Buchanan to battle Bronson

Published 12:37 am Thursday, September 2, 2004

By By ADAM FISHER / Niles Daily Star
Buchanan used big plays to rack up a 35-0 stomping of Centreville last week, winning its fifth straight game dating back to last season.
Now the Bucks face a much bigger challenge when they take on Bronson at home tonight at 7:30. Because of the Labor Day holiday, Buchanan has had one less day to prepare for the test.
Austin said Bronson will pose a challenge because the Vikings run a lot of fakes and misdirection plays. He said the Bucks' defense will have to stay alert.
Buchanan could learn something from the Vikings, Austin said. The Bucks need to improve their fakes on offense, he added.
Running back Jared Rusher, who scored twice in Friday's victory, said the offense must stay focused as well as the defense.
Buchanan's offense was almost flawless against Centreville, but it did have two fumbles. Austin said the Bucks can't afford to give a good team like Bronson extra opportunities, so they can't have any turnovers.
While its running game was nearly unstoppable Friday, Buchanan's passing game was nearly non-existent. The Bucks threw the ball just twice.
When asked if the passing game would change against Bronson, Austin said jokingly, "Yeah. We might throw it once Thursday."
Austin said in seriousness that his team will look to pass more tonight.