For the second consecutive week, the Buford varsity football team shuts out their opponent. The Wolves rolled to an easy win over Region 8-AAAAAA opponent Habersham Central at Tom Riden Stadium on Friday night with a final score of 58-0.
Buford’s defense has been on top of their game as they limited the Raiders to just 75 yards of total offense. The Raiders’ offensive line just could not hold Buford’s defense back so they could get any real momentum going. Habersham would end up with only five first downs for the entire game. Buford had 410 offensive yards and 16 first downs.
Buford (5-1, 2-0) scored a touchdown after just over two minutes into the game when Ashton Daniels connected with Isaiah Bond on a 44-yard touchdown pass. Daniels would find Bond just minutes later as Bond scored off of a 50-yard pass. Daniels threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns as he was 5-for-5 on his passing attempts.
The Wolves added one more touchdown in the first quarter when Christian Butler rushed into the end zone to put Buford up 21-0 to end the quarter.
Dylan Wittke would take over in the quarterback spot for Buford at the start of the second quarter. Just over a minute into the second quarter, Wittke would run 4 yards for a touchdown. The Raiders were on their 4-yard line when Buford senior Nate Norys pushed through Habersham Central’s offensive line to tackle Zeke Whittington for a safety.
Bond added his third touchdown of the night with 4:45 left in the second quarter when he returned a kickoff 60 yards into the end zone. Buford would go into halftime up 37-0. Bond would end the night with 154 yards off of two receptions for 94 yards and the one kickoff return for 60 yards.
In the third quarter, senior running back Victor Venn had a 48-yard run into the end zone for a touchdown. Venn had Buford’s most rushing yards with 99 yards on seven carries.
With 3:50 left in the third quarter, Wittke connected with KJ Bolden on a 66-yard touchdown pass to put the Wolves up 51-0. Wittke was 2-for-4 passing with 73 passing yards and a touchdown on the night.
Buford added their final touchdown of the night when Jaylen Neal rushed for 36 yards. The Wolves ended their night up 58-0 over Habersham Central. Neal had the second-most rushing yards with 58 yards on 4 carries.
BUFORD 58, HABERSHAM CENTRAL 0
Habersham Central 0 0 0 0 — 0
Buford 21 16 14 7 — 58
Buford: Isaiah Bond 44 pass from Ashton Daniels (Alejandro Mata kick) 9:49
Buford: Bond 50 pass from Daniels (Mata kick) 6:06
Buford: Christian Butler 1 run (Mata kick) 1:42
Buford: Dylan Wittke 4 run (Mata kick) 10:46
Buford: Nate Norys tackle for safety 4:57
Buford: Bond 60 return (Mata kick) 4:45
Buford: Victor Venn 48 run (Mata kick) 10:01
Buford: KJ Bolden 66 pass from Wittke (Mario Ventura kick) 3:50
Buford: Jaylen Neal 36 run (Ventura kick)
HABERSHAM CENTRAL BUFORD
First Downs 5 16
Rushes-yards 25-63 27-220
Passing yards 12 190
Comp-Att-INT 4-16-2 7-9-0
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-yards 1-15 6-60
Featured photo above: #33 Nate Norys tackles Habersham Central’s Zeke Whittington inside Habersham’s end zone to get the safety. Photo by Alicia Couch Payne