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Forsan wins district opener

September 27, 2011

FORSAN — The Forsan Buffaloes opened district play Friday night in front of a packed stadium against the Post Antelopes. Any hopes Ty Johnson might be tired after last week's display were quickly dismissed as he scored four more times in the Buffaloes' decisive 47-14 stampeding of Post.

Foster Burchett found the end zone three times himself, as well as hitting Johnson for one of his scores in the game. Yet, Forsan's head coach said the game was not about individual accomplishment.

“This may be the best game we have played as a team all year,” Coach Jason Phillips said. The offensive line, the skill players and defense all played a great game. We started out strong and finished strong. It was truly a complete game across the board for us.”

Johnson scored first on a five yard run with over seven minutes left in the first quarter. Then, just three minutes later, he broke free for a 62-yard scamper, giving Forsan a 13-0 lead after one quarter.

Burchett took over where Johnson left off in the second quarter, scoring on a 15-yard run around the end, before hitting Johnson on a 53-yard pass play for another six points.

Burchett scored twice in the third, on runs of 36 and 14 yards, before Johnson capped the Forsan scoring with a 30-yard dance to pay dirt.
Post did manage to find the end zone twice, but were held to 264 total yards in the game by a Forsan defense which just did not want to bend.
Burchett rushed for 140 yards thee touchdowns and went 4-7 in the air for 77 yards and a touchdown. Johnson rushed for 108 yards and had once catch for 53 yards.

Brendan Roman added 77 rushing yards to the stat sheet and Polo Morin scrambled for 34 more, while Marcus Cervantes post 25 yards. Trevor Burchett added a spark to the special teams, returning a kickoff for 47 yards. Defensively, Patrick Robles had an interception.
The Buffaloes will have a bye this week, as they prepare for a trip to Anson for their next game Oct. 7.

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