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Clarion-Goldfield grounds Bison

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kyle Dahm of Buffalo Ridge makes a nice run in recent football action. The Bison dropped a Class 2A District game to Clarion-Goldfield Sept. 12th in Early. Photo by Reta Todd
EARLY - Clarion-Goldfield lapped the Buffalo Ridge Bison 42-21 in Class 2A District football action here on Sept. 12.

The host Bison grabbed a short-lived lead when Tyler Kenny scored on a 45-yard run early in the first quarter and Seth Johnson added the PAT for a 7-0 lead.

However, Clarion-Goldfield then tallied four unanswered rushing touchdowns to take a 28-7 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Kellen Jacobson of Buffalo Ridge protects the ball while dropping back to pass in recent football action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Buffalo Ridge countered with a one-yard Tyler Kenny TD midway in the fourth period with Johnson's successful PAT making the score 28-14, before Clarion-Goldfield came back with two more TDs in the fourth frame to go up 42-14.

The Bison then scored with seven seconds left in the game on a seven-yard TD pass from Johnson to Patrick McAreavy. Johnson kicked the PAT.

"A tough ground game was the difference in the football game as we had trouble in the trenches on both sides of the ball," said Bison coach Butch Faulkenberry. "Our kids fought the entire game and our staff will continue to focus on improving physical play with our football team."

B-R rushed 25 times for 84 yards in the game, and Johnson was 10-27 passing for 161 yards, two interceptions, and one TD. Kenny led the Bison rushers with 15 hauls for 66 yards, while Daren Miller carried it eight times for 18 yards. McAreavy caught three passes for 34 yards and a TD, Josh Alesch caught two for 68 yards, and Ray Wedeking caught three for 52 yards.

Clarion-Goldfield rushed 59 times for 361 yards, and completed 3-7 passes for 38 yards. The winners chalked up 21 first downs to 11 for the Bison to control the ball much of the way.

Mark Cronin led the Bison defense with 13 unassisted tackles, while Alesch was in on eight, Don Gebers six, Steve Mason six, and Bentley Bihrer, Kellen Jacobson, Kenny, and McAreavy five apiece. Cronin also had a fumble recovery.

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