Cody High School’s JV team sprawls out in the parking lot near their buses on Friday afternoon before the start of the varsity game. Th kids got pizza for dinner and were spread out eating, playing catch and sleeping in the parking lot.
Buffalo clarinet player Cora Turner laughs as she leans back and forth with the rest of the pep band on Friday afternoon. Cora was one of several clarinets in the group stationed in front of the trumpets.
Members of the pep band socially distanced themselves out so as to prevent the need for masks on Friday afternoon. Normally, the band sits in the home team stands with the fans but has since moved to the track to maintain proper distancing.
Buffalo High School’s cheerleaders line up in front of the home stands before the start of the home football game against Cody on Friday afternoon. The cheerleaders are not required to wear masks as they are social distancing but keep hand sanitizer close for frequent application.
Fans spread out amongst the stands and game filmer’s set up on top of the press box to record the game on Friday afternoon. The smoke was not yet gone from the sky but thinning compared to earlier in the week.
Buffalo High School cheerleader Kyla Wright hangs upside down in the air as she completes a flip on Friday afternoon. Wright is the flyer for the group an performed flips in addition to her aerial position.
Buffalo High School senior Jace Skovgard delivers a pep talk to the team during half time on Friday afternoon in the shed. “They bleed like us, they sweat like us. They’re nothing special,” Skovgard said as he reminded his team that they were still in the game.
Buffalo High School’s peer mentors sold masks during the football game as a fundraiser for the group. The peer mentors normally send high school students to the elementary school, but cannot run the program this year because COVID-19. They are fundraising next year when they can hopefully resume the program.
Buffalo High School running back Blake Bell moves down the sideline on Friday afternoon. Bell caught the pass and made it a few yards before being taken down by the Cody defense. Buffalo held Cody to a 6-0 lead over the Bison in the first half and finished the game with Cody winning 14-6.
Buffalo High School quarterback Jackson Moon fakes a hand off to senior Hyrum Hatch before throwing the ball to wide receiver Anthony Peters on Friday afternoon. Cody won the game. The pass was caught by Peters to gain a few yards.
Buffalo High School athletes lift their helmets to wave thank you and good game to Cody on Friday afternoon. Because of COVID-19 precautions, the athletes have switched to this wave rather than shaking hands with the other team.
Buffalo High School lineman Keegan Money hugs his mom Rhonda after the game against Cody on Friday afternoon. Money is playing with a broken hand. His mom said that he tends to put the game on himself.
Buffalo’s first Friday night home game brought the Cody Broncs to town on Friday, Feb. 18, 2020. Buffalo lost he game 14-6 to the Broncs, scoring their only touchdown in the final quarter of the game. The pep band has relocated this year to the track so as to promote social distancing because of COVID-19. Cheerleaders are sticking with the track to cheer on Buffalo and concessions are delivered on a cart this year.