Berrien Springs blanks Buchanan 53-0
Published 1:04 pm Friday, August 25, 2017
BUCHANAN — Visiting Berrien Springs spoiled the debut of Buchanan football coach Orville Thomas as it blanked the Bucks 53-0 in a non-BCS Athletic Conference contest Thursday night.
The Bucks (1-0) and Shamrocks (1-0) will play again Oct. 6 in a game that will count in the BCS standings.
Berrien Springs dominated the line of scrimmage all night, the dominance showed on the scoreboard as well as Berrien Springs raced out to a 23-0 first quarter lead.
“They’ve got a good team,” Thomas said. “They run the ball hard, they are downhill on both sides of the ball, and they owned the line of scrimmage.”
Nate Nannfedtt ran for a pair of touchdowns and a 2-point conversion for the Shamrocks, while Danny Vinson scored on runs of 10 and 23 yards.
Buchanan struggled all night to keep quarterback Brandon Rogers upright, and to gain positive yards.
“Rogers showed a lot of toughness at quarterback,” Thomas said. “He showed toughness at quarterback, but we need some toughness in other spots as well going forward. All we can do is keep working hard, stay the course and keep getting better. It’s only one game. We can’t quit and we just need to work harder and get better.”
BERRIEN SPRINGS 53, BUCHANAN 0
Berrien 23 14 14 2 – 53
Buchanan 0 0 0 0 – 0
BS – Danny Vinson 10 run (Nate Nannfedtt run).
BS – Marvin Henderson 44 run (Sam Spaulding run).
BS – Timmy Eising 46 pass from Spaulding (Spaulding run).
BS – Nannfedtt 32 run (Spaulding kick).
BS – Erik Johnson 23 run (Spaulding kick).
BS – Nannfedtt 20 run (Spaulding kick).
BS – Vinson 23 run (Spaulding kick).
BS – Safety.
Varsity records: Berrien Springs 1-0, Buchanan 0-1.