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Bringing back Friday Night Football

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Bryce Camino joins 12 other teammates in holding American Flags

Buffalo High School sophomore Bryce Camino joins 12 other teammates in holding American Flags before the start of the home game on Friday evening in honor of 9/11 and to recognize the 13 servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan in late August.

Buffalo High School's varsity football team hosted Green River for the first home game of the season. The Bison fell behind early in the game, but put their first points on the board in the second quarter and consistently added to the score as the game progressed. Buffalo pulled ahead in the end, rising on some last quarter momentum and finishing with a close 20-19 win over the Wolves. The win raised Buffalo's record to 2-0 on the season as they head west to play Cody next weekend. 

Ryan Mader collects the final flag

Buffalo High School activities director Ryan Mader collects the final flag from freshman Aidan Roper, after the pregame 9/11 remembrance on Friday evening as the team joins up on the sidelines after the performance of the national anthem.

Michael Ihnat races down the sidelines as a penalty flag flies

Buffalo High School junior Michael Ihnat races down the sidelines as a penalty flag flies overhead behind him on Friday evening. Ihnat had three receptions for 48 yards in the game.

Jackson Moon runs the ball toward the side line

Buffalo High School senior Jackson Moon runs the ball toward the side line to evade threatening defenders during the first quarter on Friday evening. Moon plays as the starting quarterback for the Bison.

Blake Bell wraps his arms around the helmet of junior Zander Hulet

Buffalo junior Blake Bell wraps his arms around the helmet of junior Zander Hulet after Hulet made a strong tackle on Friday evening. Hulet made four unassisted tackles in the game - tied for second most for the Bison.

Buffalo High School’s JV and Varsity teams lined the sideline

Buffalo High School’s JV and Varsity teams lined the sideline under a cloudy sky as the varsity team began their game against Green River on Friday evening. Buffalo came into the game with a 1-0 record after last week’s win over Newcastle.

Will Hammond breaks out of a tackle with the help of junior Blake Bell

Buffalo High School sophomore Will Hammond breaks out of a tackle with the help of junior Blake Bell to continue running downfield on Friday evening. Hammond finished the game with four rushes for 14 yards.

Bryce Camino helps to stretch the leg of sophomore Deckyr Farris

Buffalo High School sophomore Bryce Camino helps to stretch the leg of sophomore Deckyr Farris after he came off the field on Friday evening. Several players stretched their legs throughout the game after cramping up.

Logan Jordahl holds his bari saxophone

Buffalo High School’s Logan Jordahl holds his bari saxophone in front of him between songs on Friday evening. The pep band has returned back into the stands after having to play on the track last year because of COVID-19 precautions.

A Buffalo player celebrates Ben Camino’s touchdown

A Buffalo player celebrates Ben Camino’s touchdown as Buffalo puts their first points on the board for the night on Friday evening. Buffalo put their first points on the board in the second quarter and scored in each quarter afterward.

YMCA football tryptich

Left: Landon Shavlik looks for an opening down field as he runs the ball for his team. Center: Four different YMCA flag football teams joined up to play under the stadium lights at the high school field. The kids got to play for the majority of halftime before clearing the field for warmups. Right: Heston Geis reaches for a pass, snagging the ball and racing across the field during their game on Friday evening. 

Buffalo returns to the field after halftime

Buffalo returns to the field after halftime as they warm up for the second half on Friday evening. By the second half the players are relying exclusively on the lights as night fully falls over the field.

Will Hammond jumps over the Green River receiver

Buffalo High School sophomore Will Hammond jumps over the Green River receiver after helping to block the pass without a penalty thrown on Friday evening. Hammond is one of several players to pay both sides of the ball.

Alyssa Albright and Emma Duncan link hands with the rest of the group

From left, Buffalo cheerleaders Alyssa Albright and Emma Duncan link hands with the rest of the group alongside school mascot Bruiser for a small wave on Friday evening.

Daphne LaVigne waves at the crowd

Buffalo High School cheerleader Daphne LaVigne waves at the crowd on Friday evening during the second half against Green River. While not all the cheerleaders were out on Friday night, the team has grown in size once again.

Ben Camino pulls through Green River junior Conner Todd

Buffalo High School senior Ben Camino pulls through Green River junior Conner Todd on Friday evening. Camino ran for over 150 yards against the Wolves and scored one touchdown.

Kendall Tietjen, Carly Norman and Bella Lundgren yell in excitement

From left, Buffalo High School students Kendall Tietjen, Carly Norman and Bella Lundgren yell in excitement as a Buffalo player races downfield for a breakaway touchdown on Friday evening. The touchdown was called back but kept the crowds energy high.

Eli Patterson snags an interception

Buffalo High School sophomore Eli Patterson snags an interception before being quickly tackled by a Green River player on Friday evening. The fourth quarter interception returned the energy to Buffalo and returned the ball to Bison possession for the remainder of the game.

Rob Hammond throws his hands in the air

Buffalo High School head coach Rob Hammond throws his hands in the air as he congratulates the team on a close win over Green River on Friday evening. The team huddled up to laugh about the close moments and celebrate their second win in a row.

Will Hammond scans the wave of faces moving onto the track

Buffalo High School sophomore Will Hammond scans the wave of faces moving onto the track as he walks off the field on Friday evening. Some players go straight back to the locker room but most stay on the field and talk with parents and friends about the game.

Will Hammond hugs his aunt Cami Twilling after the end of the game

Buffalo High School sophomore Will Hammond hugs his aunt Cami Twilling after the end of the game on Friday evening. Some of the athletes caught up with classmates and former players as well as family.

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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