Forsan wins battle of Buffaloes at homecoming
Trevor Burchett carries the ball for Forsan as Trevor Wiliams blocks during its 28-7 win over rival Stanton on Friday at Forsan's homecoming. The Buffs are now 3-0 on the season.
FORSAN â€” In the battle of the Crossroads Buffaloes, Forsan reigned supreme. The win also marks the first 3-0 start by the Forsan Buffs since 1998.
Keying Forsan's 28-7 victory was a staunch defense and a running game which improved since last week's flat, 14-0 victory over Coleman.
â€śWe ran the ball a lot more consistently this week,â€ť Forsan Head Coach Jason Phillips said. â€śWe started finding the holes and the offensive line was locking up well.â€ť
Senior running back Brendan Roman ran for two touchdowns â€” one in the first quarter, one in the third â€” and quarterback Marcus Cervantes completed two of six attempted passes for 23 yards, including a 13-yard pass to TE Kade Fanning for a touchdown. Cervantes also scored on a running play in the first quarter.
Stanton scored its lone touchdown when Tim Anderson ran one into the end zone in the first quarter.
A combined nine turnovers were committed during the affair â€” five by Stanton, four by Forsan â€” but overall, Phillips thought his squad made the proper adjustments he found necessary after last week's somewhat anemic offense.
â€śOur defense played great all night, it was one of our better defensive performances,â€ť Phillips added. â€śThat's what we needed to do â€” attack the line of scrimmage and make the stops when we need to. They kept us in the ball game.â€ť
Next Friday, Forsan hopes to extend its winning streak as they travel to Tuscola to take on the winless Jim Ned Indians at 7:30p.m.
â€śJim Ned likes to throw the football from the spread,â€ť Phillips said. â€śWe have had eight picks in three games.â€ť
Stanton will host McCamey at 7:30 p.m. Stanton Head Coach John Peterson was unavailable for comment at press time.
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