The Buffaloes traveled to Waco Friday night, for their final tune-up before starting district, against state ranked Iola. The Buffaloes looked to outplay the Bulldogs throughout the night, outgaining them on total offense, but turnovers and special teams play let Iola stay around, and eventually slip past the Buffaloes.
Offensively, Cross Plains had 44 runs for 272 yards, and threw it 6-12 for 115 yards. But the Buffaloes had 3 costly fumbles that stopped them on big drives, one which led to an easy scoop and score for Iola. Running the ball was Holden Senclair 12 times for 116 yards, Rylan Laminack 13 times for 103 yards, Kaiden Petree 11 times for 44 yards, and Creed Goode 8 times for 9 yards.
In the air, Senclair went 6-12, hitting J.C. McDonald once for 3 yards. Laminack twice for 65 yards, and Petree once for 12 yards.
Scoring on the night was Creed Goode on a 25 yard catch and run from Senclair, Rylan Laminack on a 64 yard catch and run from Senclair, and Senclair on a 3 yards run and score. The Buffaloes only got 1 extra point, and failed the point after attempt on 2.
On defense, the Buffaloes were strong all night, only letting the Bulldogs score on 2 drives. The other points Iola scored were from a kickoff return, a blocked extra point returned, and a fumble return on defense. Iola only had 135 yards of total offense, but took advantage of mishaps from Cross Plains.
The Buffaloes start district Friday Night ( Oct. 9) at Ranger and look to go start district off with a 1-0 record. Ranger for some reason, picked the Buffaloes for homecoming, and look to spoil their run to the playoffs. Come watch Friday night @ 7:30 as the Buffaloes start their district run, in Ranger.