partlycloudy
Saturday August 29th, 2015 3:04PM

Buford overwhelms Cedar Grove with offense, 41-27

By staff
BUFORD -- While Buford is known for its defense, the Wolves' offense showed it too is ready for the postseason on Friday, rolling up 476 yards in a 41-27 defeat of Cedar Grove at Tom Riden Stadium in Buford.

The third-ranked Wolves (8-3) rushed for 289 yards, including 107 yards and a touchdown from Zavior Hoxie to put away a dangerous Saints team that put up 326 yards of its own.

The victory pushed Buford through to the Class AAA second round, where they will travel to face North Oconee next Friday in Bogart.

The Wolves looked set to put Cedar Grove away early on Friday, taking a 14-0 lead on first quarter rushing touchdowns from Hoxie and Joshua Thomas, who finished with 91 yards and two scores.

Following a pattern that would remain for the rest of the contest, the Saints fired back on a seven-yard scoring run from Deion Sellers. Cedar Grove wouldn't let Buford put the game completely out of reach, though the Wolves made enough plays to maintain control.

Plenty of those plays came courtesy the arm of Montgomery VanGorder. The Buford quarterback completed 6 of 8 attempts for 118 yards and three touchdowns, including a 28-yard toss to Jaylen Mize in the third quarter and a 44-yard strike to David Curry at the start of the fourth quarter. Curry's scoring catch gave the Wolves some breathing room at 41-20 with 11:41 to play. Cedar Grove would not score again until 2:42 remained.

Buford completed passes to seven different receivers on the night.

The Wolves defense also held record-setting Cedar Grove quarterback Johnathan McCrary in check, allowing 202 passing yards but just one touchdown completion.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Top 10 sports stories of the year: 2012 one for the history books
2012 has been all things to all people in the sports world. The last 12 months have run the gamut of emotions and given fans and spectators much to awe, rue and everything in between.
2:33PM ( 2 years ago )
College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta
Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
2:15PM ( 2 years ago )
Sports
Boys basketball: Dawson County storms to Battle of States crown, 13-0 mark
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
11:17PM ( 2 years ago )
Girls basketball: Chestatee stumbles to losses in tournament play
The Chestatee girls basketball team dropped a 50-47 decision to Allatoona on Saturday at the Allatoona Christmas Tournament in Acworth.
8:19PM ( 2 years ago )
High School Sports
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 6 hours ago )
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 6 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 7 hours ago )
VIDEO: Falcons storm back to knock off Chestatee in season opener
Flowery Branch exploded for 34 unanswered second half points to erase a 3-0 halftime deficit to beat Chestatee 34-10 Friday night in both teams’ season openers.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:15AM ( 7 hours ago )
Wildcats explode for big win over Hab Central
Rabun County scored 35 unanswered points to erase an early deficit and beat Habersham Central 42-14 Friday night.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:56AM ( 8 hours ago )