The Buffaloes went to Ranger Friday night and delivered a big win to start district play. The game started out almost even the first couple of series, matching scores the first couple of possessions, but the Bulldogs couldn’t maintain any offensive momentum to keep up with the Buffaloes. Cross Plains led at half time 32-24, and came out ready to go for the second half, and ran away with the victory 52- 24.
The offense ran 34 times for 353 yards and went 2-4 with 44 yards in the air. Rylan Laminack ran 12 times for 211 yards for a score and ran in 3 2-point conversions, and added 1 catch for 16 yards and a score. Kaiden Petree ran 8 times for 69 yards scoring 3 touchdowns, and Joe Crockett added a run for 6 yards. Holden Senclair also had 6 carries for 38 yards, and connected 2 of 4 passes for 44 yards and 1 touchdown.
Defensively, the Buffaloes had some deceptive plays to stop from Ranger, but made adjustments and figured them out to shut them down the second half. Creed Goode got a scoop and score off a punt block from Brayden Kennedy, that gave the Buffaloes an early advantage. The defense was tough all night and, except for a couple of big plays, kept Ranger in-check for the game. Ranger only had 268 yards of offense for the night 101 yards coming off of 3 big plays.
Overall, the Ranger Bulldogs were no match for the over-powering Buffaloes, and showed they weren’t able to stay with Cross Plains throughout the night. This week, the Buffaloes will have some competition as they host state ranked Albany @ C.P., starting @ 7:30.