Football Bucs use the bye week to get healthy and catch their breath

TENNERTON – While week five of the high school football season takes shape Friday night, Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Zach Davis and his Buccaneers will be relaxing and taking it all in as they are on their bye week this week.

“I think having our bye week in week five is a good spot,” said Davis. “I have had it in week 10 or 11 and it’s almost pointless at that time. We are fortunate to have it in week five.”

The Bucs got a little banged up last week against John Marshall losing a trio of players to injury including senior quarterback Ian Donnen, so Davis said the bye week is coming at a good time for the Bucs health wise.

“Definitely coming at a good time as far as injuries are concerned,” noted Davis. “Injuries happen, but at the same time, it allows us to get other player more reps. As a coach, we want everyone to be ready to go. As coaches, it gives us time to catch our breath and make some adjustments that can make the team better. Our first four games were quite the challenge. We open at Bridgeport, have two barn-burners with Philip Barbour and Ripley, then we make the three-hour bus ride to John Marshall, so it’s good to be able to catch our breath and sort of hit the reset button on the season as we move forward.”

Davis said that his team has had a good week of practice despite not having a game to look forward to Friday night.

“It’s about sticking with fundamentals in practice,” stated Davis. “We had a good week of practice this week. Like I said, we were able to get some kids more reps in practice which is always a good thing. We rep everyone but some took more this week. That’s a good thing which creates some competition among the players.”

The Bucs enter the bye week with a 2-2 record being ranked 18th in the latest WVSSAC ratings.

“We are 2-2, we won the two that we needed to win and the other two would have been bonuses if we could have gotten them,” remarked Davis. “We are looking forward to playing our final six games and see where it takes us. We still have some rivalry games left with Lewis County and Elkins and those are always big games for us. We still have our Homecoming game with Oak Hill and Senior Night with Elkins. We have a lot of games left that we look forward to playing.”

The Bucs will return to action next Friday making the trip to University. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Featured

Fish Hawk Acres invites community to events this October

BUCKHANNON – Mark your calendar: Fish Hawk Acres will offer several exciting events this month. Experience the fun and fine dining of Fish Hawk Acres through their Wine Clubs and Farm Dinner Series. Register for

Buckhannon: Then & Now – Scott’s Service Station

Buckhannon: Then and Now. Join us in showcasing Upshur County throughout history and today. Scott’s Service Station was owned by Tennerton’s own Harold Scott. This was a full-service station where drivers would pull in to

Upshur County proclaims Oct. 2-8 as National 4-H Week

BUCKHANNON –A local group has started a new program called the Upshur County 4-H Teen Ambassadors. Upshur County 4-H Extension Agent Craig Presar attended the Sept. 29 Upshur County Commission meeting to introduce one of the new ambassadors and proclaim […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

Fish Hawk Acres invites community to events this October

BUCKHANNON – Mark your calendar: Fish Hawk Acres will offer several exciting events this month. Experience the fun and fine dining of Fish Hawk Acres through their Wine Clubs and Farm Dinner Series. Register for

Breast Cancer Awareness Day to be observed at SYCC on Monday, Oct. 3

BUCKHANNON – In 2022, an estimated 1,470 West Virginia women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 290 women will die from the disease. The Upshur County Commission proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month during their Sept. 29 […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES

WVWC cross country teams run at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The West Virginia Wesleyan cross country program competed at the Live in Lou Classic on Saturday (October 1) in Louisville, Ky. The men`s team ran an 8K and finished 16th out of

WVWC Volleyball

Volleyball Lady ‘Cats fall to West Virginia State

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team (5-12, 1-3) was defeated by West Virginia State (17-1, 4-0) on Friday (Sept. 30) night at the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, W.Va. WVWC LeadersHope Arce-Reed led

Carpenter’s Crunch Time Column: Bucs look for the upset at UHS

BUCKHANNON – We have a lot of big games this week so let’s get right down to business. Brian Bergstrom gained yet another game on last week posting a 4-1 mark while I went 3-2. This is starting to reach […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES