Bucks open season with 7-0 road win at Jack Britt

Hoke County quarterback Brandon Saunders throws a pass during the Bucks’ season-opening 7-0 win over Jack Britt.  

Hoke County Bucks quarterback Brandon Saunders led the Bucks to a 7-0 road victory last Friday night at Jack Britt. The junior QB connected with X’Zavier Stephens-McIntosh for a 42-yard touchdown reception with about 4 minutes to play. Josue Hernandez-Lima kicked the extra point.  

It was just the sixth time in the last 15 years that the Bucks started their season with a win in their opener and first since 2021. They’ve enjoyed a season-opening win just nine times since the 2004 season.  

The low-scoring victory marked the first time Hoke County has won while scoring a single touchdown since a 10-0 victory over Fayetteville Seventy First on Sept. 2, 2011 and their lowest point total in a win since beating Cape Fear 7-3 on Sept. 8, 2006. 

Hoke County was led by a stout defense. Jamarie Brown had an interception, and the Bucks stopped Jack Britt on downs four times, including the final possession of the game, with under two minutes remaining.  

The Bucks will host South View this Friday for their home opener at Raz Autry Stadium in Raeford 7:30 pm. South View defeated Overhills 47-22 last Friday in Hope Mills.  

Hoke County High School Sports Schedule  

Here is the upcoming sport schedule for the Hoke County Bucks:  


Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. South View High School – 5:00 p.m. at Home 

Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. South View High School – 6:00 p.m. at Home 

Boys Junior Varsity Football vs. Jack Britt High School – 6:30 p.m. at Home 


Boys Junior Varsity Soccer vs. Red Springs High School – 4:30 p.m. at Red Springs 

Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Red Springs High School – 6:30 p.m. at Red Springs  

Boys Varsity Football vs Jack Britt High School – 7:30 p.m. at Jack Britt