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Friday night football returns to BHS

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Fans spread out amongst the stands and game filmer’s set up on top of the press box

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’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. 

Buffalo High School running back Blake Bell moves down the sideline

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.

Calvin Rule jumps over the fallen Cody ball carrier

Buffalo High School senior Calvin Rule jumps over the fallen Cody ball carrier on Friday afternoon. Rule plays as both a wide receiver and a defensive back.

Buffalo High School’s cheerleaders line up in front of the home stands

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.

A tupperware of ramen sits next to a set of pompoms on the track

A tupperware of ramen sits next to a set of pompoms on the track on Friday afternoon. The cheerleaders spread their bags and stuff next to the fence on the track during the game.

Cody High School’s JV team sprawls out in the parking lot near their buses

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.

Members of the pep band socially distanced themselves

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.

Cora Turner laughs as she leans back and forth with the rest of the pep band

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.

Jackson Moon scans the field before throwing

The Buffalo High School quarterback Jackson Moon scans the field before throwing on Friday afternoon. The junior served as the quarterback for the entirety of the game against Cody.

Aidan O’Neill squinches in pain after being helped to the bench

Buffalo High School junior Aidan O’Neill squinches in pain after being helped to the bench on Friday afternoon. O’Neill came off the field because of pain in his ankle.

Kyla Wright hangs upside down in the air as she completes a flip

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.

Jace Skovgard delivers a pep talk to the team

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 and Cody varsity teams returned to the field for the start of the second half

Buffalo and Cody varsity teams returned to the field for the start of the second half on Friday afternoon. Cody led Buffalo at the beginning of the half 7-0.

Buffalo High School’s peer mentors sold masks during the football game as a fundraiser

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.

Sun faded leaving the stadium lights to cast shadows

Sun faded leaving the stadium lights to cast shadows from the cheerleader’s formation on the track on Friday afternoon. This year’s cheer team includes seven girls.

Zander Hulet sends the ball to Cody after the Buffalo touchdown

Buffalo High School kicker Zander Hulet sends the ball to Cody after the Buffalo touchdown on Friday afternoon. Buffalo’s only touchdown of the game was scored in the final quarter.

A Buffalo receiver and Cody defenders stretch for a pass

A Buffalo receiver and Cody defenders stretch for a pass that was uncaught by either team on Friday afternoon.

Benjamin Camino try to break away but is dragged down

Buffalo High School junior Benjamin Camino try to break away but is dragged down ultimately by the Cody defender on Friday afternoon.

Jackson Moon fakes a hand off to senior Hyrum Hatch before throwing

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.

Jace Skovgard watches the throw fall away

Buffalo High School senior Jace Skovgard watches the throw fall away on Friday afternoon.

Buffalo High School athletes lift their helmets to wave thank you

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.

Marko Glassock kneels in the post game huddle

Buffalo High School lineman Marko Glassock kneels in the post game huddle as the coaches talk about the game on Friday afternoon. Cody won the game in the end 14-6 over Buffalo.

Buffalo High School lineman Keegan Money hugs his mom Rhonda

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.

Blake Bell was the last to walk off the field

Buffalo High School sophomore Blake Bell was the last to walk off the field on Friday afternoon. Bell scored the only touchdown for the Bison in the final quarter.

 

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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