Florence put itself in a prime spot after defeating Comfort 29-14 last Friday, as the victory firmly planted the Buffaloes in a second-place tie with Blanco in District 13-3A, Division II with just two games to go.
Thanks to a magnificent second-half defensive performance, five Florence Buffalo offensive linemen imposing their will on the Comfort Bobcat defense and a Florence running back named Edel Hernandez —who displayed blazing speed, tractor-tough power and uncanny balance — the Buffaloes pulled off a stunning 29-14 home win over Comfort on Friday night.
Florence had a chance to move to 2-0 in District 13-3A, Division II play, but let one slip away on the road at Blanco last week.
BLANCO — The Blanco Panthers capitalized on a Florence punt snap that went awry late in the fourth quarter and converted the turnover into a go-ahead 10-yard touchdown pass in a 21-18 victory on Friday.
It had been awhile since Florence last won a district ballgame — since 2012, in fact — but the Buffaloes erased that last week in their first league contest of the season.
Florence’s open week came at an opportune time last week, as it allowed the team to scale back and relax — a little bit — before beginning its Class 3A, Division II schedule.
FLORENCE — The Florence Buffaloes entered their matchup against the Marion Bulldogs with an overall 2-2 record in nondistrict play. Coming off their homecoming loss last week to Salado, the Buffaloes looked to bounce back.
With no seniors on its entire varsity roster, you might expect a team to not have a leader on the volleyball court.
After beginning the season 2-0, Florence has come back down to earth a bit.
FLORENCE — Florence got all it could handle from one of the best teams in Class 3A Tuesday night in Florence as the Lady Buffaloes fell 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-13) to 15th-ranked Blanco in District 25-3A play.
FLORENCE — It was homecoming for Florence on Friday night, and the Buffaloes were hoping to celebrate with a victory as they hosted Salado.
Zane Bode and Alan Haire are very familiar with one another.
HOLLAND — The Florence Buffaloes fell to the host Holland Hornets (1-2) on Friday night 38-27.
Many football coaches have a 24-hour rule, where they allow their team to enjoy a victory for one full day.
FLORENCE — With both Florence and Jarrell separated by just eight miles, both schools have developed quite the rivalry over the years. On Friday night, neither team wanted to leave Stampede Field with a loss.