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Weapons on Offense Costly to Bison

(New Buffalo, MI) - The New Buffalo High School football team again showed they’re tough as nails in their second consecutive loss to an opponent with a little more fire power on offense and size on defense.


The Bison (3-2) were defeated 54-30 at home Friday by Vandercook Lake High School from Jackson during a sometimes rainy night.  New Buffalo scored first on a short touchdown pass from Michael Bombin to Anthony Lijewski, who gained 16 yards on a rush prior to finding the end zone.  The Jayhawks on the first play of the next series tied the game on a 74 yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter.  The Bison midway through the 2nd quarter took the lead on a 60 yard touchdown run by Bombin on a quarterback keeper.  The Jayhawks followed with a 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and converted the two-point conversion to take the lead.


New Buffalo went up 18-14 on a 53 yard touchdown run by Ben Coffeen with less than four minutes left in the second quarter.  The Jayhawks, though, returned the kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown then after receiving a punt from the Bison scored again on a 50 yard run by the quarterback with .35 seconds before halftime.


Vandercook Lake opened the third quarter with an interception and 30 yard touchdown pass then after recovering a Bison fumble rushed the ball 49 yards down the sidelines into the end zone.  Despite the heartbreaking change in momentum, the Bison not giving up managed two more touchdowns but the Jayhawks also found the end zone on two more occasions.


The loss was similar to the one the previous week at Bridgman when the Bees on their first two offensive plays of the game scored touchdowns and held off the Bison for a 34-20 victory.

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