Wolves stomp Sabres

BUSSEY — Winfield-Mt. Union ran right over Twin Cedars in their Class 8-Man football showdown on Friday. W-MU running back Cam Buffington found the end zone five times on the ground as the Wolves won 62-6, spoiling the Sabres’ home opener.

The Wolves didn’t get out to the hottest of starts. Quarterback Abram Edwards was picked off on his first pass of the game, and Twin Cedars took it 46-yards to the end zone for a defensive score. W-MU, however, responded by scoring the next 62.

Buffington tied the game on a 37-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter. A two-point run by Andrew Brady made it 8-6.

The Wolves scored on a pick-six of their own when Noah Sparrow took an interception 30-yards to the house. W-MU scored twice more in the quarter when Buffington got in from 18 out and Andrew Brady scampered in from 34-yards out. After one quarter, it was 30-6-

The hits didn’t stop coming for the Wolves’ rushing game. Buffington ran for three more touchdowns, from 14 yards, nine yards and eight yards out respectively, and also had a 27-yard pick six.

Buffington ran for 146 yards and five scores on just eight carries. Brady had 44 yards and a touchdown. Eli Miller ran for 36 yards and Edwards ran for 33. The Wolves only tried one pass all night, gaining all 318 yards on the ground.

The W-MU defense scored more points than it gave up. Buffington’s six tackles led the team. He and Sparrow both had a pick-six, accounting for 12 points, and the Twin Cedars offense was shut out.

The Wolves are now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in district play. They will host Iowa Valley (2-1) next week.