Buffalo will play Osage Friday at SBU at 7 p.m.

The Buffalo football team won its sixth straight game Friday night at Forsyth, pounding the home team 54-7 in the last regular season contest of the year. 

The Bison, 7-2, are seeded second in the Class 3, District 5 Tournament and will face seventh-seeded Osage, 1-8, this Friday at Southwest Baptist University. The Bison are playing their “home game” in Bolivar because their field is unavailable due to the construction of a new track.

“We executed well and did what we needed to do,” said Bison coach Ed Phillips. “When you are playing a team that is 0-8, you want to dominate and then give the young kids a chance to play in the second half, and that’s what happened. The JVs played all of the fourth quarter and much of the third.”

Buffalo scored on every possession in the first half to build up a 54-0 lead. 

Sophomore quarterback Jamen Smith performed as usual, completing eight of 13 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns and carrying the ball eight times for 81 yards and a pair of TDs. He also returned two punts for a total of 93 yards.

Bradley Hosiner caught three passes for 72 yards and a TD, and Haydon Gray grabbed two passes for 38 yards and a score. Coltin Henderson had one catch for 30 yards; Layton one for nine yards; and Levi Phillips one for eight yards.

Henderson ran the ball 10 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns while Cole Bass had eight carries for 64 yards and a TD. Keaton Rackley ran the ball only once, but it resulted in a 12-yard touchdown.

Osage will be Buffalo’s opponent this Friday, but Phillips said that team is better than its record shows. 

“They run a veer offense with a talented quarterback who is quick and has a good arm,” Phillips said. “They run a 4-2-5 defense, which is unusual, so we will have to be ready to adjust to that.”

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