Buckeye has plenty of answers in 50-30 win over Block
After holding a narrow 24-14 halftime lead, the Buckeye Panthers started to put some space between them and the Block Bears after a two yard touchdown run by junior running back Justin Belgard. A two point conversion put the Panthers up 32-14 after three quarters.
Buckeye started off the fourth quarter right with a six yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Tory Carman, making the score 38-14 after the failed two point conversion.
Just when you thought Buckeye was going to pull away, Block made a charge.
Bears quarterback Zorian Bowie hit receiver Dorian Davis on a 28-yard touchdown pass before converting the two point conversion to cut the Panther lead to 38-22.
Buckeye wasted no time in answering when Carman returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to extend the Panther lead to 44-22 with 7:45 left in the game.
The Panthers extended their lead again when senior running back Austin Daily scored his second touchdown of the night on a two yard run.
Block was able to get on the board one more time on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Bowie to Tyreke Harbor. A successful two point conversion would give us our final score of 50-30 with Buckeye pulling out the hard fought victory.
Buckeye gained 398 yards of offense on 70 plays while Block totals 263 yards of offense on only 36 plays.
The two teams totaled 24 penalties for 204 combined penalty yards.
Buckeye’s 398 yards of offense came without completing a single pass.
Block averaged 19.3 yards per pass.
Buckeye dominated time of possession, having the ball for 35 of the 48 minutes and racking up 34 first downs compared to only 14 by Block.
SCORLINE AND STATS
Buckeye: Austin Daily (30 carries, 186 yards, 2 TD) Tory Carman (18 carries, 94 yards, 2 TD, one kickoff return TD)
Block: Zorian Bowie (11/19, 212 yards, 3 TD/12 carries, 26 yards/1 defensive INT) Elton Mayes (5 catches, 118 yards, 1 TD) Dorian Davis (4 catches, 74 yards, 1 TD)
Buckeye coach Jonathan Landry
“Our goal on Monday was to be 1-0 and we met that goal. We made too many mistakes to be comfortable. Four turnovers in the first half hurt us early. Block fought hard all night.”
Block coach Josh Loy
“I’m proud of the effort by my guys. We knew going into this game it would be hard to stop these guys how are much bigger up front. We need to execute better offensively but I’m proud of my guys and we will continue to get better from here.”
Buckeye senior running back Austin Daily
“We had a lot of movement on the offensive line. Hunter Dubroc was able to make some big holes on his side. We have a lot of work to do come Monday with ball control drills and such.”
Buckeye (1-0) will be back at home for a rivalry game matchup with Holy Savior Menard (1-0) while Block (0-1) will be at home to face Sicily Island (0-1).
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