Frosh Bucks show improvement

Frosh Bucks show improvement

By Calvin Connors Posted September 28, 2011

After a disappointing loss to Elko last week the Bucks show improvements on both sides of the ball.

The freshmen football team took the field on September 30, with a positive attitude and winning mindset. The Bucks took it to the Sparks Railroaders in the first half; the half consisted of great defense and outstanding offense. Lowry held sparks to a three-and-out on their first drive. After the Bucks showed Sparks their running game, Christian Gray surprised the Railroader’s defense with a pass to Thomas Shwartz that went for a 15-yard gain and eventually set up a one-yard run for Christian Gray.

On Spark’s ensuing drive Lowry forced a fumble that set up a 55-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Dennis. Christian Gray threw for over 50 yards; Sterling Dennis had huge game-changing plays such as his catch from Gray that went for 35 yards.

Christian Gray looks for an open receiver. /Calvin Connors • The Brand
Christian Gray looks for an open receiver. /Calvin Connors • The Brand

“Coach Scott made us push ourselves in practice by tackling and running a lot,” said Dennis.

The Buck’s defense played marvelously in the first half, only allowing two touchdowns. The Lowry forced Sparks to an impressive five turnovers throughout the whole game. In the second half, the defense had a rough time stopping the Railroader’s offense, the Bucks allowed 35 points in the second half. The Buckaroo’s offense worked the ball up and down the field in the second half but could only come away with one touchdown that consisted of Schwartz scoring on the goal line. This game was a big improvement from the Buck’s last game against Elko.

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