Cumberland Beavers make history

Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 7:19 PM CST
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CUMBERLAND, Wis. (WEAU) - This year, the Cumberland Beavers made history! For the first time ever, the Beavers finished the regular season undefeated at 7-0 averaging just over 43 points per game and allowing only 8 points per contest.

Senior Sam Schradle said, “It didn’t even feel real, I didn’t know how to react, it hasn’t happened here in a while so felt good for all the guys to do it for not only us but the community.”

Senior Jack Martens added, “It hasn’t been done here in Cumberland in forever or a very long time so I just know we worked really hard and I’m just happy for our guys and it’s just a really good feeling.”

Attention now shifts to the playoffs where the Beavers were delivered a tough blow. Cumberland was put into the division four this year, where their enrollment of 293 will be the smallest in the division.

Senior Travis Runber said, "We just got to go into it focused yeah we got moved up but that doesn’t really matter to us, we are just out here to have some fun and play football.

Schradle added, “There’s a pretty big chip on our shoulder, that underdog mentality though. Everybody on our team is a playmaker, they know they can make plays and we just got to trust each other to come out. If we play our game we think there is nobody that can beat us.”

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. The beavers have already beaten some of the biggest schools in division four so far this season, leaving only one thing on their mind.

Martens said “One of our goals at the start of the season was to make a run at the state championship. Hopefully we get the opportunity to, see how far they let us go in the playoffs but we are going to take it one game at a time and see what happens.”

The beavers open up tournament play as a 2 seed and will host Spencer Columbus Catholic this Friday night.

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