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Class AA’s top-ranked Buford improved to (7-0) on Friday by defeating Holy Innocents’ 55-14 at Tom Riden Stadium.
The Wolves are undefeated with only three games left in the regular season. Still, Coach Jess Simpson sees room for improvement.
"We need to work on defending the halfback pass," Simpson said. "It certainly wasn’t a perfect night. We’ve still got stuff to work on."
The Golden Bears (4-2) started the game with 56-yard halfback pass that led to a 14-yard touchdown run from running back Rob Aitkens to put the Bears up 7-0.
Buford senior running back Demetris Murray countered with a 2-yard touchdown run to tie the game. On their next possession, the Wolves’ Kody Case scored on a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Twoey Hosch that put the Wolves up 14-7.
In the second quarter, the Wolves held the Bears scoreless while scoring two rushing touchdowns. Running back Demetris Murray rushed for a 29-yard touchdown and fellow running back Tyler King scored on a 4-yard run. That put the Wolves up 28-7 at halftime. After the half, the Wolves started strong with a 50-yard kickoff return from running back Cody Getz. Getz went on to end the drive with a 48-yard touchdown run.
Later in the third quarter, Buford wideout Melvin Harris scored on a 6-yard reception from Hosch. At the end of the third quarter, the Wolves led 55-7.
The fourth quarter would have been scoreless were it not for a 86-yard halfback pass from wideout Andrew McGonnigle to Darrin McElroy for the visitors.
Buford visits the Walker School at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Buford 55, Holy Innocents’ 14
HI—Aitkens 14 yard TD run (Kamerschen kick)
BHS—Murray 2 yard TD run (McGlon kick)
BHS—Case 34 yard TD pass from Hosch (McGlon kick)
BHS—King 4 yard TD run (McGlon kick)
BHS—Murray 24 TD run (McGlon kick)
BHS—Getz 43 yard TD run (McGlon kick)
BHS—Harris 6 yard TD reception from Hosch (Kick failed)
BHS—Curry 10 yard TD reception from May (McGlon kick)
BHS—Anderson for a 3 yard TD run (McGlon kick)
HI—McElroy 86 yard TD reception from McGonnigle (Kamerschen kick)
Rushes-yards 35-269 19-34
Passing yards 91 232
Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-8-1 8-13-3
Total yards 360 266
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties-yards 6-55 4-20
Rushing: Buford, Murray 8-88, Getz 3-64, King 4-29, Johnson 8-24, Vaverka 4-22, Hunt 4-16, Curry 1-14, Bell 1-5, Anderson 1-3. Holy Innocents’, R. Aitkens 8-26, W. Aitkens 5-18, McGonnigle 3-1, Pond 1-(-1), 2-(0).
Passing: Buford, Hosch 4-5-0 81, May 1-2-1 10. Holy Innocents’, Allen 6-11-3 90, McGonnigle 2-2-0 142.
Receiving: Buford, Case 2-49, Harris 2-32, Curry 1-10. Holy Innocents’, McElroy 3-153, Farrell 3-36, W. Aitkens 2-32, Allen 1-15.