdowns after that as the Beavers won their third consecutive game.
The teams were tied at 28 at halftime after a second quarter that saw each squad score three times. Beaver River took a 34-28 lead on Steiner’s 34-yard touchdown pass to Lyndaker but the Beavers missed their extra point. Little Falls tied the game on a 39-yard Rahmere Greene touchdown run and went ahead by one point on Miller Tooley’s kick.
Greene ran for 180 yards on 10 carries for Little Falls (2-7), including a 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Lyndaker ran the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown after Greene scored.
Quarterback Brian Ewanyk completed eight of 14 passes for 141 yards for Little Falls and threw touchdown passes of 45 and six yards to Tyler Wallace. Ewanyk was on the receiving end of a 69-yard touchdown pass from Wallace, marking the second time the Mounties scored on a throw back to the quarterback this season. Will Robinson caught five passes for 62 yards and Devin Dawley ran for 47 yards.
Beaver River scored 148 points during its end-of-season winning streak and topped 35 in each of its five victories.
Little Falls’ 35 points were a season-high for a team that had not previously topped 26.
BEAVER RIVER 53, LITTLE FALLS 35
Beaver River 7 21 6 19 — 53
Little Falls 6 22 7 0 — 35
BR — Dylan Pate 46 yard reception from Kyle Steiner (Daniel Erker kick).
LF — Tyler Wallace 45 pass from Brian Ewanyk (kick failed).
BR — Steiner 15 yard rush (Erker kick).
LF — Ewanyk 69 pass from Wallace (pass failed).
BR — Alex Behling 25 pass from Steiner (Erik Lyndaker run).
LF — Rahmere Greene 60 run (Devin Dawley run).
BR — Lyndaker 72 kickoff return (kick failed).
LF — Wallace 6 pass from Ewanyk (Ewanyk run).
BR — Lyndaker 34 pass from Steiner (kick failed).
LF — Greene 39 run (Miller Tooley kick).
BR — Steiner 34 run (kick failed).
BR — Lyndaker 15 run (pass failed).
BR — Lyndaker 70 run (Erker kick)
Records — Beaver River 5-4; Little Falls 2-7.