Braves fall to 0-3 with 40-6 loss to Upsala-Swanville Area

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Upsala-Swanville Area scored on four-straight possessions from just before the end of the first quarter until early in the second half to turn a 0-0 game into a 28-6 lead on the way to a 40-6 victory over Benson during a Mid State Blue division game on Brock Field, Friday night.

Benson had its chances early, but failed to capitalize and USA went on to dominate the final three quarters in improving to 3-0 for the season.

“Us not scoring on our second drive gave them a big momentum boost,” Benson head coach Adam Foslien said.  “We had the play call we wanted, but unfortunately, we didn’t execute.”

With the loss, the Braves fell for the 28th-straight game, tying the Benson football teams from 1972-75 for the longest losing streak in BHS football history (see Speaking of Sports on page 3B).

This week, the Braves are set to play at Browerville-EV, which lost for the first time this past Friday at KMS, 14-13.  The following Friday, Benson is set to play at Royalton, Friday, Sept. 27 before coming home again Friday, Oct. 4 to face KMS.

“It’s going to be a common theme the rest of the way; most of the teams we play will be run oriented, especially next week against Browerville,” Foslien said...

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