Friday, October 26, 2012
- by B.B. Branton
Rance Harden scored four touchdowns and Jim Cardwell crossed the goal line two other times as Boyd-Buchanan defeated visiting Copper Basin, 48-14, in a 2A District 5 football game Friday night.
With the win, the Bucs claim their fourth straight District 5 championship and are 12-0 in district play the past four years.
"Copper Basin averages 35 points a game so to hold them to 14 points is a good night's work by the defense," said Boyd-Buchanan head coach Grant Reynolds who picke up his 60th career win.
"Winning the district title is a testament to our players hard work."
The Bucs (9-1) set the tone in the first minute as Cody Payne returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead as Caleb Antwine made good on the first of six extra points.
Touchdown runs by Cardwell and Harden pushed the lead to 21-0 two minutes into the second quarter before Copper Basin's Dylan Boggs scampered eight yards with 2:41 before intermission and a 21-7 score.
Hardin added two more scores in the third quarter and his final touchdown in the fourth before Cardwell sliced through the Cougar defense for 36 yards and the final Bucs tally at the 4:22 mark of the final quarter.
The Cougars Denzel Brown closed out the scoring on a 39-yard run down the left sideline on the next series to give him 96 yards on 14 carries overall.
"The Boyd-Buchanan defense was the difference in the game as they wore us down with their size and strength," said Copper Basin coach Patrick Daley.
"We don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves, I am proud of our guys and their effort tonight and we will start to work tomorrow on our first round opponent."
Old School Kicker: Copper Basin senior Bryce Nicholson has turned back the clock as a kicker as he kicks straight on and made both extra points tonight ... "I started kicking as a sophomore and learned this style from Keith Crouch who is the best kicker in school history."
Rushing: Rance Harden (BBS) led all rushers with 107 yards on 18 carries and four touchdowns. He has 1,173 rushing yards on the season and 17 TDs ... Jim Cardwell (BBS) had 73 yards on 11 carries ... Denzel Brown (CB) totaled 96 yards on 14 carries and one score.
Passing: Jim Cardwell (BBS) was 8 of 14 for 115 yards ... Dylan Boggs (CB) was 10 of 23 for 133 yards.
Fumble Recovery: Stephen Spargo had a fumble recovery for Copper Basin in the 4th quarter.
Good Sports Day For BBS - The volleyball team placed second in the state and the football team won its fourth straight District 5 title
Good Halftime: Kudos to the Copper Basin band for an excellent halftime performance and the Boyd-Buchanan fans showed their appreciation with a nice round of applause.
More Details Later ...
Boyd Buchanan 48, Copper Basin 14
Copper Basin 0 - 7 - 0 -7 -- 14
Boyd Buc 14 - 7 - 13 - 14 -- 38
BBS- Cody Payne 65 kickoff return (Caleb Antwine kick), 7-0 ... 1st Q
BBS - Jim Cardwell 3 run (Antwine kick), 14-0 ... 1st Q
BBS - Rance Harden 3 run (Antwine kick), 21-0 ... 2nd Q
CB - Dylan Boggs 8 run (Bryce Nicholson kick), 21-7 ... 2nd Q
BBS - Harden 10 run (Antwine kick), 28-7 ... 3rd Q
BBS - Harden 3 run (run failed), 34-7 ... 3rd Q
BBS - Harden 2 run (Antwine kick), 41-7 ... 4th Q
BBS - Cardwell 36 run (Antwine kick), 48-7 ... 4th Q
CB - Denzel Brown 39 run (Nicholson kick), 48-14 ... 4th Q
Records: Boyds-Buchanan (9-1, 3-0) Copper Basin (7-3, 1-2)
First Downs: BBS, 17-10
Rushing: BBS (38- 239), CB (33-119)
Passing: BBS (115; 8-14) ;;; CB (10-23, 133)
Penalties: BBS (4-46), CB(6-45)
Punts/Avg: BBS (2-34), CB (6-30)
Fumbles/Lost: BBS (1-1), CB (0-0)
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