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Buffalo falls just short in final home game against Douglas

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Buffalo and Douglas football teams gathered together

Buffalo and Douglas football teams gathered together after being announced for a kick of chant before returning to the sidelines to start the game on Friday.

Buffalo High School football hosted Douglas on Friday night, Oct. 16, 2020, for both their senior night and the final home game of the regular season. The Bison were trailing 14-3 going into the second half, but came back quick in the second half. Scoring their first touchdown off of a third quarter interception and continued up from there. They were unable to take the lead and ended up with a narrow 20-17 loss to Douglas.

Buffalo High School lines up for the singing of the National Anthem

Buffalo High School lines up for the singing of the National Anthem on Friday night. This game against Douglas is the last scheduled home game for Buffalo.

Hyrum Hatch, left, and Jace Skovgard burst through the BHS banner

Buffalo High School seniors Hyrum Hatch, left, and Jace Skovgard burst through the BHS banner as the Bison enter the stadium on Friday night. Hatch and Skovgard are two of eight seniors on this years varsity team.

Calvin Rule leaps for an attempted pass while being defended

Buffalo High School wide receiver Calvin Rule leaps for an attempted pass while being defended by defensive back Rylan Wehr on Friday night.

Michael Ihnat makes the first hit

Buffalo High School sophomore Michael Ihnat makes the first hit for a Buffalo tackle of Douglas ballcarrier Marcus Mongeillo on Friday night. Joining in on the tackle were Buffalo defenders Calvin Rule and Blake Bell.

Anthony Peters looks for an opening in the special teams

Buffalo High School junior Anthony Peters looks for an opening in the special teams defense after catching a punt on Friday night.

Jackson Moon talks with head coach Rob Hammond

Buffalo High School quarterback Jackson Moon talks with head coach Rob Hammond while the defense was on the field on Friday night.

Ethan Barker walks toward the center of the field

Buffalo High School senior Ethan Barker walks toward the center of the field arm-in-arm with his parents as the first senior recognized for senior night. Football, band and cross country celebrated their senior nights on Friday during half time of the football game. The players of each team walked out with their parents before moving on to the next team.

Jace Skovgard listens to the coach

Buffalo High School senior Jace Skovgard listens to the coach during the last few minutes of half time on Friday night.

Rob Hammond draws out plays

Buffalo High School head coach Rob Hammond draws out plays on the white board as he talks to his team during half time on Friday night, Oct. 16, 2020.

Blake Bell sits amidst the team inside the shed

Buffalo High School sophomore Blake Bell sits amidst the team inside the shed during the teams half time talk on Friday night.

Benjamin Camino turns the ball back downfield

Buffalo High School junior Benjamin Camino turns the ball back downfield and begins what will be a more than 50 yard touchdown run on Friday night. Camino made a leaping interception to turn the ball over before running it back in for the first Bison touchdown of the game.

Cheerleaders celebrate with the crowd

Buffalo High School’s cheerleaders celebrate with the crowd after Buffalo’s first touchdown of the game on Friday night.

Calvin Rule stretches backward as the ball falls

Buffalo High School senior Calvin Rule stretches backward as the ball falls through his fingertips on an attempted pass on Friday night. The ball was knocked out by Douglas defensive back Rylan Wehr.

Blake Bell attempts a catch despite coverage

Buffalo High School sophomore Blake Bell attempts a catch despite coverage by defensive back Rylan Wehr on Friday night. The pass bounced off the pair was ultimately caught in a diving catch by Douglas for the final turnover of the game.

Blake Bell looks for a gap

Buffalo High School running back Blake Bell looks for a gap as he moves toward the sideline on Friday night.

Buffalo High School players lift their helmets into the air

Buffalo High School players lift their helmets into the air to recognize the Douglas Bearcats at the end of the game on Friday night. Because of COVID-19, the teams are supposed to recognize each other by lifted helmet rather than handshakes or hugs after the game.

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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