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STANTON â€” The Martin County Buffaloes came out on top Friday as they battled the Howard County Buffaloes. Stanton â€” who suffered a loss last year at the hands of Forsan â€” evened the score as SHS dominated FHS 35-6.
The depth and physicality on display by Stanton (2-1) was more intense than Forsan (2-1) had seen in its first two outings.
â€śThey were a good football team,â€ť said FHS Head Coach Jason Phillips. â€śThey were definitely the most physical team we have seen so far. They were big, physical and they executed well. We didnâ€™t. We didnâ€™t play our best game. They got after us from the first kickoff and they stayed on us.â€ť
Phillips credits Stanton for playing the better game, but also said the crowd fed the Martin County Buffs momentum.
â€śThey were yoked up from the start,â€ť Phillips explained. â€śThey were ready to go, it was their homecoming so they had the crowd on their side. Offensively and defensively, we didnâ€™t play too well, but one thing I did see, is that the longer the game went, the harder our kids played. They played hard right until the end.â€ť
In fact, the Buffsâ€™ lone score came in the third quarter when Kolby Self returned a kickoff the distance of the field to put Forsan on the board.
â€śKolby had another good game for us,â€ť Phillips added.
Next up for Forsan will be Tuscolaâ€™s Jim Ned Indians on Friday in Forsan. As for Stanton, they will be on the road taking on McCamey.
Rushing: Zane Sanders, 9 for -13.
Receiving: Clayton Galloway, 2-23; J.T. Breyman, 1-7; Walker Park, 1-26.
Passing: Sanders, 4-16, 56 yards, 3 interceptions.