Monday, November 12, 2018

Final Friday Night Lights of 2018 - Four Takeways

#1 - Five Seniors, Caleb and Chris Lopez, Eric Salomon, Christian Kessler and Dustin Hafley played their last football game as a Buckholts Badger.

#2 - The injury bug that plagued the team all season has no more prey.

#3 - A person could have gotten rich selling antacid to the coaches and fans in the second half of the game. Bad flashbacks of the McDade game were occurring.

#4 - The Badgers WON!

The first half of the game last Friday in Buckholts, the Badgers were clearly in command. Quarter 1 ended with Buckholts leading Oglesby 24 - 6. At halftime, the Badgers led the Tigers 36-19. With three starters sidelined with injuries and two starters gimpy, things got dicey in the third quarter. Quarter 3 ended with Buckholts up 48-37. It was up to the bench to hold the game.

With 6:51 remaining in the game, the Tigers recover a Badger fumble and score. Buckholts 48, Oglesby 43. (Cue the drama.) With 4:01 to go, Buckholts gets TD + PAT to increase the lead. Badgers 55, Tigers 43. With the clock down to 3:32, the Tigers score 8 points. Buckholts 55, Oglesby 51. (Break out the antacid.) The Badgers contain the Tigers kickoff and keep their heads in the game and run out the clock. The Badgers won the last game of their season in front of a hometown crowd.

Link to game photos - - > >  BHS Varsity Football v Oglesby 11-09-18