Silverdale vs. Boyd-Buchanan For District Crown

Homecoming, TV Game, District Title on Line

Friday, November 1, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

“How appropriate that I am teaching a class on the Book of James this semester and studying tests and tough times and how to handle adversity as our football team (3-6) is learning how to cope with a losing season. But our guys work hard, come to practice every day looking for ways to improve and we will be ready to give it our best Friday night for Homecoming.”

--- Boyd Buchanan head coach Grant Reynolds

 

“Friday night is a big game for our players and school and we look forward to playing for first district championship.

--- Silverdale Baptist coach Al Rogers

 

It’s Big Game Friday in the world of high school football and Silverdale at Boyd-Buchanan is high on the list.

It’s undefeated Silverdale (9-0, 2-0) at Boyd Buchanan (3-6, 2-0) for the Class A District 5 championship with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and fans are advised to arrive early.

Radio and TV: A standing room-only crowd is expected as its Homecoming at BBS with the game being broadcast on television and radio  (Chris Goforth announces for BBS on Fox Radio 1370 AM with pre-game at 7)

The Comparisons ...

Silverdale is the new kid on the block, ready to take its place among the best in 1A

Boyd Buchanan is the established program, holding district and state titles ... and tradition

Silverdale has never been 9-0 … until now

Boyd Buchanan started 9-0 in 1996 on the way to an historic 10-1 season

Silverdale has never played for a district title … until tonight

The Bucs are 4-time defending district champions

How appropriate that two faith-based schools play for the title on All Saints Day

Silverdale has never beaten Boyd … with hopes that changes tonight

Silverdale has balance on both sides of the ball ... outscoring its opponents, 35-7

Boyd-Buchanan is the reigning district champ and is playing at home

Winning Streaks: Silverdale has won 16 straight regular season games over two years …

 its last loss ..? … to Boyd-Buchanan, Aug. 31, 2012

Boyd-Buchanan has won 14 straight district games … last loss was to Tyner, Halloween Night, Oct. 31, 2008

Tougher Schedule:  Boyd-Buc has had the tougher schedule with games against South Pittsburg, Notre Dame and DCA ... Bucs have played five, 2A schools … No team on Silverdale’s schedule has a winning record, but the Seahawks have played four, 2A schools.

It should be a dandy ... get there early.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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