The Little Bucs dropped a 44-7 decision to Taylor County Thursday night (Bobbie Hatcher/My Buckhannon).

Football Little Bucs struggle with Taylor County in 44-7 loss

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School football Little Bucs found themselves down 14-0 before they ever ran an offensive play and wound up dropping a 44-7 decision to Taylor County Thursday evening at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium.

Taylor County scored on their first offensive series covering 51 yards in just three plays on a 32-yard run by Chace Kinsey and then recovered an on-sides kick on the ensuing kickoff and scored five plays later on a four-yard run by J. W. Nestor going up 14-0 with just 4:14 ticked off the first-quarter clock.

Taylor County pushed their lead to 28-0 with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns on a 24-yard reception by Hunter McQuain on a pop pass from Kinsey and Kinsey scored on a 49-yard run.

The lone score for Buckhannon-Upshur occurred on the final play of the first half and what a play it was.

With the ball at their own 39-yard line, quarterback Aiden Snyder threw a ball deep that was batted into the air by a Taylor County defensive back and into the arms of Koby Jeran, who caught it at the Taylor County 40-yard line and raced into the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown reception.

Snyder was good on the point-after kick making it a 30-7 game at the break.

It was the first points that Taylor County had given up this season after posting two shutouts in their first two games.

Taylor County scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, a 19-yard run by Kinsey and a two-yard run by Gabe Loffler.

Taylor County racked up 350 yards of offense getting 320 on the ground and 30 through the air.

Buckhannon-Upshur managed 160 total yards of offense gaining 73 on the ground and 87 through the air.

Alex Wamsley led the B-U ground game with 31 yards on six carries.

Snyder completed two of his five passes for 87 yards and one score.

Jeran had the one catch for 61 yards while Wamsley caught one pass for 26 yards.

Taylor County improved to 3-0 on the season while the Bucs fell to 0-3.

Buckhannon-Upshur will remain home next Thursday and will play East Fairmont with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

The boxscore:

Taylor County 14  16  14  0 – 44

Buckhannon-Upshur 0  7  0  0 – 7


Taylor County – Chace Kinsey, 32-yard run (Garrett Davis run)

Taylor County – J. W. Nestor, 4-yard run (run failed)

Taylor County – Hunter McQuain, 24-yard pass from Kinsey (Davis run)

Taylor County – Kinsey, 49-yard run (Nestor run)

Buckhannon-Upshur – Koby Jeran, 61-yard pass from Aiden Snyder (Snyder kick)

Taylor County – Kinsey, 19-yard run (McQuain run)

Taylor County – Gabe Loffler, 2-yard run (run failed)


First downs – Taylor County: 10 (9 rushing, 1 passing, 0 penalty); Buckhannon-Upshur: 8 (4 rushing, 2 passing, 2 penalty).

Rushing yards – Taylor County: 17-320; Buckhannon-Upshur: 28-73.

Passing yards – Taylor County: 30; Buckhannon-Upshur: 87.

Total yards – Taylor County: 350; Buckhannon-Upshur: 160.

Passes – Taylor County: 2-3-0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 2-5-0.

Penalties – Taylor County: 3-40; Buckhannon-Upshur: 3-25.

Punts – Taylor County: 0-0.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 2-27.5.

Fumbles – Taylor County: 0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 4.

Fumbles lost – Taylor County: 0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 2.

All-Return yards – Taylor County: 15; Buckhannon-Upshur: 30.



Taylor County – Chace Kinsey 5-139 (3 touchdowns); Garrett Davis 6-75; J.W. Nestor 2-59 (1 touchdown); Gabe Loffler 2-49 (1 touchdown); Jaxson Hussion 1-0; Hunter McQuain 1-(-2). Totals 17-320 (5 touchdowns).

Buckhannon-Upshur – Alex Wamsley 6-31; Koby Jeran 4-16; Brian Smith 2-12; Isaiah Cole 7-9; Tucker Mason 1-3; Riley Hanline 1-2; Aiden Snyder 7-0. Totals 28-73.


Taylor County – Kinsey 2-for-3 for 30 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Snyder 2-for-5 for 87 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions.


Taylor County – McQuain 1-24 (1 touchdown); Nestor 1-5. Total 2-30 (1 touchdown).

Buckhannon-Upshur – Jeran 1-61 (1 touchdown); Wamsley 1-26. Totals 2-87 (1 touchdown).

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