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Buffalo tops Worland in big win

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Buffalo tops Worland in big win

Buffalo High School hosted Worland for their Homecoming week football game. Buffalo pulled ahead in the first half and was able to maintain the momentum, pulling out a strong 40-23 win over Worland. The BHS marching band took the field during halftime to show off this year's "Pyramids of Egypt" show. Before the teams returned to the field the Homecoming court was announced and this year's King Ben Camino and Queen Cassie Downare were crowned. 

Ben Camino lead the team through the BHS banner to take the field

Buffalo High School senior Ben Camino lead the team through the BHS banner to take the field on Friday. After warming up, the football team returns to the high school so as to march down the field to the hill and run on through the line of cheerleaders holding the banner.

Kadon Boyce stands for the playing of the national anthem

Buffalo High School sophomore Kadon Boyce stands for the playing of the national anthem on Friday. Buffalo finished the game 40-23 over Worland. The song was performed by the BHS pep band.

Tasi Gavillet paints “Girl Boss” on the cheek of classmate Danica Boyce

Buffalo High School’s Tasi Gavillet paints “Girl Boss” on the cheek of classmate Danica Boyce at the faceprinting table on Friday. The face painting table was run by high school students and drew all ages of fans in for an artistic surprise.

Jackson Moon makes a pass during the second quarter

Buffalo High School senior Jackson Moon makes a pass during the second quarter on Friday. Moon completed 11 of 15 passes for 195 total passing yards.

Gage Horetski moves down the line around a defender to gain a few yards

Buffalo High School junior Gage Horetski moves down the line around a defender to gain a few yards on Friday.

Mark Glassock lines up for the snap

Buffalo High School junior center Mark Glassock lines up for the snap on Friday.

Michael Ihnat jumps up to celebrate junior Blake Bell’s touchdown

Buffalo High School junior Michael Ihnat jumps up to celebrate junior Blake Bell’s touchdown in the first quarter on Friday. Bell scored the 31-yard touchdown to put Buffalo’s first points on the board.

Jackson Moon pulls through a Worland tackle to gain a few yards

Buffalo High School senior quarterback Jackson Moon pulls through a Worland tackle to gain a few yards in the first quarter on Friday. Moon finished the game with six rushes.

Michael Ihnat fakes a handoff before quarterback Jackson Moon hands the ball off to Ben Camino

Buffalo High School junior Michael Ihnat fakes a handoff before quarterback Jackson Moon hands the ball off to Ben Camino on Friday. Camino finished the game with 24 rushes for 158 yards.

Isabella Lungren, Gabri Grabin, Carly Norman, Charley Mauve, Kendall Tietjen and Alaina Gross cheer for the Bison

From left, Isabella Lungren, Gabri Grabin, Carly Norman, Charley Mauve, Kendall Tietjen and Alaina Gross cheer for the Bison as they score a first down and close in on the end zone during the third quarter on Friday. The student section was full on Friday with coordinated cheers, and lots of signs and energy.

Rob Hammond carries the shoulder pads and uniform of seniors Ben Camino and Keegan Money

Buffalo High School head coach Rob Hammond carries the shoulder pads and uniform of seniors Ben Camino and Keegan Money while they join the marching band during the halftime show on Friday. Several football players and cheerleaders take a break away from their performances to join the band at halftime.

Makenna Lambert, left, and Riley Tomich begin their introduction to the field

Buffalo High School seniors Makenna Lambert, left, and Riley Tomich begin their introduction to the field before running to their stands to conduct the marching show on Friday. Lambert and Tomich are the Buffalo High School drum majors and dressed up to match the show theme of “Pyramids of Egypt.”

Ben Camino flips one of his sticks up in the air

Buffalo High School snare drummer Ben Camino flips one of his sticks up in the air during the drum instrumental that marches the band onto the field on Friday. The homecoming football game is the second official performance the band has put on for Buffalo fans - following a marching band showcase earlier in the week.

Keegan Money leans back alongside football teammate

Buffalo High School senior alto saxophone player Keegan Money leans back alongside football teammate freshman Adam McCorkle on Friday. Several football players spend their half-time with the band as part of the marching show.

