The Buford boys lacrosse team ended its season with a close loss in the GHSA AAAAAA-AAAAAAA state semifinals on Wednesday, May 11.
The first-round game on Wednesday, April 27, saw the Wolves crush Newnan in a resounding 19-1 victory to send a message to their upcoming playoff competition.
The sweet 16 round served as redemption for the Wolves as they defeated Allatoona, the team that eliminated them in the quarter-finals last year, with a comfortable 17-7 win on Tuesday, May 3.
Moving on to the elite eight, Buford won a hard-fought battle against Roswell on Friday, May 6, with a close 16-14.
Defenses were on point in the final four matchup between Buford and Lambert, with both teams holding the other to a relatively low score, but unfortunately for the Wolves, Lambert was able to net a couple more goals, and the 8-6 final score saw the end of Buford’s season.
Lambert went on to win the state championship 7-4 against Walton on Saturday, May 14.
“Our defense, face-off and goalie play has kept games close as the offense is getting better and better each day,” said head coach Kevin Peek, whose team spent much of the season implementing a new system of attack.
Although it took some getting used to, the offensive system clearly had its merits as the Wolves finished with a strong season record of 17-4 having made it to the state semifinals for the second time in four years.
FEATURED PHOTO: Buford’s Davis Peek works to assist goalie Matthew Canavan in protecting the goal during the semifinal game against Lambert on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Photo by Alicia Payne.