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The big game in our coverage of Beaver County Football will be the Beaver Bobcats (2-1) traveling up Route 65 to take on the undefeated Quaker Valley Quakers (3-0).
The key matchup in this game will be the strong Beaver defense trying to stop the high-powered Quaker Valley offense. In their first three games, the Quakers have put 150 points on the scoreboard.
The Bobcats first loss of the season came last Friday as they took on top ranked Aliquippa. The Bobcats were leading at halftime 7-6 before the Quips pulled away in the second half to eventually win 30-10.
Friday will definitely be another challenge for Beaver and this morning PSN spoke with the leader of Beaver’s team defensive line, star Bryce Ramer.
Ramer (6-foot-5, 303 pounds) is a huge defensive tackle that back in July gave a commitment to Bronco Mendenhall and Virginia.
“I feel like Aliquippa was obviously a good test for us. We’re now able to see what we need to work on. Despite giving up 30 points, I don’t think our defense played that bad,” said Ramer.
“Our defense is our strong point and will be tested now against Quaker Valley’s very strong offense. We’ll need to stop them.”
Quaker Valley’s offense is strong because it’s led by the 3-headed monster of Ricky Guss, Isaiah McNair and Jordan Taylor. Who does Beaver need to shutdown in order to be successful?
“Honestly, we’re just going to try and contain quarterback Ricky Guss, try and lockdown Isaiah McNair and try not to let him get to open space where he can do damage. I feel like if we can stop Guss we’ll be OK,” said Ramer.
With Ramer’s college decision out of the way, he’s able to focus on his Top goal of winning a championship for Beaver. After that it’ll be time to focus on his new team in Virginia.
“I picked them early because I didn’t want to wait around for anyone. I saw that with one of my former teammates and I didn’t want to deal with that. I saw a great opportunity in front of me and I pulled the trigger.”
Although he’s a Power Five recruit, Ramer knows that there’s parts of his game he can improve and he’s working on doing that before he gets to Charlottesville.
“I’m trying to improve everyday, work on my strength and trying to be more aggressive.”
Pittsburgh Sports Now and Scott Elliott will have coverage of this big matchup on Friday and we’ll also be covering Hopewell traveling to Yough.