Heather Rozema marches forward in line with the band

Buffalo High School saxophone player Heather Rozema marches forward in line with the band on Friday. The marching band will compete in their state showcase on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Madison Bartlett grabs her flag during the marching band performance

Buffalo High School senior Madison Bartlett grabs her flag during the marching band performance on Friday. Bartlett cheered for the game but took a halftime break to do color guard with the marching band.

Cassie Downare and Jackson Moon walk arm in arm to the center of the track

Buffalo High School senior Homecoming attendants Cassie Downare and Jackson Moon walk arm in arm to the center of the track to be recognized as one of two of six seniors elected to the Homecoming court on Friday. Several football players left half time or the marching band to join the homecoming court during halftime.

Homecoming King Ben Camino received his bright gold crown

Buffalo High School Homecoming King Ben Camino received his bright gold crown and a hug before being given the queens crown to hand off to this year’s homecoming queen on Friday.

Cassie Downare laughs as she removes her senior court crown

Buffalo High School Senior Cassie Downare laughs as she removes her senior court crown to make room for the larger queen crown during halftime of the football game on Friday. Cassie Downare was named queen alongside homecoming king Ben Camino. The pair were two of six seniors recognized in the court this year.

Buffalo's Homecoming Court during halftime

Buffalo High School’s full homecoming court stands for photos after the announcement of king Ben Camino and queen Cassie Downare on Friday.

Cadance Foust uses the megaphone to lead the cheerleaders and the crowd in a chant

Buffalo High School cheerleader Cadance Foust uses the megaphone to lead the cheerleaders and the crowd in a chant on Friday. The chant helped to kick off the second half of the home game against Worland.

Eli Patterson pushes Worland ball carrier Brock Douzenis

Buffalo High School sophomore defender Eli Patterson pushes Worland ball carrier Brock Douzenis during the second half on Friday. Patterson led Buffalo’s defense with 24 total points including four unassisted tackles and two tackles resulting in a loss of yards.

Zander Hulet launches an extra point kick

Buffalo High School junior Zander Hulet launches an extra point kick on Friday.

Daniel Brown screams back in excitement as Buffalo scored another touchdown

Buffalo High School junior Daniel Brown screams back in excitement as Buffalo scored another touchdown in the third quarter on Friday. Buffalo scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to increase their lead to 26-20.

Kadon Boyce makes sure the quarterback is down after Worland’s Kade Weber

Buffalo High School sophomore Kadon Boyce makes sure the quarterback is down after Worland’s Kade Weber slipped on the wet grass and fell on Friday. Buffalo made a number of defensive stops to return the ball to Bison possession without allowing Worland points.

Daphne Lavigne laughs while friend Alaina Gross fixes the bow in her hair

Buffalo High School cheerleader Daphne Lavigne laughs while friend Alaina Gross fixes the bow in her hair between cheers on Friday. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, both the cheerleaders and football players pulled out pink accessories like bows, tape or towels.

Kadon Boyce punts the ball downfield into Worland possession

Buffalo High School punter sophomore Kadon Boyce punts the ball downfield into Worland possession in the final minutes of the game on Friday.

Buffalo's offensive line launches forward

Buffalo High School’s offensive line launches forward as a first and 10 play begins in the fourth quarter on Friday. Head coach Rob Hammond said his offensive line felt more physically dominant in the second half and were requesting isolation and dive plays to overpower the Worland defense.

Ben Camino rushes through a gap

Buffalo High School senior Ben Camino rushes through a gap to complete a first down in the fourth quarter on Friday.

Vivi Ostheimer, Karina Mysse, Tavin Hampshire and Joesi Kerckaert hold a DAWG sign

From left, Buffalo high schooler’s Vivi Ostheimer, Karina Mysse, Tavin Hampshire and Joesi Kerckaert hold a DAWG sign over the heads of the student section on Friday. Each time they lifted the letters up the hole section would bark as a group.

Buffalo's players jumped and ran in celebration

Buffalo High School’s players jumped and ran to the post-game huddle in celebration of their homecoming win on Friday. Buffalo finished the game 40-23 over Worland.

Blake Bell became the center of the huddle

Buffalo High School junior Blake Bell became the center of the huddle as the players cheered in celebration of their win on Friday. “We played like warriors tonight” he screamed as the team yelled with him as they waited for the coaches to join the huddle.

Blake Bell talks with family and friends after the end of the game

Buffalo High School junior Blake Bell talks with family and friends after the end of the game on Friday. Bell finished the game with four receptions for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns.

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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