High School Sports

Bruins' defense leads the way past Buford

LANCASTER -- The Buford Yellow Jackets used a strong ball-controlled offense, eating up 21:18 of the first half, but a miscue on a lateral and a momentary lapse on defense led to two Lancaster touchdowns and the Bruins winning 21-6.

With 5:54 to go in the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets attempted a lateral pass that fell incomplete. An alert Zed Truesdale scooped it up and raced untouched for the first Bruin score.

The teams traded possession with neither able to make anything happen until the Bruins' Jamais Clark took the handoff and outran the Jacket defense for a 52-yard touchdown. Anna Funderburk added the point after and the Bruins led 14-0.

Buford quarterback Jay Cooper led the Jacket wing-T attack down the field, but the Bruin defense, led by Tyler Canty, stepped up and forced a 44-yard field goal by JoJo Morris, which put Buford on the board 14-3 at the half.

The Jackets appeared to be headed to the end zone in the third quarter after a 52-yard run by Witherspoon, but the Bruin defense held and forced Morris to boot his second field goal, a 23-yarder, to draw Buford to within eight at 14-6.

The Bruins improved to 2-1 and will be at home next Friday night to take on the Hartsville Red Foxes.

Buford 0 3 3 0 -- 6

Lancaster 7 7 0 7 -- 21



First downs 9 13

Rushes-yards 39-156 32-167

Comp-Att-Int 5-15-0 9-14-0

Passing yards 26 101

Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-0

Penalties-yards 1-15 4-30

Lancaster 21

Buford 6