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Eagle Grove downs Buffalo Ridge

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Buffalo Ridge defender Colby Stephens (26) makes the tackle for the Bison, while teammate Patrick McAreavy rushes in to help during recent football action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
EAGLE GROVE - A 28-point scoring salvo in the second quarter blew the game open and boosted Eagle Grove to a 35-7 halftime score on the way to a 55-21 Class 2A District football victory over Buffalo Ridge here on Oct. 17th.

The Bison tallied one touchdown in the second quarter on a 41-yard TD pass from Kellen Jacobson to Dillon Waters, and scored two more TDs in the fourth frame on a 12-yard pass from Seth Johnson to Josh Alesch, and a nifty 57-yard TD scamper by Tyler Kenny. Seth Johnson kicked all three PATs for the Bison.

Eagle Grove scored six rushing TDs and two passing TDs. The hosts rushed 39 times for 360 yards and was 4-12 passing for 87 yards and one interception.

Buffalo Ridge rushed 31 times for 194 yards, and completed 7-18 passes for 82 yards and three interceptions. Kenny led the Bison ground gainers with 15 carries for 89 yards, while Johnson carried the ball five times for 56 yards, and Patrick McAreavy five times for 43 yards.

Mark Cronin led the Bison defenders with a dozen tackles and a fumble recovery, followed by Darren Miller with seven tackles, Ray Wedeking six, and Alesch five. Taylor Nees recovered a fumble, and McAreavy had a pass interception.

"It was a game early, and then quickly got out of hand as the second quarter played out," said Bison coach Butch Faulkenberry. "Our defense forced two fumbles early, but we were unable to put any points on the board.

"Unfortunately, Eagle Grove was able to take advantage of our four turnovers and score. Poor tackling is what hurt our defense the most. As we head into our final game with Pocahontas Area/P-P, we will need to stay positive and prepare for a physical football game. We'll need to play physical and tackle much better if we are going to end the season with a win."

Buffalo Ridge takes a 1-8, 0-7 record into their Oct. 24th home game with Pocahontas Area/P-P, which owns a 4-4 mark, including a 4-2 District slate.

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