TENNERTON — Head coach Zach Davis enters his second season at the helm of the Buccaneers football team following a rollercoaster 3-7 2021 season, which was highlighted by winning the unofficial Route #33 title, after earning three massive rivalry game wins against Philip Barbour, Lewis County, and Elkins.
With several important pieces returning on the offensive line and the backfield returning this season, in addition to the always hard-hitting Buccaneers defense; Coach Davis and his blue collar Buccaneer football team have the ingredients in place for a strong 2022 season.
Following, the “grid-o-rama” preseason event hosted by North Marion, in which they scrimmaged both Lincoln and Wheeling Park. he final preparations for this Friday’s regular season opener at Bridgeport were underway last Friday, August 19 as the Buccaneers welcomed Hurricane to the Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium for their first and only preseason scrimmage before the start of the season.
It was a tale of two halves for the Buccaneers in their scrimmage against Hurricane. The Buccaneers started off sluggish allowing Hurricane to score two consecutive touchdowns on their first two drives, while not making much headway offensively. Rain and lightning gave the Buccaneers time to regroup and for Coach Davis’ group to adjust to the physicality and speed of the game. Following the rain delay, the Buccaneers looked much better on both sides of the ball.
Coach Davis is looking for constant improvement and for his team to continue to buy in to his culture, the results and wins will follow.
The Bucs will open the 2022 regular season this Friday, with a trip to Bridgeport to take on the Indians, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.