SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn.–The Buccaneers are five state titles away from being par with South Pittsburg.
Friday night, they were nearly five scores away from even tying the Pirates as they fell 52-19 on a second-half surge in Beene Stadium.
Judging by the first play of the game, though, you would have thought Boyd-Buchanan had the edge with an interception by Jeremy Borders that put the Buccaneers on the South Pittsburg 2-yard line. Borders would score on a two-yard scat the very next play.
And to say it was a full-team effort was an understatement as the leading rusher, Kyree Pryor, garnered 126 yards on 9 carries. Four others reached double digits in rushing with two 20-plus-yard performances in the receiving category. Hogan Holland reeled in 54 yards through the air with one touchdown after an initial interception on the first drive.
The Pirates move to 8-1 on the season as they head into their season and region finale against Grace Baptist in Week Eleven. Boyd-Buchanan falls to 7-3 on the season and hopes to close the season strong against Silverdale and maintain their No. 3 seed in Region 3-2A.
Both teams are still on track to win another State Title and add to their impressive collection of 15 total appearances and six championships.
BBS — 6 | 7 | 0 | 6 || 19
SPHS — 19 | 6 |13 | 14 || 52
Passing: (BB) Ross Wortman [4-for-11, 22 Yards] | (SP) Hogan Holland [5-for-12, 54 Yards, 1 TD]
Rushing: (BB) Jeremy Borders [10 Carries, 62 Yards, 1 TD] | (SP) Kyree Pryor [9 Carries, 126 Yards, 2 TDs]
Receiving: (BB) Evan Morris [1 Reception, 13 Yards] | (SP) Dylan McQueen [1 Reception, 26 Yards]
1st (11:38) Jeremy Borders, 2-Yard Rush [Terrell Kick No Good]–Boyd-Buchanan 6, South Pittsburg 0
1st (11:22) Joseph Lilly, 84-Yard Kickoff Return [Cagle Kick Good]–South Pittsburg 7, Boyd-Buchanan 6
1st (3:04) Hogan Holland, 1-Yard Rush [Cagle Kick No Good]–South Pittsburg 13, Boyd-Buchanan 6
1st (1:47) Dylan McQueen, 76-Yard Punt Return [McQueen 2-Pt. Conv. No Good]–South Pittsburg 19, Boyd-Buchanan 6
2nd (7:36) Ross Wortman, 2-Yard Rush [Terrell Kick Good]—South Pittsburg 19, Boyd-Buchanan 13
2nd (0:53) Kyree Pryor, 24-Yard Rush [Raulston 2-Pt. Conv. No Good]—South Pittsburg 25, Boyd-Buchanan 13
3rd (6:17) Kyree Pryor, 46-Yard Rush [Cagle Kick No Good]–South Pittsburg 31, Boyd-Buchanan 13
3rd (3:34) Kyree Pryor, 2-Yard Rush [Cagle Kick Good]–South Pittsburg 38, Boyd-Buchanan 13
4th (11:13) Garrett Raulston, 1-Yard Rush [Cagle Kick Good]—South Pittsburg 45, Cannon County 13
4th (3:55) Hogan Holland, 5-Yard Pass to Sam Brawn [Cagle Kick Good]–South Pittsburg 52, Boyd-Buchanan 13
4th (:00) Preston Edmundson, 18-Yard Rush [Terrell Kick Good]–South Pittsburg 52, Boyd-Buchanan 13