• Owen Woodward drops back to complete a pass. Woodward had one touchdown on the day to Kevin Franco on the Bucks first drive. They did not score another touchdown. BA photo by James Norman
    Owen Woodward drops back to complete a pass. Woodward had one touchdown on the day to Kevin Franco on the Bucks first drive. They did not score another touchdown. BA photo by James Norman

Bucks fall to Brock 20-9, drop to 2-2 on season

The Buckaroos continued to struggle on offense Friday, against Brock on the road. 

What looked to be a potential shootout early on settled down, as both teams scored quickly in the first quarter but struggled to find their way across the end zone again in the first half. For the Bucks, it would be the only time they would find the end zone all night.

Rain was a highlight of the game, with a downpour prior to the game that moved the kickoff back 10 minutes. The first half was clean but going into the second half, the sky opened back up and continued for the remainder of the game and afterwards.

Going into the half, the score was 7-7 as neither team could get their footing offensively. Owen Woodward made his first appearance of the season at quarterback, and got off to an early start with his first official pass of the game, hitting Kevin Franco for a long touchdown. The defense gave up a long play on the following drive, which tied the game up.

Fast forward to the second half, and combined with the rain, both teams elected to keep it on the ground. As the drives added up, field position became crucial, with the Eagles breaking the cycle in the fourth quarter with a touchdown. When lining up for the extra point, however, the Bucks blocked it and took it back to the end zone, scoring two points to make the score 13-9.

With the ball and a chance to take the lead in the fourth, the Bucks stalled on offense and punted it. Running the ball was proving ineffective, and the weather made it hard to throw and catch the ball. The Eagles took over and were able to score again, this time hitting the extra point to bring the score to 20-9, a two-possession game with a little more than three minutes to play.

The Bucks were unable to score again, leaving that as the final score. The Eagles won the game, getting revenge after last year where they lost to the Bucks 30-28.

The Bucks continued to show issues on offense, putting up less points each week for three straight weeks. In week one the Bucks put up 43 points. In the past three weeks combined, they have 36. The difference between this week and last week was the struggling run game, which had 23 carries in total for 45 yards. Owen Woodward received half of those carries, for 41 yards.

To see photos from the game, scroll through the gallery at the top of the article.

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