FLORENCE — Jarrell hit the ground running and never looked back in a 48-15 win over the Florence Buffaloes on Friday.

After winning two games in a row against their rivals, Florence (1-1) wasn’t able to pull off the three-peat at Stampede Stadium. The Buffaloes were victims of self-inflicted mistakes and a dominant offensive performance by Jarrell.

The Cougars (1-1) needed just two offensive plays to find the end zone for their first of seven touchdowns in the game.

Joseph Crathers found a crease in the Buffaloes defense and was off to the races for a 34-yard touchdown run.

Florence fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Troy Douglas was able to recover for Jarrell.

On third down, Heron Rodriguez connected with Cash Colbert on a 13-yard pitch and catch for another Cougars touchdown.

On what appeared to be deja vu, Douglas recovered another Florence fumble setting up a Jarrell touchdown drive.

Jasper Compton burst through a herd of Buffalo defenders on his way to a 24-yard touchdown run.

The Cougars elected to try a 2-point conversion after botching their first two attempts. This time Rodriguez hit Christopher Pursley, giving Jarrell a 27-0 lead.

On the second play of the third quarter, Rodriguez took a quarterback keeper to the house for a 91-yard touchdown, making the score 34-0 Cougars.

Florence committed its seventh fumble of the game on the following possession and Jarrell recovered.

The Buffaloes were able to establish a little offensive momentum when they began passing the ball in the third quarter.

Jarrell committed a pass interference penalty in the end zone, setting up a 5-yard touchdown run by Kelby Vaughn.

The Buffaloes convert a 2-point conversion, but the momentum was short-lived.

Two plays later James Wright broke off a 65-yard touchdown run that gave Jarrell a 48-8 lead.

Jakobi Lewis would put the Buffaloes on the board again with a 68-yard touchdown scamper, but it was too late for Florence to make a comeback.

Florence will travel to Holland next Friday, while Jarrell hosts Riesel.

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