Coloma too much for Buchanan

By By MICHAEL BASHARA / Niles Daily Star
COLOMA -- When a team has a lot of different weapons it makes it really hard for a football team to cover them. This was Buchanan's problem Friday night as it dropped one to Coloma, 44-14.
Coloma scored on its first two possessions with big plays. The first score came at 9:05 in the first period on a 15-yard run by Farrid Coleman. This culminated a four-play, 58-yard drive that featured a 43-yard pass from Eric Biggart to Jermain Murphy. Biggart added the PAT.
The second score came about four minutes later when Coleman scored again on a four-yard run. This drive was helped by a 53-yard pass from Biggart to Coleman on a third-and-13. Biggart's kick made it 14-0.
Buchanan got a great kickoff return from Kyle Cornwell who broke open up the middle for a 54-yard return. Buchanan then picked up two first downs, and was knocking on the door when a five-yard penalty made it first-and-15 from the 20-yard line. Coloma's Tom Garland intercepted a Buchanan pass on the two-yard line.
Coloma ran five plays and scored on a 70-yard run by Coleman.
Coloma had a 17-yard field goal by Mike McCoy, and Coleman scored twice in the second period. Coleman's third touchdown of the night came on a 20-yard pass from Biggart. The other touchdown was by Jermayne Franklin on an eight-yard run that capped a 75-yard drive.
The score was 38-0 at the half, and the second half was played with a running clock. Coloma scored on the first possession after the break. Brian Rodgers broke a 41-yard run on the first play of the second half. Two plays later, Rodgers went 27 yards to score. This made the score 44-0 with 9:51 to play in the third period.
Buchanan threw its third interception of the night as C.J. Myers returned the ball 35 yards to 43-yard line. With 1:28 to go in the third period, Buchanan held on fourth-and-three on the 12-yard line.
The Bucks then took over on offense. The Bucks rushed 99 yards in the fourth quarter compared to 62 yards for the first three quarters. Their first score came at 5:00 to go when Gordon Bryant scrambled 18 yards around left end. The snap for the extra point kick was bad.
Buchanan then recovered its onside kick. Seven plays later Jared Rusher carried the final five yards for the score. Cornwell added the two-point conversion to make the score 44-14.
Buchanan again tried an onside kick with 1:11 to play. The ball did not go the necessary 10 yards so Coloma took possession. The Bucks were able to run four plays before time ran out.
The Bucks now begin a two-game home stand as they host Edwardsburg next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Cass County

Woman in stable condition following Sunday shooting

Cass County

Suspect pleads guilty in Dowagiac murder case

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan

Cass County

Lewis Cass ISD Parents as Teachers program receives national recognition

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes Brewing Company hosts Dewey Lake Monster conference

Giving

Chili cook-off benefited displaced veterans through chow, competition and charity

Cass County

Cass County seeks volunteers for boards, committees

Berrien County

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

Cass County

Woman shot in Calvin Township, suspect arrested in Goshen

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Middle School student tests positive for COVID-19

Berrien County

Buchanan Township man hospitalized following Friday evening stabbing

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library launches new programs

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host fifth annual mommy, son event

Dowagiac

Rotary ready to volunteer at Sandhill Crane Run

Berrien County

YMCA of Greater Michiana opens full day childcare at Northside Child Development Center

News

Fall hiking tour planned at Madeline Bertrand County Park

Berrien County

Cass, Berrien counties to see internet accessibility expand

Cass County

Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug, cockfighting charges

Cass County

National Underground Railroad Network to include URSCC program

Cass County

Cass fire chief honored as VFW Michigan’s Firefighter of the Year

Berrien County

Berrien County holds at one official school COVID-19 outbreak in Stevensville

News

Niles History Center, Friends of Silverbrook offer virtual tour of Silverbrook Cemetery

Cass County

Cass County seeing influx in domestic violence, burglary

Cass County

COA hosts presentation on haunted lighthouses