Bucks hang on to win 50-44 over South View

Hoke County running back Ethan Wallace managed 316 yards and three touchdowns in the Bucks’ 50-44 win over South View last Friday night. (Hal Nunn/NORTH STATE JOURNAL)

The Hoke County Bucks moved to a 2-1 record on the gridiron last week after defeating South View 50-44 in Hope Mills.

On the offensive side of things, the Bucks had an impressive night. Ethan Wallace had 24 carries, 315 yards, and three touchdowns, one of which came from a 90-yard kickoff return. On the season, Wallace has 588 yards rushing and ten touchdowns. In addition to Wallace’s offensive success, Warren Avery recorded four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. QB Brandon Saunders was 11 for 18 for the night, amounting to a total of 236 yards passing. Ryan Ramirez, the Buck’s senior kicker, had three punts for 115 yards, averaging 38.3 yards per punt. He also nailed a 27-yard field goal.

On defense, Orion Becton had the highlight of the night with a blocked punt and return for a touchdown. Carson Powe caught a 30-yard pass from Saunders for a touchdown.

The Bucks will play at home this Friday night against Seventy-First at Raz Autry Stadium in Raeford. Kickoff for the “Raeford Road Rivalry” match is set for 7:30 pm.