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Blues Blanked at Buffalo Gap

Parry McCluer’s early-season woes continued Friday (Sept. 6) with a 48-0 setback at Buffalo Gap.

The Bison piled up nearly 400 rushing yards in the game, with two runners crossing the 100-yard mark and another coming awfully close. Bryce Hildebrand led the hosts, picking up 156 yards on just six carries and scoring a pair of touchdowns, while Tucker Kiracofe finished with 108 yards on 14 carries with three TDs. Seth Fitzgerald added 90 yards and a touchdown on eight attempts. 

The Bison put this one away early, scoring on their first possession of the game when Kiracofe found the end zone from five years out and racing to a 42-0 halftime lead. 

The Blues continued to struggle offensively, managing just 91 total yards, including only 39 rushing yards. Junior Keaton Coleman led PM with 37 yards on three carries, while Colton Painter completed four of nine passes for 52 yards and an interception. 

The Blues fumbled six times in the contest, losing one. 

Parry McCluer’s road trip continues next Friday night (Sept. 13) when the Blues travel to Buchanan to take on former Pioneer District rival James River. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

 

 

1

2

3

4

Total

PM

0

0

0

0

0

BG

14

28

6

0

48

First Quarter

BG – Kiracofe 5 run (Holden run)

BG – Hildebrand 30 run (pass failed)

Second Quarter

BG – Kiracofe 4 run (Conner p. from Fitzgerald)

BG – Hildebrand 48 run (Fitzgerald run)

BG – Holden 11 p. from Fitzgerald (kick failed)

BG – Kiracofe 9 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

BG – Fitzgerald 1 run (pass failed)

 

Wildcats Blank Blues in Opener

Rockbridge County’s Jay passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns, and teammate Ty Ruley ran for 103 yards and three scores as the Wildcats blanked Parry McCluer, 62-0, in the season-opening football game Friday (Aug. 30) at Robert E. “Bobby” Williams Field.

The Blues held their own early on in the contest, stopping RCHS on a fourth-down try inside PM territory. After that, however, the Wildcats scored on nine consecutive possessions to pull away.

For the game, Jay completed 13 of 22 passes, without an interception, all in the first half. Ruley took over at quarterback in the final two quarters, carrying the ball eight times for those 103 yards and three TDs. As a team, the Wildcats piled up 515 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the young Blues really struggled on the offensive side of the ball. For the game, Parry McCluer mustered only 52 yards rushing, just 56 yards of total offense and only a pair of first downs.

Nick Reid finished as PM’s leading rusher, finishing the game with 25 yards on seven carries. Eric Jimenez carried the ball nine times for 20 yards.

This Friday (Sept. 6) the Blues hit the road for the first of six away games this season, taking on Buffalo Gap in Swope, Va. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

 

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2

3

4

Total

RC

14

27

21

0

62

PM

0

0

0

0

0

 

First Quarter

RC – Shafer 4 run (Cunningham kick)

RC – Cook 29 p. from Jay (Cunningham kick)

Second Quarter

RC – Lynch 32 p. from Jay (Cunningham kick)

RC – Mims 27 run (kick failed)

RC – McClung 9 run (Cunningham kick)

RC – Rogers 26 p. from Jay (Cunningham kick)

Third Quarter

RC – Ruley 9 run (Cunnigham kick)

RC – Ruley 5 run (Cunningham kick)

RC – Ruley 29 run (Cunningham kick)