Tanager Frosh football players comes up short By Jim Prosser Trailing 20-0 after three quarters, the Vermillion Tanager freshmen came roaring back to make it an exciting finish against a bigger squad from Brandon Valley in a Thursday, Sept. 9 football game. Mike Buckanaga scored on a six yard
run with 7:16 on the clock and ran for 2 EP. Then, with 2:49 left, he ripped off a 37 yard TD run (EP run failed).
BVHS was stopped on a fourth and one at the VHS 20 yard line with 1:15 to play in the game. The Tanagers, without any time outs, moved the ball to the BV 37 yard line but ran out of time at the end. Their season record stands 0-2.
Individual rushing stats: Mike Buckanaga (93 yards/14 carries), Jeff Brevik (71 yards/10 carries), Bart Miller (28 yards/six carries) and Adam Hasse (63 yards/four carries). Defense stats: Tackles � Brian Thomas (nine, one fumble recovery), Rob Foster (seven, two QB sacks), Jeff Brevik (seven) and Buckanaga (three, one fumble recovery).
Coaches� comments: Devin Schwiesow � �We need to put a whole game together on defense. We played well at times, especially in the fourth quarter. We really had some great hits from different players throughout the game.�
Jason Huska � �Our offense had some big plays and we moved the ball effectively throughout the game but, we need to eliminate turnovers if we expect to win. The offensive line played very well and I thought the backfield runners all had good games.