November 2, 2010 > Buccaneers complete perfect season
Buccaneers complete perfect season
By Kevin Yin
Fremont Football League's Buccaneers, playing in the National Division, put the finishing touches on an undefeated regular season when they defeated the Redskins, 54-0, on Saturday morning, October 30.
On their opening drive, the Bucs put their devastating rushing attack on display, with running back Robert Fields ripping off 19- and 16-yard runs to advance the ball to the Redskins seven yard line. Running back Anthony Moore scored on a seven-yard, off-guard run to put the Bucs on top, 6-0.
The Bucs second possession contained the brightest moment of the day for the Redskins, when Ranier Landry intercepted an under-thrown pass from Bucs quarterback Willie Traynor at the Redskins four yard line and returned it out to the 25.
After the interception, the rest of the morning was dominated by the Bucs, who scored rushing touchdowns on each of their six possessions. The score at halftime was 48-0.
Early in the third quarter, after Bucs running back Jared Luty scored on a five-yard run to push the score to 54-0, the game was called on account of the league's mercy rule.
Six different Bucs players scored touchdowns, including Traynor, who had three rushing touchdowns on the day. The Bucs improved their record to 8-0 on the year, while the Redskins fell to 1-7.
"Our boys worked really hard," Bucs head coach Bud Traynor said. "I think they deserve to have that quality of a regular season. I'm pretty proud of them"
With the regular season complete, the Bucs will now head to the postseason, where they will play the Eagles in two weeks. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game.
Elsewhere in the FFL, the Jets defeated the Patriots 26-22 in an exciting, back-and-forth game that went down to the final play. The Jets jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but the Patriots responded with touchdown runs by Josh McKinnie and Kevin Ramirez to take a 16-12 lead into halftime.
After the Jets capitalized on a Patriots fumble to regain the lead at 20-16, the Patriots again came back, going ahead 22-20 on a touchdown run by Gabe Jaeger. The Jets then put themselves on top for good, 26-22, scoring with 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. On the final play of the game, the Patriots tried a hook and ladder, but came up 20 yards short.
On the season, the Jets are now 3-4, while the Patriots are 1-6. Both teams will finish the regular season next Saturday, Nov. 6. The Patriots will face the Broncos, while the Jets take on the Raiders.