Knights hold Beavers to 155 yards of offense in 35-0 setback.
WAVERLY - Jacob Olsen threw three touchdown passes to Dan Achenbach, and Wartburg's defense held Buena Vista to just 155 yards of total offense to come away with a 35-0 victory in an Iowa Conference season finale on Saturday in Waverly.
Wartburg scored a touchdown in the first, second and third quarters before tacking on two more in the fourth period.
Buena Vista's offense was non-existent against the Knights' defense. The Beavers rushed for 110 yards and passes for 45 in being shut out for the second time this season.
Buena Vista had four drives into Wartburg territory in the game, and three of them ended in interceptions.
Wartburg got on the board first when Brad Hodapp scored from 1 yard out, capping a 13-play, 96-yard drive.
The Knights went ahead 14-0 when Olsen found Achenbach for a 19-yard TD pass in the second quarter. It stayed that way at halftime.
The second half began rather inauspiciously for Buena Vista as Cody Kelley intercepted an Eric Jamison pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown, putting the Knights up 21-0.
Wartburg sealed the game with two touchdown passes from Olsen to Achenbach. The first one covered 6 yards and the second a 46-yard strike.
Achenbach finished with seven catches for 117 yards in the game. Olsen completed 12 of 21 passes for 190 yards.
Wartburg also rushed for 211 yards on 54 carries, netting 401 yards in total offense. Justin Beatty rushed for 107 yards on 22 carries.
Buena Vista's offense was led by Barry Van Voorst, who rushed for 46 yards. Ryan Cakerice had 41 yards rushing.
Garrett Gingrich led BUena Vista on defense with eight tackles. Caleb Linn had seven, and Andy Fish, J.D. Kucera and Andy Hodges each had six.
Buena Vista finishes the season 5-5 overall.
Buena Vista 0 0 0 0 - 0
Wartburg 7 7 7 14 - 35
W-Hodapp 1 run (Maus kick)
W-Achenbach 19 pass from Olsen (Maus kick)
W-Kelley 40 interception return (Maus kick)
W-Achenbach 6 pass from Olsen (Maus kick)
W-Achenbach 46 pass from Olsen (Maus kick)
TEAM STATISTICS BV W
First downs 11 20
Rushes-yards 36-110 54-211
Com.-Att.-Int. 6-19-4 12-21-1
Passing yards 45 190
Total net yards 155 401
Return yards 71 89
Punts-Avg. 5-39 5-28
Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-0
Penalties-yards 4-42 4-34
Time of possession 23:50 36:10
Rushing-Buena Vista: Van Voorst 16-46, Cakerice 6-41, Lau 4-8, Jamison 4-7. Wartburg: Beatty 22-107, Hodapp 21-60, Olsen 3-39, Flanders 4-9
Passing-Buena Vista: Jamison 5-13-2-38, Cakerice 1-6-2-7. Wartburg: Olsen 12-21-1-190.
Receiving-Buena Vista: Espinosa 3-26, Eggeling 2-12, Sullivan 1-7. Wartburg: Achenbach 7-117, Winter 2-23, Hodapp 1-38, Denner 1-10.
Tackles-Buena Vista: Gingrich 8, Linn 7, Fish 6, Kucera 6, Hodges 6, Behrens 5, Gardner 5.