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Bucs suffer painful loss

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 15th, 2013


First photo: B-U wide receiver JORDAN DEAN (right) and running back BRANDON MALLETT (left) celebrate Dean’s fourth-quarter touchdown catch during Friday’s game against Hampshire, a 30-yard strike which pulled the Bucs within a point of a tie at 13-12.
Second photo: B-U linebacker MATT FAIR (25) lays a hit on Hampshire quarterback Shane Ennis (8) just as Ennis delivers a pass during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game. The Trojans held on for a one-point win.
Photos by ANDREW REINER/The Record Delta


TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers lost a one-point game and two of their top players Friday in what may be the most painful loss — quite literally — of their current three-game skid.

The Hampshire Trojans escaped Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium with a 13-12 victory over the Bucs, who lost starting running back/defensive back Seth Cutright and starting fullback/linebacker Phil Petrulak to injury Friday. Petrulak left the game in the second quarter with a concussion and Cutright went down late in the third quarter with what B-U head coach Duane Stoeckle believed to be a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL).

Even without two of their top playmakers, the Bucs rallied from a 13-6 deficit late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie the game at 13-13 when quarterback Dillon Gaudet threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Dean with 1:49 remaining. But, without their top backfield weapons, the Bucs elected to kick the extra point and Hampshire’s Walter Long blocked Trey Short’s attempt to preserve the Trojans’ razor-thin lead.

For the complete article see the 10-14-2013 issue.

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