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Buford starts new streak, beats White County 49-3
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Buford’s’ 42-game win streak came to an end two weeks ago, but the Wolves weren’t going to let that put a damper on their season. Led by quarterback Mic Roof, the Wolves dismantled the White County Warriors 49-3 to kick off a new win streak.

Buford (3-1) produced 431 yards of total offense and picked up its first Region 8-AAAA win. White County (0-4) dropped its fourth straight game, managing just 52 yards on offense.

Roof completed 13 of 19 passes for 188 yards and threw for a touchdown.

Wolves’ featured running back Martin Mangram wasn’t needed much, but still managed to rush for 36 yards on five carries and scored on runs of 4 and 1 yards, respectively.

“It was a little bit hit or miss at times, but I thought we had a lot of the momentum tonight,” Buford head coach Jess Simpson said. “It took longer to put them away than we would have liked but we played 12 different offensive lineman tonight so that is going to happen. I thought Roof made some really good throws tonight. He made a great pass for us at the end of the first half to get us a touchdown.”

Buford’s defense nearly completed their second shutout of the 2015 season, but held the Warriors to 52 total yards of offense. The Wolves were led by defensive tackle Shug Frazier, who was making his season debut. Frazier sacked Warriors’ quarterback Dane Quinn once and had a tackle for loss as well as four quarterback hurries.

“He (Frazier) is a difference maker,” Simpson said. “He’s almost like your coach on the field so it’s fun getting him back out there.”

Mangram scored touchdowns on the first two possessions of the game for the Wolves to give them an early 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

White County was held to negative yards on each of its first three possessions and was forced to punt in as many tries, but a miscue by the Wolves’ return team gave the ball back to the Warriors on their own 47-yard line. Just one play into the Warriors’ drive, Buford’s Jake Simpson stripped Quinn to give the ball right back to the Wolves.

However, the Warriors’ defense stood tall, leading to the first punt of the game by the Wolves, but another quick three-and-out gave the ball back to the Wolves midway through the second quarter.

The White County defense stood tall once again, and forced the Wolves into third-and-10, but a 42-yard pass and catch from Roof to Mangram gave the Wolves a fresh set of downs from the White County 11-yard line.

Two plays later, the Wolves’ Christian Tuner scored from 4 yards to give Buford a 21-0 lead with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter.

Buford tacked on one final touchdown in the first half on a 20-yard strike from Roof to wide receiver Brandon Marsh, giving the Wolves a 28-0 lead at the half.

The Wolves scored touchdowns on their first two possessions to start the second half and finished off their scoring with a 42-yard touchdown run from A.J. Wansley.

White County managed to score on a 25-yard field goal as time expired, but it was the Buford’s night to shine in their 49-3 victory.

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